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Exposed: Nudes in Art 2019 Prospectus


Throughout history, representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Whether a taboo or a revelation of mastery over form and expression, crafting life-like human figures has appealed to us. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons. Our goal for our annual exhibit, Exposed: Nudes in Art is to discover how today’s artists explore and represent the human form.

This year we are excited to expand the exhibit to three months and to renew our invitation to artists to submit works in any 2-D or 3-D media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), for consideration in the Litmus Gallery annual Exposed: Nudes in Art, a competitive exhibit exploring various treatments of the nude, semi-nude, and implied nude human form in modern art.

Artist Calendar

Sunday, March 17: Artist entry information must be received by this date

Sunday, March 24: Artist notified by this date if their work is juried into the show

Thursday, March 28: Accepted works hand-delivered to Gallery: 10am – 2pm

Sunday, March 31: Alternative delivery date: 1-3 pm

Thursday, June 20: Exhibition closes at noon: unsold art may be picked up noon to 2 pm

Saturday, June 22: Alternative pick up of unsold art: 1 pm – 3 pm

Exhibit Calendar

Friday, April 5: Exhibition opens / wine reception 6-9pm

Friday, May 3: Wine reception 6-9pm

Friday, June 7: Wine reception 6-9 pm

April 5 – June 20: Exhibition open Thursdays 10am – 2pm and by appointment (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


The exhibition is a juried exhibition to showcase outstanding original visual art. It is open to both professional and emerging artists who are 18 years or older using visual media. Artists may submit for consideration up to three (3) works not previously exhibited at Litmus Gallery. 2-D and 3-D art will be selected for this exhibition. All works of art entered must be for sale. There is no fee for submitting work to be considered for inclusion in this exhibit. A fee is collected only from those juried into the exhibit.

Artists who wish to participate should:

  1. Ensure that each work of art is in a separate jpg image (one view of 2D and two views of 3D) and that the image is named as follows: artistname_titleofwork_medium.jpg (for example: JoeSmith_Sublime_painting.jpg). If your image is not named correctly, we cannot consider it for the show. Image must not exceed 150 KB. Attach photo images for works being submitted.
  2. Complete the “Exhibition Entry Form” with all information requested.
  3. Submitting work to this exhibit indicates your understanding and agreement with all exhibit rules and specifications.

Rules and Specifications

  1. Required: Works must be original and committed to the show for the entire exhibition period. Litmus Gallery & Studios reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented, requires special installation, or is deemed inappropriate by the Litmus Gallery Jury committee.
  2. Presentation Specifications:
    • All 2D work must be completely prepared for hanging with wire.
    • Wire must not be frayed and must support the weight of the piece.
    • No “saw tooth” hangers may be used.
    • Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any direction.
    • 2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.
    • (Works not complying with theses specifications will not be accepted for the exhibition.)
  3. Fees: For those selected to participate, there is an entry fee of $35. The fee will be collected at the time the art is delivered to Litmus Gallery. Only cash or checks payable to James Fatata are accepted.
  4. Deadline: For those wishing to submit art to be considered, Litmus Gallery & Studios must receive an entry form no later than the deadline listed.
  5. Liability:W orks are entered at the risk of the artist. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling all art work, Litmus Gallery & Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Submitting a work of art shall imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Works exceeding a price of $5000.00 are not permitted.
  6. Sales: Sales will be encouraged. A 30% commission will be collected on art sold during the exhibition. The artist is committed to the sale price submitted.
  7. Awards: A $100 prize for ‘Best in Show’ and three $50 prizes for ‘Merit Awards” will be awarded by the show’s juror(s).
  8. Delivery of Art: All art must be hand-delivered to Litmus Gallery on the delivery date and time specified. Special arrangements for delivery at a different time may be possible: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to determine if a different delivery date is possible.
  9. Removal: Unless sold, all artwork must remain on view until the close of the exhibition. Unsold works should be picked up on the specified date and time indicated. Any work not picked up during the specified time, or by other arrangement with Litmus Gallery, will be stored at the rate of $2.00 a day.

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