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Andrea Guzzetta and Var West Gallery are inviting you to participate in a show about your past significant others.


"Before we broke up: an intimate look at love lost” to take place at Var West Gallery this June.


In many ways, painting is a form of adoration. To gaze for so long at a single visage and recreate it in tender brushstrokes is an act of love. What artists paint tells us what and who they esteem in the highest regard, and artists have always painted their lovers. From Wyeth to Schiele, there is an artistic tradition in recording the intimate vulnerability of a relationship and pulling viewers into the private lives of artists.


How much more vulnerable does that artwork become when the relationship has run its course? How much more fragile to view a piece of artwork created for a love that no longer exists? In “Before we broke up: an intimate look at love lost,” curator Andrea Guzzetta invites you to look upon loves lost from a slew of talented artists, and dear God, please take them home with you because we simply can’t have them in our houses anymore. 

We are looking for pieces of art created DURING a relationship that has since ended. If you are interested in participating, please submit via the submission form below. Once we have the list of applicants, we will reach out to the accepted artists.


Submission deadline: April 30th

Opens: June 19th

Closes: August 28th

Submission Form

To submit, please take the time to fill out the information below.

*Due to the intimate nature of this show, nude works will only be accepted with consent from the subject and at the discretion of the curators.* Upload up to 3 images.

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