Friday, May 03, 2013

Slate as Muse

Deadline: September 30, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Slate as Muse
National Juried Exhibition

Curated by Serena Kovalosky
Slate Valley Museum
Granville, New York
June 6 – November 1, 2014

In celebration of the history of the slate industry in the Slate Valley region of northeastern New York and western Vermont, the Slate Valley Museum and Artful Vagabond Productions are inviting artists from throughout the continental United States to submit artwork for consideration in a juried exhibition entitled Slate as Muse, curated by Serena Kovalosky. The goal of the exhibition is to integrate the visual arts into the museum experience, providing visitors with unique perspectives of slate in a variety of artistic mediums and styles.

Participating artists will be invited to offer workshops and artist talks that are relevant to the show’s theme. Photography and plein air painting workshops to area quarries, slate carving workshops or other related programs will be offered to visitors throughout the five-month exhibition period in addition to an invitation for visitors to explore the scenic Slate Valley countryside which extends along the northeastern New York/Vermont border.

Eligibility: Open to all professional artists in the continental United States.

Media: Painting, sculpture, drawing, pastel, photography, digital art, mixed media and assemblage will be considered. Two-dimensional work must be framed in a professional manner with appropriate hanging hardware in place. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Three dimensional work must be properly and securely mounted.

Size Limitations: Maximum dimensions: 6 feet x 10 feet.

Theme: Artists will use slate as their muse to produce works of art that transcend the material. Three-dimensional artists will present sculptural work using slate as their primary medium while two-dimensional artists will feature slate as the subject of their work or use it as a medium to form their imagery. The original provenance of the slate used in the artwork will be at the discretion of the artist. Accepted artists are encouraged to share information on the provenance and any noteworthy “story” accompanying the acquisition or history of the slate, which will be included in the exhibition write-ups and publicity. Images and/or video may accompany the story.

Jury Criteria: All art must be original work that is designed and executed by the accepted artist. Artwork will be judged on artistic merit, an innovative reflection on slate as the subject and/or medium, and technical craftsmanship. The exhibition will focus on interesting and innovative uses of slate.

Submission Fee of $20 for up to three images, plus $5 for each additional image. Three dimensional artists may include one additional image of an alternate view of each submitted work at no charge. Submission fees are non-refundable.

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Slate Valley Museum
17 Water Street
Granville, NY 12832
Phone: 518-642-1417