From the Heart: RAM Virtual Community Art Show

July 7 – October 4, 2020

The entry period for this exhibition closed at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted life in ways that are difficult to comprehend. Massive illness and loss of life, economic hardship, daily restrictions, anxieties, and uncertainties—all things that are concerns for so many simultaneously. In addition, a dialogue about race and inequality is front of mind as large-scale protests continue across the United States and around the world.

In the midst of this—indeed in the midst of other major crises as well, like World Wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s in the US—artists create.

Opening this fall inside the galleries at RAM, From the Heart: Artist as Commentator is drawn from the museum’s collection, and features works that reflect themes and topics that motivate artists to action, inspiring them to comment, investigate, and care.

RAM and RAM’s Wustum Museum invite you to our first-ever Virtual Community Art Show. Show us the work that you have created this year in RAM’s inaugural online exhibition, organized to accompany Artist as Commentator at RAM. Existing online at ramart.org and accessible via tablets in the galleries, RAM is including the community in a creative conversation through your depictions of this unique time in history. Using the form below, share your art inspired by all the unexpected experiences of 2020.

Questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Liz Siercks by emailing lsiercks@ramart.org or by calling 262.619.3541.

Rosita Johanson
Hail to the Victor
Dyed cotton, dyed cotton thread, pins, found metal objects, and acrylic paint
8 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Rosita Johanson
Hail to the Victor
Dyed cotton, dyed cotton thread, pins, found metal objects, and acrylic paint
8 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The entry period for this exhibition closed at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted life in ways that are difficult to comprehend. Massive illness and loss of life, economic hardship, daily restrictions, anxieties, and uncertainties—all things that are concerns for so many simultaneously. In addition, a dialogue about race and inequality is front of mind as large-scale protests continue across the United States and around the world.

In the midst of this—indeed in the midst of other major crises as well, like World Wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s in the US—artists create.

Opening this fall inside the galleries at RAM, From the Heart: Artist as Commentator is drawn from the museum’s collection, and features works that reflect themes and topics that motivate artists to action, inspiring them to comment, investigate, and care.

RAM and RAM’s Wustum Museum invite you to our first-ever Virtual Community Art Show. Show us the work that you have created this year in RAM’s inaugural online exhibition, organized to accompany Artist as Commentator at RAM. Existing online at ramart.org and accessible via tablets in the galleries, RAM is including the community in a creative conversation through your depictions of this unique time in history. Using the form below, share your art inspired by all the unexpected experiences of 2020.

Questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Liz Siercks by emailing lsiercks@ramart.org or by calling 262.619.3541.

Entry Requirements
  • Entry is FREE, and open to artists of all ages.

  • ONE entry per artist.

  • All work submitted must have been made in 2020, and must not have been previously exhibited at RAM or RAM’s Wustum Museum.

  • All virtual entries must be represented with clear, high quality images. See below for size and resolution requirements. If an image does not meet these quality standards, it will not be included in the exhibition.

Image Size Requirements
  • Your entry may be either two- or three-dimensional, and there is no physical size limitation.

  • Image of your work must be 72 dpi and at least 1800 pixels on the longest side, with a maximum file size of 1 MB.

Entry Deadline

Wednesday, July 1 at 4:00 pm.

Selection Process

Final selections will be at the discretion of RAM staff. While this is a non-juried community exhibition, RAM reserves the right to remove any works deemed inappropriate for display.

Media

Any medium may be used—clay, wood, paper, metal, wax, paint, textile, photography, printmaking, collage, assemblage, etc.

Identifying Your Work

Include all the requested information in the online entry form, including Artist Name, Title, Year, Media, and Value.

Valuation of Submitted Work

Please provide an insurance value for your work for internal museum reference only.

Don’t Forget to Vote!

The three artists whose artwork is voted as Audience Favorites throughout the run of the online exhibition will receive gift certificates for free studio art classes. Winners will be announced at the end of the show.

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