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FABULON, A Center For Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story” – Deadline Dec. 12, 2017

November 13, 2017

With the bells of the New Year still echoing in our ears, we will be confronted with hearts, candy, and the trappings of modern day Valentine’s Day.

Each year at this time we put out a call for our “Not Your Typical Love Story Show”. It started as a quest to battle commercialism, materialism, over consumption and narrow-minded views. We had the idea to show art that illustrated the many facets of love, a truer vision of Saint Valentine’s mission, and spread some empathy.

With so much news of injustice, incivility, instability, and insecurity, it is hard to imagine thoughts of love. Or that love could be a remedy. We thought of cancelling the show.

But that song by Hal David and Burt Bacharach keeps echoing. Maybe you remember the Jackie DeShannon version or prefer Dionne Warwick’s, or Boss Baby is your frame of reference with Missi Hale singing away.

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love

it’s the only thing there’s just too little of

no, not just for some, but for everyone”

That says it all!

And it says hold on to that thought. Make it real.

Send us images that prove that loving your neighbor like yourself could really make a difference in the world. Show that love trumps hate every time. Inspire more people to realize that they can make a difference.

The song is apparently a conversation addressing the Lord. But this is a plea to all humans of any denomination, spiritual belief, struggling person even those brave enough to question, and daring enough to lift voices and pencils and paint brushes.

The lyrics go on to say “we don’t need another mountain”….but with our environment at risk and the EPA under attack, lest we not forget that ordering up another mountain isn’t really an option. So if we love it, we need to show it!

We are seeking deep connections to the idea that love will save the world. As cliché as that may seem, prove it could be true. Dig deep. Please no cliché images. Capture examples but also show some potential solutions.

For info to enter visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4861).

Please include an artist’s statement.

All mediums 2D and 3D visual arts will be considered.

Send up to five images per entry. We will choose up to three for the exhibit and sale. Artists must send a statement about their work.

All work must be for sale. The gallery receives 40% of the sale. Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork. Artwork may be brought to the gallery in person or shipped with shipping labels both ways using FedEx or USPS only (NOT UPS as they charge us a fee which will be passed along to you if this is your only available method) . No packing peanuts, please.

Artwork must be in hang ready condition with wire method only, no sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Each piece must have a label firmly affixed to the back, stating name, title, and contact information. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years, not derived from copyrighted images, and not created under the direction of an instructor. We will accept images of work in progress, with the understanding it will be finished by the deadline.

Deadline for submission is 12/12/21/17, artists will be notified by 12/30/17. Work must arrive by 1/15/18. Work will be on display from 1/23/18 through 3/1/18. Artists’ Reception on 2/10/18 5-8pm.

FABULON is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407

For further info call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

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Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Offers Exhibit Focused on Love

February 7, 2017

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, is presenting “Not Your Typical Love Story”, featuring works that express different ways we love, who, why, what’s missing, what we want, pet love, sacrifice…, on view from Feb. 2 – 28, 2017. A reception will be held on Feb. 11, from 5-8pm.

Originally Valentine’s Day was about respecting people’s need for love, compassion, and acceptance. This group show illustrates artists’ interpretations on the theme. Celebrate all diverse interpretations of love in a less commercial representation. Except for the chocolate part. There will be lots of chocolate.

Participating guest artists include: Chrisi Blyth, Deane V. Bowers, Linda D’Elia, Kopeace, Dina Platt, Nicole Robinson, Shari Schultz, Vik, and Henry Wolf.

There will be new work by Fabulon artists including: Louise Aug, Meyriel Edge, Amanda England, Eugene Horne, Susan Irish, Liza S. Lindahl, Laura McRae-Hitchcock, and Hampton R. Olfus, Jr.

Fabulon is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407. Free parking is available on site.

For further information call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story” Exhibit – Deadline Jan. 12, 2016

December 11, 2015

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, is calling for entries for its February group show, “Not Your Typical Love Story”. Work should depict an experience of when you’ve felt connected or disconnected. They may illustrate love, attraction, and affection from any point of view. Perhaps they may even exemplify heartache, loss, longing or lust. Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $25 non-refundable fee.  Accepted artists will be part of a group show. They will display up to 5 pieces. The work will be on display and for sale for the month of February. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

Ms. Irish, Fabulon’s director, will be showing “Don’t Forget to Dance” for the first and only time before it goes to its new owner. Prints will be sold during the show going towards “My Sister’s House”, a temporary shelter for women fleeing domestic violence. The show will be an exhibit and sale of paintings, sculpture, and photography and will illustrate a different kind of love story.

Visit (www.fabulonart.com) for more info!

DATES: Deadline for submission is 1/12. Artists will be notified by 1/8. Work will be delivered by 1/20 and picked up by March 5th, 2016. There will be a brief meeting for artists at the gallery upon acceptance on 1/20. There will be an Opening Reception with refreshments on 2/12 from 5pm until 9pm. The art will be showcased in the gallery from 2/1 – 3/4.

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC is Calling for Entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story” – Deadline Jan. 4, 2016

September 13, 2015

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education, located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407, is calling for entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story”, which will be on view Feb. 1 – Mar. 4, 2016.

The show will be an exhibit and sale of paintings and sculpture that illustrate a different kind of love story. Work should depict an experience when you felt connected or disconnected.

Entry Guideline and Fee:
Through the form on the website, interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $25 non-refundable fee. Please register on line at (Fabulonart.com).

Deadline for submission is Jan. 4, 2016.

Accepted artists will be part of a group show. They will display up to 5 pieces. The work will be on display and for sale for the month of February. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

DATES: Deadline for submission is 1/4. Artists to be notified by 1/8. Work to be delivered by 1/20 and picked up by March  5, 2016.

There will be a brief meeting for artists at the gallery upon acceptance 1/20.

There will be an Opening Reception with refreshments 2/12 from 5pm until 9pm.

For further information call 843/566-3383, e-mail at (fabulon.art@gmail.com) or visit (www.fabulonart.com).