Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition + Art Sale 2019

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre invites all members in good standing to submit their work to the Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition + Art Sale 2019, that will be open to the public from June 20 to July 13, 2019. Responding to THE WORKS Festival’s theme “Code”, we are challenging artists to create/select their artwork based on the exhibition title “Metaphor and the Art”.

The exhibition “Metaphor and the Art” will showcase diverse and compelling approaches to metaphoric language and symbology in contemporary visual culture. Metaphors use symbolism and comparisons to strengthen a point, to evoke a certain emotional state and represent specific ideas or thoughts. Visual metaphors or visual codes may be obvious or abstract, depending on artist’s emotions, ideas, or experiences. The exact meaning behind a metaphor in visual or literary arts depends on the frame of mind and feelings of the artist who created the work of art. Furthermore, many artists apply metaphorical symbols in their works in such a way that pushes the viewer to interpret and de-cod the work in many ways. This allows the viewer to become more engaged in the object of art and – in the process – to finally decipher the work’s actual unique characteristics and meaning.

EXHIBITION TITLE: Metaphor and the Art
EXHIBITION DATES: June 20 – July 13, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION / HARCOURT’S OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm
OPEN TO: New and current members of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, working in any media
SUBMISSION Dates / ARTWORK Drop-Off: Monday – Saturday, June 3 – 8, 2019 from 10 am – 5 pm
Submissions will only be accepted during designated submissions drop off dates and times.


If you have any questions, please contact us 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/

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