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Dia De Los Muertos - A Celebration of Life

Award: 55% to artist 45% to Gallery Prizes

Development/Fabrication Allowance: 0

Deadline: 01/31/2018

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Craft

Location: National

Organization: Florida Craft Art

Florida CraftArt invites artists to submit work for an exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents the theme: “Día de los Muertos, A Celebration of Life.” It is an open, national juried call-to-artists curated by St. Petersburg-based artist Mark Noll.

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have passed on, and help support their spiritual journey. The show is about celebration of the lives and the joyful remembrance of the departed.

During the Día de los Muertos, mourning was not allowed because it was believed the tears would make the spirit’s path treacherous and slippery. “This day is a joyous occasion; it’s a time to gather with everyone in your family, those alive and those dead.”

We are asking the artists to step outside of the confines of tradition and express the theme, “The Celebration of Life,” through their own vision. Feel free to use traditional styles, but do not limit yourself to them. We are looking for a variety of fine-craft media, including clay, wood, glass, fiber, metal and mixed media.
The art in the exhibition will be judged by Dirk Armstrong, a curator for the Dali Museum.

Artists and art lovers attending the opening are invited to dress up in costume. Face painting and masks will be available at the gallery for a fee that will go towards children’s programming.