Unmasked-Form, Figure and Portraiture
It has become all too common to see redacted faces and obscured mouths & noses, by our new reality - the face mask. In this rendition of OPAL’s annual figure & portrait exhibit, artists are encouraged to present their new understanding of the human face, form and figure beneath a mask of their interpretation. The range of gestures, visual cues and their glaring omission have become the new normal. Contemporary viewpoints are sought to portray the human figure, whether clothed, obscured or nude, while paying homage to a traditional art practice that OPAL has encouraged and sustained for its 100 year history.
All work must have been completed within the past 3 years and not exhibited at OPAL before.
All mediums are accepted. Any artist submitting film or video please inquire about our available projection system.
Size is limited to 48” in its largest dimension.
Two submissions per artist.
All work must be ready to hang. Work with sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
Judge: To be announced.
Drop off work: January 2nd, 4th and 5th.
Exhibition dates: January 7th - 29th.
Opening reception: Friday, January 8th. Due to the ongoing pandemic - reception times will be announced at a later date. Please check back or call the OPAL office for more information.
Cost per submission: Submission fees are non-refundable.
Members: $15/first piece, $10/second piece.
Non-members $25/first piece, $15/second piece.
Pick up work: January 30, 31 and February 1st.