Sweet n Low: An International Juried Show of Cute
On view June 22 – September 3, 2017
Deadline to apply: EXTENDED March 17, 2017
The artists selected for Sweet n Low will extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and the contemporary Pop Art work of Takashi Murakami, we’re looking to unleash the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond!
Evan Pricco, Juxtapoz Magazine
Evan Pricco is the Editor of leading international contemporary art magazine, Juxtapoz Art & Culture, based in San Francisco, California. He is also the author of Juxtapoz‘s fine art book series which features over a dozen titles, including the recently published, Juxtapoz Wild. For the Seattle Art Fair in 2016 he curated the exhibition, Juxtapoz x Superflat, with Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. An avid champion of Public Art, Evan has been interviewed by Bloomberg News and CNN advocating the merits of Public Art and its financial impact. In 2015, he collaborated with NYC design agency, Doubleday & Cartwright, on a public art project in Times Square, NYC. He now lives in Sausalito, California.
Susannah Kelly & Neil Perry, Antler Gallery, Portland OR
Antler Gallery is located in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon and was founded by Susannah Kelly and Neil Perry in 2012. Merging contemporary art and innovative handmade craft, Antler Gallery showcases a wide array of artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Since 2012, their growing popularity and success has allowed them to relocate to a larger gallery space where they may better support their community of artists. Susannah and Neil curate the gallery together, only showcasing artists and works that they both love. Antler Gallery has a strong focus on nature, and partners with the Audubon Society of Portland on an annual benefit exhibition that raises awareness and funding for endangered and extinct species. Susannah Kelly and Neil Perry are both working artist.
Cash awards, plus prizes.
Open to all artists, 18 years of age or older.
Open to all media. There are no size limitations for entries. Please include specific dimensions with your entry. Bedford Gallery reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, or cumbersome pieces. Work must be framed (when applicable) and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleat). Acrylic glazing only; NO GLASS. All art must be labeled with artist’s name, title, year, and medium.