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Call for Artist - 2013 Spring Artist Members Exhibition


2013 Spring Artist Member Exhibition - Dublin Area Art LeagueHello - there is less than 3 weeks until the Dublin Area Art League hangs the spring show at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC)! I hope there will be many submissions. If you are planning to exhibit in the show, here are your important details. Please read through to the end so you are fully prepared.

  • Saturday March 30 - Deadline to submit entry/tag details to Heather Rawlins via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Saturday April 6 - Drop off work at DCRC between 9am and 11am
  • Thursday April 11 - Awards Reception for Exhibit, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (this is also in lieu of April's monthly meeting)
  • Saturday April 27 - Pick up work between 9am and 11am at the DCRC

Dublin Community Recreation Center is located at 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017  (Click here for a map and directions)

All fee paid members of Dublin Area Art League may enter up to two pieces. Entry fee for one or two pieces is $15 payable to the Dublin Area Art League. All artwork must be original work of the member and not previously exhibited in a DAAL show. "Not for sale" works may be exhibited. All work must be wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted. If work is not framed, edges must be finished. Paintings must be dry to the touch. Please include the dimensions of your work if it is larger than 20"x24". Please note: No nudes may be displayed at the DCRC.

Best of show: $100; 1st Place: $75; 2nd Place: $50; 3rd Place: $25; 4th Place: $15; Honorable Mentions ribbons

Complete entry form/tag information for each piece. Information should include: the title of the piece; your name; the work's medium; its price if applicable; and your contact information. Only include your phone number and/or email on your tag information if you want it included on the tag to be displayed with your art at the Rec Center. Email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. No later than Saturday March 30.

    April Showers
    by Marie Antoinette
    Oil on canvas
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Release of Liability
Artists will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability form when art is dropped off. This is a requirement of the DCRC.

Call Heather at 356-2093 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About the Judge - Brent Payne
The judge is Brent Payne, he is an adjunct faculty member of CCAD and has taught at Miami University. He's been in and is currently in a number of juried exhibits. 

Brent Payne’s “Pepper, Tuesday Morning, 8:33″

Artist statement
My aesthetics are firmly rooted in the visible world. Not the world at large, but the immediate places, spaces, and things in my own personal surroundings. On the surface my work appears to be a celebration of mundane objects, the overlooked and underappreciated, but the real content is the act of seeing and observing, and of course the process of painting. The inspirations and goals from the opening in the process of each painting are always different for the painting's endgame.

In the beginning my inspiration comes from the outside world.  The opening. I want to recreate a vision sensation. Many times it is an object or a space, or a combination of both, that I have seen many times before without reaction, but for whatever reason, it suddenly strikes a chord with me.  A combination of form, color, shadow, and light. I am filled with excitement and I rush to recreate that sensation in the form of a painting or drawing. Somewhere between the midway point of the process to the end of the painting, the focus shifts and I am not as concerned about capturing the scene on canvas exactly as it is before me, as I am with what is actually happening on the canvas itself. I become concerned with the relationship of forms and colors. Why not make abstract paintings? I'm too in love with the visible world. I come full circle. My goal as an artist is not to create something preordained, but to find visual stimulation from my immediate environment and reproduce a similar sensation in a paint.

My current work focuses on two areas, interior scenes and small scale still lifes. The interior scenes are inspired from my immediate environment: my studio and my home. They are the initial glimpse that sparks the process. I am recreating a transitory situation that has left an impression with me. I want to contemplate and explore the unique characteristics of space and form in my environment. The process for the still lifes are similar to the interiors, but there are additional concerns. The source of inspiration expands beyond my immediate environment. Often it comes when I'm shopping or walking out in nature. Many objects are discovered in the fruit and vegetable section of the local grocery store.  Again I will be struck by a particular tone of color, the intense red of a cherry, or the beautiful round form of a tomatillo. It is with the single still life that I am attempting to recreate the spiritual, meditative quality of Rothko.  And in all of my work I want to create a silent sort of mood, a sense of quietude that can range from tranquility to a brooding solitude.   

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