Call For Art – Super Exhibition
February 24 - April 8
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Deadline for submissions: April 8th, 2023
Art Ball Event: May 18th, 2023 5PM – 9PM
SUPER will be on view in our Back Room Gallery from May 5th – June 30th, 2023.
In partnership with Deon C. Jefferson, BeWell PBC, and Arts Warehouse, this open call is for an exhibition to be held as part of the 2nd Art Ball – A celebration of fashion, art, and music in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month (May).
This Open Call for Art has a separate application for Student artists (under 18). See the link above in blue.
The goal of the exhibition is to allow for expression and interpretations of the varying topics that are involved in mental health whether literal or abstract in representation. While the theme of the work must be inspired by, or highlighting, mental and behavioral health, this year’s sub-theme is SUPER – power, -hero, -visor, -ficial, -star, -califragilisticexpialidocious, etc – whatever it means to you.
PLEASE CONSIDER THE THEME CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING WORK. Work that is not related to the theme will not be considered for Super. If you wish to submit your art to be considered for future exhibitions of a different theme, visit our Portfolio Submissions page for more details.
Looking towards the dictionary, we find multiple interpretations of super’s definition:
Super is an adjective that describes something as of the highest power or an extreme degree or as excellent. Super is also used in slang as an adverb meaning very or extremely. Super has several other senses as a noun and an adjective.
If something is super, it is of the highest power, rank, authority, or similar quality or is the most extreme. Unsurprisingly, this sense of super is often used for emphasis in marketing or informal writing.
The prefix super- and its variant sur- mean “over.” Examples using this prefix include superior, supervise, surname, and surface. An easy way to remember that the prefix super- means “over” is through the comic book hero Superman, who is the man “over” all other men in terms of physical power.