In My Backyard Juried Show – Call for Entries

GearBox Gallery invites submissions to our 2022 Juried Exhibition, In My Backyard.
JURORS: Joyce Gordon, owner of Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland, California, and Joyce Gordon Gallery curator, Eric Murphy.
Two prestigious awards will be given to two separate artists. Open to Northern California artists over the age of 18. BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ artists are encouraged to apply. Entry Deadline: June 15, 2022

In My Backyard refers to the area where you live, where you are, your domain, or a location very close to you. It could be as literal as the view out your window, or it could be an expression of your emotional state. As your backyard is an extension of your physical home so this backyard could be an extension of your spiritual self. In My Backyard can also refer to a situation that you are directly involved in, next to, near and not far away from, or responsible for. It could be something occurring closer to you than you had hoped, assumed, or thought. Things may happen there that we are unaware of or that need to be cleaned up. “There is nothing quite delightfully mysterious as a secret in your own backyard.” -Fantasy writer, Patrick Rothfuss In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy always wanted to go over the rainbow only to discover that there is no place like home. “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” -Noel Langley

Whether it be a place, an event, or a mental state, submit artwork that reflects your interpretation of what is ”In my backyard”?
Submit your entry online at CaFÉ for artists.

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