U.S. National Deadline: May 11, 2018 – Depictions of
everyday life have been the pursuit of artists for centuries. Artists
such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas, and 20th century artists like John
Koch gave expression to the enigmatic qualities of the ordinary, hidden
before our eyes. Through this pursuit artists were able to transfigure
the seemingly mundane into a catalyst for contemplation, admiration and
Interior will showcase paintings and drawings which express the
various meanings found in the spaces we inhabit, the objects we
encounter and the people we interact with.
The exhibition seeks work that does not separate representational
skill from emotional content, but sees both as necessary ingredients for
a meaningful work of art.
On display: June 30 thru July 28, 2018.
Open to artists 18 or older in the United States. All work must be
original. Entries may not have been shown previously at Mills Pond House
Gallery and must have been completed in the last four years. The
exhibition will accept oil paintings and drawings in graphite or
charcoal. No reproductions or prints will be considered. All works must
be professionally presented and display-ready. Two-dimensional works
must not exceed 50” in width, including mat and frame. Work may not be
withdrawn before July 28.
Edmond Rochat, a figurative artist, studied painting, drawing, and
sculpture at duCret School of Art, The Art Students League of New York,
and Janus Collaborative School of Art. He supplemented his studies as a
lab assistant for advanced artistic anatomy offered by Janus
Collaborative School of Art and hosted by Drexel University School of
Medicine. Rochat received the Mary Elizabeth Scholarship from the New
Jersey Society of Arts and letters, The Dr. Furman Fink Award for
portraiture and is a recipient of the Stobart Foundation fund. He was
also awarded a grant from the John F. and Anne Lee Stacey Scholarship
Fund, which he used to study Greek and Renaissance sculpture at the
Slater Memorial museum. His works have appeared in the Persimmon Hill
Journal and published in The Visual Language of Drawing: Lessons on the
Art of Seeing. He has taught at The Art Students League of New York and
maintains a studio in the Bronx, NY.
Best in Show – $700
2nd Place – $400
3rd Place – $200
A non-refundable entry fee of $45 is for up to 3 image entries.
Visit us for complete Prospectus and easy online application.
Sales will be encouraged. STAC will receive a 30% gallery commission on
all work sold. No POR (Price on Request) is allowed. NFS (Not for Sale)
Mills Pond House Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the artistic
development and achievements of our region and the nation. Our
exhibitions provide diverse art experiences for individuals and reach
our local communities through classes, special events and community
outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning
through the medium of art. By exhibiting historical and contemporary
works of art from local to national sources, we bring arts and people
together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and
diverse artistic heritage.
The gallery is operated by Smithtown Township Arts Council, a 501 (c)
(3) not-for-profit organization. With eight to ten exhibition
opportunities each year, artists from almost every state in the nation
have exhibited with us for 40+ years. Guest jurors contribute to the
critical dimension of the selected works in the gallery, providing a
venue for artists working in a wide variety of media and subject.
Mills Pond Gallery
660 Route 25A
St. James, NY 11780
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