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ARTIST CALL OUT: Pandora’s Box at Gallery Azul

@ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ARTIST’S CALL OUT Pandora’s Box – A group exhibition about chaos and hope The vast majority of us are familiar with the myth of Pandora’s box. We use this term often to refer to a release of negative or bad situations, to the unleashing of chaos. According to www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/pandoras-box-myth/, the purpose of Pandora’s box is to answer the question of evil and why it exists. This myth has inspired artists throughout time to create their perception of Pandora opening this box. Pandora was given a box by Zeus and told to never open it. Pandora did, and unleashed evil in all of its forms. Pandora regretted it and closed the box keeping hope inside of it. As humans we are curious and flawed. It is our weakness but also our strength. Our curiosity can get us into trouble but this curiosity can lead to insight and knowledge about our limits and the limits of others. This is a political show. To what degree, under the current administration, do you feel this box has been open, perhaps it has always been open, but since 2016 there has been an increase in the chaos. A women’s right to choose is under attack, the LGBTQ community is under attack, minority communities are under attack, families seeking asylum are being separated, immigrants are being villainized. Hate appears to be more visible, there has been an increase in suicide, we see more of people’s explicit and implicit biases. Artists are encouraged to create art about their perception of Pandora opening this box during this time of political turmoil. What has been impacting you and your loved ones? What are you troubled about? What keeps you hopeful? The theme of this art show is centered around “the box”. A box should be represented figuratively, or metaphorically included in your artwork. E-mail submission deadline Sunday, August 10, 2019 E-mail submissions to galleryazul@yahoo.com. Submit your images on JPEG format and title each file with the title of your piece and number (e.g. pandora_box1.jpeg) All 2-D and 3-D mediums accepted, however there is a 3 piece limit, and size restrictions no bigger than 4ft by 4ft. Show Dates: August 24-September 21, 2019 No fee to enter. Sales: A 30% commission will be retained by Gallery Azul from the sale of art. All works exhibiting must be available for sale. Contact: Cora Ramirez-Vasquez: call/text (562) 225-8517 Raymond Vasquez: call/text (562) 225-8517 E-mail: galleryazul@yahoo.com Gallery Azul 520 W. 8 Street San Pedro, Ca 90731

Deadline: August 10, 2019


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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