CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams and Myth
Paul Pratchenko, Juror
June 3 – July 9, 2017
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 28, 2017
Arts Benicia is accepting entries for Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams and Myth.
Magical Realism is characterized by an acceptance of the unreal as a natural part of reality, thus creating imaginative and sometimes disturbing worlds. Magical Realism reveals the interior mystery of the mundane and the magic that is contained in the unseen and hidden. The term “magical realism” was coined in 1925 by German art historian Franz Roh to describe the burgeoning art movement known as Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), which depicted ordinary subjects with a mysterious and detached manner. More recently Magical Realism although still anchored in everyday reality may have overtones of fantasy or wonder.
About Paul Pratchenko — After receiving the Master of Arts in Painting at the San Jose State University in 1972, Paul Pratchenko began a career teaching art in Bay Area universities and as a professional artist. Active in painting, drawing, and collage, Pratchenko’s art often depicts scenes of mystical illusion set in ordinary locales in paintings composed with realistic precision. Currently Professor Emeritus in Art (painting and drawing) at San Francisco State University, Paul has shown his works extensively in solo exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout California, as well as in Washington, D.C., Kansas City, New York City, Chicago, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Reviews of his works have been published in Art Ltd, Art in America, Flash Art, Artweek, Artnews, and others. In 1979, Simon and Schuster published Paul’s artwork in Dream Riddles, Fragments of Daydreams and Nightmares.
ACCEPTED MEDIA: All media accepted, included but not limited to collage, assemblage, mixed media, new media (video), digital, and installation. Multidisciplinary work is encouraged.
SIZE RESTRICTIONS: None
Arts Benicia members: $25 for up to 3 entries. $5 each additional entry. You may include one close-up detail for each entry at no additional charge.
Non-members: $35 for up to 3 entries. $5 each additional entry. You may include one close-up detail for each entry at no additional charge.
You may also pay by check or by phone.
Email your images and entry information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email subject heading: “Magical Realism”
Provide complete contact information including: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email
ENTRY INFORMATION: Provide a PDF or Word document with the following information. Do not paste entry information into the body of your email.
HOW TO LABEL YOUR FILES:
ENTRY INFORMATION: please label this file with your name and the exhibition title:
Last name_Magical Realism.doc
Last name_Magical Realism.pdf
IMAGE FILES: Label your image files as follows:
If your artwork is untitled, please give it a number:
Send your high-resolution images as email attachments to email@example.com.
- File format: JPEG only
- File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
- File resolution: 72 dpi (standard web resolution)
- File size: 5 MB maximum
For Audio Files:
- MP3 only
For Video Files*:
- Provide a private link to Vimeo Channel or You Tube Channel
- MP4 (audio and video)
- Or mail a DVD or flash drive to Arts Benicia
*Include brief descriptions with links to websites, short videos, etc.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday, April 28 AT MIDNIGHT PST IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
Notification: All entrants will be notified of acceptance/rejection by May 12, 2017.
Delivery: Accepted work must be delivered to Arts Benicia on Wednesday, May 24 between 3 and 5pm.
Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St. #114, Benicia, CA 94510
Sales: Artists receive 60% on the sale of their work.
Shipping: Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Please include a return shipping label.
Return: Unsold artwork must be picked up from Arts Benicia on Wednesday, July 19, 3-5pm.
A late fee of $10/day will be applied to work picked up after July 19.
Contact Arts Benicia if you need to make alternative arrangements for artwork delivery or pickup.
Eligibility: All U.S. artists are eligible; all media will be considered.
Please share with other artists.
Keep the following information for your reference:
Application deadline: Friday, April 28, 12:00 Midnight, PST
Artists Notified: Friday, May 12
Work drop-off: Wednesday, May 24, 3-5pm
Members Preview, Thursday, June 1, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Exhibition opens: Saturday, June 3
Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition closes: Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Artwork pick up: Wednesday, July 19, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
About the Arts Benicia gallery:
Arts Benicia’s pristine 2,000 square foot gallery is the focal point of a large artists’ community based in Benicia’s Historic Arsenal District.
About Arts Benicia: Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit organization that provides quality exhibitions in its gallery and at other venues in Benicia, engaging public programs, stimulating workshops for adults, and inspiring family and youth art programs. For 28 years, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the local and regional art community, furthering and supporting artistic development, and enriching the larger community.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707.747.0131.
Alternative payment options:
- Pay online.
- Pay by check: Mail fees to: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St. #114, Benicia CA, 94510. Checks payable to: Arts Benicia. Write “Magical Realism” on the notes line on your check.
- Pay by phone: Call 707.747.0131 during office hours. Office hours are 12-5 pm, Wednesday through Friday.
To become an Arts Benicia member or to renew your membership:
- Online: Visit https://artsbenicia.org/membership/
- Pay by check: Mail $35 artist membership fee to: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St. #114, Benicia CA, 94510. Checks payable to: Arts Benicia. Write “membership” on check. Please include full name, address, email, and phone number.
- Pay by phone: Call 707.747.0131 during office hours. Office hours are 12-5 pm, Wednesday through Friday. Messages will be responded to within two business days.