Call for artists: Elegant Simplicity

Call for artists:  Elegant Simplicity

The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande is seeking artists working in all media (with the exception of electronic media) for an exhibit scheduled for September 30-November 4, 2016. The exhibit, Elegant Simplicity, will be curated from submissions by Cory Peeke, Director of the Nightingale.

The author Jon Franklin said “Simplicity carried to an extreme becomes elegance.” Elegant Simplicity hopes to bring together a wide variety of artists whose work in some way is an expression of this idea. We are looking for works from the uncomplicated to the austere (in materials and design) which transcend the outward simplicity of their making to become elegant visual expressions. If you feel your work might in anyway be a fitting addition to the exhibition, please submit images for consideration.

The details:

Submission Deadline: August 19, 2016

Artists (21 years of age or older) may submit up to 5 images for consideration. Images must be jpegs, 72dpi and approximately 6 inches on the long side. Please label files: number_artistlastname_artistfirstname.jpg. Please include a PDF of a corresponding numbered list of images that gives the title, size, media and date of each submission.

In addition to the jpegs and image list please submit a resume and artist statement as PDFs.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Materials should be submitted via email to: with the word “Simplicity” in the subject line.

Artists will be notified of the curator’s decision by August 29.