12th Annual Patricia Sitar Juried Exhibition
THEME – EMOTION
The complexities of emotions are evident in their spheres of expression, perception, and awareness. Therefore, emotions are expressed and perceived differently. This exhibition gives the artist the opportunity to express various experiences, feelings, and emotions through contexts such as image, composition, color, and form.
SPECIFICATIONS AND SIZE LIMITATIONS
Work must be created by the artist stated on the work.
Mediums accepted are photography, painting, mixed media, drawing, fiber art, etc.
Multimedia combined with creative writing will also be accepted with visible images.
Images must be appropriate for school-aged children.
2D and 3D art.
Three-dimensional works should not exceed 5’H x 3’D, and should not have any potentially dangerous or hazardous parts.
All two-dimensional works must be able to be hung with our hanging system or light enough for Scotch Velcro strips.
Work must be wired in the back, holes will not be put into the walls to hang artwork.
Work should not exceed 40lbs.
Young Adults: Ages 16 & 17: $5 up to two pieces (parents must sign entry form)
Adults: Ages 18 & over: $10 up to two pieces
CURRENT SITAR MEMBERS
Young Adult: Ages 16 & 17: Free up to three pieces (parents must sign entry form)
Adults and Volunteers: Ages 18 & over: $5 unlimited pieces
Please note - All work may not be chosen.
All work will be reviewed by the initial jury to determine entry into exhibit.
Actual work MUST be delivered to Sitar Arts Center by the deadline to be considered.
Initial jury is based on appropriate content, relation to theme and presentation.
FINAL JURY AND PRIZES
All works on the exhibit will be eligible for the final jury. Work will be judged on a point-based system by jurors; see juror biographies for more information.
The final jury will be in the following categories: Category type is determined by age of participant when work is submitted.
Young Adult: 16-21
1st Prize: $200
2nd Prize: $100
Adult: 22 and up
1st Prize: $400, Solo exhibit at Sitar Arts Center,
Invited Juror for the 13th Juried Exhibition
2nd Prize: $200
People's Choice Award
January 28, 2022
DROP OFF DATES
Monday-Friday, February 10 to February 18, 2022 , 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturday, February 12 and 19 ,2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
(Other times as arranged with Gallery Manager)
Applicants will be notified of work acceptance by February 4, 2022.
Only work chosen for exhibition will be accepted for drop-off.
All work must be ready to hang at the time of drop-off.
CONTACT US AT:
Selena Jackson, Gallery Manager: Selena@sitarartscenter.org
PHONE: 202.797.2145 X128
EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
March 3, 2022 at 6:30pm
*Public viewing after reception is by appointment only.
Erica Harper is currently Head of PK12 Initiatives at The Phillips Collection, a museum of modern and contemporary art located near Dupont Circle. In her role, she is responsible for providing vision and strategy for the museum’s school partnerships. Also central to her work is ensuring that these programs are culturally responsive and support diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. Erica also manages Phillips’ team of educators who provide engaging experiences across museum audiences – including students, families, and older adults. Her passion for education was deepened during her decade-long tenure at a local non-profit called “Live It Learn It,” which focused on experiential learning. Erica developed an intimate understanding of the DC educational landscape particularly its schools, museums, and monuments. She also cultivated partnerships and relationships with professionals locally, regionally, and nationally. Erica received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Duke University in 2005 and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. When she isn’t reading something about art, you can find her nose deep in a good piece of fiction. Her favorite author is Toni Morrison, and while she absolutely loves the works of the Washington Color School artists, she wishes Alma Thomas got her seat at the table. Erica is an August-born Virgo sun.
Janin Jessica is a self taught artist who always had a love and admiration for all types of visual art mediums. Along with her fascination with how things work and are engineered, this lead her to explore various art forms, from embroidery, fashion design and sewing, sketching and drawing and so much more. However, her specialty is painting and digital illustration Her Etsy shop, Art x Janin, currently includes custom digital illustrations and portraits. Paintings and digital social media content packages are available upon request. There is power in the arts. This is why Janin believes through her artistic abilities she can transport the healing and love that can only come from God into each artwork.
To learn more about the artist visit @artxJanin on Instagram.
Liz Diament has been a Senior Educator, Manager of Tours and Docent Programs at National Gallery of Art in Washington DC for over nineteen years where she is passionate about her work with teachers, helping them integrate art, artmaking, and critical thinking into the curriculum. At the Gallery she manages the school and general public tour program and the volunteers who teach them. A proud native of London, England, Liz is a leader in the field of experiential museum education, and creates internationally acclaimed professional development workshops for educators, both in-person and online. She received a degree in Art History from Manchester University, England and a Master's in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education, New York. Inspired by Harvard’s Project Zero’s ideas, Liz has explored ways to integrate and implement its philosophy into her work as a museum educator and has developed a docent education curriculum around the idea of Cultures of Thinking, Artful Thinking Routines and making thinking and learning visible.
• Insurance coverage for artworks in exhibitions will be provided by the artist/owner.
•The artist/owner will provide a listing of all works, with insurance value for a loan agreement, prior to delivery of works.
•The artist/owner will provide Sitar Arts Center with professionally presented work that meets the quality of the proposal. All work must be ready for hanging and delivered by the exhibitor.
•Sitar Arts Center is not responsible for the shipping of artwork to and from the Center. Packaging and delivery are at the expense of the artist/owner.
• The artist/owner provides Sitar Arts Center with high quality images suitable for reproduction for the announcement and press release. The artist/owner will be required to install unusually presented or site-specific work.
• The artist/owner agrees to meet all deadlines.