UPRISING: The Art Of Subculture
Curator, Sona Viola

Every generation has a moment of change, a shift in society, devised from strong influences of pop culture, industry, politics, commercialism and social injustice...often fueling an uprising of subculture.  

Beatniks, Hippies, Punk’s, Skaters, Hipsters…Industrial, Grunge, Urban and Hip-hop culture…and many more.

Throughout history subcultures have used art, music, fashion and film as a platform to express their messages of perspective, inspiration, protest, or hope.  Today, we are seeing a resurgence and appreciation of art outside the mainstream. 

How does this inspire you?  Is it the artistic style or energetic expression?  Do you relate to a message or movement? 

Lets celebrate the art of subculture and transform Volition Gallery into the underground!  Leave mainstream behind and rise up the hidden voices and visions of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

“The mainstream comes to you, but you have to go to the underground” – Frank Zappa

Be bold, be edgy, be provocative… dare to be different…

submission deadline: June 15th, 2018

Exhibition Dates: August 4th, 2018 - Sept. 15th, 2018
Opening Reception & Dance Party:  Sat. August 4th - 7:30pm-10:30pm
Closing Reception: Sat. September 15th – 2pm-6pm


 “The gallery is about delivering a creative experience, interacting and working together. Each event brings people and artists together with art, expressions of desires and will – created of our own individual and collective volition.”  - Founder and Owner, Phyllis Dodge


is a unique community of gallery spaces, unique studios, businesses, and outdoor haven on 12+ sprawling acres of rustic beauty located in the lower Hudson Valley (only 30 minutes from Manhattan). 


Accepted Media: 

The exhibition will include work in ANY MEDIA.   Work may not exceed 38” inches in any direction.  Hanging artwork may not exceed  25lbs. 

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older. Work must be created within the past two years.  Work exhibited in prior V°LITION Gallery  exhibitions is not eligible. 

Fees: $30 for up to 3 entries + $5 for each additional entry. Artists may submit a maximum of five (5) entries for consideration.  Entry fees are  not refundable, and all deadlines are final. If accepted into exhibit, submission fee will include a ticket into reception and dance party.  

Submissions:  All submissions are due by June 15th, 2018.   All images must be submitted as high res jpg files no larger that file size of 4MB or less, to Sona Viola at  Please name jpgs as follows...“YourFullName_Title_Medium.jpg”.  If accepted into exhibit, these files may be used for marketing purposes and online sales at Please make sure artwork is properly represented during submission.  Please include a brief description of yourself, artwork and your pricing in email.  Payment must be made at time of submission via paypal to for consideration.

Wall Art Submissions: In your submission, please include one (1) piece 10”x 10” or smaller in total size to be included in a special installation during the exhibit.  This is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.

Notification:  Artists will be notified of acceptance into exhibit via email approximately July 1st.  Specific information will be given regarding which piece or pieces have been accepted.  

Drop Off:  Work must be delivered to V°LITION Gallery on July 21st, 2018 from 12pm-4pm or July 22, 2018 from 12pm-4pm. All work must remain on exhibition for the duration of the exhibition.

Shipped Work:  
Shipped work must arrive at Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts 103 S. Greenbush Rd.  Orangeburg, NY 10962, on or before July 21st.  All shipped work must include prepaid return shipping label, be trackable, and have appropriate packaging for return of artwork.  All work must be finished and completely dried. Wall art must be suitably framed and wired for hanging.  Please notify Sona Viola of shipping details at

All work must be removed on September 16th 2018.   Pick up hours are from 1pm-5pm. If not removed by this deadline, there will be a $35 administrative charge and storage charge of $5 per day. After 30 days, the art including all rights, title and interest of the artist in and to the work, will become the property of Volition gallery.

All work must be for sale. A commission of 30% will be charged on all sales. Price may not be changed from price listed upon submission.  All payments of sales will be sent to artist within one month after exhibit has ended.

Liability & Insurance: 
The Curator and V°LITION Gallery reserve the right to reject any work not accurately represented by the images submitted or not properly prepared for exhibition.  Every care will be taken to provide for the safety of all artwork. Entries will be handled with all possible care.  Volition Gallery, its officers and agents will not be responsible for any loss, damage of theft of artwork during exhibition. Works will be handled and exhibited at the artist's own risk.  Any questions regarding liability insurance, please contact gallery director at

Contact Sona Viola at .