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open call to artists

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open call to artists
ft lauderdale, FL 33306
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Curator & Founder of the Urban Individualists has an open call to artists of all 2D and 3D mediums. Title and Theme of show is Masquerade, show will take place in May 2010 at The Gallery 101 in Fort Lauderdale.

“Masquerade” Artworks will showcase masks depicting an artistic rendition of the “Carnival, Ceremonial, Spiritual and Traditional including masks people put on each day as a disguise or a false outward show. The exhibit is sure to be an original and uniquely vibrant and colorful show. It will represent masks of many sorts and some will be of the “unexpected an expected” “traditional and non-traditional”.

A Mask is a form of disguise. It is an object that is frequently worn over or in front of the face to hide the identity of a person and by its own features to establish another being. This essential characteristic of hiding and revealing personalities or moods is common to all masks. As cultural objects they have been used throughout the world in all periods since the Stone Age and have been as varied in appearance as in their use and symbolism.

The opening reception will be a "masked gathering" a "masquerade ball" multimedia art reception.

Fee:  $25 US non-refundable for up to 1 image submission and $10 each image thereafter up to a total of 3 images. Works will be juried by The Gallery 101 and The Urban Individualists. Please submit image for review in jpeg only via email size to  Helene Ruiz the Founder of The Urban Individualists at Submissions will not be reviewed without fee which is payable via PayPal to:  be sure to subject your payments "fee for submission "masquerade"

There will be a first prize winner of $100.00 and 2nd prize winner of $50.00.

The deadline for submissions is April 2nd, 2010. You will be contacted with via email notifying you if your work has been accepted into the show.


About Us:

This artist collective was born from the vision of Helene Ruiz, an artist who resides and works out of her apartment in the Bronx, NY. Her vision is to assemble a group of artists, both visual and performing, into a collective body.

This group represents a multicultural network of collaborating individualists cohesively working as a unit. Ms. Ruiz has worked long hours to link her dream to the aspirations of others.

The Urban Individualists believe that we can make an impact in art as a collective body, separated only by our distinct styles. We have a voice that needs to be heard.

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