September/October 2017 Centerfold

Artscope 70, September/October 2017 "Seaweed Wrestle" by Jeffrey Fitzgerald | Artscope Magazine Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Detail: Seaweed Wrestle, acrylic graphite and charcoal on canvas, 2017, 40” x 30”.
art: "Seaweed Wrestle"
artist: Jeffrey Fitzgerald
medium: acrylic graphite and charcoal on canvas
theme: Typography

Every day I turn letters into bubble letters. Greedily, I play with lap and overlap. The spaces between text and the characters themselves are compositional components. Adding the unknown, non-English alphabets or runes impels my creative process; calligraphy with its fluid romance and non-western direction calls to me strongly.

In paramount, my paintings are a sojourn in color and mark, an ephemeral moment, the world I walk through. They are an affair with hue and value, a call to twain desires of illusion of tactile objects and passion for calligraphy, scratch or crosshatch and for color, illustration or field.

  • Jurors:
  • Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands Museum
  • Brian Wallace, Gallery Director, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
  • Ben Shattuck, Lead Curator, Dedee Shattuck Gallery

Centerfold Contest

Artscope 71, September/October: COLLAGE

Your work could be Artscope Magazine‘s next centerfold. Work by established and emerging artists welcome.For the November/December 2017 issue, we will be accepting submissions of in the medium of COLLAGE. Please send up to three digital still images (if chosen, minimum for the images must be reproduced at 300dpi). Also include your statement. Send submissions to:, no later than October 15, 2017. Though smaller files may be submitted, images must be available to be reproduced up to 9″ x 12″ at 300 dpi dependent on your work selected by the jurors. Entries not following these specifications will not be considered.

No resumes please; the centerfold will be selected based on visual and/or conceptual quality, by a panel of three arts professionals.