color art exhbition



J. Mane Gallery invites submissions for its Colors online juried art exhibition.  

Alongside the notes of the musical keyboard and the letters of the alphabet, colors provide the building blocks of our emotions. It is not for nothing that we say we are ‘feeling blue’ or ‘seeing red’. Each color is subtly connected to a web of experiences and associations. Some of these are highly idiosyncratic: a particular yellow might remind us of a long-dead grandmother’s kitchen or a pair of boots we had as children. But others carry more universal meanings. Exploring the associations we have around colors is a way to get to understand ourselves and, as importantly, gives us a way to tell others who we are.

For this competition, artists are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of color. The artwork can vary from realism to surrealism to abstraction, and all media are accepted, including 3-D. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best inspired work.

Dates and Deadlines 

Deadline for Entries: August 2, 2021

Opening of Online Exhibition: August 9, 2021

Online Exhibition Closed & Archived: September 9, 2021 (remains on website under "Gallery Archives”)

Entry Fees

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 5 images

No more than a total of 5 images will be accepted in any one submission. An artist may enter more than once.

Payment is required at the time of entry.


IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as LastName_FirstName_Title_Medium_Size.jpeg. Example: Mane_J_Title_Acrylic_20x30.jpg.

Acceptable Mediums & Sizes

Painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, photography, mixed media and digital art.


Cash awards may be given to the top three (3) winners.

The First Place winner will be the Featured Artists on the website for the duration of the exhibition. Winners will receive extensive online publicity and promotion.

Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention awards may also be given.

Winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.

The artists will be promoted on the website, in online press releases to hundreds of outlets, in online event calendars, art news websites, and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets.

Links to the artist's website will be listed on the exhibition page and should result in increased traffic to the artist's website.

J. Mane Gallery's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, galleries, collectors and buyers.

J. Mane Gallery utilizes the Submittable platform to receive, process and jury all competition entries.

Artists who submit an entry and images to J. Mane Gallery must agree to J. Mane Gallery's Terms Of Service, and Competition Rules.



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Second Street Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our June/July 2021 exhibition, ROYGBIV. 

In Season 46, Second Street Gallery curator, Kristen Chiacchia, challenged a group of local artists to explore new ideas of tones, texture, composition, and expression using only black, white, and shades of grey. In June of Season 47 SSG will present ROYGBIV, an exhibition that will assign one color on the visible light spectrum to seven participating artists. Each artist will create works of art using only shades of their assigned color, following the rich tradition of monochromatic painting in avant-garde visual art throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

The first month of the exhibition will be held during Pride Month and will involve programming to connect with and celebrate Charlottesville’s LGBTQIA+ community. 


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