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Art Show: The Nude in Art

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 2/1/2008 to 2/29/2008.

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The nude has been a subject for art as long as humankind has been creating art. Laying aside current feelings on "vulgarity" or "prudery," the human form au naturel has figured prominently in both religious and secular art for millennia. Life drawing from the nude is still considered essential to artists learning anatomy and perspective; it is the human in its most basic and powerful form.

Due to the controversial nature of this subject, there are some guidelines that must be observed, based in part on the definition for EBSQ's "Artistic Nudes" gallery. Per our definition, our Artistic Nudes gallery is reserved for "Nudes depicted in an artistic and tasteful manner. Not for graphic depictions or pieces implying a sexual context." This applies to all "The Nude In Art" entries as well. In addition, we ask that you focus on the figure as a whole rather than any one area of the anatomy.

We know this has the potential to be a very subjective show. If you have doubts about whether your piece qualifies for this exhibit, ask yourself if it passes the "friends and family" test without anyone blushing overly much. You may also ask your peers on the EBSQ forums or contact EBSQ directly at EBSQ reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of any piece entered in "The Nude In Art."

Any and all materials may be used to create your entry. Sculptural entries are encouraged! Be sure to tell us what you used to create your piece and how you did it. You should also provide any background information on your subject that may enhance the appreciation of your entry - particularly if the subject is historical or drawn from myth or fables, etc. This artistís statement is required, so please donít leave it out! If texture or other small elements are pivotal to your piece, please include any necessary detail shots. All points of the prospectus should be met. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

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