How many worlds do we inhabit? Just one? Or do we flow between many? What of the digital and the physical? Humans and avatars? We’ve grown accustomed to a life of dual realities. A life where we supplement our physical routines, our handshakes and coffee dates, with a secondary digital state of being. That state gives us maps for our outings, news for small talk, even DM’s for connection. But what becomes of those realities when their roles are switched? When a pandemic sweeps across humanity, leaving isolation and a twisted sense of reality in its wake? When the physical sphere ceases to function, and digital existence becomes the new primary system? We talk through tweets instead of about them. Stare into lenses instead of eyes. We still live. Still bounce between worlds. Now though, in reoriented, reprioritized bodies.
| Accepted Mediums |
We invite artists working in any methodology meant for digital display to submit work that engages with the volatile line between physical and digital reality, the pandemic, and/or digital/physical reprioritization. In this digital exhibition, works will be displayed on one of two halves of the webpage which is split down the vertical center line and whose background colors will vary between each side. The juror/curator will then decide which side of the page your work will be displayed.
| Awards |
Best in Show – $100 and a free 2-year membership to MACAA
Student Award - $100 and a free 2-year membership to MACAA
All award recipients will be recognized at the 2021 MACAA Conference
| Application Process |
Artists may submit up to 3 works for a submission fee of $5 per work. Artists may also choose to pay $30 to submit 3 works and also receive a 2-year membership to MACAA ($50 savings for an individual artist) Use this link (https://www.paypal.me/MACAA) to submit your payment Make sure you copy your PayPal confirmation number to later include in your artwork submission email
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of
Reality Shift Exhibition “Lastname”. (ex Reality Shift Exhibition Hertel)
If you are submitting photographs, GIFs, or digital renderings you can submit up to 3 jpegs that are formatted to these specifications:
- A .jpg no smaller than 2000 pixels on the shortest side, 300 ppi, Adobe RGB or
sRGB color space, and less than 5MB in file size.
- Labeled as Lastname_1, 2, 3 (ex. Hertel_1, Hertel_2, Hertel_3)
If you are submitting video, animation, web art, or virtual reality please provide a link to the work in the body of your email. For all submissions please provide the title, media, dimensions/run time, and year completed in the body of your email.
You must be a current student during the Fall 2020 semester Complete the above mentioned steps as well as submitting a copy of your Fall 2020 class schedule if you wish to be placed in the running for the Student Award.
| Timeline |
Submission Deadline – December 15th 2020
Notifications of Acceptance – January 15th 2021
Exhibition on MACAA’s Website – February 1st 2021
| Inquiries |
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
A MACAA Online Exhibition Juried by Brielle Jenkins