Figurative works II


February 22 - April 5, 2019


Friday, February 22, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE


Portraiture has played a major role in the history of mankind. Leaders and saints from Sumerian times to modern times have their likeness immortalized in art. Since the emergence of photography, the role of portraiture has changed. The ability to capture one’s likeness for future generations is now something taken for granted and not limited to those able to pay an artist. This begs the question, “What is a modern portrait?”

“Figurative Works II” is an all-media exhibition seeking to answer this question. We are asking artists to capture the people and culture of our time. While this may be accomplished in the traditional portrait manner, we recognize the figure can often be represented utilizing abstraction. Sometimes the whole figure or multiple figures make up a portrait. This exhibition will display artistic approaches as diverse and unique as the souls they are used to represent.

Accepted Artists

Eleonora Balducchi
Lon Brauer
Charles Brenna
Dennis Buckhannon
Danqi Cai
Sharon Charmley
Meifang Chen
Juliana Coles
Dominic Finocchio
Marcella Hackbardt
Charity Henderson
Thomas Herzberg
Angie Huffman
Amy Jamison
Waleed Johnson
Bill Kambol
Tim Kennedy
Jayde Kim
Laura Lloyd
Eve Mansdorf
Jessica Mia Vito
Hatidza Mulic
Benjamin Parks
Neil D’Souza
Meesha Tucker
Jerry Walters
Linda Wilmes
Chelsie Wilson
Dan Wine


[1] "Going Solo " Exhibition or $500

[2] $200 Juror's Choice Awards


All Entries Due | December 31

Notification of Accepted
Work Mailed | 
January 25

Deadline for Receipt
of Shipped Work | 
February 15

Deadline for
Hand-Delivered Work | 
February 16 & 17

Exhibition Opens | February 22
Opening Reception | Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE
Foundry Art Centre Gallery Hours | Tue - Thu
10 - 8 | Fri - Sat 10 - 5 | Sun 12 - 4
Exhibition Closes | 
April 5

Pick-up of Artwork | April 6 & 7

Artwork Shipped | Week of April 8





Alex Folla

“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart, is an artist.” That's simply the words of Francis of Assisi.

I believe an artist achieves maximum expression within painting and figurative art through craftsmanship, from the manual exercise required for the process of creating. Therefore, I prefer to think of myself as a painter rather than an artist. The matrix of a painter as a "technician",  which arises from the dexterity and skills required to paint, is important to me. Fidia, the Greek sculptor and architect responsible for the “Parthenon” and the giant sculpture of "Athena Parthenos", was called "Banausos" or "the one who works with his hands". I think that contemporary artists are afraid to face the relationship between art and craftsmanship. For this reason, I identify strongly with the craftsman.

When man creates an artifact with “his hands, his head, and his heart,” he obeys his primary instinct to leave signs of his passage. I want to reward those who continue this timeless approach to artwork.

Alex Folla was born in Oggiono, Italy. He graduated with a degree in painting from Academy of Art of Brera (Accademiadi Belle ArtidiBrera). He went on to receive his Masters of Visual Arts at Academy of Fine Art of Carrara (Accademiadi Belle ArtidiCarrara). He is currently living and working between Filorera (Alps), Milan and Moscow. Folla exhibits his work internationally.


Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both
amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of
thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to


All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any installation or digital works must speak with Exhibitions Manager
to coordinate presentation. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit entries the following ways: 1) through the FAC website using the online form, 2) on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned), or 3) via e-mail to For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent as it corresponds to entry form. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & 1 (optional) detail or alternate view. Title each jpeg file to correspond with the # on the entry form as such:
yourlastname_entry#.jpg. Each jpeg must be limited to 1024 pixels on the longest side. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.

See Exhibitions FAQ for details.


Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. Foundry Art Centre members may submit up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $24.


The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 


The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for this exhibition, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.


The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices (including frame and matte) set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit to and from.


Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in a single reusable crate(s)/carton(s). Include with each work one 3’’x 5’’ card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of 2D work or base of 3D work. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 
Works must be shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Shipped artwork submitted without pre-paid return shipping labels (no stamps) will be disposed of at the close of the exhibition.
Hand-delivered works must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.