Alchemists were notorious for attempting to make synthetic gold, but their goals were far more ambitious: to transform and bend nature to the will of human imagination. “The aim of alchemy, to both imitate nature and transcend it, lies at the heart of artistic practices. Creativity itself can be said to describe a process of going beyond mere imitation—to create a new reality.” – Nora Landes. The Arts Guild of Sonoma invites artists to express their dreams, desires, mysteries, symbols, creativity and enlightenment in ALCHEMY, our annual National Juried Exhibition.
JUROR: Jenny Gheith, SFMOMA
Jenny Gheith is Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gheith previously served as program director for the Society for Contemporary Art and curatorial assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught at the California College of the Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
REQUIREMENTS: Open to all artists nationally (over 18 years) in the mediums of Sculpture, Printing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Assemblage, Collage, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, and Book Art. This exhibition does not accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation or artwork requiring a power source. All work must be original – no reproductions. No works over 50 pounds. 2D work: may not exceed 40” horizontally and 60” vertically, must be wired (no sawtooth hangers), and unframed canvases must have painted edges. 3D work: may not exceed 16” width/length and 48” height, and must include a stable base or hanging hardware, if applicable. The gallery will furnish pedestals as needed.
AWARDS: $500 for Best of Show, and $100 each for up to three honorable mention awards.
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