-an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind.

We all have them. Those ideas/objects/people that take up large chunks of our time and thought. For some people it’s cats, others love celebrities, and some can’t stop thinking about food. Obsessions can start off as a simple hobby but easily spiral into a sort of focused mania that shoves aside everything else. So tell me, what is it that fixates you? What is it that constantly needles you from the back of your brain? What can you not live without?

This call for entry is part of the 2016 ECU Metals Symposium and is open to artist of any media.


Phil Ambrose: Phil is an alumni of ECU with a BFA in Metal Design and is currently an artist in residence with Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC. His work focuses on traditional metalsmithing techniques combined with intriguing compositions of found objects.

Exhibition Conditions:


 - All artists must be 18 years of age or older

 - Works must be original in design and executed by submitted artist

 - Works cannot be created from commercial kits or patterns

 - Works must be produced within the last 2 years (2013 - present)


- Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration

- Submissions will be accepted beginning October 30, 2015

- Submissions will only be accepted through electronic entry to ambrosep77@gmail.com  with the name of the show “Obsession” in the heading.

-Please send your images in .jpg format with the maximum dimension not exceeding 1920 pixels.

-A non-refundable $20 application fee is due at time of entry via Paypal to ecusymposium@gmail.com, payment must be accompanied with the name of the show, “Obsession,” in the memo.

- For each submitted work please include title, year of completion, material, and dimensions

- Submitted works should also include an insurance value (Accepted works will be insured only while onsite at The Greenville Museum of Art)

- All decisions of the juror are final

- Submitting artists agree to all terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus

 Insurance, Shipping and Liability:

While every care will be exercised in the handling of all works submitted, the ECU Metals Symposium cannot assume liability for any loss or damage to artwork in transportation or otherwise. The artist is responsible for shipping and insurance while the artwork is in transit to and from The Greenville Museum of Art. In the event of damage to the artwork during the shipping, the artist will be required to provide documentation confirming the value of the work, the extent of the claim and to settle claims directly with the shipping carrier.

Delivery and return of work:

All artists are responsible for shipping of work to and from the exhibition. Each package must include a prepaid return shipping label to insure the timely return of your work. Each work must be received at this address by Dec. 18th 2015:



Leo Jenkins Room 2000

Mail Stop 502

Greenville, NC 27858

Attn: Barbara McFadyen “Obsession”


October 30, 2015                        Online Submission Begins

November 27, 2015                        Online Submission Closes

November 30, 2015                        Artist’s notified via email

December 18, 2015                        Work Due to ECU

January 15, 2016                        Opening Reception

January 31, 2016                        Work Returned to Artist


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