The Sheen Center Gallery is a space that promotes the best examples of works of art that “please when seen.” This is not a quality of “prettiness,” but relates to the nature of what art is: a work of man that is made and which has the mark of man as a rational, spiritual creature who has a disposition for the Beautiful.
Art has its own ends with rules and properties which are determined by the logic from within the piece, coming together in a rational way to produce something that orients itself to what is truly beautiful. It is the mission of the Sheen Center, a project of the Archdiocese of New York, to propose to the world artwork featuring these characteristics so as to ultimately awaken in us, the viewers, our own humanity and to proclaim again, as Fulton Sheen did, that “life is worth living.”
The space is curated in 4-6 week cycles and we work with artists from around the world as well as artists within our geographic community. We invite visual artists to submit proposals for a show in our gallery. We will consider work in media including painting, sculpture, photography, digital media, and any combination of the above.
The Sheen Center particularly seeks to feature the work of emerging Catholic artists.
Artists Submissions must include:
- Cover Letter
- Artist statement & Artist Bio
- An outline of what the show in our gallery might include with samples or visual references included.
- Sample of work or a link to a digital portfolio that the artist would be interested in exhibiting
Open Submissions will be accepted year round.
Subject: Sheen Gallery Submission
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