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Call for Art: Benjamin's Buttons...Faces of Intensity

Deadline to enter: Jan. 23, 2015 postmarked by Midnight
Opening Reception: Feb, 20, 2015 5-8PM
Show Runs: Feb 20-April 3, 2015

A depth of feeling or intensity can be revealed in many ways: a powerful force, ferocity of spirit, an unconquerable tide or magnitude of emotion. Intensity is an idea that influences and challenges us by its very unrelenting quality. Our Benjamin’s Buttons Show for 2015 asks the question: How do you judge intensity? What experience can you portray through portraiture that captures the spirit and invites viewers to share emotion and understanding? What do you envision when someone’s buttons are pushed to or beyond their limits?

We are interested in entries of original work of portraiture and the emotion,
drama, light and shadow underlying intense, dramatic, distinctive and inventive imagery. The challenge is simple – grab us in no uncertain terms. Show us the strength, intensity and essence of a subject as judged by your own overwhelm, passion and obsession to it.

The Chait Galleries Downtown in Iowa City, IA will host the exhibition February 20–April 3, 2015 which is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the United States.  All 2D and 3D media accepted except photography.

More information, including application and prospectus for download, can be found at:

Contact info:
The Chait Galleries Downtown
218 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Benjamin Chait