This open call for art is for an art exhibition to be held as part of the first ever Art Ball – A celebration of fashion, art, and music in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in partnership with Deon C. Jefferson, and Arts Warehouse.
The goal of the art exhibition is to allow for expression and interpretations of the varying topics that are involved in mental health. The artwork can be literal or abstract in this representation. The theme of the work must be inspired by, or highlighting, mental and behavioral health with special emphasis on COVID-19. Exhibition title still in process.
The exhibition will be on view in the Back Room Gallery at Arts Warehouse from May 7th - May 31st, 2021. The Art Ball event will be held on May 8th at 7pm.
More on Art Ball 2021
The Art Ball will be held in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, a time to help break the stigma of mental illness and to encourage people to get the help they need. The Art Ball will encompass the visual arts on multiple levels, including an art exhibition and fashion show while ultimately drawing attention to mental health and the importance of openness and representation of various mental health issues in different arenas. The art exhibition will be on display for the entire month of May at Arts Warehouse.
The Ball will benefit the artist community in Palm Beach County. Covid has slowed down a lot of venues and workspaces for artist, so this event will give them the freedom to showcase what they have been working on.
Part of the Art Ball event will be the representation of various PBC organizations that deal with mental health. Organizations like Compass Community Center, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Center for Drug Studies, and the Delray Center of Healing will be on site to answer questions, and hand out literature. The Art Ball will allow community members the opportunity to mingle with these organizations and to hopefully find others that have experience with mental health either personally or in their friend and family circles.
Final details and schedule of events, and ticketing info to be released soon. This event will have limited capacity, so tickets will be required for entry.
Dates to keep in mind:
Entry Deadline : April 1st, 2021
Artist will be notified the week of April 16th, 2021 of their acceptance via email.
Exhibition May 7th - May 31st, 2021
Rules and Guidelines for entry:
The theme of the work must be inspired by, or highlighting, mental health with a special emphasis on COVID-19.
All mediums including 2D, 3D, video, performance art, live demonstrations, or clothing are welcome to submit.
Artist must live or work in South Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade Counties)
The submitted art work must be original
Accepted art must be available to be exhibited May 7th - May 31st, 2021
Accepted art work will need to be at Arts Warehouse, whether delivered or shipped*, by May 3rd 2021. *Round trip shipping is the responsibility of the artist
Original artwork created within the last year preferred, but not required.
All accepted work must be ready to hang/displayed upon arrival to Arts Warehouse. This includes any special shelves, pedestals or other.
Artists can submit up to 6 works for consideration
Please include a detailed artist statement about the work as it pertains to the theme for the exhibition.
If the artist wishes to list their accepted work for sale, there is a 70%/30% commission - 70% to the artist, 30% to Arts Warehouse
Please be sure that your photo is a proper representation of the work as it is to arrive at Arts Warehouse, including frames.
Must be aged 16+ to submit work
Street parking along 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue is free. There are two public parking lots which are north of Arts Warehouse on 3rd Avenue. Arts Warehouse is a short walk from the main downtown areas and Pineapple Grove garages. PLEASE do not park in the dirt parking lot at the northwest corner of 3rd & 3rd as it is not a public parking lot.
The use of Uber, Lyft, and carpooling is encouraged.