Gallery RFD
Since 2008
Works in Swainsboro United States of America

BIO
Gallery RFD is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote economic enrichment in rural communities through the Arts. Gallery RFD hosts twelve original art exhibitions a year exploring diverse, challenging, and pertinent subject matter. In addition, the gallery also plans art exhibitions, live music, and art activities for their Second Saturday Art Stroll in downtown Swainsboro. Gallery RFD creates original educational programming for elementary and middle school students and develops county-wide outreach projects focused on promoting rural communities and the arts.
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OPPORTUNITY

Sweet Escape: Interpreting Freedom in the Modern World


Deadline:
Thu Feb 26, 2009 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Contact:Bryan Ghiloni/Andrea Laborde
Co-Directors, Gallery RFD
www.galleryrfd.org
478-237-6873 galleryrfd@gmail.com
January 2009

Call for Submissions

Sweet Escape: Interpreting Freedom in the Modern World

(Swainsboro, GA) - Gallery RFD seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition titled Sweet Escape: Interpreting Freedom in the Modern World.

With one of America’s most significant inaugurations just behind us, the country in economic turmoil, and a multitude of wars being fought on foreign soil, freedom is not far from anybody’s mind. Not just in the political sense, for as tension rises we also seek creative escapes, and from that new ideas emerge. Gallery RFD’s upcoming exhibition, Sweet Escape, is about exploring liberty in any context. We request your views about political freedom, personal freedom, and creative freedom, interpreted into works of art.

Submission deadline: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, 4 p.m. (EST)
Juror: Lucian Perkins, photojournalist and two time Pulitzer prize winner.

Exhibition runs: April 11 - May 2, 2009
Opening Reception: April 11, 2009, 5-8 p.m.


OPPORTUNITY

Works On Paper


Deadline:
Thu Jan 29, 2009 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Contact:Bryan Ghiloni/Andrea Laborde
Co-Directors, Gallery RFD
www.galleryrfd.org
478-237-6873
galleryrfd@gmail.com

December 2008

Call for Submissions

Works on Paper

(Swainsboro, GA) - Gallery RFD seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition titled Works on Paper.

As a young artist, frequently one’s first exposure with creating art is upon the most familiar of artistic medias, paper. The blank page has challenged, often tormented, and ultimately been overcome by many an artist. From drawings, paintings, photographs, and master prints, to collage, charcoal, and an assortment of contemporary processes, the variety of work offered in this format is vast. Gallery RFD’s upcoming exhibition, Works on Paper seeks any nature of works of art made on, or of, this ever accessible medium.

Submission deadline: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, 4 p.m. (EST)
Juror: TBA

Exhibition runs: March 14 - April 4, 2009
Opening Reception: March 14, 2009, 5-8 p.m.


EVENT

Unauthorized


Dates:
Fri Jan 02, 2009 00:00 - Wed Oct 29, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Contact: Bryan Ghiloni/Andrea Laborde
Co-Directors, Gallery RFD
www.galleryrfd.org
478-237-6873
galleryrfd@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

Unauthorized

(Swainsboro, GA) - Gallery RFD seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition titled Unauthorized.

When works by the graffiti artist Banksy began to be retouched by city council members in the UK to conserve them from, other offending “tags” placed on top of his, the world of the Graffiti book earned a new chapter. After the same artist armed only with a fake beard, extra strength glue and a trench coat walked into four of New York’s most prestigious museums and placed his own work on the walls; artist the world over had a new sense of power. Why are we waiting to put our work in a museum?

Unauthorized is a call for intelligent works of art that don’t wait, works or documentation of acts created without permission. Gallery RFD seeks works which engage or interact with its surroundings despite laws or authorities who say it shouldn’t. No permission, no problem.

Submission deadline: Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, 4 p.m. (EST)
Juror: Wendy DesChene, Auburn University.

Exhibition runs Feb. 14, 2009 - March 7, 2009
Opening Reception: Feb. 14, 2009, 5-8 p.m.

Further details and prospectus available on the Gallery RFD website: www.galleryrfd.org

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EVENT

Step Closer: An Exhibition of Small Work


Dates:
Fri Nov 28, 2008 00:00 - Wed Oct 29, 2008

Location:
United States of America

(Swainsboro, GA) - Gallery RFD seeks submissions for upcoming exhibition at Elements Bistro in Lyons titled Step Closer: An Exhibition of Small Work.

There is no doubt that large works of art create bold visual statements that envelope their viewers, and small works next to them are often overlooked, dwarfed by their standout neighbors. However, small works of art require the artist to use their limited space wisely, to be economical in content and yet simultaneously stimulate. Precise and personal, these are works that require a one-on-one look. To really see them, one must get close, overstepping the barrier that we are taught should exist between the viewer and a work of art. The experience is wholly different from exhibits where large works command attention and viewing is shared by a group. Suddenly one is able to experience the art alone, to retreat into a place of mental serenity.

Gallery RFD serves as guest curators for EA Gallery at Elements Bistro in Lyons, GA. Works that are small in size yet not in content are sought for this holiday exhibition. Entries must be smaller than 16”x20” and priced under $200.00. There will be no entry fee. All works submitted will be exhibited.

Submission deadline: Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, 4 p.m. (EST)

Exhibition runs Dec. 2, 2008 - Dec. 31, 2008

Further details and entry form available on the Gallery RFD website: www.galleryrfd.org