Slow Art

October 3 — December 8, 2019

Open call for art!


Today’s mode of thinking around visual imagery is closely tied to social media, advertising and instant gratification. We are conditioned to scroll, swipe and digest imagery in a flash and then move on to the next. Slow Art will be an exhibition that brings homage to works demonstrating thoughtfulness, patience, and rigor.

Precision is not just about complexity; years of thought, study and practice can lead some artists to create works of restraint and simplicity. The works in the exhibition will compel viewers to decelerate and observe in quite contemplation.

Artists are asked to submit artwork in any visual medium that demonstrates qualities fitting the theme of the show. Let us know about your process and why your work qualifies as "slow art."

Application deadline for 'Slow Art' is midnight on August 5, 2019. Click here to apply.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our application is a Google form, and because we ask for an email address and offer the opportunity to upload images, Google now requires that users have a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, and don't want one - fill out this alternative form.

There is no fee to apply, and Village West Gallery ( takes no commission from sales.

We are pleased to work with guest curator Diana Schmertz on this show.


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