Paint: Medium as Power in a Time of Crisis National Juried Exhibition
Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, New York
Juror: Juana Williams,Curator, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Entry Deadline: May 23, 2020 $500 Juror’s Prize, $200 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention Exhibition Dates: Saturday, July 11 through August 15, 2020 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 3-6pm Artist Talks: July 25 & August 15, 3-4pm
This national exhibit seeks artwork thatengages with the materiality of paint as a vehicle for producing meaning, particularly in the midst of pandemic and stay-at-home orders.
The call is open to artwork in any media, with the provision that some manner of “paint” should play an important role in the artwork as subject or media. This may include, but is not limited to, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, collage, sculpture, fiber, mixed-media, new media, and installation.
BAC is honored to partner with Juana Williams, Curator, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.
"Barrett is calling out to artists to create in response to the unusual times we are all facing together. Since cultural organizations and artists alike are struggling during this time, we have reduced our typical entry fee by 50% to make submitting more affordable."
Submitting Entries: Non-members: $20 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image up to ten.
Members: $18 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image up to ten.
Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include: Press releases submitted to more than print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage; Online: weekly BAC newsletter; website (www.barrettartcenter.org); Facebook; Instagram. The BAC e-newsletter has nearly 3000 subscribers. Exhibition artwork is posted in an online exhibition during the show and archived on the site after the show closes. Social media and eNewsletters emphasize “action links” to drive traffic to the BAC website and connect viewers to artist contact information and website in the online gallery for each exhibition.