FRCQ Virtual exhibits

Calendar for Virtual Exhibits (See all Prospectus and Entry Information Details Below):

 

Virtual Exhibit Title

Entry Dates

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Cartoons March 24 – March 31, 2021 April and May 2021
New Beginnings May 24 – May 31, 2021 June and July 2021
Movement July 24 – July 31, 2021 August and September 2021
Our Humanity September 24 – September 30, 2021 October and November 2021
Close Proximity September 24 – September 30, 2021 October and November 2021
Fantasies November 24 – November 30, 2021
December 2021 and January 2022
Truth March 24 – March 31, 2022
April and May 2022
     

 

 


 

Prospectuses

(You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in these calls; Join Here)

Cartoons
The dictionary says a cartoon is a humorous or satirical drawing. I am looking for both silly and serious, simple or complex. Have you drawn a caricature of your dog or uncle? Do you doodle on napkins? You may already have artwork that is a cartoon. If not, it’s time to create a cartoon art quilt. There are no size or age restrictions. 3-D entries are welcome as well. (As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this call.  Email images (limit of 3 entries, no details needed) March 24 – March 31, 2021 to severn.anne@gmail.com.  Image Size: 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side.

 

New Beginnings
2020 was a hard year of COVID-19 and political strife. We all are, I’m sure, looking forward to a new year and better times, both personally and for our country. I’m seeking 2D and 3D fabric art that is an expression of the idea of starting anew, of hoping for and/or working toward a change or changes that will contribute to your own happiness and/or to the healing of our battered nation. What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to see happen in the country this year? In the world?  (As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this callEmail images (limit of 3 entries, no details needed) May 24 – May 31, 2021 to joansowada@gmail.com Image Size: 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side.

 

Movement (of any kind)
It can be an animal running, a tree bending in the wind, a waterfall, or weeds swaying in the breeze.
It can be abstract, figurative, even 3D Movement needs to be the main theme.  (As with any art show entry, the
quality of the photograph matters.)  You must be a member of FRCQ to participate in this call.  Email images (limit of 3 entries, no details needed).   July 24 – July 31, 2021
to joansowada@gmail.com.  Image Size: 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side.

 

Our Humanity
As humans, we are endowed with an incredible range of abilities, emotions, and potential. We are unique. Aspects of our humanity can include our connections to others, accomplishing the things we find meaningful, or practicing our spirituality. Ideas for expressing this theme might be hands doing things, all or part of a face, images of ancestors, or the use of symbolism and text. Whatever you choose to do, it will have the stamp of your uniqueness on it.  (As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this call.  Email images (limit of 3 entries, no details needed) Sept 24 – Sept. 30, 2021 to joansowada@gmail.com.  Image Size: 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side.

 

Closer Proximity
A window into social justice
Bryan Stevenson, Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and “Just Mercy” Author, promotes the notion of engaging in closer proximity to understanding social injustice and activate solutions for change from a grass roots level. This show is an opportunity to explore visual arts windows into racial inequity, human trafficking, forced displacement, immigration, religious persecution, political power abuse, domestic violence, prison abuse, discrimination and the many injustices that infect our world in the hopes of recognizing and understanding injustice, in order to help bring justice to all.  (As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  Please include a one paragraph story or description of your art with your submission.  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this call.  Email images (limit of 3 entries, no details needed) and story/description Sept 24 – Sept. 30, 2021 to joansowada@gmail.comImage Size: 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side.

 

Fantasies

As I child I lived in what I now describe as La-la land. When I ever I was alone or with a cooperative friend I would create whole new worlds. It could be an astounding village created in my sand box or it could be a life as an adult being a doctor or a minister. I think fantasy is an essential part of being creative. It is still fun as an adult to let you brain wander into an unknown space . Often wonderful art evolves from these fantasies. Go with the flow. What fantasy would you create as a new art piece?

I have never been able to get into the type of book that is in the Sci-Fi or Fantasy category. But as artists we have free reign to change an image to be fanciful. Especially with COVID restrictions there is a need for more joy and playfulness. What would you add to or change a landscape, a still life, and abstract or figurative piece to make it have a bit more imagination? Would there be more color, movement of lines and shapes, an unrealistic dimension added? Here is an opportunity to be a bit freer in your work and to incorporate some fun. New work is certainly encouraged but perhaps you already have work that is fanciful, or you want to adapt an older piece.

(As with any art show entry, the quality of the photograph matters.)  Please include a one paragraph story or description of your art with your submission.  You must be a current member of FRCQ to participate in this call.  Email images (limit of 3 entries, no details needed) and story/description November 24 – November 30, 2021 to joansowada@gmail.comImage Size: 300 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side.

 

 

 


 

SAQA Global Exhibits

There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities for the upcoming year.  Lots of inspiration and lots of work to do…..SAQA Calls for Entry.

 

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