In July and August, the gallery will be showing drawings from Jim Sorensen’s “Birds in Shoes” series. Each of the whimsical illustrations shows exactly what one would expect, a bird (or multiple birds) wearing footwear, but the details and wide range of species of birds creates quite a variety. In addition to the charming individual drawings, we will also have some cards, books, and calendars featuring Sorensen’s work.
We will be hosting artist receptions for this show during Art Attack (the Georgetown Art Walk), July 9th and August 13th, from 5pm – 8pm.
“I’ve always enjoyed drawing. One day during our yearly art retreat that we do with a group of friends, it popped into my head to draw a kiwi in saddle shoes. I love the idea of the combination of realism and something unusual. I followed by drawing a raven in high tops and a stork in wingtips. My wife suggested I post them on Facebook and that’s when Birds in Shoes was born.
“I was a corporate trainer for 40 years teaching communication skills which involved way too much travel and left little time for art except for that yearly art retreat. The pandemic changed all that and forced me into retirement which left me asking myself why I didn’t do it sooner. Now I have lots of time to enjoy drawing and hanging out with my wife.
“I hope you enjoy my Birds in shoes as much I’ve enjoyed creating them.”
Entries are being accepted now for a group show of self-portraits. The show will be on display in the gallery March and April of 2020.
Work in any medium may be submitted for consideration. This show will feature varied works by several different artists, so the size of each work will be a consideration. We do not require that participating artists create new work for this show, although if the theme inspires new work, that is an excellent outcome. If an artist is submitting to be in this show with a work that does not yet exist, previously created works can be used as examples, accompanied by a loose written description of the self-portrait to be created. We will show one self-portrait piece for each artist accepted into the show.
Artists who have shown in solo or group shows at Scarlet Ibis do not need to submit new work samples, but will need to send us an email or message through social media to express interest in being a part of this show.
To participate in the show, artists can upload information and photos of work using the submission form, send an email with a link to photos of the work, or contact us through Facebook or Instagram. If the website is used for submission, a folder with the artist’s name should be created to post the files into, or a single compressed file with artist name as the file name can be uploaded. For questions or help using the submission form, please contact the gallery.
Entries are now being accepted for “Articulation,” a group show of works that utilize the human skeleton – whole or in part – as subject matter or medium (or both). The show will run for the months of October and November, months during which a focus on mortality and the passage of individuals out of their corporeal existence is particularly appropriate.
Work in any medium may be submitted for consideration, but 2-dimensional works will be most effective for this particular show. We want this show to be able to feature varied works by several different artists, so size will be a consideration. We do not expect artists to create new work especially for this show, although if the theme inspires new work, that is an excellent outcome.
Importantly, this show is not intended to be casual or comical. Works do not need to express any particular position or ideology, but there is an expectation that artists have some degree of respect for the dead. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us.
To participate in the show, you can upload information and photos of work using the submission form, or send an email with a link to photos of the work, or contact us through Facebook or Instagram. If you use the website for your submission, create a folder with your name to post the files into, or upload a single compressed file with your name as the file name. If you have any questions, please contact the gallery.