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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Sumi-e Painting / Traditional and Emerging Expressions

  • Niza Knoll Gallery 915 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 (map)

Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado, is pleased to announce a juried exhibition celebrating traditional and emerging expressions in Sumi-e painting. We invite artists to explore techniques in creating Sumi-e or Far East Asian influenced fine art with ink, water color, and/or acrylic mediums. The artwork can be representational, expressionist, nature base and or abstract. The exhibition is envisioned to celebrate the approach of Sumi-e painting and expression. Honoring tradition, pushing the limits building on tradition and exploring possibilities to arrive at the art is the focus of this show.

Juror: Mamiko Ikeda:
Professional Experience: Mamiko Ikeda, from Tokyo, Japan, is a cultural educator and multimedia artist who mainly creates calligraphy art, prints, and animation. Early in her life she began studying shodo (Japanese calligraphy) with her mother, master calligrapher Shotei Miura, as her guide. Later, drawn to the American West to study Native American culture and storytelling, she earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver in Liberal Arts, specializing in American Indian Studies.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBMITTED WORK MUST MEET THESE SIZE AND STYLE REQUIREMENTS This is an “unframed” painting show. The show is taking a direct approach in regards to how the work is displayed. The works should not be framed and should not require a frame to complete the expression. It is best if it can be rolled and shipped via a shipping tube, however sending it flat via a box is fine as well. It is recommended that the signature is not at the edge of the artwork and is offset to a amount that supports framing and matting if a purchaser would like to frame the work. Paintings must be NO SMALLER than 12 x 14 inches and NO LARGER than 60 x 72 inches.

Entry fee is $40.00 for 1 to 3 entries. All entries must go through CaFE

The Sumi-e Exhibition opens September 7, 2018 and runs through October 20, 2018. Enter for an opportunity to get your art shown in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe.

Earlier Event: June 22
Pink Progression Artist Panel
Later Event: June 23
Tommy White - Artist Talk