Call for Entries: Positive/Negative 39 National Juried Art Exhibition
Deadline for submission of entries is December 22, 2023
The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries invite contemporary artists
to submit entries for the Positive/Negative 39 National Juried Art Exhibition via Slideroom. This year's esteemed juror is Michelle Fisher, Curator at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Positive/Negative 39 National Juried Exhibition will be held from February 12 to March 8, 2024 at the Slocumb Galleries. The call for submission for Positive/Negative exhibitions
is OPEN with NO theme; the juried exhibition serves as survey of diverse, creative,
innovative and excellent examples of contemporary art. Works in 2D, 3D and video are
eligible, artists must be 18 years old or older. Work must not exceed 48 inch in any
direction and no heavier than 75 lbs. The Juror shall select 39 artists and curate
the accepted entries and winners, Juror's decision is final. There is a $500 Best
of Show cash prize and several Honorable Mention; winners and artists who submit will
be considered for future solo or curated exhibitions. Accepted artists will be responsible
for shipping to and from the galleries; insurance coverage will be provided during
exhibition. A full color catalogue will be printed and distributed to accepted artists.
The entry fee is $40 for each Artist or Collaborative. Artists may submit up to three
entries (diptychs or triptychs are considered as one entry). Accepted Artists agree
to pay for round trip shipping and send work to arrive at ETSU Slocumb Galleries by
February 7, 2024.
Artist's notification will start on January 19, 2024.
About the Juror:
Michelle Millar Fisher is currently the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work focuses on the intersections of people, power, and the material world. At the MFA, she is working on her next project, “Craft Schools: Where We Make What We Inherit” which took her on a train journey across all 48 contiguous US states, as well as the upcoming contemporary collection reinstallation called “Tender Loving Care.” As part of an independent team, she leads “Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births,” a book, touring exhibition, and series of programs. Find it on Instagram at @designingmotherhood.
The recipient of an MA and an M.Phil in Art History from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, she received an M.Phil from and is currently completing her doctorate in art history at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). She is widely published, and has received numerous fellowships, including from the Pew, Sachs, and Graham Foundations, and DAAD.
Previously, she was The Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she co-organized “Designs for Different Futures” in 2019. From 2014-2018 she was a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she co-organized, among other exhibitions, “Design and Violence” and “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” In 2010-11, she was a research intern in Arms & Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 2011, she co-founded ArtHistoryTeachingResources.org, a Kress Foundation-funded project now used in over 185 countries. In 2019, she co-founded Art + Museum Transparency, home to the Salary Transparency Spreadsheet. She was part of the 2022 fellow cohort at the Center for Curatorial Leadership.
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