DEADLINE: Sunday, November, 13th
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries
Juror: Jessica Kallista

“Those heavenly moments … when a sense of the divine ipseity invades me”

— L. P. Smith

“Ipseity” is defined as individual identity or selfhood.  This all-media exhibition invites national and international artists to submit work that explores this concept of individual identity through works that contextualize themes of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, disability and all other ‘labels’ we might use to identify ourselves.

Jessica Kallista is an artist and curator in Northern Virginia. She received her MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from George Mason University in 2002. In November 2014 she founded Olly Olly, an alternative art space, in Fairfax, Virginia. She also serves as Business Representative on the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts. Possessed with a frenetic energy to constantly create both literary and visual art she combines the two in collages that employ elements of chance, repetition, and appropriation. Through her work as an artist and curator Jessica seeks to disrupt the isolation of those living in suburbia by creating situations of surprise, play and experimentation while instigating dialogue about gender, sexuality, feminism, embodiment, decolonization, commodity fetishism, creativity, and interconnectivity. Jessica’s work has been shown at a variety of venues including GRACE, The Fridge, Tempus Projects, NoMüNoMü, Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University, and the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery.

Image Credit: Jessica Kallista, Because of the Cyst on the Seat of Her SoulCollage on Wood Plaque, 7 x 9, 2013

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