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Art Now 2019: Painting
Ann Arbor Art Center
117 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Michigan
Event Dates: 2/15/19 - 3/16/19
Entry Deadline: 1/27/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Art Now 2019: Painting): $35.00

ART NOW: PAINTING is the fifth annual exhibition in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Art Now series.  Each year, on a rotating basis, the Art Center presents a media-focused exhibition as part of the series.  This year's exhibit features innovative work in painting.

This exhibition will highlight artists that employ traditional painting techniques, as well as artists who move across disciplines and push the boundaries of what defines contemporary painting, including through the application of hybrid processes and use of mixed media.

Art Now: Painting is characterized by its inclusiveness of genres, styles, aesthetics, concepts, materials, and processes. Since contemporary painting is often tightly integrated with other art forms, submissions are accepted in ANY medium.

Awards: $500 Best in Show, $200 Second Place, $100 Third Place

About the Juror: Roula David

Roula David is the Executive Director of Murals in the Market, the Eastern Market, Detroit-based street art festival that has produced more than 125 outdoor murals since 2014. She is also COO of leading publisher of art prints, 1xRun in Detroit, where she is head of the company’s Special Projects initiative, which pairs artists with projects across the region at the intersection of art, government and business, including murals for Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Detroit city government's public art program, City Walls.

Important Dates for Artists:

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 28 at 12:00AM Mountain Time (2:00AM ET)
All Artists Notified of Juror Selections: Thursday, January 31 via email
Accepted Artwork Drop-off Deadline: Monday, February 11
Opening Party / Juror Awards Presentation: Friday, February 15 (6-9pm)
Exhibition Closes: Saturday, March 16
Pick-up of Work: Sunday, March 17 – Thursday, March 21

Submission Guidelines:

This call for entry is open to any artist over the age of 18 who currently resides in the US. Artists are invited to submit up to three images per $35 entry in any combination of individual artwork or detail images. Artworks must have been created within the past three years and not previously shown in any other Ann Arbor Art Center exhibitions. There are no restrictions on artwork dimensions however artists are encouraged to review the gallery space diagram to help guide their submission.

The jurying process is anonymous; however artists must submit a bio and CV as separate .doc or .pdf documents. Label the files using the following format: Lastname_Firstname_Bio and Lastname_Firstname_CV.

Please Note: This is a juried exhibition and all entries must be submitted digitally for consideration. Submission does not guarantee artwork acceptance and submission fees are non-refundable. Submissions will not be accepted past the deadline.

Accepted artwork must arrive “ready to hang” – the Art Center reserves the right to decline artworks that do not meet gallery standards or do not represent artist submission. Artists are expected to provide components necessary for special/nontraditional installations. For shipped artwork, artists are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance, if applicable.

It is preferable that artworks are for sale. The Art Center retains a 50% commission on all sold artwork.

Please read the Legal Agreement for full details on participation.

About the Ann Arbor Art Center:

For 109 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been a contemporary forum for the visual arts. Through exhibitions, public art, and art experiences, the Art Center engages over 50,000 people annually in collaboration and exploration of art.

The Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, MI.

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