12th Annual CoPA Members Exhibition : BEAUTY
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4 | 5:30 PM
Comments and awards | 6:30 PM
Jurors: Poet laureate John Koethe, interdisciplinary artist Nirmal Raja, and interdisciplinary artist/Fulbrighter/author and professor Dr. Nathaniel Stern will select a body of work that attempts to convey, in all its ephemeral and indefinable truth…BEAUTY.
Beauty is difficult, Yeats. ~ Aubrey Beardsley
I think that happiness, innocence and beauty are the first concern of everybody… think that everybody is concerned and that, if they don’t have any experience of these positive emotions, they really crack up. That’s how important I think they are. You see, we are educated in the intellectual and ego side of things – that’s the orientation of our culture – and so the other, happiness, innocence and beauty, has to be stressed. I’ll tell you the difference between the intellectual response and the artist’s response: the intellectual response is about facts and reaching decisions – reduction, classification, logic – everything we’ve been educated in. That’s the intellectual response. And then there’s the intuitive response. That’s what art is about. ~ Agnes Martin
Can you imagine more fantastic jurors to explore the theme of beauty than a poet laureate and two of the most innovative, celebrated visual artists around? We couldn’t. There is no one discipline guiding them. They will judge “beauty” on everything and nothing…the everything and nothing that delivers a powerful wallop…or a gentle sweet sigh. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in this case it starts in your lens. There is no right or wrong. You know what is beautiful to you. Submit that.
Do your research on the jurors. Give your submissions serious thought. Make sure the work you submit conveys passionately your interpretation of beauty…whatever it is.
NOTE: Read and follow these instructions BEFORE you submit How to Submit to a CoPA Exhibition.
Any entries that do not meet these criteria will be deemed ineligible for jury selection and fees forfeit without notice.
Submissions open: Saturday, November 2
Submissions close: Friday, November 22
Submission fee: one (1) piece for $5 or up to five (5) pieces for a $35 fee. (open to CoPA members only)
Notifications: Monday, December 9, 2019 via email as well as via public notice at copamilwaukee.com.
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place: $300, $200 and $100.
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