PLAY: A local artist exhibit
A group exhibition
Oliver+james - our space was designed with cultivation and creation in mind. We are uplifted and driven as individuals and artists to grow, practice and share.
This exhibit is the second exhibit curated + hosted by Oliver+james Salon, following 2017 show “Places We Go”. Intended to push ourselves and our artistic community to share their works and their voice and celebrate connection.
We invite artists of all experience levels to expound on the theme and create a new composition for this exhibit debut. We believe pushing ourselves in exploration of these prompts is a valuable exercise in personal growth and fuels the spirit of creativity in our community.
I’m invited to play daily by my daughter.
Over the years as a mother, I’ve been witness to how free this state of being is- this playfulness. It’s an inspiration in experimenting, in imagining, in bringing something to life that is for nothing but the sake of joy. She can play anywhere, with anything, and anyone. This is truly what creative spirit means.
I experience my own resistance daily- a mode that is closed to possibility or imagination in my own practice of creating. I spot my limitations- set upon over the years as I’ve grown away from natural playfulness.
Practicing the mindset of PLAY- I want to explore what is born out of creating with nothing holding me back. Ignoring fear and self-judgment. Seeking out in myself what is silly and lighthearted and joyful. Making up anything, from anything- because I want to. Because it is fun. Because it makes me laugh.
Creative curator and human trying to play more.
PLAY will be a collection of works from humans seeking to recover/uncover/discover their own playful heart.
What brings you joy to imagine and make?
What is silly and inventive?
Inviting artists to explore where they’ve been resistant because of judgments and fear, opens up a world of possibility.
PLAY will be an exploration of our creative child-like spirits and a reminder that it’s within all of us if we seek it out.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” —Carl Jung
Oliver+james Creative Team will select artists to be in the exhibition
Cost of submission $5
Artists must provide 2d work with display solutions.
Final pieces must be framed/mounted and ready to hang/stand
All art is clearly marked with artists name, title, medium, dimensions and retail cost
Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick up of their work.
Artwork dropped off by Friday Oct. 26th
Submissions Closed Wednesday Oct. 3rd
Chosen Artist Contacted Thursday Oct. 4th
Show opening Reception Friday Nov. 2nd
Show Closing Friday Nov. 16th
Having your piece for sale is encouraged, but not required. Sales of art will be handled by Oliver+james Salon and 80% commission will be paid to the Artists via Paypal or Check upon the closing of the show.
The exhibition will be marketed through the use of posters, direct email marketing, and social media. Digital submission images may be used for this. Artist encouraged to share through personal platforms