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Get inspired this summer! The Alliance has something for everybody.
Here’s a collection of upcoming exhibitions and exciting opportunities for local artists!        

Upcoming Exhibition: Into the Green: Botanical Insights by Susan Martin
Opening Reception August 4, 5-7pm On display August 4-26 • 
Susan Martin has been fascinated by the visual richness of the botanical world since
childhood. Her Botanica Series reflects this consuming interest in the variety of colors,
shapes, and lines found in nature. Strong light reveals intriguing forms and textures.
From the mass of plant life, Martin carves out tightly cropped compositions,
eliminating unessential elements and paring down the painting subject to what first
attracted her.  

In the Theatre Lobby: “The First Theatre Production” by Jade Griffin    

Storm Stories: A Juried Exhibition, Submissions due August 7
We believe in the healing power of art. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we have
seen a great need for healing in our community. We are asking artists to create
artwork about their experiences during or after the storm in any capacity. It may
be stories of resilience or trauma or loss. It can evoke a wide range of emotions.
It is meant to be cathartic and therapeutic and shareable, something everyone can
relate to in some way.  

Artists may submit 1 – 3 pieces for consideration for this exhibition. There is no
entry fee. We encourage artists to submit 2D and 3D artwork using found objects
and recycled materials collected after Hurricane Ian. Alternatively, we ask artists
to submit artwork expressing their experiences during and after Hurricane Ian.
All media will be accepted, such as paint, collage, photo, drawing, print, etc.
Only original artwork will be accepted. No giclée.   All entries must be submitted
online no later than August 7 at 5pm. Exhibition will display September 1-30, 2023.  

Download the Prospectus → Submit Your Artwork →            

Call for Submissions: Art in Flight
We live in a rapidly changing world, from technology to our physical environments,
it can feel daunting to try to keep up. For this exhibition, we ask artists to meditate
on themes of change through a hopeful lens. Artists are asked to create work that
explores ideas of growth, progress, and resilience. Artworks can represent the artist’s
personal self-growth or images that relate to growth they see in the world around them.
Artworks will feature traditional media such as painting and drawing but alternative
approaches to mixed media or fiber arts are also encouraged.  

Artwork will be on disply at RSW from September 2023-February 2024.  

Submissions close August 21, 2023.  

Alliance for the Arts Members should use code Member10 to recieve $10 off the entry fee.  

Download the Prospectus → Submit Your Artwork →        

Call to Fiber Artists!
Inside the Claiborne & Ned Foulds Theatre are 6 noise canceling panels, roughly 4’x4.5’
(exact sizes can be provided upon request). The Alliance for the Arts is asking up to 6 fiber
artists to create new covers for the panels.  

Submissions accepted on rolling basis.

Email your submission to Emily at [email protected].  

Download the Prospectus →    

Artist Studio Tours 2023
After a few eventful years which prevented the event from happening, the Alliance for
the Arts is once again kicking off our beloved Artist Studio Tours! This event will take
visitors on a self-guided tour of the studios and creative spaces of artists all over our
community. The Alliance is seeking up to 10 artists interested in opening up their art
studios to visitors in September of this year. There is no cost to participating artists and
artists are welcome to sell their work to visitors with no commission split.

If you are interested in participating, please email [email protected] with a bio
or artist statement, images of your studio or workspace, and up to 3 images of your artwork.

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