Call Detail
Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial
Entry Deadline: 4/2/21
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York

2nd KMA International Juried Biennial


July 11 - September 19, 2021

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 to September 19, 2021. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors whose work explores connections between past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that:

  • Engages with personal or family history
  • Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized and displayed
  • Borrows from the history of art
  • Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes
With Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally and globally. In doing so, the museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world. Awards will be granted for the top three submissions.

The exhibition will be juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, author and founding director of Minerva Projects, whose objective is to support interdisciplinary artists who have expressed the desire to analyze their practice, and where curatorial ideas are tested in service to publishing books. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui writes and edits, having her work published in Hyperallergic, ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is also co-editing the anthology The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). Siddiqui is a core faculty member at the School of Visual Art at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York and the Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.


April 2 2021:  Deadline for submission of artworks.
April 30, 2021:  Notification of accepted artists by email and web posting.
July 2-3, 2021, 9 am to 5 pm:  Deadline for receipt of all artwork.
July 10, 2021:  1st Look Preview Opening
July 11, 2021:  Members and Public Openings
September 19, 2021:  Exhibition closes
September 20, 2021, 8 am to 8 pm:  Artists, or their shippers, pick up artwork.
(Artwork not picked up will incur a $50 per day storage fee).


  • $2,000 Michaela and Skip Beitzel 1st Place Award
  • $1,500 Lisbeth and Frank Stern 2nd Place Award
  • $1,000 Lisbeth and Frank Stern and Diana and Loring Knoblauch 3rd Place Award
  • $700 LaRuth Gray, Vanessa Smith and Anonymous KMAA Award

A PDF of the prospectus can be downloaded from the KMA Cladogram exhibition websiteArtists may submit up to six (6) works in any media. Image files should be in JPEG or JPG format, maximum 5 MB, with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Audio files should be in AIFF, WAV, XMF or MP3 format, maximum 10 MB, with a minimum bit rate of 96. Video files should be in 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV or M2TS format, maximum 100 MB, with a minimum resolution of 640 x 480, minimum 12 fps. Written work may be submitted as a PDF, TXT, DOC or DOCX file with a maximum size of 2 MB. The fee for each work submitted is: Katonah Museum Artists' Association (KMAA) members $25, non-members $35. Additional fees may be assessed for suites, series or works requiring complex installation. Payments will be securely processed and are nonrefundable. All artists are invited to join the Katonah Museum of Art Artists’ Association. Please go to the Artists’ Association webpage on the KMA website and click on the purchase membership link to become a Katonah Museum Artists’ Association member.


Two-dimensional works may be no larger than 8 x 8 feet (including frame). Three-dimensional works are limited to 7 feet high x 5 x 5 feet (including pedestal). No work shall exceed a weight of 300 pounds. All artwork must be ready to install. Sculptures requiring pedestals must be delivered with their pedestals, which must be stable and clean. Artwork requiring assembly or special handling must include precise directions and photo(s) of the assembled work. Video and media works must be accompanied by all the necessary AV equipment (monitor, projector, media player, speakers, cables, etc.).


All artwork must be delivered and picked up by the artist or their shipper. Artists must arrange for round-trip transportation. The Museum is not responsible for any work left after the designated pick-up date. Artwork picked up after September 20, 2021 will be subject to a storage fee of $50 per work, per day.

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