Call for Submissions
Call for submissions: Sports in Art/The Art of Sport
The Tina Dolter Gallery/Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook invites artists to submit work on the theme of Sports in Art/Art in Sport with
a Hockey focus.
Artists as diverse as George Bellows, Douglas Gordon/Philippe Parreno, Ken Danby, Alex Colville and Garmel Rich have used the theme of sports to explore issues of conflict, contest, endurance, strategy, the cult of the celebrity and politics.
As the National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis notes, ‘Sport Art captures emotion, the anxiety of competition, the joy of winning and the agony of defeat. It depicts internal conflict, the pitting of honor and sportsmanship versus the desire to win, or the struggle to maintain resolve in the face of overwhelming odds, pain and fatigue.’[i]
We will accept work in all media.
The exhibition will take place January 5th to Feb. 3rd to coincide with Hockey Day in Canada, which will take place in Corner Brook.
The competition will close on Dec. 15 and artists will be notified by Dec.22.
Artist fees will be paid to accepted submissions
Submissions should include up to 3 images or 5 min. of video, a bio and brief statement (up to 250 words) and should be submitted via email to:
George Bellows, Stag at Sharkey’s, 1909, oil/canvas, 36 ¼” x 48 ¼”, collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Alex Colville, Athletes, 1960, oil and resin on board, 152 x 242 cm., collections of Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
Ken Danby, At the Crease, 1972, egg tempura, 28 x 42”
Garmel Rich, Stanley Cup, 1996, sweet grass
Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait, 2006, two-channel video projection with sound, 90 min., collection of the Guggenheim Museum
Mark Hamilton, Inuit High Kick, https://vimeo.com/64586456
[i] National Art Museum of Sport, Wikipedia