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      December 11, 2020

      Friday  11:00 AM

      106 East Main Street
      Los Gatos, California 95030

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      Art in the Time of Corona

      Since temporarily closing the museum, we have encouraged community members to Create in Place. Now we invite you to share your creations with us to be featured as part of an upcoming exhibition at NUMU!

      Art in the Time of Corona (opening December 2020) is an exhibition of artworks, in various mediums, that were created during the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to the state of the world during these exceptional times. This special exhibition will provide a rare opportunity for visitors to experience an incredible range of art from NUMU’s network of creatives including previously exhibited artists, teaching artists, and our artist friends and supporters.

      And we invite YOU to share what you’ve created because Art in the Time of Corona will also feature the artistic creations of COMMUNITY MEMBERS, people of all ages and creative abilities. As we have found ourselves with extra time on our hands, many of us have taken the opportunity to invest that time into artistic endeavors. Whether to sharpen skills, explore new mediums, ease anxiety or perhaps simply to pass the time as a distraction, many of us have taken up a new or neglected artistic practice. Whether you’ve painted a picture, written a song, poem or play, sewn a quilt or mask, launched craft projects, picked up a camera, or made a dance video, we want to see it!

      Community entries will submitted and displayed digitally in the exhibition, so no need to worry about postage, shipping, delivery or leaving your sheltering place to participate. Please submit your entries early and often and share this “call for submissions” with your friends and family to invite them to Create in Place and share what they make! And stay tuned for more exhibition details in the coming weeks.

      **Submission guidelines for working artists will be posted in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for details.**

      Accepted entries include but are not limited to:
      Drawing : Any two-dimensional piece created on a flat surface using dry media such as: charcoal, ink, colored pencil, graphite (pencil), soft pastels, and oil pastels.

      Digital Art : Any composition that is rendered using computer software such as: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign, GIMP, etc...

      Mixed Media : Any composition that incorporates multiple mediums on one surface wet and dry (i.g. collage with magazine photos, ripped up paper, found objects, painting).

      Painting : Any two-dimensional piece that uses watercolor paint, acrylic paint or oil paint on a canvas, wood panel, paper, or other flat surface.

      Photography : Process that utilizes black and white photography or color photography with either a digital camera or analog camera.

      Printmaking : Process in which you create a two-dimensional piece on paper using a press (lithography) etching, intaglio, silk-screen, or monotype.

      Sculpture : Any three dimensional piece that is created using clay, bronze, wood, glass, paper, etc.

      Fiber and Textile Art : Art made of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn, e.g. quilting, embroidery, doll making, crochet and knitting

      Handicrafts : any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using simple tools.

      Performance : Audio and/or video recordings of musical performances, plays, spoken word etc. *No more than 120 seconds please*

      Animation : art by which two-dimensional drawings or inanimate objects are tuned into moving visual representations of three-dimensional life. *No more than 120 seconds please*


      Entries will be considered only through the Museum’s online submission form, which will require the upload of digital images for review. Submissions will be accepted until September 1, 2020.

      Entrants must complete the online form in its entirety by supplying their full name, artwork title, medium, contact email address, and other fields outlined in the form.

      Files must be saved in the following format: entrant’s last name and artwork title (“SmithSunriseLosGatos.jpg,” for example). Cellphone jpegs are acceptable. For time-based media/video artworks, please submit .mp4 files.

      Audio and video files must be kept to 120 seconds or less.

      Submission guidelines for working artists will be posted in the coming weeks, stay tuned for details.


      Submissions will be reviewed and vetted for inappropriate content. All decisions are final.

      As the Museum would like to display all acceptable entries, depending on the number of responses, not all submissions are guaranteed to be displayed.

      If your entry is accepted into the exhibition, you will be notified by email before the exhibition opens.

      *Banner artwork: Eli Torres, "Shelter in Price", 2020, mixed media collage

      Cost: Free -

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