28th ANNUAL POSITIVE/NEGATIVE NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION
Please send email requests to receive copy of the prospectus to firstname.lastname@example.org or PositiveNegative@etsu.edu or send SASE to:
Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay, Slocumb Galleries, Box 70708, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614.
Download the 28th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition Prospectus & Entry Form in pdf:
Deadline for submission of entries is extended to January 9, 2013.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
In its 28th year, the annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibitions organized by the Slocumb Galleries under the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University have consistently served as platform for diverse visual art production that survey various media, perspective and style from all over the country since 1985.
The annual juried art event has contributed to the promotion and appreciation of contemporary art in the East Tennessee region and surrounding states of southwest Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. It provides the academic and local communities' access and opportunity to engage with wide-ranging work by artists from various parts of the country. Juried by nationally renowned artists and curators as Jurors, the Positive/Negative exhibitions serve as avenues for cultural exchange that promotes creativity, diversity and critical thinking.
MICHAEL RAY CHARLES
(b.1967) is an African American painter born in Lafayette, Louisiana. He spent most of his youth growing up in Los Angeles, California, New Orleans and St. Martinville, Louisiana. Charles studies design and advertising in McNesse State University before receiving his BFA degree in 1989. After receiving his MFA degree in 1993 from the University of Houston, Texas, Charles began teaching at the University of Texas at Austin.
Charles is amongst the first group of artists showcased in the 2001, PBS series titled "Art21". The watershed series highlights top artists of the 21st century. A 2003 article in Black Issues in Higher Education acknowledges Charles as one of the top future African American scholars under forty. In 2000, he was consultant on Spike Lee's film, "Bamboozled" and has been subject of several film documentaries
He has served as panelist for National Endowment for the Arts and jurors for the Bush Artist Fellowship, St. Paul, Minnesota and the Inaugural Biennial Underground Railroad Exhibition in Northern Kentucky University. His work was included in the 2006 documentary "Race Is The Place" and exhibitions at Cotthem Gallery in Barcelona, Spain and the PMMK Museum of Modern Art in Ostend, Belgium. He lectures and exhibits nationally and internationally, his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Germany, Paris, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Miami and Santa Fe. His work is documented iun many books, magazines, newspapers as well as an extensive number of public and private collection around the world including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Albright-Knox Art gallery, San Antonio Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Austin Museum of Art.
Currently, Charles is a Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He and his family reside in Austin, Texas.
Entries must be received by the extended deadline on January 9, 2013
Up to $1,500.00 in awards will be presented, including $500.00 cash award for Best of Show. Invitation to future shows may develop through selection by the Slocumb Galleries Committee.
"Minority Rule is a concept inspired by evolving forces integral to life in America during, what I refer to as, the threshold years of the 21st century. Cultural norms, traditions, and values are in a constant state of negotiation. In an attempt to accommodate non-traditional norms that are shaped by technology, labor, economics and globalization, established customs and beliefs are re-examined, modified, and, in some cases, rendered obsolete. As Americans take measure of complexities associated with accommodating non-normative perspectives, they also seek to understand our society's shared triumphs and failures. This exhibition seeks nuanced artworks that reflect the complexities artists confront today."
- Michael Ray Charles
MEDIA AND SIZE
All 2D, 3D and video art are eligible. Due to space considerations, installation and performance art are not eligible. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Work must not exceed 5 ft. in any direction and preferably weigh under 30 lbs.
All 2D work must be ready for hanging. Acrylic glaze is preferred for framed work, glass glazing is discouraged. All 3D work must have stable base and installation instruction. Works that require complex installation is discouraged.
FORMS AND FEES
Complete entry must include: (1) Entry Form, (2) CD of jpeg images, Artist Statement & Image List in .doc format, (3) printed Artist Statement & Image list, (4) legal-sized SASE – self-addressed, stamped envelope, (5) Entry Fee check.A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required. Artists may submit up to three entries; additional $5.00 per entry in excess of 3.
Make checks payable to: Positive/Negative 28
Mail entries to:
Slocumb Galleries, Box 70708
Johnson City TN 37614
The 28th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition accepts ONLY digital images on a CD. Artists should submit electronic images in JPG (at least 300 dpi) format. Entries without electronic images will be disqualified. Label the CD with the Artist’s full name and “Positive/Negative28”. Send inside hard case for safe handling.
Entry images must have the following as title: Artist’s Last Name.Entry#.Title.jpg. Images should be accompanied by a brief Artist’s Statement (150 words to 200 max) and Image List in .doc format. The Image List must include the Artist’s contact info (mailing address, email, mobile no.) and entry images showing top-front orientation of work with information (Artist’s name, entry #, title, year, media, dimension). Submit a printed copy of the Artist’s Statement and Image List.
Accepted work will be disqualified if misrepresented or if photos are digitally enhanced. Only one image per 2D entry; 3D work may include a detail shot.
All video art submissions should be in digital form and submitted in either CD or DVD; video art should not exceed 30 minutes running time. All accepted video art will be played collectively on a loop; unless Artist send separate viewing device.
All submitted application materials will not be returned. Artists agree that Slocumb Galleries may use images for educational and promotional purposes. Work should be original and the sole copyright of the Artist. Slocumb Galleries will be indemnified for any legal claims.
INSURANCE AND SALES
Accepted entries will be insured ONLY during installation and exhibition at the Slocumb Galleries. The Artist is responsible for all insurance during transit and shipping costs. A 10% commission is requested on sold work. Insurance Agreement Form will be required for all accepted entries.
PROSPECTUS AND FORMS
Artists may request Prospectus via email PositiveNegative@etsu.edu or send SASE to:
Positive/Negative 28, Box 70708, ETSU Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City TN 37614
Download Prospectus & Entry Form in pdf format: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb/posneg
The 28th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. Work previously submitted to the Positive/Negative or exhibited at the Slocumb Galleries may not be submitted. Current students and employees of East Tennessee State University are not eligible to apply.
Notification of accepted entries will be sent via email and postal service (using SASE) starting January 22, 2013. The Juror’s decision is final. Late, incomplete, or non-compliant entries will not be considered. Inquiries regarding submissions and delivery of work should be emailed to Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay via email@example.com.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Accepted entries may be shipped or hand delivered. All shipped and hand-delivered work must be adequately packed in secure, reusable containers. Do not send work framed with glass. Installation instructions should be included.
Shipped work should include a pre-paid label for return shipping. Work without return provisions and that which is not claimed after 60 days from the last day of exhibit will become property of the Slocumb Galleries.
Submit Hand-delivered at the Slocumb Galleries from February 11-15, 2013 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 423.483.3179 or email contrera@ etsu.edu to schedule the delivery.
Submit work at:
Slocumb Galleries Office, Room 419,
Ernest C. Ball Hall, East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
Directions to the Slocumb Galleries are available at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb. An online map may be viewed at http://www.etsu. edu/maps. Ball Hall is listed as bldg. no. 8
Ship work to:
Positive/Negative 28 c/o Slocumb Galleries
100 Central Receiving Drive, ETSU
Johnson City, TN 37614
All shipped entries must be received at ETSU on or before February 14, 2013.