Event Dates: 2/1/19 - 9/1/19
Entry Deadline: 4/7/18
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 9
Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia will feature emerging and established artists from the mountainous regions of North Carolina and its bordering states: northern Georgia, western South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and southern Virginia. The exhibition includes artists of all media, such as painting, sculpture, new media, dance and film. Public programs and performances will be held in conjunction with the exhibition. A full color catalogue featuring the selected works will be made available in print and online along with an online registry of all Open Call applicants. The registry will include information provided by the applicants through the Open Call and will be an invaluable resource for both promoting artists of the region and providing the public with a finding tool for information about southern Appalachian artists.
Artists of the southern Appalachian region working in all media from the mountainous regions of North Carolina, northern Georgia, western South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and southern Virginia are eligible to apply for the exhibition.
CURATOR & JUROR
Jason Andrew is known for his exhibitions of interdisciplinary artistic practices. Since 2004, he has headed the Estate of artist Jack Tworkov and has curated recent one-person exhibitions of Tworkov’s work at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (2016) and the Asheville Art Museum (2015), among others. In 2004, Mr. Andrew co-founded with choreographer Julia K. Gleich the non-profit arts organization Norte Maar, whose founding mission is to encourage, promote and present new collaborations in our time through exhibitions of and performances by emerging and mid-career artists. Since 2016, he has also led the Estate of Elizabeth Murray and in 2018 curated a one-person exhibition of Murray’s work at Pace Gallery. Mr. Andrew is Curator of Appalachia Now! and will work with members of Museum staff to review the Open Call entries.
Artists are only required to submit one work in order to be considered for the exhibition and included in the online registry.
Image Requirements: Artists may submit 1-5 images of original works. Please submit only one to two image(s) per work. Images of works must be at least 500 KB and at most 5 MB. Please include in your individual portfolio a description of the work.
Audio Requirements: Artists may submit 1-2 original audio works. Please include in your individual portfolio a description of the work. If you would like the work to be included in the online registry, please provide a web link to an external source for listening under the "Gallery Representation and/or Website" prompt.
Video Requirements: Artists may submit 1-2 original video or performance works. Please include in your individual portfolio a description of the work. If you would like the work to be included in the online registry, please provide a web link to an external source for viewing under the "Gallery Representation and/or Website" prompt.
-For works that require special installation, please include instructions in the description of the work in your individual portfolio.
-All accepted works must be ready for hanging/installation.
-Accepted works must be available for the duration of the exhibition installation and exhibition. No substitutions of works will be permitted.
DATES & DEADLINES
-Extended Submission deadline: Saturday, April 7, 2018
-All artists notified by email: Monday, May 14, 2018
-Exhibition opening: Spring 2019
Established by artists and incorporated in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing life-long opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts.