Positive / Negative Prospectus
ART NOW AMERICA: National Juried Art Exhibition
Juror: Mike Calway-Fagen,
March 2 to April 9, 2021, Slocumb Galleries
The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries present ‘ART NOW America: National Juried Art Exhibition' from March 2 to April 9, 2021 at the Slocumb Galleries. This year’s juror is quintessential artist, writer, educator and curator Mike Calway-Fagen, selected 37 contemporary artists out of 139 submissions for this year’s exhibition.
He will present a virtual talk on March 24, Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. via ZOOM ID 710 908 4999.
Art NOW America stems out from the long standing 35 years of Positive/Negative, an annual, open national juried exhibitions that provided survey of contemporary art in the US. The current Art NOW America continues its commitment to provide platform for excellent, creative and innovative work by contemporary artists living in the US that provide the academic and regional communities' access for critical discourse through art.
The participating artists are J. Bradley Adams, John Allen, Scott Andrew, Jose Santos P. Ardivilla, Ryan Borzoie, Maggie Callahan, Hector Carmona Miranda, Nathan Carroll, Suzanne Dittenber, William T. Dooley, Asha Glover, Jenne Glover, Robly Glover, Aspen Golann, Jenny Hager, Nora Hartlaub, Caroline Hatfield, Holland Hopson, Newel Hunter, Christine Kuhn, Jeremy Lange, Matthew LaPaglia, Tasha Lewis, Beauvais Lyons, Carl E. Moore, Katie Murphy, Joe Nolan, Ray Ogar, Evie Richner, Jesse Ring, Lilly Saywitz, Nancy Slagle, John Thrasher, Scott Vander Veen, Kaley Waters, Mark Williams, Hannah Alex Younger.
Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, curator, and educator who received his BFA from University of TN, with MFA from the University of CA, San Diego, and attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Recent exhibitions include HORSE AND PONY in Berlin; MASS Gallery in Austin, TX; University of AR; University of NV, Las Vegas; Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; with upcoming solo exhibitions at ArtSpace in Raleigh, NC; with Tiger Strikes Asteroid, SOIL in Seattle; and TX Tech University. He attended residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and Sculpture Space in Utica, NY, among others. He has lectured at Yale University, Universities of California, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and institutions in TN, OR, OH, AL and GA. Calway-Fagen is co-organizing a symposium and contributing to a book on Humor and Art, that accompany a traveling exhibition currently staged at the Pensacola Museum of Contemporary Art. He was former Head of Sculpture at the University of GA in Athens, prior to accepting the post at Stove Works.
The Slocumb Galleries are partially funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts Project Support (APS) and Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants, the Arts Grant from the East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) and the ETSU Student Academic Allocation Committee (SAAC). It is recipient of Award of Excellence for Exhibition Programming and Award of Commendation for Publication from the Tennessee Association of Museums in 2020. Located at 232 Sherrod Drive, ETSU campus, gallery hours are Mondays thru Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours via appointment. All events are open to the public free of charge.
* Artists are expected to deliver or ship works to arrive on or before February 25, 2021 at ETSU.
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