Leonardo: when arts reach the sky

Jul 25, 2019 116

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland (ICCM) in collaboration with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), and office of First Lady Yumi Hogan is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for two juried art exhibitions celebrating the genius of the Renaissance.

The exhibition pieces may include works that reinterpret or reimagine Leonardo’s originals. The exhibition pieces will ultimately reflect Leonardo's legacy of creating art that rests on a foundation of inquiry and knowledge. Entries should visualize or materially reflect on laws of nature and/or the order of the universe, both natural and human-made (including but not limited to current events, historical events, political concepts, and human emotions).

The two juried exhibitions will take place in September, 2019. One will take place at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and other will take place at the National Italian American Gallery (NIAG) at the ICCM. The exhibitions will continue until January, 2020.

Entries represent an excellent opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists/photographers to broaden their career path while having their work marketed on display and available for sale. Selected works will be sent to an exhibition in Italy to be held in 2020.

The Italian Cultural Center of Maryland is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and live Italian culture while sharing it through programs and events within the diverse community of people who live with and around it. The ICCM encourages and supports education, creativity,curiosity along with respect for history, the arts and each other.

Curator for the exhibitions is Gioia Milano, Director of Education, Exhibitions and Programs at the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland. Contact Email: Leonardo500@italymd.org

ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER of MARYLAND - 315 Homeland Southway - Baltimore, MD 21212 - phone: 410 547 9934

ELIGIBILITY: All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Any artist born in, living in, working in or otherwise connected to Maryland or Washington, DC, may participate. Any artist with some Italian heritage may participate regardless of connection to Maryland or Washington, DC. A team of artists is eligible for participation as long as one team member meets the aforementioned requirements.

ENTRY DEADLINE: July 3rd, 2019 - August 3rd, 2019. Online applications are due by, 11:59 pm at https://www.judgify.me/ICCMLEO500

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Media Type: Two-dimensional artwork in any media, not featuring nudity or overtly political in content. Number Limit: A maximum of three submissions per artist are permitted. Size Limit: Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height, or depth (including the frame). File Size Limit: The maximum image size per applicant is 5 MB. The following file type(s) are allowed: jpg, png, tiff. Images must be not less than 96 dpi, but no greater than 300 dpi. Only high resolution images can be used for printed publications. A size of approximately 1024x768 pixels is recommended. Entry Fee: $15.00. Entry fees are non-refundable.

SOURCE: Italian Cultural Center of Maryland

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