Call for Artists – St. Valentine

Call for Artists

St. Valentine: The Subversive

We think hearts & chocolate, but did you know Valentinus is a saint for being subversive? When the Roman Emperor issued a ban on marriage (because he wanted it easy to conscript single men to fight his wars), Valentinus, a humble priest, defied the government and fought the injustice by continuing to marry any couple that requested it. For this act of bravery, he was executed… and became St. Valentine. Ban on marriage? Love as political subversion? Government oppression of relationships? Is this 269 AD or now?

Avenue 50 Studio is now accepting submissions for its February show in honor of St. Valentine, the Subversive. Artwork inspired and relates to this theme will be considered.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists age 18 and older.

MEDIA: All fine arts visual media will be considered. Unfornately, no large sculptural pieces because of size limitations of gallery. No works over 24″ x 36″.

DEADLINE for submission of images: Monday, January 15, 2017.

TO SUBMIT: Email images to (subject line: St. Valentine). Include up to 3 images. Please include an artist statement about the work.