Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Call for Submissions: Our 3rd Annual Group Halloween Show

Spectre – A Halloween Group Show It is a part of our common history; from our childhood fear of the haunted house down the street, to attempting to contact the dead through a séance or Ouija Board. As a society we are obsessed with the idea of ghosts.In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.This is not an easy call for submissions. You will be required to think outside of the “white sheet”. How does one capture, the essence, emotion and the mystery surrounding something so intimate and personal. Let us summon the creative spirits that they might guide us in telling their tale. In the meantime try not to get spooked! 

This juried show will take place October 19, 2013 – November 3, 2013, with an opening reception on Oct.19 from 2-5pm.   We are asking that artists submit only two images. Remember, the jury only has your image to base its decision on so the quality of your photo is very important. Be sure to attach your image as a jpeg and that it is a large file.  Images for consideration, not the actual work, must be emailed to the gallery by Sept 21, 2013. (info@swoonfineart.com) Submissions will be reviewed by a jury, and artists will be notified of the results by phone or email.  Work must have been created within the last year and must not have been previously shown. Artists can submit up to two works and should include the size, price and medium of each piece. Artists in all mediums are encouraged to participate.   (Note – If framing is required- works on paper should contain a single white matt and a simple black frame; works on canvas (2” stretchers) that are unframed must have finished edges and works on canvas that require frames (thin stretchers) should be in a simple black frame)  All accepted work must be delivered to Swoon on, or before, Oct.12th, 2013.   

I look forward to being haunted by your submissions!  

Brandt Eisner, 
Owner/DirectorSwoon – Fine Art & Antiques 
1410 Hammonds Plains Road

June at Swoon!

Now showing at Swoon through June 30th: "Waxworks" by Rosemary Clarke Young and "Ever Present" - a collaboration by painter Anna Horsnell Wade and clay artist Carol Smeraldo

Carol Smeraldo and Anna Horsnell Wade were both winners of the Progress Club Women of Excellence Award.

Images of all works in the shows are now on our website, or see them by clicking on the artist names above.


May Shows at Swoon!

These shows are now past, but in the interest of keeping this blog as an archive of our shows in May we featured work by Kristina Sobstad, Joanne Solway, Helen Opie and Jay Leblanc:

Many of the pieces from these shows can still be seen on our website, and we're thrilled to add wildlife sculptor Joanne Solway to our list of artists showing regularly at Swoon.