One of the things we are doing differently here at Domicile, is creating a space for Iowa based artists to show their work. I know, you can go to many places and find Iowa’s creative works, but the difference between us and everyone else is how and why. We won’t lease space to an artist. We offer artists of all mediums a chance to sell their work. We do this through themed shows. And we do it because we believe that every artist should have a chance to take the next step when they are ready. If that means an artist has been painting or sculpting for 1 year or 10 years and have decided now is the time…. Then now is the time, and Domicile is the outlet.
Why? Well, because I can. Ok, yes, but really because I couldn’t…. I have had a love of photography since I was a child. And like many artists before me, had no faith in my ability and no confidence that others would see the beauty I saw. So, for decades I kept my work to myself. I felt sharing it would not only be too vulnerable, but also be too boastful. It wasn’t until I was around 40 years old that I finally found the courage to chase my dreams and help others along the way.
You are probably dying to know how this works, yes? Well, it’s simple really. Do you live in Iowa? Do you create art? Are you willing to take the next step? Then below is the list of our 2016 themed shows. Please keep in mind I will have a blind jury review and decide what will be displayed and for sale, because let’s face it, I get attached… 🙂
April - New Beginnings
Submission Deadline is March 19th
Show will run from April 1 through May 31
Please submit work you feel best represents a new beginning
May - Abstract
Submission Deadline is April 16th
Show will run from May 1 through June 30
June - Monochromatic
Submission Deadline is May 21st
Show will run from June 1 through July 31
July - Artists' Choice
Submission Deadline is June 18th
Show will run from July 1 through August 31
The beauty of this theme is your ability for complete artistic control. You can submit any medium in any style that you choose. The only restriction – as always – is your place of residence. I can’t wait to see what you bring us!
August - Pattern
Submission Deadline is July 16
Show will run from August 1 through September 30
September - Ordinary & Extraordinary
Submission Deadline is August 20
Show will run from September 1 through October 31
Whether you are taking an ordinary object and transforming it into something extraordinary, or flipping and reversing it into something extraordinary, you are in control of this theme. As with all themes we dream up, we are only providing a starting point to your inspiration. Run with it.
October - Iconic
Submission Deadline is September 17
Show will run from October 1 through November 30
Have you ever wanted to replicate an iconic masterpiece? Well don’t steal or plagiarize anything, but do what you can to create your version of something iconic.
November - Self-Portrait
Submission Deadline is October 22
Show will run from November 1 through December 31
December - Relative
Submission Deadline is November 19
Show will run from Dember 1 through January 31