American Art Today: Figures
The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741
Event Dates: 9/7/13 - 1/5/14
Entry Deadline: 7/13/13
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Entry Fee (American Art Today: Figures): $35.00
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Juror: Jonathan Stuhlman has been the Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2006. He was previously the Anne and Harold Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; a McIntire Curatorial Fellow at the University of Virginia Art Museum; a Curatorial Assistant in the departments of American Art and Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; a Research Associate in the department of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Assistant Director of Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.
At the Mint, Mr. Stuhlman has overseen the presentation of traveling exhibitions including Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2006) and has organized numerous in-house and traveling shows, including: Quiet Spirit, Skillful Hand: The Graphic Work of Clare Leighton(2008, with publication); Identity Theft: How a Cropsey Became a Gifford (2009, with extended brochure); From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland (2011, with publication); and Surrealism and Beyond , which is comprised of three exhibitions: Double Solitaire: The Surrealist Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy (2011-12, with publication), Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s (2012, with publication), and Gordon Onslow Ford: Voyager and Visionary (2012, with extended brochure). Before coming to the Mint he organized the traveling exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Circling around Abstraction for the Norton Museum of Art and authored its accompanying catalogue. He also oversaw the reinstallation of the Mint Museum’s collection of American Art at its new Uptown facility.
Mr. Stuhlman received his BA with honors in Art History from Bowdoin College; his MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Art History at the University of Virginia where his dissertation focuses on the work of the Surrealist painter Yves Tanguy.
Awards: $5,500 will be awarded at the discretion of the Juror. Best of Show-$1,600; 1st -$1,200; 2nd -$1,000; 3rd -$900; 4th -$800. The Bascom notifies artists of awards September 5 via email. Public opening and artist reception, Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5-7pm, Juror Gallery Talk and awards presentation at 6pm.
Eligibility: The Bascom’s American Art Today: Figures is open to all artists living and working in the United States and over the age of 18. Works must be original, reflect excellence and a unique vision of the maker within the genre of the human figure, completed within the past two years, and not previously exhibited at The Bascom. The Bascom is the final authority on eligibility
Size Limitations: There are no size limitations
Entry Fee and Procedures: One or two digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for a $35 non-refundable entry fee. Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail, payable to: The Bascom, memo: American Art Today: Figures. Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than July13, 2013 and mailed to Mary James, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741.
Image Format: All entries, information and images will only be accepted via the CaFÉ website.
Each entrant may submit two works for consideration. Each work must be represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).
Image formatting details can be found on the CaFÉ website: Media Prep.
Juror’s choices for the Bascom’s American Art Today: Figures will be announced by email and on the CaFÉ website during the week of August 12, 2013. Invited artists will receive notification via email by The Bascom with an artist agreement on the week of August 12, 2013.
Shipping: Accepted artworks must be delivered to Sallie Taylor, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741, during operating hours (9am-5pm, M-F), between August 26-30, 2013. Works must arrive by August 30, 2013. Shipping and insurance costs to and from the art center are the responsibility of the artist. The Bascom will insure works while on the campus of the art center. Works must be shipped in a single reusable carton or crate. Works must be shipped ready for installation with clear identification attached to the work. A prepaid return shipping label must be included with entry. Works will be returned the week of January 13, 2014.
Sales: Works will be for sale during the exhibition if the artist desires. Artist sets the retail price. The Bascom will receive a 40% commission on art work sold during the exhibition. Artists will receive a check for 60% of the sale within 30 days of the exhibition closing.
Inquiries: Additional information may be obtained by contacting Bo Sweeny, Exhibitions Coordinator, 828-787-2879, email@example.com or Sallie Taylor, Curator, 828-787-2899, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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