Find a just Yellow!!
Islip is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Located on the south shore of Long Island, the town population was 335,543 at the 2010 census, it is the fourth most populous city or town in the state. An arts council is a government or private non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts, mainly by funding local artists, awarding prizes, and organizing arts events.
Therefore, in each region there is an Art Council that is named after that region. Islip art council is one of them. I am currently a member of the Smithtown Art Council. This time, I got out of the area where I was active and looked further south. And I joined the Islip Art Council. I participated in the open call at the same time as I signed up.
One calls make an opportunity for many artists to give themselves a prompt, a structure, a set of boundaries, and a deadline when working in the studio. They open artists up to new exposure, connections, and potential prizes if their work gets selected.
If you use these open calls well, you can make your work known to the public in more regions and in more forms, and you can increase your awareness as a painter. I also applied for the open call with about a day left until the deadline at the place where I signed up as a member. Most of the Open Calls invite only one jury to recruit works by artists over the age of 18 for most mediums on a specific subject. And the works selected by the judges will be notified at the designated time.
The theme of the open call I applied for this time was" just yellow". It is a picture that makes good use of the energy, meaning and symbolism of yellow. A color other than yellow should be used as an accent, and no more than three other colors should be used.
For artists who are considering an open call, it would be good to make works in as many colors as possible. I also looked up works related to the subject in my database.
The picture below captures the moment when a bee flies over a sunflower. It contains a strong yellow color and was used in the application.
Below is a yellow rose. Although it is the work with the most yellow color, I felt tired of it, so I only put it on the nominations and did not use it in the application.
In the picture below, green is included in addition to yellow, but it felt like a struggle toward a happy yellow, so I used this picture for the application.
Below is a still life painted lightly like a study, but I didn't use it in the application because the orange color seemed to stick more.
And below, I used the name of Happy Sunflower to apply. I personally like the bright, dark yellow color.
The two pictures below were also candidate pictures, but they were excluded this time. These two pictures did not apply to me, hoping that the energy of yellow would catch my eye first.
In this way, selecting candidate pictures with an open call in mind and selecting the corresponding pictures from among them sometimes means a lot to me. It is a good opportunity for me to become a judge of my own drawings and to guess what kind of picture I should draw and how to draw it in the future by choosing.
Myungja Anna Koh