Sunday, April 21, 2013

Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels

Deadline: June 3, 2013 (POSTMARK)

Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels

Western New Mexico University Museum and
Silver City Museum
Silver City, NM
August 3 - August 30, 2013

The Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels National Juried Exhibition will focus on vessels in a Neo-Mimbreño context. The artist should depict, through two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, their interpretation of a vessel. The work must be inspired by the prehistoric Mimbreño culture of the Southwest. This exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase the creative efforts of artists throughout the United States.

The exhibition will be curated by artists Beth Menczer and Diana Ingalls Leyba and displayed in two museums, the Western New Mexico University Museum and the Silver City Museum. This exhibition will run concurrently with the Western New Mexico University Museum’s permanent Mimbres pottery collection, the Silver City Museum’s exhibition A Vessel by Any Other Name, and the 2013 International Juried Exhibition, A Tile & A Vessel.

ELIGIBILTY (truncated)

• The Silver City CLAY Festival’s Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels National Juried Exhibition: Two Museums, One Exhibit is open to artists residing in the United States.

• Neo-Mimbreño work is inspired by the ancient Mimbres pottery, artifacts, and culture with this year’s theme focused on vessels.

• All work must be original and completed between 2011 and 2013. No previously submitted works to other Neo-Mimbreño exhibitions will be accepted for jurying.

• Artwork size limitations for 2D work are 4’ wide, 5’ high, and 25 lbs. 3D limitations are 3’ diameter and 6’ height. There are no facilities for video art, mixed-media presentations or live performance. 2D work must be hang ready. D-rings are recommended.

• Artist is required to submit an Artist’s Statement about submitted work (no more than 75 words) and bio (no more than 25 words) in a Microsoft Word document on a CD.

• Artwork must be entered for jurying as digital images on CD. All digital images will be viewed anonymously by the juror.

• A maximum of 3 pieces may be entered per artist.

• Accepted works that differ from submitted images will be disqualified.

Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels Exhibition: $25 for 1 entry; $30 for 2 entries; or $35 for 3 entries.

2013 JUROR
Dr. Stephanie Whittlesey


First prize: $600
Second prize: $300
Third prize: $100
WNMU President’s Award: $500

Download Prospectus: FINAL-NeoMimbrenoPerspectus2013.pdf

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Silver City Clay Festival
Silver City, NM