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What’s Your Sign? RAM Virtual Community Art Show

October 12, 2022 – February 11, 2023

Entry Deadline: Monday, September 19 at 4:00 pm CDT

The word zodiac is used to describe an astrological system or, perhaps more often in popular context, the twelve regions that make up the system and that are identified as “signs.” These signs, associated with different animals or symbols, are also linked to personality traits and the specific day someone was born.

RAM’s upcoming show, David R. Harper: Zodiac will feature a series of sculptural works based on the signs of the zodiac. Harper uses imagery and metaphor to encourage people to think about how an object’s meaning can change based on who is interacting with it. Further, he hopes viewers will reflect on their own selves, in his words: “to see themselves, based on their zodiac characteristics, in some way in the work.”

RAM and RAM’s Wustum Museum invites artists to investigate the zodiac for the museums’ third Virtual Community Art Show. A few of the many ways to participate include: using the animals/beings associated with the signs for inspiration, creating a personal astrological system or system of signs, creating a symbol that reflects individual personalities, using animal imagery to reflect bigger ideas, creating personal Tarot card art, artistically charting personal signs with the sun, moon, and rising signs considered, and creating art related to the star or constellations. For inspiration, view past RAM Virtual Community Art Shows via the links below to see how artists responded to the exhibition themes.

Questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz at [email protected] or by calling 262.619.3541.

SUBMIT DIGITAL ENTRIES
VIEW FROM THE HEART: RAM VIRTUAL COMMUNITY ART SHOW
VIEW ALIEN INVASION: RAM VIRTUAL COMMUNITY ART SHOW
David R. Harper
Aquarius from the Zodiac Series, 2018
Resin, rubber coating, steel, plaster, India ink, and fireball pearls
36 x 11 x 24 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Rich Maciejewski

What’s Your Sign? RAM Virtual Community Art Show

October 12, 2022 – February 11, 2023
David R. Harper
Aquarius from the Zodiac Series, 2018
Resin, rubber coating, steel, plaster, India ink, and fireball pearls
36 x 11 x 24 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Rich Maciejewski

Entry Deadline: Monday, September 19 at 4:00 pm CDT

The word zodiac is used to describe an astrological system or, perhaps more often in popular context, the twelve regions that make up the system and that are identified as “signs.” These signs, associated with different animals or symbols, are also linked to personality traits and the specific day someone was born.

RAM’s upcoming show, David R. Harper: Zodiac will feature a series of sculptural works based on the signs of the zodiac. Harper uses imagery and metaphor to encourage people to think about how an object’s meaning can change based on who is interacting with it. Further, he hopes viewers will reflect on their own selves, in his words: “to see themselves, based on their zodiac characteristics, in some way in the work.”

RAM and RAM’s Wustum Museum invites artists to investigate the zodiac for the museums’ third Virtual Community Art Show. A few of the many ways to participate include: using the animals/beings associated with the signs for inspiration, creating a personal astrological system or system of signs, creating a symbol that reflects individual personalities, using animal imagery to reflect bigger ideas, creating personal Tarot card art, artistically charting personal signs with the sun, moon, and rising signs considered, and creating art related to the star or constellations. For inspiration, view past RAM Virtual Community Art Shows via the links below to see how artists responded to the exhibition themes.

Questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz at [email protected] or by calling 262.619.3541.

SUBMIT DIGITAL ENTRIES
VIEW FROM THE HEART: RAM VIRTUAL COMMUNITY ART SHOW
VIEW ALIEN INVASION: RAM VIRTUAL COMMUNITY ART SHOW

Entry Requirements

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

  • ONE entry per artist.

  • All work submitted must have been made after January 1, 2020, and must not have been previously exhibited at RAM or RAM’s Wustum Museum or in other virtual exhibitions. However, virtual entries are not prohibited from being exhibited onsite at RAM and/or RAM’s Wustum Museum in other future exhibitions.

  • 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 Requirements

  • Your entry may be either two- or three-dimensional. There is no restriction on medium or physical size.

  • The image of your work must be between 1800 and 2400 pixels on the longest side. Save your image as a .jpeg or .png at 72 dpi, with a maximum file size of 2 MB.

    Need help reducing the file size of your image? Compressor.io is a free online service that compresses images with little to no noticeable loss in quality.

Selection Process

Entry is limited to the first 200 submissions.

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.

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.

Submit Digital Entries

Click/tap “Image upload” below then select your image, or drag and drop your image directly into the box to upload the file. Please ensure your entry follows all of the above requirements before submitting.

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