Juried by  Mark Cameron Boyd

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Mayhem:  art about chaos, disorder, and confusion.  Mayhem might depict the after effects of a day cooking in the kitchen, a bad hair day, a painting project gone amuck, the aftermath of a natural disaster, the results of trying unsuccessfully to multi-task too many things at one time.  Mayhem is a part of our lives on small and grand scales.  How do you depict Mayhem in a visual sense?  Abstract lines and shapes, realistic renderings, non representational shapes and color, three-dimensional sculpture are all acceptable means of expression when it comes to Mayhem in May.

This show benefits Gallery Underground’s parent organization, the Arlington Artists Alliance (a 501 ( c )3 nonprofit organization in support of local art and artists).  Showcase your talent and creativity while helping Gallery Underground serve and support local arts.  All proceeds from submission fees, commissions and the opening reception will benefit the Arlington Artists Alliance. Your submission fee is 100% tax-deductible.

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Awards:  $500 in cash awards

Open to all visual media 

Gallery Commission
Gallery sales commission is 30% of the Retail Price.
March 31, 2014, Midnight.  Entry Deadline.
April 7, 2014  Accepted artist will be notified
April 26, 2014   Artwork delivery deadline
April 29, 2014  Exhibit opens
May 2, 2014  Opening Reception 5-8PM
May 30, 2014  Last official day of exhibit.
May 31, 2014  Work pickup, shipped work will be returned.

Submission Dates:  Submissions are accepted on-line only until Midnight,  March 31, 2014.

 Selection of works to be accepted in the exhibition will be chosen from digital images (JPG) uploaded from [sexybutton size=”large” color=”purple” target=”_self” url=”” icon=”noicon”]Online Application[/sexybutton] .

Submission fee: The $35 for up to two works of art is a tax-deductible donation to Gallery Underground and the Arlington Artists Alliance.

Accepted work may be dropped off or shipped (return receipt included) to Gallery Underground, 2120A Crystal Plaza Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202 by Saturday, April 27, 2014 and picked up May 31 between 10:00 and 2:00 (shipped work will be returned during the week of June 2-6, 2014.  Shipped work without a pre-paid return receipt and acceptable packing materials will NOT be returned.  Artists ship work at their own risk).

About the Juror

Artist Mark Cameron Boyd is currently Adjunct Professor of Art Theory at the Corcoran School of Art and Design.  Boyd’s artwork explores “text as language for painting” by using his original writings for his works.  Boyd’s Logocentric Playground, exhibited at American University’s Museum at Katzen Arts Center in 2006, expanded his practice to participatory art as visitors were invited to write upon his blackboard panels.  Boyd has shown his work in many local and national exhibitions and was a 2007 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist selected for exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 5-8pm

Curators: Marina Di Carlo, Sandi Parker

The show will be on display at Gallery Underground April 29 – May 30, 2014