Call for Artists


Poetic Logic: Collage and Assemblage

Exhibition Dates: January 16 - February 26, 2016

In the early 20th century, with the advent of mass production of materials and media artists like Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Kurt Schwitters began developing collage as a way of reappropriating and repurposing materials and images to imbue their works with juxtaposed information that expressed a kind of poetic logic of association.

In our current culture of mass information and media it is not surprising that artists are finding a continued purpose in investigating such relevant processes. This is a call for artists working in Collage, Assemblage and any other processes of incorporating elements of repurposed materials as a way of expressing our contemporary experience.

Submission fee $25  

Submission Deadline: December 14, 2015

Artist Notification: December 28, 2015

Best in Show/Purchase Award

Open to all artists residing within the United States

Poetic Logic is juried by Shawn Watrous. Shawn Watrous is a painter and collage artist from San Francisco who currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally including shows at The Painting Center in NYC, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Mattress Factory Museum, among others. Shawn received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Kent State University. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Penn State University teaching an art overview class that focuses on western art history.  www.shawnwatrous.com 

To submit:

1. Email 4 images to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org

2. The subject line of the email should state: Submission Poetic Logic

3. Label images with your initials_title of work_submission number. example:EM_TheScream_1.jpeg

4. In the body of the email include: Artist's Name, Address, Phone number, Email, and List of Works including: Submission number, Title of work, Size, Medium, Year, Price.

5. Pay $25.00 submission fee via paypal by clicking on the button below.