Open Imagination
 June 30, 2021
Visualizing the Past
 
 

Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition August 7 - September 5, 2021. Juror: Carol Strickland. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the role of remembrance, suggesting what remains after a physical presence, event or emotion has vanished. Entry Fee $45/3 images. Awards: $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, $400 Third Place. Entry Deadline June 30, 2021. Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition on the theme of poet Emily Dickinson’s phrase: “Memory is a strange Bell—Jubilee, and Knell.” The exhibition is open to multiple responses to the metaphor: a bell that summons the public to a joyous celebration or rings mournfully to signal loss. Artists may explore the role of remembrance—from personal reflections to universal emotions—through abstract, representational, or mixed modalities. Visual evocations of past events, landscapes, people, scenes, objects, or structures can make intangible thoughts, emotions, and concepts visible to the mind’s eye. Images that preserve the past can retard decay and disappearance. Conversely, they could also give form to the inevitable ravages of time. Whether invoking the highs or lows of cultural memory, artists can suggest what remains after a physical presence, event, or emotion has vanished.

 $1,200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, $400 Third Place
 
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