The Arts Council of the Morris Area, in collaboration with the Dodge Poetry Festival, is seeking fine art submissions in any medium for a juried group exhibition entitled Giving Voice to be curated by Margaret M. O’Reilly, Curator of Fine Arts, New Jersey State Museum. This exhibition celebrates and is in conjunction with the 14th biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, North America’s largest poetry event, which takes place on October 11-14, 2012. An overarching theme of the Festival, the process of “giving voice” allows the individual to bring his or her individual experience (their ”voice”) to the words of a poem. In keeping with that theme, artists are invited to submit a visual interpretation/response to an excerpt from the poem entitled “Time’s Passage” by Fernando Pessoa (which is also quoted on the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival poster):
I was brought up by Imagination
I always travelled by her hand,
And thus I always loved, hated, spoke, thought,
Having every day this window before me,
Every hour being mine in this way.
Collaborative works between visual artists and poets are also encouraged.
The exhibition will be displayed at the Gallery at 14 Maple, located on the 3rd floor in the LEED certified “green” office building at 14 Maple Avenue in Morristown, NJ, home to both the Arts Council of the Morris Area and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
For complete details, including schedule, required materials, eligibility criteria, etc., click on Giving Voice Call for Artists.
In view of the July 4th holiday, the DEADLINE for Submissions has been extended to Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 5pm; NO exceptions. Receipt of submissions will be confirmed.