House of Shadows Presents

The Invented Self

Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

In dualism, the mind and body both exist as separate entities. In metaphysics, we can examine the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribution, and between potentiality and actuality. 

As we grow and explore ourselves, we consciously and subconsciously begin to invent a person we feel comfortable presenting to the world and a person we daydream about in private.

The invented self is an idealized version of yourself created out of what you have learned from your life experiences. 

We are looking for work that explores the tangible reality of a persona, the invented self. Show us the hidden and realized self - as you interpret it. 

Call Type: Month Long Exhibition 

Deadline: Extended to May 16, 2021 @ 11:59 PM EST

Open to: Local, Regional, National & International Artists

State/City: Tampa, Florida

Entry Fee: $35.00 for a maximum of 10 Entries

Eligibility: Open to all 2D & 3D Mediums of visual art except for video & installation art. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Final work must not exceed 40x40 inches.

Important Dates:

  • Call Announcement: April 19, 2021
  • Final Submission Deadline: May 14, 2021, 11:59 PM EST
  • Curation/Finalization of work: May 17, 2021
  • Artist Bio/Conceptual Statements Due: May 21, 2021
  • Work drop off: June 14 - June 16, 2021, 12:00-5:00 PM EST
  • Shipped work: Must arrive by June 16, 2021, 9:00 PM EST
  • Opening Reception: June 19, 2021, 6:00-9:00 PM EST
  • Exhibition Duration: June 19 - July 11, 2021
  • Work pick-up: July 12- July 14, 2021, 12:00-5:00 PM EST

Image Use / Copyrights:

The artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. Digital images submitted with the artist's entry are for exhibition selection only. Artists selected to exhibit grant House of Shadows Creative Gallery & Market the right to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery website for promotional purposes only. House of Shadows retains no copyrights to the artist's work. 

Commissions & Sales: 

House of Shadows will retain a 30% commission on sold work. 

Shipped Artwork:

The artist is responsible for insuring and properly packaging their work. A return shipping label must be pre-purchased and provided to us. 

About the Gallery: 

House of Shadows is an art gallery in Tampa, Florida focused on showcasing a unique, curated blend of local, national, and international visual and performance art. Our main gallery includes two minor galleries and our House of Shadows Market - a collection of locally-produced art products chosen for their creativity, quality, and cohesion with our Shadow culture. Our space is a haven for personal and creative expression.


  • Jose Gomez
  • Annie Rosse

Important Dates

Event Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 7:00 AM
Art Submissions Closed

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House of Shadows
2101 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606

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