ABSTRACTED is a powerful exhibit that jumps at you from the get-go! This show bursts with loud, powerful, bold pieces filled with electric energy coming at us in full force! It is the gold standard of abstract art, making a strong statement!
The abstract process is a dance, where the development of a piece becomes interactive and intuitive. Shape, color, form, gesture, and imagination take center stage to create artwork essentially free from visual reality. With a solid compositional structure, abstract artwork exists entirely on an idea, feeling, or quality, leaving the viewer with the challenge to understand truth and reality. ABSTRACTED is a dynamic and bold result of that fluid journey.
SUPPORTING THE ARTS
A portion of the proceeds from our entry fees has gone to Art Enables, an art gallery and vocational arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling artwork based out of Washington, DC.
In addition to earning income from art sales, artists build the skills, relationships, and experience necessary for a successful career in the arts. They offer their artists the creative space, materials, and marketing support they need to develop and succeed as professionals.
Established in 2001, Art Enables believes that artists with disabilities are vital to a robust arts landscape and should be afforded the opportunity to pursue art as a vocation and career. Art Enables works with artists who experience a broad range of developmental and cognitive disabilities and mental health challenges, including autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, among others.
To learn more about their work, visit their website www.art-enables.org