The art show will coincide with Midland Community Theater’s opening musical for the 2021 season and will be in the main lobby of MCT located at 2000 West Wadley in Midland, TX. The exact dates are to be determined by the theater staff but are typically between late January and mid-March.
The judge/jury of this event will be the gallery owner, Jeff Neely (and probably his wife).
There are no entry fees and anybody is welcome to submit an entry. (or two, or three, or….)
Note: Exceptions to the specified rules above will be made on an individual basis. Please reach out directly to the gallery owner, Jeff, to discuss your ideas as you create your work.
The Show being put on will require a sense of cohesion. The identical frames will tie the artwork together and the unified message of hope and survival will provide a sense cohesion throughout. It is the aim of the gallery to put on a show that is overwhelming in its size, scope, excellence in artistry, and impactfulness. It should make people happy.
As the show will be in a family friendly location, it is requested that the usual boundaries that implies be respected.
This is an opportunity for you, the artist, to demonstrate your skill, artistry, and creativity by applying your own internal and personal filter to the changing world we are experiencing in real time today. Coronavirus is omnipresent, sure, but it is only a catalyst for the changing times around us and that change, and what it means or how it is experienced, is a personal thing to each individual. The breadth and depth of all of it on display, as captured in the images you create, will unite it all into the shared experiences we are all having. This is the recipe for a potentially great show.
As this is the first show The FaFa Gallery is putting on, I am certain that there will be things I missed, hadn’t thought of, will need to research, could use some guidance on, will need to clarify, etc… I, Jeff, am very easy to work with and quite easy to get along with, I am exceptionally supportive of artists and the arts community, and I highly encourage phone calls at any time. I have procured what is historically a very good wall for this show and I really want to take a person’s breath away with their experience.
If the show gets tremendous response and an opportunity presents itself, it may be recreated in another location and you will have the opportunity to have your work seen by a larger audience.
To indicate interest, seek clarity, ask questions, or simply introduce yourself, please reach out to Jeff at the gallery by phone at 432-689-3004, by email at email@example.com, or on facebook @thefafagallery.
To a memorable show….
Questions I have been asked:
I have been asked if it is absolutely a requirement that the prescribed words be included in the work. Yes, I actually want to see the creativity that comes out of the requirement but I will also accept anything in the spirit of those words. That said, I am not an artist at all but I took a couple of pictures and edited them slightly to demonstrate some ideas. If further discussion is required, feel free to reach out to the gallery. I hope this helps...
I took this photo in New Mexico May 2020. I then edited the sign on the computer.
I was struck by this moment of a beautiful morning with the sun coming up and the clouds lifting off the mountain in the background. It was my first venture out since the world ended and this moment felt like a relief to me.
In this one I did not use the exact words, but "you made it" is in the proper spirit and is the type of thing I will not turn away.
I took this photograph in Colorado on the same trip and then added the address and the flag.
There is a lot of signs of life in this photo and I liked the sense of humor on display on the side of the highway.
This billboard had a sign offering free advertising so I called the number, said hello to Tony, and the fine owner of this billboard made this display. The photo is not good because it made the billboard look broken and the photographer had no idea how to solve such a dilemma.
That said, I thought about how cool it would be if the city building windows were lit up to make the message so I added the words across the town. For a complete amateur, this turned out pretty cool.
There are a couple of ideas. I hope this helps and I look forward to sharing the outcome of your inspiration with the world.
Thank you, and good painting...