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Call for Art: Own an Original - Labyrinth

Applications Accepted: Monday, August 15, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board invites artists to submit work for the Own an Original juried exhibition, open to Colorado artists working in any medium except photography.

The exhibition theme is “Labyrinth” and the show will be juried by Molly Casey from the art consulting firm, NINE Dot ARTS.
 
In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate, confusing structure designed to hold a mythical creature. In modern day English, the definition has become synonymous with the word maze - a complex branching puzzle with choices of path and direction that is hard to find one’s way through. However, the classical labyrinth had only a single path to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unmistakable route to the center and back and presents no navigational challenge. 

For some, the Labyrinth represents wholeness or a purposeful journey or path to our own center and back again out into the world. Often, walking a labyrinth can serve as a metaphor for life’s journey or as a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to our spirit within. Depending on one’s perception of the term, a labyrinth can either be confusing and restricting or directional and liberating. We look forward to the various artistic interpretations of this complex theme. 

Opening Reception and juror prize presentation: Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 5:30 - 7 pm

Exhibition Dates: Friday, November 4 - Saturday, December 31, 2022

Applications accepted through callforentry.org


 

Juror: Molly Casey

As NINE dot ARTS Chief Curator, Molly Casey leads, mentors, and supervises interdisciplinary creative teams through the research, curation, acquisition, and installation of a range of national art experiences. Her leadership and consulting expertise includes working directly with private and public sector clients on everything from curated corporate art collections to robust community art plans. Molly’s innovative approach to art consulting includes building a global community of artists and supporting education, advocacy, and career-building opportunities.

She and co-founder Martha Weidmann formed NINE dot ARTS in 2009 with the vision of building a forward-thinking art consulting company that both curates incredible art experiences and advocates for art and artists. Since then, the firm has completed over 900 projects in real estate development across 35 states and five countries, generating more than $40 million in revenue for the creative economy. Currently, their artist app, Dotfolio, features over 10,000 artists from around the world.

 


 

Dates:

The gallery opening and juror prize presentation will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 5:30 - 7 pm.

The exhibit will be open to the public in the Fine Art gallery at the Littleton Museum from Friday, November 4, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022.