Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition + Art Sale 2020

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre invites all members in good standing to submit their work to the Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition + Art Sale 2020, that will be open to the public from June 18 to July 11, 2020. Responding to THE WORKS Festival’s theme “Yield”, we are challenging artists to create/select their artwork based on the exhibition title, “Yielding to Form”.

The exhibition “Yielding to Form” will showcase diverse and compelling approaches to the notion of “form” in contemporary visual culture. The term form can mean several different things in art. Form refers to a composite of several visual elements, including colour, shape, juxtaposition, contrast, and dimension. Form is also used to describe the physical nature of the artwork, as in sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, multi-media installations, etc. Generally speaking, form is most closely tied to sculpture, since it is a three-dimensional art and has traditionally consisted almost primarily of form, with colour and texture being subordinate. In drawing and painting, the illusion of three-dimensional form is conveyed through the use of lighting and shadows, and the rendering of value and tone. When used in tandem with the word art as in art form, it can also mean a medium of artistic expression recognized as fine art or an unconventional medium done so well, adroitly, or creatively as to elevate it to the level of fine art. A formal analysis of a work of art describes how the elements and principles of artwork together may evoke in the viewer, independent of their meaning and the feelings or thoughts. In this sense, the form of an artwork includes both the objective qualities of the work itself, as well as the functioning of those qualities within the perception of the viewer.

EXHIBITION TITLE:  Yielding to Form
EXHIBITION DATES: June 18 – July 11, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION + HARCOURT’S OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 12 pm to 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 1 – 6, 2020 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, 780-426-4180 / 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/