"Red" is theme for open call at Jackson Junge Gallery


All artists using any media are eligible to submit entries in Jackson Junge Gallery's exhibition Red to open on March 9 at 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

Explaining the theme, Chris Jackson, co-owner of the gallery, says, "Red is associated with danger, politics, courage, heat, positions of power, passion, sexuality, anger and in some cultures happiness and good fortune. Red is intermixed into the universe in many forms. In nature we see red in the sunset, which is caused by Rayleigh scattering. Red soil is created by Hematite and red ochre, both are forms of iron oxide, which also gives the planet Mars its famous nick-name the “'Red Planet.' Red is the color at the end of the visible light spectrum and is a primary color along with blue and yellow. In art history red ochre, which makes red pigment; has been used since pre-historic times. Red is everywhere."  

"Artists are welcome to submit any work, or sketches and supporting documentation for proposals of future work, with their artistic interpretation incorporating themes revolving around red," explains Jackson. 

With priority given to new work, there is no fee for entries, a maximum of eight, but they must be red. 

For each piece submitted, the artist must include the following information in an email with a .jpg of the image attached:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone and Email Contact
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Year Created
  • Retail Price (including frame)
  • Date of Creation
  • Brief Description of how it relates to the exhibition

The format of the name for jpg is to be “artwork title _ artist’s last name."

Submissions are to be sent to support@j2gallery.com by Feb. 11.



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