Harmony & Dissonance
Gallery 110 North – Plymouth Arts Center | August 11 – October 6
Jazz Crawl | Friday, August 11 | 4P to 10P
Artist Reception | Friday, August 18 | 5P to 7:30P
Comments & Awards | Friday, August 18 | 6P to 6:30P
In music, harmony is the arrangement and layering of musical notes and chords to a pleasing effect. Dissonance is a lack of harmony, tension or clash from the combination of cacophonous elements. Both are tectonic. The harmonious and the dissonant make up our unique understanding of the natural world. But when we take sound off the table, such as with a photograph, how do we tell the story of these ubiquitous yet intangible concepts? Is there a harmonious or dissonant grammar to visual imagery? Do harmony and dissonance mutually define one another? Does the presence or lack of one amplify the other? Is there light without darkness?
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the annual Plymouth Jazz Crawl which begins at the Plymouth Arts Center and expands to venues throughout downtown Plymouth. The presence of live music and the energy of the arts around this event are what inspired CoPA to select the theme Harmony and Dissonance.
Jurors: Paul Cebar and Ken Hanson
A recent inductee into the Wisconsin Advertising Hall of Fame, it has been said that anyone who knows Ken Hanson understands that he leads a life driven by ideas and curiosity, and he credits many influences for his approach to living and leading, including photographer-artist Steven D. Foster; designer Milton Glaser; those gathered at the Aspen Design Conferences; former boss at the Edgewood Agency, Lewis Friedman; the 1970s photography collective Perihelion; cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson; an early client John Constable; John Lennon; and his own son, artist, and photographer Harry James Hanson.
Ken is also a fine art photographer and filmmaker, currently working on several bodies of photographic work and a documentary film about photographer Art Shay. He is also a bass player in two bands, Panalure and Longacre.
Paul Cebar, singer, guitarist, and bandleader whose blend of African, Latin American and Caribbean music has rocked, swayed, and thrilled audiences since the mid-70s, is another iconic figure born in our backyard. Paul produced four LPs with his band Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans, and has earned equally impressive accolades with his project Tomorrow Sound. Cebar has made fans out of artists like Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, and Joe Ely, who calls the Milwaukee singer-songwriter an “American original.” According to Lowe, he’s “the real thing — a proper soulful cat with the tunes, the chops, and the voice to swing this epoch back to its senses.”
Hanson and Cebar bring a unique perspective to the judging process, combining their affection for a wide range of musical flavors with a keen understanding of what makes an audience tick. Ken adds an element of visual expertise to the judging process, which is sure to produce a tasty show!
ENTRY OPEN | Now through Saturday, June 24 | 11P
Artists will be notified by Sunday, July 16, via email and will also be listed on this page. These are the only forms of notification that will be issued for selections juried into the exhibition.
Artists are encouraged but not required to offer their work for sale. The Plymouth Arts Center retains a 35% commission on sales. Payments will be made to artists within two weeks of the close of the exhibition.
By submitting to this exhibition/competition, you agree to meet the exhibition criteria as explained below and to be responsible for delivery to and collection of your work from the gallery within the appointed dates and times.
CoPA, Gallery 110 North, and the Plymouth Center for the Arts reserve the right to disqualify images that condone hate speech, racism, and gratuitous violence.
By submitting work, you are agreeing to allow the use of your submitted images for use in promoting the exhibition and CoPA.
CoPA Members may submit up to three (3) entries that each represent harmony or dissonance or both.
- You must be a CoPA member to participate in this exhibition
- CoPA Members may submit up to three (3) entries that each represent harmony, dissonance, or both.
- For the purposes of the entry, if you are submitting two (2) images you intend to show as a pair, combine them into a single file for upload so that we know they belong together.
- This single upload of two (2) side-by-side images will be considered one (1) entry.
- You may do this three (3) times for a total of six images.
- If selected by the jurors, you may display your pair(s) in a single frame, which may not exceed 48″ in width, or as individual images hung together.
- You must follow the naming convention for submission; any submission not meeting this requirement will be disqualified. Please visit the link in blue below for detailed instructions. (Example: EMaddox_Harmony_The Clash)
- Limit your submission jpeg size to 1200px on the longest side
- 32MB Max File Size
- JPEG / JPG files only. No other file type will be accepted
UPDATED DELIVERY DATES
Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 | 10A – 4P
Saturday, August 5 | 11:30A – 1:30P
Saturday drop off is preferred. If you are not able to make the Saturday 1:30 cut off time, please call the PAC office at 902-892-8409 by 1:30. Someone will be available until 4 pm, with prior arrangements.
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
CoPA and Plymouth Arts Center are not responsible for damage or theft of artwork while in transit. Work will be inspected at the time of check-in. Artists are responsible for delivery of the artwork to the Plymouth Arts Center and for collecting artwork from the Plymouth Arts Center in person or by proxy.
Gallery 110 North – Plymouth Art Center | 520 E Mill St, Plymouth, WI 53073
All artwork submitted for exhibition shall adhere to the following framing guidelines. Failure to do so may impact participation in the exhibition.
- Framed work must include glass or Plexiglas, which should be of sufficient quality to prevent warping or waving. If glass is broken upon arrival, new glass will be fitted and the artist billed for the cost of replacement.
- You may display work printed professionally, and to standards, on aluminum, canvas, linens, and woods.
- Framed works shall be securely fitted within their frames.
- White frames are preferred, but black will also be accepted.
- If matted, mats are to be clean and white (not beige, cream, off-white, etc.)
- No plastic poster frames.
- All works are to be wired for hanging.
- no saw-tooth hangers
- no unwired D-rings
- no clips
- no fishing line
- Hanging wires are to be no closer than 2” to the top of the frame when pulled taut.
- Wires are not to be attached to the clips that are holding the back of the frame together but should have their own support attached to the frame and not the picture backing. Taping or gluing the wire to the frame or board is insufficient.
- CoPA and the Plymouth Arts Center are not responsible for pieces that are damaged due to improper hanging hardware or poor craftsmanship.
- Frames that are chipped, scratched, dented, or otherwise imperfect will not be hung. Likewise pieces with mats that are not white.
- Maximum width for individual pieces: 32″; 48″ for diptychs in one frame. Please contact [email protected] to discuss an exception.
- Maximum Height: 60″
UPDATED PICK UP DATE | Saturday, October 7 | 10:00A – 1:30P
If you cannot retrieve your work at the designated date and time, please make arrangements to have your work collected by someone else. Neither the gallery or CoPA is responsible for unclaimed work.
NOTE: This exhibition is open to CoPA members only. Email [email protected] with questions and comments.