PORTALS: Enter by September 17, 2021

"View" © Leslie Jean-Bart⁠

"Leaving" © Amanda Smith

"Portal" call for Submissions due by Friday September 17, 2021

A Smith Gallery. Juror, Elizabeth Avedon.

Portal :  doorway, entrance, opening, entry, gate, egress, opening, aperture, porte, exit, hatch, mirror, passage, threshold, cut, entrada, hole, scuttle, window, approach, camera, breach, mirror….

Deadline: Sept. 17, 2021

Submission Link: http://asmithgallery.com/main-gallery-call-for-entry/


Portals have been sought as long as man has been man:  real and imagined.

A lecturer in art history expressed that the painter Paul Gauguin sought a portal into the home of his artistic daemon by traveling to Tahiti. She defined the word daemon as: a supernatural being whose nature is intermediate between that of a god and that of a human being. Many of her students were frightened, many were intrigued. Some began painting.

Was Jim Morrison simple – “The Doors?”

Danny Sugarman sat in the Jardin in San Miguel de Allende, haranguing a retired Wyoming dentist, expressing his tremendous delight at the invention of the digital camera; “Man this place is lousy with doors, really killer doors. Can you imagine the pain in the ass shooting all these doors with film would be?”  The Dentist replied, “Tan absolutamente hermosa, aqui es un lugar de puertas majias, portales de espiritu y gente muy amable.”  “Ok, yeah,” said Danny Sugarman.

“The old saying goes, “The eyes are the windows of the soul.”  So, probably right but some folk’s eyes are doors, windows are primarily made to look out of, but doors are for walking through, running through, hauling groceries through, heading out of, bringing bourbon through for the eggnog, opening when you’ve burned the bacon…  ” From “Lost in the Neighborhood With Books” By Franklin Cincinnatus


Creativity is encouraged.

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Excerpted from A. Smith Gallery

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