Art & Wellness: ARTifacts Created at Home

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Dublin Arts Council presents a retrospective of a two-year Art & Wellness initiative that began before the pandemic, in an exhibition of artworks created by professional artists and community members from Fall of 2019 through Spring 2021. The juried exhibition will include two- and three-dimensional artworks and video encompassing community reflection and interpretation of art and its influence on personal and community well-being.

Call for community artwork submissions
ARTifacts: Created at Home exhibition
Submissions accepted Jan. 14 – Feb. 9, 2021

Dublin Arts Council is seeking digital photographs of two- and three-dimensional artwork created during the pandemic from artists of all ages and abilities who live, work, visit, play and learn in Dublin. The online submission deadline is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.

Artists or guardians of artists under age 18 are asked to submit digital images of artwork by email to programmgr@dublinarts.org with the subject line ARTifacts.

The body of the email should include:

  • Artist’s name
  • Street address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Title of the artwork
  • Medium (acrylic on canvas, collage, clay, etc.)
  • Dimensions

Dublin Arts Council requests only one image per email. Up to three artworks per artist may be submitted for consideration. There is no fee to participate. Artwork must be the original work of the artist. Dublin Arts Council can be reached at 614.889.7444 with any questions or requests for submission assistance.

All submissions will be reviewed by curators and selected artists will be notified on Feb. 19. If accepted, artwork must be submitted ready for professional exhibition. Two-dimensional artwork such as paintings must be ready to hang – framed or matted with hardware attached to the back if they are not framed. Artwork remains the property of the artist and will be returned after the exhibition’s conclusion. For additional information, please view or download the call for entries here.

The ARTifacts: Created at Home exhibition will be on view at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, March 9 – April 16. Limited gallery visits will be scheduled at https://visitdublinartscouncil.as.me in accordance with the prevailing COVID-19 protocol. The exhibition will take place inside and outside the gallery with in-person and online components, making the exhibition available to a larger audience.

The project is underwritten by City of Dublin, Ohio, USA, Ohio Arts Council and Cardinal Health, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cardinal Health Foundation, the Dublin Community Foundation and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.

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