Metamorphosis: from Marginal to Magnificent

A Group Exhibition for the ENTIRE WORLD

August 16, 2022 to October 7, 2022

Arabi Visual Arts

New Orleans Metropolitan Area

Ten Minutes drive from the French Quarter

Throughout history, just about any conceivable minority has been the victim of some level of abuse.  Sometimes that abuse may be as slight as an imperceptible wrinkle of a bigot’s face, but much too often as been on an entirely inhumane scale.  Cyber-bullying is just as horrific in this “information age” as the old-school behavior of shoving a kid on the bus.  Massive protests to take away basic human rights take place around the globe.  Governments execute their own people based on their religious beliefs, or the gender of the person they love. Seemingly regular citizens massacre children based on a hatred they cannot even express.

Fortunately, these people who are targets of such abuse can be fighters just as much as they can be victims.  Through the extremely difficult events endured by so many before us, there are plenty of joyous stimuli resulting from their labors and sacrifices.  Much work is yet to be done, but let’s take the time and give ourselves permission to enjoy the art, music, food, scientific breakthroughs, sports achievements, and much more brought about – in one way or another – by our magnificent family.  

Metamorphosis: from Marginal to Magnificent is meant to make you cry and laugh, think intellectually and daydream like a child, reflect and predict.  The event is not held during Pride Month or Black History Month because a metamorphosis can happen to anyone, any nation, any religion…   

Application Fee and Commission

There is a $10.00 fee for the first piece submitted and $5.00 for each additional piece with a maximum of 20 pieces allowed. All work submitted will be displayed in the online galleries.  Works accepted for the physical exhibition will be at the sole discretion of gallery owner, Christopher Ryan.  Every effort will be made to include work representing as many marginalized groups as possible.  However, other factors will be taken into consideration such as the artist bio, mission statement, quality of work, social media following, etc.

A thirty percent sales commission will apply to any works sold during the exhibition as well as revenue share for live events with admission fees.  The commission for live events increases to 50% if we handle ticketing directly.   

Please note that we will not accept any works into the physical exhibition that is not for sale.

Shipping Fees

The artist is 100% responsible for shipping their art both TO and FROM Arabi Visual Arts (physical exhibition).

The artist is responsible for calculating the shipping fee for any work sold from the virtual exhibition and we will pass that on to the buyer.  Please be familiar with these costs.

Printing and Framing Program

For artists who do not wish to deal with the expense and hassle of shipping, please consider having your work printed and framed by our neighbor Art Conscious.  You will pay them directly for the printing and framing, and if the works are not sold during the exhibition you can surrender the frame to be used by artists at future exhibitions.  This will be the first exhibition where this option is offered, so there are no frames currently available, but this is a great way to help artists who cannot afford or are not experienced with the process of framing, packing, and shipping their work.  There is also an option to ship your work in a mailer tube and have it framed by our partner at Art Conscious.  


User Entry Process Tutorial

If this is your first time using, please view this tutorial before submitting your work as well as reading all of our terms and conditions.