Middletown Art Center calls for submissions for new ‘Apart & Connected’ exhibit

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – Artists are invited to submit work for the upcoming exhibit, “Apart & Connected,” at the Middletown Art Center, Lake County’s premier contemporary art gallery.

The curatorial team seeks strong, well-crafted work in any medium that expresses the new normal which now marks over one year of challenges with distancing and how we strive to maintain connectedness.

Submissions are due via email Feb. 28, with a hybrid virtual and on-site opening reception March 20. The exhibit will run through June 20.

“The work at the MAC is as impressive as work I have seen in boutique galleries throughout the Bay Area and Wine Country,” said Nicola Chipps, co-curator at MAC and former art and design consultant at Ærena Galleries in the Napa Valley. “With support from a CARES grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, MAC is leveraging digital tools such as virtual exhibits and hybrid opening receptions to reach a broader audience.”

MAC has been a beacon of resilience and hope during challenges of widespread social distancing, sheltering in place and continuous years of wildfires.

A dynamic contemporary arts resource, the gallery features rotating exhibits of exceptional work by regional artists.

Applications and high-resolution (300 dpi) jpeg images of work are due via email by Feb. 28. Delivery of accepted work is March 12 or by appointment.

The submission fee is $40 for three entries, or free to MAC Professional Members. Download an application and learn more about the benefits of exhibiting at MAC at www.middletownartcenter.org/calls-for-work.

The MAC Gallery is open Thursday through Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment 707-809-8118. You can also see the current show virtually at www.middletownartcenter.org/home.

The MAC continues to adjust and innovate during this time of COVID-19. Social distancing and masking are always observed.

Find out more about events, programs, opportunities, and ways to support the MAC’s efforts to weave the arts and culture into the fabric of life in Lake County at www.middletownartcenter.org.