November 20 - Submissions Open
January 8 - Submissions Close by midnight
January 15- Accepted Entries are notified via email
January 22- Accepted Entries delivery date (12-3pm)
February 4 - Exhibition opens to the public (5-7pm)
Every Saturday and Sunday in February - Exhibition is open to the public
February 12- Artist Reception/Curator Talk (5-7pm)
February 26- Exhibition Closes (12-5pm)
February 27– Artwork Pick Up Date (12-2pm)
Delivery of Artwork: All artwork is due to the gallery on January 22, 2022, between 12pm – 3pm
● Prepaid return label MUST be enclosed if you are shipping your work.
● We cannot accept cash, checks, credit card numbers or stamps for return shipping.
● We cannot use C.O.D. or personal shipping account numbers with a shipping company.
● Artwork that does not include prepaid return shipping labels from FedEx, UPS or USPS will not be returned.
● Use plexiglass if shipping artwork, do not ship glass.
● All artworks must be ready to hang. No sawtooth hanging equipment allowed. Please use D-Rings and Wire only. All art MUST BE READY TO HANG or will be excluded from the exhibition. No exceptions.
Return of Artwork: Pencil on Paper Gallery asks that hand-delivered work to be picked up on February 27, 2022 between 12 to 2pm. Shipped artwork will be returned during the week of February 28, 2022, provided the artist includes return shipping. We accept no responsibility for work not retrieved on the return of work dates.
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What is Respite?
In his inaugural gallery exhibition curation Respite, Gaines invites the viewer to come and find an interval of relief. After Americans have lived through years of perpetual political and social disruptions, a global pandemic, managing personal lives, relationships, and collective wellbeing, he seeks to remind viewers of the strength that is found within Blackness that is illuminated when we stop to rest.
Desmond Blair, a Dallas-based artist is a problem solver and has been ever since childhood. Blair was born without fingers. Through navigating learning how to write without hands in school, Desmond discovered a love for art and animation. It was this love for animation and animated storytelling that inspired Blair to expand his artistic talents. Blair’s tenacity, determination, and drive empowered him to graduate from high school at the age of 16. Blair later earned his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Dallas where he honed his traditional abilities and transferred them to digital media focusing on animation and computer graphics. Blair later returned to UTD where he received his MFA in Art and Technology with a concentration on the development of computer graphics and the study/analysis of emerging media trends. He now uses his art to encourage others, promote limb difference awareness and raise money for charities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Desmond hopes to one day use his art to launch a scholarship fund that will assist graduating seniors born with limb differences in the pursuit of their academic goals. (Courtesy of the Artist)
See Desmond's interview with CBS 11 here.
Julia Abdara, born in West Africa, raised in Brooklyn, Abara paints timeless images of her childhood, daily life, nostalgia and moments past and present that reimagine the ingrained stereotypical narratives of Black culture. In an effort to paint her subjects in ways perhaps not often seen in the media, there is an incredibly relatable and heartfelt sentiment that is felt in each of her compositions. The simplicity of her work is overshadowed by the delicacy of each stroke, the starkness of the hue in each background her figures encompass and the openness of her content.
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