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SHY RABBIT national juried exhibit open to all media

For the first time in its lengthy and varied exhibition history, SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio and Workshops is offering an open call for entries for “The ART of it ALL,” an all media national juried exhibition, Oct. 20–Nov. 25.

The juror is D. Michael Coffee, curator and creative director for SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts in Pagosa Springs.

Submission deadline is Sept. 15, 2012, for online and postmarked entries. Artists may submit up to 10 entries. All entry fees are non-refundable.

This National Juried Exhibition is open to all artists, craftsman and creatives 18 years of age or older; residing in the U.S. Art must be original and created by the person who submits the work. All submissions must have been completed within the last three years.

Select artists will be invited to exhibit a larger body of their work at SHY RABBIT at a future date.

SHY RABBIT strives to present ongoing exhibitions that invite curiosity and discussion; that keep artists involved and challenged; that create excitement and interest in the arts community and beyond and that showcase contemporary fine art trends and ideas.

The broad theme suggested by “The ART of It ALL” builds upon that premise and is intended to maximize the range of artistic expression that may be submitted.

The inclusion and thoughtful blending of fine art, craft and, in some instances, function, is at the core of this expansive exhibition, opening the door to a much wider display of individualized interpretations of various art forms.

Submitted artworks can include collage, digital, mixed media, paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing, photography, assemblage, installation, ceramics, fiber, film and video; and may also include smaller scale art objects such as jewelry and watches (display cases may be required), ceramics, boxes, knives, baskets and glass, among others.

Artworks can be traditional or nontraditional in theme, and can run the gamut from folk to fantasy, contemplative to playful, from baroque to minimalist. They may be constructed of such diverse materials as wood, glass, plaster, plastics, paper, concrete, metals and gemstones.

For more information on this national call for entries and to read the prospectus, visit:

Juror D. Michael Coffee has over 30 years of combined experience in architecture, ceramics, painting, photography and fine art printmaking, and currently works as a professional artist and arts educator.

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