Christine Cote, gallery owner and director, described the exhibition: "Everything has texture—texture we can feel (tactile) as well as texture we can see (visual). Texture ranges from smooth and slick to rough and jagged. In between there is bumpy, choppy, gritty, coarse, pebbly, grainy, pitted, wrinkly, mushy, drippy, and on and on. Texture is more important to us than we might realize. We care about the texture of our food, our clothes, our furniture and surroundings. Texture is so important to us that it often elicits a response—sometimes favorable, sometimes unfavorable. Texture can help to convey a thought or a message. Texture is an important element of both tactile and visual communication, and thus an important element of design and art."
Selected images will appear online and, in addition, one or more of pieces of each selected artist’s work will be printed in the fall 2012 issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly. A small number of Artists of Distinction will be chosen who will be invited to show their work as Gallery Artists and to publish a portfolio of their work in an upcoming issue of the Gallery’s art and literary journal, Still Point Arts Quarterly.
Artists 18 years of age or older from around the world are encouraged to submit work in any visual medium except video and wearable art. The deadline for submissions is July 2, 2012. The online exhibition opens August 1, 2012 and continues through November 6, 2012. More information may be found on the gallery's website. www.stillpointartgallery.com