CALL TO ARTIST: L’éléphant dans la Salle

CALL TO ARTISTS: L’éléphant dans la Salle Art Exhibit

July 19 – August 9th 2014

parallels-nikilopez logoView on Facebook

L’éléphant dans la Salle: Art + Performance + Community Outreach

Produced: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio, Alana DaCosta & at 1310 Gallery

Deadline for entry: June 13, 2014
Installation dates: July 14-17, 2013
Opening night: Saturday July 19, 2014
Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

Open to:  all mediums. Paintings, Sculpture, Installation art, Video art, Mixed media, 2D & 3D works.

Submitted artwork should fit or complement the theme “Elephant in the Room” which can be either conceptual or literal in context:

Media themes seeking: controversial, hidden agenda, taboos, secrets, discrimination and uncomfortable issues.

Elephant in the room” is metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss, It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.

An important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but which isn’t discussed, as such discussion is considered to be uncomfortable.

There will be a panel discussion as well as a month-long interactive piece inviting the community to share their ‘elephant’.

Artists are welcomed to  participate  in a community outreach art project  with local at-risk youth.  Artists who are interested in volunteering in the art project please contact the producers of the show. All participating artists are encouraged to participate in all of the events; however,  the only requirement is to be available  the opening night.

Submission donation of $25 for up to 10 pieces, payable through paypal (

100% of any artwork sales goes to the artist.


Opening night will include DJ, live performance. Performers, please send an email to with links to music


Month long event will include: performance, drink & draw night, community outreach, and closing/open mic. Dates TBA


Artists/Organization wishing to collaborate or partner, please contact curator.


Event Sponsors:


Select vendors will be available during opening night.  There is a $30 donation & vendor application required.

>>Vendors Form<<


 Want to help with this event?  Click here


Contact producers:

Niki Lopez




Alana DaCosta



  • Sign up for Niki Art Studio’s mailing list here
  • Facebook for Nik Art Studio here


  • July 19th – Opening Night + Performance
  • July 26th – Drink & Draw More info TBA.
  • August 9th – Closing Event and Open Mic hosted by Alana DaCosta

Submission donation of $25 for up to 10 pieces, payable through paypal (

(goes towards flyer printing and refreshments for opening nights)

100% of any artwork sales goes to artist.


Download Form click here:

Up to -ten pieces $25 DONATE HERE

For consideration, email images (no larger than 2mb)

to the curator Niki Lopez (

Include on the subject line “L’éléphant dans la Salle“

-Name each JPG with your first initial, your last name and image number. (Example: JSmith1.jpg, JSmith2.jpg, JSmith3.jpg).

If you need to make special accommodations for

submission of your work, please email

All work must be original artwork – ready to hang or be displayed.

One Piece $15 DONATE HERE

Previous shows

This will be the 6 annual exhibit.  Some clips from previous events include:




About the producer: Niki Lopez is a multi-disciplined Visual Artist, an independent Graphic Designer, and resident member of the Sailboat Bend Artist Community. Graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Affiliations include: Spoken Soul Festival Alumna.

About 1310 Gallery: A 37 unit live/work art community housing multi-disciplinary visual & performing artist.  The Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts hosts monthly shows every third Saturday of the month since 2008.


Presented by Niki Art Studio, Alana DaCosta & 1310 Gallery


Loading Facebook Comments ...
%d bloggers like this: