RiverArts Flash Exhibit: "Imperfection"

February 21nd, 2021

Call to Artists for a Flash Exhibit: Imperfection

Perfection may be an ambition, but as a destination, it is unreachable. In any attempt to achieve perfection, it is all too easy to discount, discard, and devalue the perfectly imperfect sites along the way. RiverArts invites you to prioritize the journey rather than the destination; the process, rather than the final product, in an online flash exhibit exploring the theme of Imperfection.

  • Works-in-progress, sketches, unfinished, and works that didn’t work out as planned are encouraged, as is any artwork that reflects on the theme of imperfection. 
  • The exhibit is open to work in all mediums, submitted as digital images for exhibition online. 
  • Artists of all ages may submit up to two pieces of original work. 

Entry deadline: Monday, March 1 by 5pm. 

Online exhibit dates: Friday, March 5 through Friday, March 26

Registration is free. We welcome donations to support our mission, “Growing community, creativity, and connection through the Arts."

Submission Guidelines: 

Please read all guidelines and the artists’ agreement completely before submitting work. 

  • Previously shown work is allowed. 
  • Work is not required to be available for sale. All sales generated from exhibit must be facilitated by RiverArts. RiverArts will retain 35% of sale price as commission on all sales. 
  • All work must be original. 
  • All artists MUST pre-register via the online registration form to participate. We cannot accept in person registrations. 
  • Upon submission of the entry form you will also be asked to upload your images to the exhibit. 

By submitting work, you acknowledge that you have read the above guidelines and agreement and agree to all the terms listed. 

Do you have questions about the exhibit? Do you need help registering or uploading your photos? Please email SueWilson@chestertownriverarts.org with any questions or concerns. We are happy to assist you with the registration process. You may also reach us by phone: 410-778-6300 

We welcome your submissions. We cannot wait to see your work! 

Artists submitting work agree to the terms below. Please read through all terms before submitting work. 

  • The work submitted is my own. 
  • I agree to allow my work to remain in the exhibit for the duration of the exhibit. Any special circumstances necessitating early removal must be approved at RiverArts’ discretion. 
  • I grant RiverArts permission to use my images on the RiverArts website and for promotion of this exhibit and other RiverArts promotions. 
  • I agree that all sales generated from this exhibit will be facilitated by RiverArts. RiverArts will retain 35% of sale price as commission on all sales. 

But, what is a Flash Exhibit?

In this time of rapid change and unpredictability, RiverArts introduces the Flash Exhibit: an online art show offering an opportunity for artists to show their work and for the community to connect with artists and their work in the context of the current moment. Less formal than a traditional RiverArts exhibition, a Flash Exhibit showcases the work of the talented artists in our community in a format of exploration and spontaneity. We invite artists to invite audiences into the process of art-making at any stage along the journey from the initial inspiration to the finished work.

Banner image attribution: Pedro Meier Atelier Impression »Work in Progress«, 1996, Old Tannery Aarburg, photo © Pedro Meier Multimedia Artist, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


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