WWBA is delighted to invite artists to submit their original artwork to be considered for WWBA’s first group exhibit entitled YAWP. This group exhibit will explore an excerpt from Whitman’s “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass. Abstract, figurative, and landscape interpretations are welcome. There will be a reception for artists — all are welcome to attend with free refreshments.
|The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me—he complains of my gab and my loitering.
I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable;
The last scud of day holds back for me;
I depart as air—I shake my white locks at the runaway sun;
I bequeathe myself to the dirt, to grow from the grass I love;
You will hardly know who I am, or what I mean;
Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged;
Deadline: Midnight Sunday, March 29th, 2020
Artists may submit 1-3 images of original work for consideration
Both 2D and 3D artwork will be considered
All work must be no larger than 30×30 inches
All work must be wired/framed and ready to hang
Submissions may be emailed to Events@waltwhitman.org
With the subject line “Artwork Submission”
1-3 high resolution images, all files must be labeled “yourname_titleofwork”
List Artist Name/dimensions/media/price/date/brief description
Brief artist statement and resume
A $10.00 Submission fee must be paid here:
Artists will be notified in April. Accepted works will be dropped off the week of April 13th and hang through July 2020. Walt Whitman’s Birthday is May 31st. We receive the most guests during this time of year. The group exhibit will be on view for all visitors of the Birthplace. Artworks may be for sale, however buyer will contact artist directly and work must stay in exhibit for duration of the show.
Click below to pay submission fee: