California Arts Council

State of California

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In My Absence
For National artists

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
Frida Kahlo
Artists have created self portraits for centuries—in part to ensure presence in their absence.

In My Absence asks artists to share the impression they believe, hope or fear that they leave on those around them. Whether in your most deeply bonded relationships or within a passing interaction with strangers—what fundamental quality or qualities do you bring to the space and subsequently leave behind in the minds of others.

uBe Art wants to know, who are you in this world?

​Our mixed genre format and diverse jury panel create a genuine opportunity for all artists who enter to be invited for exhibition.

EXHIBITION – uBe Art’s jury panel will choose individual pieces based on technical application, originality and concept. Our panel of professional working artists, gallery curators advertising agents, and editors are a diverse representation of all mediums.

Artwork selected for this show will be on display in a seven-week exhibition at uBe Art in Berkeley, California—located just 12 miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is a beautiful, light filled space with 25 ft ceilings attracting artists, visitors and collectors from around the Bay Area.

CRITERIA - Accepted mediums: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and digital art. Simply put, all genres are welcome! All artwork must be ready to hang; loose prints must be in plastic sleeves—no exceptions. Artwork must not exceed 50” on any side. Please be aware of artwork size, we do not want to eliminate entries solely based on exceeding dimension limits.

ENTRIES - $25 entry fee

Deadline: 04-01-2016
uBe Art
Berkeley, CA

Contact: Winn Taylor

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