What's Your Elephant Call for Art

 Deadline for entry: July 15, Extended until July 23
 Artwork drop-off: August 10-August 12th
 Opening night: Opening Night - Saturday,  August 18th
 Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

 We invite you to join the 10th annual exhibit curated & programmed by Niki Lopez.  This will be   the 5th annual 'What's Your Elephant' group art exhibition at the 1310 Gallery aka Sailboat Bend   Artist Lofts. 

Re-cap from June 18, 2016 exhibition 'What's Your Elephant' group art exhibition & live performances - featuring Provocative Art of the Unspoken:

Open to: all mediums. Paintings, Sculpture, Installation art, Video art, Mixed media, 2D & 3D works. Preference given to interactive & installation pieces.

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, inequality, privileges, challenges to social norms, masks, cover-ups and other uncomfortable issues we sometimes choose to hide.

It's that time of the year again!  “What’s Your Elephant” as in ‘the elephant in the room’ is a 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.

- Submit up to 5 digital images representing your work.
- Any special accommodations needed, please email the curator no later than August 10th. 
- All work must be original artwork and ready to be displayed.  
- Artwork must include a short narrative that will be displayed with work
- Submission donation $35*
- Submission & payment indicates that you agree to Terms & Conditions


There will be an Artists Talk panel & workshop as well as an interactive piece inviting the community to share their ‘elephant’. 
Artists are welcomed to participate in a artists talk & community outreach art project.
Artists who are interested in volunteering for 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.

Curated & programmed by Niki Lopez

*Submission donation of $35 for up to 5 pieces
100% of any artwork sales goes to the artist.


Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

More info: http://nikiartstudio.com/whatsyourelephant2017/

--- About the gallery:

1310 Gallery rotates monthly art exhibitions, film screenings and art happenings since 2008. Because each exhibition is administrated by a different resident artist, there is a diverse array of media and talent throughout the year.  Our exhibitions have been featured in The Sun Sentinel, City Link, New Times, Home Ft. Lauderdale, the Miami Herald, and on NPR.  There is 3 floors & 2500 square feet of gallery space.  The gallery is monitored by security cameras on each floor. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions.  


To begin, please register using the Register button at the top right side of this page.

Once you have registered, you can submit your work. If you have any questions, please contact us at nikilopez@gmail.com or view the user tutorial below.

User Entry Process Tutorial