Provocative Patterns - Curated by Lorena Kloosterboer (Members & Invites Only)
P r o v o c a t i v e P a t t e r n s
PoetsArtists issue curated by Lorena Kloosterboer
Theme - Provocative Patterns
Publisher - Didi Menendez
Curator & Writer - Lorena Kloosterboer
Deadline - September 1, 2019
Publication Date - November 2019
Publication - Digital Publication
Submission Call for Provocative Patterns
The artwork may be any subject matter, including 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.
Paintings may be of an academic approach, or a more unconventional variety, they may be executed loosely, tightly, and anything in between—as long as the artwork contains some sort of pattern.
Any media: Oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, inks, tempera, color pencil, pastel, etc.
No photography, video, collage, or digital art.
All work must be the artist’s original conception, executed entirely by the artist.
No restrictions on size or number of submissions.
Paintings need not be available for sale.
Participation for PoetsArtists members or by invitation of the curator.
The theme of this special edition, Provocative Patterns, may be interpreted in multiple ways which I leave in large part to the imagination of the artist.
As a guideline: A pattern can be a repeated design, decoration, motif, marks or brushstrokes. A pattern can also suggest a behavior, a habit, or a stimulus. A pattern may be recurrent, repetitive, or rhythmic.
Provocative can mean exciting, alluring, seductive, tempting, suggestive, inviting, infuriating, or vexing. Provocative can imply causing a strong emotional reaction or suggest contemplation.
How to Submit
Images should be 300 dpi with a minimum of 3000 pixels wide and not larger than 5MB.
Images should be in JPG format RGB color - not TIFF or any other format.
Title all images like this: First Name_Last Name_Title of Work_medium_Size in inches_Year.
Word File should include the following:
your contact information
current location of your studio
a short narrative bio (about 100 words) - NO CV or exhibition list
the specs (title, medium, size, year) for each work
title the Word file with your name
Important: Also write a few lines about each submitted painting regarding its meaning, symbolic content, subject matter, and/or creative intention.
Use the universal form for members to submit your work. If you are an invited artist, prepare a Dropbox folder for your submission. Lorena will provide the email to submit it to.
We do not send out notices, but Lorena will post a list of the names of selected artists sometime in September 2019.
A complimentary download of the issue will be provided on the PoetsArtists website and will be distributed to the press.
To read more about Lorena Kloosterboer, click HERE.