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Submission Call: Idiosyncratic Monochromes

Theme                         25 Idiosyncratic Monochromes

Curator                        Lorena Kloosterboer

Deadline                      April 15, 2017

Publication date         June 2017

Medium                       Print-on-demand, Digital, and PDF download


Submission Call

  • The paintings may be of the figure, portraiture, still life, animal/wildlife, landscape/cityscape/any-type-of-scape, etc. 
  •  Realism only, in the widest sense of the word, i.e., as long as I can see what it is, I consider it a form of Realism.
  •  Idiosyncratic as in: distinctive, unique, personal, and/or unusual.
  • Paintings may be of an academic approach, or a more unconventional variety, they may be painted loosely, tightly, and anything in between—as long as the paintings are monochromatic as defined below.
  • Wet media only: Oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, inks, tempera.
  • All work must be the artist’s original conception, executed entirely by the artist.


Definition of Monochrome

Monochrome is defined as using only one color or hue, and its tints, tones, and shades. Tints are achieved by adding white, while shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey, or black.

For this submission I'd like to broaden the term "monochromatic" to also encompass analogue color schemes, i.e., colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel.

To avoid confusion, below are some visual examples for those artists who aren’t familiar with color schemes or whose native language isn’t English. 

Left : Examples of Monochromatic Color Schemes                  Right : Examples of Analogous Color Schemes

Left: Examples of Monochromatic Color Schemes                 Right: Examples of Analogous Color Schemes


How to Submit

  • Zip a folder with your high resolution image(s)
  • Format: 300 dpi / 1200 pixels minimum width 
  • Add a text file including your contact information, short narrative bio (maximum of 100 words) and specs (title, medium, size) for each work
  • Send to Didi Menendez at didimenendez at gmail.com

Please note:

  • We will only notify artists whose work we are publishing.
  • We do not send rejection notices, but we will post a list of the names of selected artists.
  • Artists accepted for publication will be notified sometime in May 2017.
  • PA does not offer complimentary copies of any kind.


Lorena Kloosterboer

Lorena Kloosterboer

About Me

I’m a Dutch-Argentine artist (born in the Netherlands, 1962) painting in the trompe l'oeil and photorealism styles. I seek to capture the fascinating interactions between colors, light, shadows, textures and reflections, and unite them in visual poetry.

During my thirty + year career my artwork has received many prestigious awards, and has been exhibited in over one hundred gallery and museum exhibitions in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Five of my bronze statues enjoy permanent public installation in the Netherlands.

My artwork has been published in United States and international art magazines, including Poets and Artists, Southwest Art, International Artist, and American Art Collector, as well as in a museum catalog, a Flemish art history book, and a number of art manuals.

My book entitled Painting in Acrylics—the Indispensable Guide was published worldwide in 2014, and in 2015 the Dutch translation was published in the Netherlands and Belgium. I currently write a monthly art review for PA Magazine.

I live and work in Antwerp, Belgium.

I'm thrilled to be curating this Poets & Artists issue & I look forward to seeing your paintings!!!

Cover image: 'The Arrival' (cropped) by Lorena Kloosterboer  |  Acrylic on Canvas  |  60 x 80 cm (23 ½ x 31 ½ inches)