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506 Main Street
New Harmony 47631 United States
March 9 - April 20, 2024
Juried by Dr. Kent Scheller
Totality refers to the sum or whole of an overall amount. Totality can also refer to a quality or state of being total, whole, or complete. The terms "totality" and "totalization" have been used in literary and cultural philosophy to refer to the possibility and practice of total, unified closure. It refers to the processes that enable seemingly unrelated events to convey themselves as part of a larger, more complex whole. Totality also describes a phase of an eclipse.
A total solar eclipse occurs every 18 months or so somewhere on the planet. The eclipse's total phase is visible from a narrow region of totality, where the Moon totally covers the Sun. This path is roughly 9000 miles long but only about 90 miles broad. April 8, 2024, New Harmony, Indiana, will be in the path of totality. To commemorate this astronomical event, we are seeking artwork related to and or inspired by the idea of an eclipse.
Juror: Dr. Kent Scheller, Professor of Physics, Geology, Physics and Environmental Science Department, University of Southern Indiana
About the Juror
Dr. Kent W. Scheller, Professor of Physics in the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education has been teaching physics at USI for the past 25 years. In 1988, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Evansville graduating summa cum laude. He then continued his education at the University of Notre Dame, obtaining his master’s degree in physics in 1991, and a doctorate in nuclear astrophysics in 1994.
He was recognized in 2007 with the H. Lee Cooper Core Teaching Award for the creativity and success of his teaching. In 2011, Scheller was selected by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to serve a two-year term as the faculty representative on the 14-member Indiana Commission for Higher Education. In 2014, faculty colleagues selected Dr. Scheller for the University of Southern Indiana Distinguished Professor Award for his achievements in scholarship, teaching, and University and community service. Subsequently, Dr Scheller has been awarded the Pott College Service Award, the Dr. Jan Davis-Brezette Faculty Excellence Award, and the Alumni Association Faculty Recognition Award. He has published journal articles and presented papers on a multitude of topics including nuclear energy, radiation, and nuclear astrophysics, as well as education-related topics for instructional development. His current research is focused on the presence and nature of environmental radon in Southwestern Indiana.
Dr. Scheller and his wife, Amy, live in Haubstadt, Indiana, with their children, Nicholas, Abby, and Jacob. He was an avid runner, participating in multiple marathons and half marathons, as well as serving as the founding director of the Laufenfest 5K Run, Walk and Lil’ Dutch Run. Scheller is active in his local community. He has served as president of the South Gibson School Board of Trustees and the Haubstadt Chamber of Commerce; chair of the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Finance Committee, School Board, and Parish Council; co-chair of the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church capital campaign, raising more than $4 million to enhance the parish; as well as coach of multiple youth athletic teams.
Exhibition will run March 9 – April 20, 2024
Reception will be March 9th in conjunction with New Harmony Second Saturdays
Submissions due online February 20, 2024
Juried online February 21 and 22, 2024
Acceptance/Rejection emails to go out February 23, 2024
Accepted work should arrive to the gallery by March 7, 2024, at latest
In-person drop off begins March 5 but shipped work may arrive before this date
Work may begin being picked up April 23, 2024
All forms of media accepted.
3 entries per person
Must be 18+ and live in the United States to enter.
Artist is responsible for transportation of art to and from the gallery.
Artwork will be insured while at the gallery.
Though supportive of alternative displays and hanging methods, the gallery cannot be held accountable for damage due to non-traditional hanging methods or poor craftsmanship.
Artwork sold will be on consignment basis. Artist receives 65% of the sale; gallery retains 35% of the sale.
15-20 wall pieces will be accepted.
2-10 pedestal pieces will be accepted.
Video work counts as wall pieces.
Artwork not picked up within 30 days after the exhibition’s close, will be disposed of unless alternative arrangements are made in writing.
Each entry requires a JPEG image and the following description: Title; Materials; Dimensions (H x W x D inches); Year Completed; Price (or NFS)
Images must be sized appropriately at a resolution of 72 dpi and 12 inches (864 pixels) on its longest side (8x12 inches or 576x864 pixels is typical accepted image size).
Files should be labeled First Name_Last Name_Entry Number (e.g. John Smith would be John_Smith_2.jpg)
Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging and include prepaid return shipping
Work shipped via USPS should be addressed to New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, PO Box 627, New Harmony, IN 47631
Work shipped via UPS of FedEx should be addressed to New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, 506 Main St, New Harmony, IN 47631
Work shipped via UPS or Fed Ex should be scheduled to arrive Tuesday – Saturday (Gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays)