Art in Isolation: Coping with Quarantine

In a time of “social distancing” the Wright Opera House invites you to reconnect through our new experimental exhibition called Art in Isolation: Coping with Quarantine. Just because we are all stuck inside doesn’t mean our art has to be. We want you to create diverse works of art to share and showcase what coping with quarantine has looked like and felt like for you. We are all dealing (and not dealing) with the current social, political and health situation facing the world today in different ways and art is one of the greatest tools we have to connect us and share our individual experiences.

This call is open to all ages and levels of art-making. The Wright will print submitted works on copy paper (8.5×11 / black & white) and will install them on a free-standing frame in the WOH. The art will also be shared in a virtual gallery on the WOH website in May. The goal is to make one large work that is made up of individual submissions from Ouray County residents and beyond.

All forms of creative expression are encouraged. You can submit photographs, digital art, paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculptures, installations, poems, writings, music, performances and more. Please submit your work in .pdf or .jpg format. For the purposes of this exhibit, The Wright is asking that all works be submitted in digital .pdf or .jpg files. We will not be accepting any physical works or objects.

(The Wright reserves the right of refusal for any piece of art at our discretion)

Submissions – open to all ages and levels of art-making

Visual Arts
Digital Art, Drawings, Paintings Photography, Print Making, Sculpture

Performing Arts
Dance, Music, Performance

Literary Arts
Poems, Writings


Submission Deadline: 5pm – April 20th, 2020

How to submit your work: Send up to 3 .pdf or .jpg files of original works by 5:00 p.m. April 20th

Email all files to
In the subject line of the email please write “Submission: Art in Isolation – Artist’s Name, City & State”

Include a one to two sentence description of your work

Participants will be informed via email that their works will be part of the exhibit

Thank you for participating and remember to be creative and have fun. Just because we are all stuck inside doesn’t mean our art has to be! Isolation cannot keep art from connecting us.

Exhibition Date: May 1st

The Wright Opera House is a 501c3 nonprofit, operating a historic venue and premier performing arts organization located in the City of Ouray. It is supported by event fees and by generous donations.

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