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Alliance for the Arts announces Call for Artists

By Staff | Aug 1, 2019

The Alliance for the Arts is seeking artists to submit their work to “Dia de lost Muertos: A Juried Exhibit,” which will run from Oct. 4 through Nov. 2 at the gallery.

Artists should create pieces that showcase traditional Mexican sugar skulls merged with the artist’s aesthetic. Categories are sculpture, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), photography, prints and drawings. Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration.

All entries must be submitted online no later than Sept. 20.

In many parts of Mexico, South America and the United States, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family. More about reveling life than remembering death, the unique day encourages people to connect with loved ones while reflecting on the ties that bind the past to present.

The opening reception will be held on Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. There will be a $250 prize for Best in Show, $125 for second place and $75 for third place.

Opening receptions are free and open to the public and feature light refreshments.

While gallery admission is free, a $5 donation is suggested.

To download the prospectus or submit artwork, visit ArtInLee.org/SugarSkulls.

For more information about the exhibit, visit ArtInLee.org/SugarSkulls or call 239-939-2787.

The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.