Friday, August 02, 2013

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century

Deadline: November 7, 2013 (ONLINE)

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century
Art Center of Clatsop Community College

Astoria, Oregon
January 23 - March 20, 2014

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is an international juried competition hosted annually by the Art Center of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the time-honored tradition of the nude human figure, an art form that continues to inspire and challenge many artists today as one of the most potentially rewarding subjects to explore.

  • Au Naturel is an international juried competition open to all artists working in any two-dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form ranging from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.
  • Due to the special focus of this exhibit, photography is not eligible.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible.
  • Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted.

Size/Weight Limitations: Maximum dimensions: 6 feet x 10 feet and must not weigh more than 50 lbs. un-crated. All accepted artwork must be framed or otherwise professionally presented with wires or hanging devices (no saw-tooth hangers).

Fees: There is a non-refundable $35 entry fee for the submission of one to three images, and $5.00 for each additional image beyond the third.

• $1000 in cash prizes
• Up to $2000 in purchase awards
• One artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season
• A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted

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For questions about eligibility and other competition requirements, contact or call 503-338-2472.

Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition
c/o Kristin Shauck
Visual Arts Center,
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103