DISTRICT Arts is a new contemporary art gallery that is housed in an old McCrory Store in the heart of downtown Frederick, MD. For our first special event, we are pleased to announce “FIVE AND DIME,” a juried exhibition that honors the heritage of the building we occupy but in a way that explores the relationships of these iconic American stores and their towns with the dramatic use of color and intensity. Norman Rockwell enters the 21st century? Maybe. Or maybe Marc Trujillo looks back and reimagines the lunch counter.
Whether it’s McCrory or F.W. Woolworth or W.T Grant or G.C. Murphy, the five and dime was an important part of Main Street in every town. Where else could you get a sandwich and a Cherry Coke at the lunch counter, buy some clothes, buy some clothespins and walk out with change from a $10 bill?
The works of 15 artists will be featured reflecting a variety of media, styles and interpretations.
The exhibition will open on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and close on Sunday, May 12, 2019. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2018 from 3-5PM with awards presented at 4PM.
We are accepting submissions for jurying until February 28, 2019.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: FIVE AND DIME
Accepting Submissions from January 1, 2019–February 28, 2019
All 2D and 3D artists are invited to submit an application for participation.
- Each artist may submit up to three pieces for consideration.
- All 2D work should be ready to hang.
- All work should be labeled with the artist’s name, title, process, date, and sale price.
Selected work may be dropped off at the gallery or shipped to arrive between 3/28/19 and 3/30/19.
Select work will be displayed on the DISTRICT Arts website prior to and during the exhibition.
For artists who wish to have unsold work shipped back to them, returns will only be made via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please provide postage, shipper account number or a check to cover the amount for the return.
Best in Show: $750
Award of Merit: $250
Link to PROSPECTUS and SUBMISSIONS.
15 N. MARKET STREET
FREDERICK, MD 21701
SATURDAY, April 13, 2019
APRIL 10 – MAY 12, 2019