30th Annual Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition + Art Sale

This annual exhibition coincides with the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of Harcourt House and with the annual THE WORKS Art + Design Festival. In keeping with their 2018 theme, Paradigm, Harcourt House is challenging artists to create/select their submissions based on the exhibition title, “In Search of the Human Essence: Humankind at the Beginning of the 21st Century”

Exhibition Dates: June 2 – July 14, 2018
Opening Reception + Harcourt’s Open House: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Exhibition Title: In Search of the Human Essence: Humankind at the Beginning of the 21st Century (Shifting a Paradigm in Existential Philosophy)
Open To: New and current members in good standing of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, working in any media.*
Submission Drop-Off: Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18, 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm.

The exhibition “In Search of the Human Essence” will be focusing on the social conditions of global society. Artists selected for this exhibition project will be collectively and individually discussing – through their respective body of works – several aspects of the condition of humankind at the beginning of the 21st century. This includes: environmental/eco system, socio-economical, political and gender based issues, public and individual safety, degradation of human conditions in communities, famine, health, and consumerism, among others.

The Annual Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition allows our artists to exhibit and sell their work while doubling as a fundraiser for Harcourt House in support of its art exhibition and art education programs. If artists choose to sell their work, Harcourt House will receive a 40% commission included in the price of the sale.

Each artist may submit a maximum of four (4) works for the exhibition and is guaranteed to have one work displayed, provided they adhere to the submission’s criteria (please refer to the Submission Guidelines for details).

Find the submission form here: 2018 Members’ show submission details and form.

If you have any questions, please contact Ruta Nichol, Harcourt’s Exhibition Programs Coordinator + Curatorial Assistant, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, tel. 780-426-4180; email: harcourtexhibit@shaw.ca


* This call for submissions is for new and current Harcourt House Artist Run Centre’s members in good standing (paid membership). If you are practicing, non-member artist interested in participating, please stop by the Harcourt Galleries or call during regular business hours (Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm) for membership information. Students and seniors are eligible for membership discounts. More information here: www.harcourthouse.ab.ca/become-a-member-of-harcourt-house-today/

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