The Bascom Member Show
Juried Exhibition
Call for Entry

The theme for The Bascom's 2019 Member Show is Rhythm Systems: Nature and Geometry.  Works will be selected for the exhibit based on the artistic design and composition inspired by the writings of Jay Hambidge on Dynamic Symmetry. Artists develop a sense of composition that reflects the energy of the universe, working in rhythms that mirror the natural world. 

Jay Hambidge’s early 20th century writings on Dynamic Symmetry recognize a structural system based in geometry often used by the artisans of ancient Egypt and Greece. Dynamic Symmetry, a compositional and conceptual tool intrinsically linked with the elegance of nature, continues to be utilized today. Hambidge, a noted artist, theorist, and teacher, recognized that within certain designs one could find a geometry that reflects the human body and elements of the natural world. This philosophy of design can be visualized in the measured architecture of the Parthenon, the pulse of zips in Barnett Newman’s expansive paintings, in the veins of the maple leaf, and within the orderly spiraling of a nautilus shell. Jay Hambidge considered how the geometry of this system made for a stable composition, enduring, energized, and accessible, engaging the viewer with an aesthetic reflective of the natural world.

In 1934, Mary Crovatt Hambidge founded the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Initially developed as a sustainable farm dedicated primarily to the art of weaving, the Hambidge Center today is a residency for artists and creative thinkers representing an ever-growing range of disciplines who seek an inspiring place to focus on their work. Situated in the lush beauty of the North Georgia mountains, with creeks running throughout the land, the Hambidge Center has inspired many artists through its rich, temperate rainforested land and the cultivated quiet independence of its residency.

All mediums will be considered.

This is a juried exhibition. Not all work will be accepted. 

Show Dates June 15 - July 21, 2019 

This year’s exhibition will be juried by Lisa Alembik, Assistant Professor at Perimeter College of Georgia State University. 


The annual Bascom Member Show is open to all current members of The Bascom.
Not a member? Join before the entry deadline of May 1st to become eligible.
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Calendar of Events

Entry Deadline:  May 12019

Notification of Acceptance: May 14, 2019

Accepted Work Drop Off Timeline: June 3  -  June 7, 2019 10am -  5pm

Exhibition Dates: Loft Gallery, June 15 – July 21, 2019

Public Reception:  To be announced. 


Submission Guidelines

Submit information via email to Zach Rogers, Exhibitions Manager, at

Must Include:

Artist name, Email, and Phone Number

JPEG image of work

Title, Medium, Dimensions, Price (if not for sale, NFS)

Brief description on how your work was inspired by Jay Hambidge’s writing.


All works must be ready for display.

Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. 

There are no size restrictions on submitted work.

Materials will not be supplied by The Bascom.


About the Juror

Lisa Alembik is an artist, educator and curator. A native Atlantan, she is an Assistant Professor at Perimeter College of Georgia State University on the Clarkston campus. Prior to this appointment, Alembik served as Gallery Director at Agnes Scott College for over a decade, where she curated exhibitions such as “My Sweet Sweet…” and “Blackbird on my Shoulder.” She exhibited in hymmhouse at Eyedrum Gallery and herstories at the Memphis College of Art Gallery. She presented drawings from the “Belly of the Whale” series at the Arts Exchange and MOCA GA. She was included in Sex Drive at the Atlanta Contemporary, Pap Art, which traveled from Truman State University, MO to San Francisco’s City College Gallery, and The Last Taboo at MOCA GA. During the fall of 2018, she exhibited the outdoor sculptural installation “Fulcrum Chair” at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, where she curated in the Weave Shed Gallery “Fables of the Eco-Future” (2013) and “Lightweight” (2016). 


Artwork will be sold through The Bascom. If work is not for sale, please mark NFS. A 40% commission will be taken for all work sold. 


Delivery of Artwork

Submissions will not be accepted after the May 1st deadline.

Entries must be submitted via email to Zach Rogers, Exhibitions Manager, at

Accepted artworks may be dropped off at The Bascom June 3 - June 7, 2019 10am - 5pm.

The Bascom is not responsible for any shipping costs. 

Work must be picked up no later than August 22, 2019.

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