A Decade in the Making

A DECADE OF DARK – Opening Night Reception – Friday October 7th 6 pm – 10 pm during Art Walk

PLEASE WEAR CREATIVE FORMAL ATTIRE

Come, reflect and share memories with us, as we present a Decade of Dark Art and close the book on 10 years of art, projects, events, costumes, music and craziness!!

We ask you to “dress up with a creative twist”, from “outrageous glam” to “tailored and swanky”. Come on, we’ll be taking pictures!!!

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Hello Dark Artists! Are you hearing the call? That ghostly sound coming to you and feel deep within your soul?

As you know, Janet DeMarco and Terry Tincher will again be co-curating the infamous **DARK ART** show of October, this time to celebrate a **DECADE OF DARK ART**. Unique in subject matter, The Dark Art Show has helped change the face of what is being shown in Downtown Ft. Myers art galleries today. Your work will be displayed alongside local and national artists that all believe in the power of Art to bring our community together and inspire that community to be creative.

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This year we take over the main gallery room of the prestigious Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. With tons of available wall space, an open browsing area and video screens, we will create a space to reflect and remember 10 years of art plus showcase new works from artists dedicated to this show.

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There are no “specific theme rules” beyond Dark Art itself.  Please remember, this will be a public show, not in a 21+ establishment. Don’t worry, we always have a disclaimer of, “parental discretion advised”.  **Please be tasteful in your darkness.**

THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE

SALE OF ART WORK

Artwork that is for sale will share a 60/40 split. All sales will go through Florida Arts, Inc. c/o The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center.  Artists receive 60%, 40% will support the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center.

* Entry Submission to be submitted between September 23-27
* Notification of Acceptance: September 29
* Art Delivery Day: Monday October 3rd 10am-6pm AND Tuesday October 4th 10am until 3pm. We have been given the NO EXCEPTIONS rule. Please have your art to the gallery on time.

PREPARING YOUR ENTRY
Online Entries Only. When preparing your entry, send one image per piece of artwork. We are accepting up to 5 entries per artist. All entries must use the online form. Image files cannot exceed 1 MB. The file format must be a JPEG.

Please name your JPEG image the title of your piece to avoid any confusion.

Video submissions, please email Darkart@pushingdaizies.org to explain your vision, as soon as possible!!

ACCEPTANCE
Artwork for this exhibition will be judged according to presentation, artistic merit, creativity and darkest of excellence.

NOTIFICATION
Artists whose pieces are selected for the exhibit will be notified via e-mail by Thursday September 29.

DELIVERY OF ART WORK & DELIVERY DEADLINE

All accepted pieces must be delivered, ready to hang, including any special hanging or displaying devices that need to be used. Attach a copy of the completed entry form to each piece. Please do not drop off artwork that has no way to be displayed. If you do, it then might not make it into the show. If you are entering from out of the area and shipping your artwork, please note that you must include your return shipping label and reusable packaging. Please use discretion for large art being shipped, as costly return shipping may divert you from being accepted. Pushing DaiZies is a charity; if your artwork does not sell, please consider including your return shipping costs to help the charity out.(thanks)
Art work must be shipped to arrive no later than TUESDAY OCTOBER 4 to:
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Ft. Myers, FL 33907

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