CRASH :A B.F.A. JURIED STUDENT EXIBITION
FOR THE ERNEST G. WELCH SCHOOL OF ART and DESIGN
ENTRY DEADLINE: October 5, 2021
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2 (Submission Requirements below)
Concurrent Exhibition: Colliding with History: African American Works on Paper from the Collection of Wes and Missy Cochran
Please contact Stephanie Kolpy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions regarding drop-off and pick-up.
Call for Art:
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design’s Gallery 650, seeks works of art from current Welch undergraduate students and recent alumni (2019) for CRASH, a juried exhibition. As part of a larger university event, CRASH is intended to generate productive dialogue with the concurrent Fall 2021 exhibition, Colliding with History: African American Works on Paper from the Collection of Wes and Missy Cochran, curated by Rebecca Dimling-Cochran. Entries for CRASHwill be selected by esteemed artist, scholar, and curator Dr. Cynthia Hawkins and celebrated Atlanta-based artist and Georgia State Visiting Lecturer, Jamaal Barber. The exhibition and catalog will be curated by PrintClub of GA.
Colliding with History is a selection of works on paper—drawings, prints, and collages—by prominent 20th century African American artists. As the title suggests, the exhibition is a reminder that the “collision” of African American art with the Western canon is an ongoing work of justice. Largely a selection of abstract work, Colling with History also “forces the question of whether and how abstract art can be understood as activist and agency enabling,” as noted in Dr. Hawkins’s catalog essay.
The Welch School of Art and Design Gallery seeks work from students of all backgrounds that consider this complex and seemingly paradoxical relationship between abstraction, activism, and justice, however one wishes to interpret these themes. At a time of unparalleled crises and staggering inequalities reinforced and exacerbated by the pandemic, students and alumni are encouraged to submit work that is relevant to our present age. Works on paper and in the media of paper will both be considered.
Those interested in submitting should consider the following questions:
-What happens when formal and/or figurative elements are distilled, bracketed, compressed, or disassembled to reveal their more potent constituent parts?
-How can this process of deconstructing not only reframe our perception, but also provide the opportunity to rearrange these elements into new configurations and new ways of seeing? In short, how can abstraction, paradoxically, make the invisible more visible?
Exhibition Event Dates: November 1 – November 17, 2021
Co-Jurors: Dr. Cynthia Hawkins and Jamaal Barber
Selection: Oct 7- Oct 11
Drop-Off Selected Works: October 28and 29, Art Office Arts & Humanities Building, suite 117, 10 Peachtree Center Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30303, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (framing requirements below)
Exhibition Reception: November 12, 2021 (5:00-8:00p.m.) Concurrent with Colliding with History, Welch School Galleries
Jamaal Barber Juror’s Talk Gallery 650: November 12, 2021, 5:00p.m.
Pick-Up Selected Works: Gallery 650: November 19 between 8:00a.m.- 7:00p.m.
Dr. Cynthia Hawkins, Visiting Artist and Co-Juror for CRASH:
Cynthia Hawkins received her PhD in American Studies from the Department of Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo. She has presented lectures based on her dissertation research African American Agency and the Art Object 1868 – 1917; other presentations include Dox Thrash, Robert Blackburn, Genre Scenes in the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection, and has received fellowships that include Black Metropolis Research Consortium. She is currently Gallery Director and Curator at the State University of New York, Geneseo’s Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery and teaches as an adjunct in history and art history departments. She received an MA in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University and an MFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her research interests include, 19th century American and African American History, theory, U.S. museum formation, race, gender, identity, citizenship, and cultural studies. Cynthia Hawkins is an abstract painter with a national exhibition record; she lives in Rochester, New York with her partner and his dog.
Jamaal Barber, artist, GSU Visiting Lecturer, and co-juror for CRASH
Jamaal Barber is a creative, imaginative soul who was born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina. In 2013, after seeing a screen printing demo at a local art store, Jamaal started experimenting with printmaking and made it his primary focus. His woodcuts and mixed media prints can be seen on display at ZuCot Gallery. They have also been included in the Decatur Arts Festival, Atlanta Print Biennial Show, and at various art shows around the Metro Atlanta area. Additionally, Jamaal has done work for Twitter, the New York Times, Penguin Random House, Black Art in America, and Emory University. Jamaal also hosts the Studio Noize podcast, featuring conversations with Black artists and creatives from around the contemporary art world. His medium is primarily printmaking but his recent M.F.A. thesis show featured acrylic paintings and mixed media work. Find Jamaal online and view examples of his work: [http://www.jbarberstudio.com%20/]www.jbarberstudio.com , IG: @jbarberstudio, FB: JBarberArt
THE JURY PROCESS
AWARD: $100.00 for a Jurors Choice Award
- The jurors will not view any artworks until after the entry deadline
- Exhibit jurors will be presented with all entrants' artwork in an anonymous, digital-image presentation, and the only information provided to them will pertain to the artwork. This information includes artwork title, year, media, dimensions, artist's statement.
- The jurors make their selections for the final exhibit and the Jurors decision is final. Jurors’ selections will be emailed in a list form to all accepted artists’ emails.
- Jurors have the right to reject art that includes violence and hate speech.
- Please do not contact the jurors about the exhibition. Doing so will result in disqualification application.
- Each artist may submit up to two artworks
- Please contact Stephanie Kolpy (email@example.com) for questions.
PrintClub of GA will curate and install the exhibition and catalog.
Work accepted by the jurors but not following the below requirements will be disqualified:
NOTE: If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on the .jpeg entry the Gallery 650 and PrintClub reserve the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.
Images submitted must adhere to submission requirements. The image size must be 3500 pixels on the longest side and 300 DPI for inclusion in the Exhibition Catalog.
Eligibility: B.F.A. students and alumni (with a graduation date no earlier than 2019)
Entry: Work must have been created with in the last 2 years.
Medium Requirements: Works on paper or made of paper, including book arts
Size Restrictions: FRAME no larger than 24 inches in width
Frame Requirements: For 2-D works on paper, all works should be framed in a 1- 2-inch white square frame, with white or off-white matte or floater not exceeding 24 inches. It must also have a ready to hang wire. White square frames can be found in stores and on-line at Wayfair, Ikea, Amazon and Michaels. Please include your full name and email on the back of your framed work.
Drop off: All accepted work must be hand delivered to Art Office AH 117, meeting the frame requirements between Oct 28 and 29. Drop off at Art Office is between 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. both days, Printclub members will be ready to receive work safely and move to Gallery 650.
Pick up: Artists will pick up their work in Gallery 650 on November 19 between 8:00a.ma- 7:00p.m., work that is not picked up by this deadline will be removed from Gallery 650. Do not remove your work prior to November 19.
Please contact Stephanie Kolpy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions regarding drop-off and pick-up.
LIABILITY: All reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure protection of submitted work upon receipt. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition. No liability can be assumed during storage or by sponsors or personnel connected to the exhibition for damage incurred or loss of work while in transit. Artists are advised to arrange package delivery and pick-up of accepted work.
SALES : Gallery 650, PrintClub or Ernest G. Welch School of Art will not take a commission for the sale of any artwork. Potential buyers will be directed to the artist’s email for inquiry. Please include your full name and email on the back of your framed work.
All sold works remain in the exhibit until it ends. It is the artist’s responsibility to deliver or ship sold artwork to the buyer after the exhibition closes.
CATALOG : A catalog will accompany the CRASH exhibition: Please include your short artist statement that relates the work to this call as an attached word document in your submission. Please also include excellent documentation of the work. PrintClub of GA may reach out to you for a higher resolution image if you are picked by the Jurors. This documentation is for inclusion in the CRASH Catalog. If we reach out to you for more information for the catalog publication, please respond with in 24 hours. Artists not responding with in 24 hours could be cut from the catalog.
CRASH RELATED PROGRAMMING
September 13 - November 12, Main Galleries 130 and 150
Colliding with History: African American works on Paper from the Collection of Wes and Missy Cochran, curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran
Thursday, November 11, 4:00p.m. Location TBD
Visiting Scholar lecture by Dr. Cynthia Hawkins
Friday, November 12, 5:00-8:00p.m. Main Galleries 130 and 150
Closing reception of Colliding with History: African American works on Paper from the Collection of Wes and Missy Cochran, curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran, in conjunction with Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Annual M.F.A. Open Studios.
Friday, November 12, Gallery 650 : Jamaal Barber CRASH jurors talk (5PM)