29th Annual POSITIVE NEGATIVE National Juried Art Exhibitions
Juror: BUZZ SPECTOR
Dean of College and Graduate School of Art, Washington University
Presented by the Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Slocumb Galleries Student Society, Urban Redevelopment Alliance, and ETSU Charles Sherrod Library
In its 29th 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 a platform for diverse visual art production that surveys 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 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 around the country. The event is open to all categories of artistic practice and the juror invites submissions as well of artwork engaged with reading and pages as vital elements.
Congratulations to the 29th Annual Positive Negative National Juried Art Exhibition Participating Artists!
This year's juror, acclaimed contemporary artist and educator Buzz Spector , selected 65 participating artists out of 174 artist submissions from all over the US.
The significant increase in submission for this year is testament to the high quality of work consistently shown at the annual Positive Negative exhibitions that celebrate the innovative work of contemporary artists from all over the country. We commend all the artists who have submitted, and we appreciate the astute curatorial perspectives that each of our jurors provide that enable us to present dynamic and outstanding exhibitions each year. Though the call for entry was open with no specific theme that invited artists from diverse media and perspective to submit, Juror Buzz Spector encouraged work that employ "pages and reading as vital elements."Jurying an exhibition is a difficult task and our Juror diligently assessed the individual merits of the work but also tried to make the selection which manifests his own sensibility. For this reason, as he stated, "there were more well-done artworks submitted than I included in my selection, but this would be the case regardless of whomever juries the exhibit." To address these positive developments, the 29th Annual Positive Negative National Juried Exhibitions will be featured on two venues for this year.
The " Positive Negative 29: Pages" Exhibition will be featured at the Slocumb Galleries, located at East Tennessee State University, from February 10 to March 7, 2014 with the juror's lecture and awarding reception on February 27, Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m..
The " Positive Negative 29: Open" Exhibition will be presented at the Tipton Gallery, located at Downtown Johnson City from February 17 to March 14, 2014 with closing reception on March 7, First Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m..
Artists are invited to attend the Juror's lecture on February 27, Thursday, at 5 p.m. at the Ball Hall Auditorium, ETSU campus with the awarding reception following at the Slocumb Galleries; as well as the closing reception at the Tipton Gallery on March 7, First Friday. Juror Buzz Spector will announce the Best of Show and Honorable Mention during the awarding reception on February 27th.
Please send the artwork(s) with Artist's statement, CV, installation instruction (if applicable), and signed Insurance / Loan Agreement to:
Positive/Negative 29 - Slocumb Galleries
325 Treasure Lane (formerly 100 Central Receiving Drive)
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
All shipped work should be received no later than February 6, 2014 to be included at the "PN29: Pages" exhibition at Slocumb Galleries. . All works selected for the "PN29: Open" exhibition at the Tipton Gallery must be received no later than February 13, 2014 at the ETSU Central Receiving on the address above or hand delivered to Slocumb Galleries' office. Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm receipt of notification and send tracking number of shipped work so we can monitor the delivery.
All works included at both "PN29: Pages" and "PN29: Open" exhibitions are eligible for the final selection for Best of Show and Honorable Mention awards.
Artists may hand-deliver the artworks to the Slocumb Galleries office located at Room 419, Ernest C. Ball Hall, 232 Sherrod Drive, ETSU campus from February 3 to 7, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists included at the "PN29: Open" exhibit may also hand-deliver the works directly at Tipton Gallery located at 126 Spring St., Johnson City TN 37604, on February 14, Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists must schedule with SG Director Karlota to make hand-delivery arrangements via email email@example.com or call 423.483.3179.
Work must have substantial and reusable packaging/containers for return purposes of both shipped or hand-delivered. Shipped work must have prepaid return shipping label or check payment (made out to Positive/Negative) to cover the return shipping costs. Artists are responsible for delivery or shipping fees to and from the exhibition venue. Works will be insured upon receipt and during exhibition. Works with no return provision or not picked up 60 days after the end of the exhibitions will either be disposed or considered donation to the Slocumb Galleries. We look forward to receiving your work.
Please feel free to call SG Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via 423.483.3179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or other matters regarding the exhibition. The Slocumb Galleries' Committee also invites exhibition proposals for consideration, please visit http://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb/exhibitions/proposals.aspx for additional info. A CD catalogue and virtual exhibit at the Slocumb Galleries' website will be available after the exhibition.
Directions to the Slocumb Galleries are available at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb. Online map available at http://www.etsu.edu/maps. Ball Hall is listed as bldg. no. 6.
Buzz Spector is an artist and critical writer whose artwork has been the focus of exhibitions in such museums and galleries as the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.
His work makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. Spector was a co-founder of WhiteWalls, a magazine of writings by artists, in Chicago in 1978, and served as editor until 1987. Since then he has written extensively on topics in contemporary art for American Craft, Artforum, Art on Paper, Dialogue, Exposure, and New Art Examiner, among other publications. Buzzwords, a book of interviews with Spector, plus new page art, was published in 2012 by Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Chicago.
Buzz Spector is the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman Jr. Professor of Art and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Spector received degrees from the University of Chicago and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Spector was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Art Award by the College Art Association in 2013. In 2005, he received the NYFA Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 1991 he was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship. In 1982, 1985, and 1991 he received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Awards.
Best of Show
29th Positive Negative: Pages
Kristin Carlson Becker
Gloria DeFilipps Brush
Sofia Karen Dow
29th Positive Negative: Open
Elizabeth R McFalls
Annie Benjamin Miller