Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Call for Art: Ripple Effect

There are so many artists doing impressive work in the Twin Ports, many of them as instructors at our colleges. It speaks to the caliber of these teachers that so many younger fine artists are here or launching out elsewhere. Bill Morgan and John Steffl come immediately to mind, but the list is long. Once you dig a little deeper into the soil and trace roots you find countless fascinating connections... or as the upcoming Prove show calls it (using an altogether different metaphor), ripple effects.

The Prove has put out a Call for Submissions for their October 16 show that is designed to coincide with Sarah Brokke's Portrait of an Artist opening at the Duluth Art Institute the evening before. What follows here is the call that appeared in my inbox earlier this week.

Ripple Effect is the title to an exhibition that was curated by local Duluth artist and professor Sarah M. Brokke at the Duluth Art Institute which highlighted the work of her current and former students around 2009. Ripple Effect aims to reflect, honor and highlight creative mentorship and inspiration that is drawn from people in one's creative journey. Inspiration that is carried through one's career. Whether it's through a saying, an expressive tool, a thought process that has struck through and made a breakthrough in your creative process, you carry that mentorship and inspiration within.

Prove Gallery's mission is to foster a greater appreciation of the contemporary arts, to bridge cultures, create and expand community, and provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities and educational outreach through regular interaction with the contemporary arts. Prove Gallery will celebrate this creative mentorship and inspiration on October 16th, 2015 with the opening of "Ripple Effect". This show follows the opening reception of "Portrait of an Artist " by Sarah Brokke on October 15, 2015 at the Duluth Art Institute which celebrates 36 working artists in the Duluth/ Superior Community who she "can point to at least one or two moments, but often many more, that [she] felt personally, positively affected by what they have done."

Prove Gallery encourages artists in all disciplines to submit works to "Ripple Effect"

Deadline for submission is September 23, 2015.

Please submit: CV, Images of Work, Didactics in one document and provide us with a link to any audio or video files (.JPG, . PDF, .MOV, .MP3, .word)

All artists will be notified upon acceptance with a deadline of September 30th.

Artwork is to be dropped off October 2-5th, 2015.

Any form and style of art is acceptable. Work cannot exceed 10' x 8' x 8' (h x l x d). 
All hung work must not exceed 50 lbs and must be READY TO HANG. 
All freestanding works must support their weight and may not be attached to the floor. 
All submission materials must be written in English. 
All work is shown at the artist's own risk. 
All work shipped to PRØVE Gallery must be sent with return shipping or be picked up by the artist or an artist's representative.

Please email all submissions to or mail them to 
Prove Gallery : 21 N Lake Ave Duluth, MN 55802.

You can learn more about Sarah Brokke and her work here.
A link to Sarah Brokke's exhibition at the Kruk in 2014.
And finally, her work last month at The Red Herring.

I like the ripple effect. Let's keep it going.

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