Call for entry: American Art Today – Figures

American Art Today: Figures
The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741

Event Dates: 9/7/13 – 1/5/14
Entry Deadline: 7/13/13
Days remaining to deadline: 109



Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2

Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2

Entry Fee (American Art Today: Figures): $35.00

(per sample over minimum): $

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Juror: Jonathan Stuhlman has been the Curator of American Art at
the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2006. He was
previously the Anne and Harold Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at
the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; a McIntire Curatorial
Fellow at the University of Virginia Art Museum; a Curatorial Assistant
in the departments of American Art and Modern and Contemporary Art at
the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; a Research Associate in the department
of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Assistant Director
of Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.

At the Mint, Mr. Stuhlman has overseen the presentation of traveling exhibitions including Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2006) and has organized numerous in-house and traveling shows, including: Quiet Spirit, Skillful Hand: The Graphic Work of Clare Leighton(2008, with publication); Identity Theft: How a Cropsey Became a Gifford (2009, with extended brochure); From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland (2011, with publication); and Surrealism and Beyond , which is comprised of three exhibitions: Double Solitaire: The Surrealist Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy (2011-12, with publication), Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s (2012, with publication), and Gordon Onslow Ford: Voyager and Visionary (2012, with extended brochure). Before coming to the Mint he organized the traveling exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Circling around Abstraction for
the Norton Museum of Art and authored its accompanying catalogue. He
also oversaw the reinstallation of the Mint Museum’s collection of
American Art at its new Uptown facility.

Mr. Stuhlman received his BA with honors in Art History from Bowdoin
College; his MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and
Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and is
currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Art History at the University of
Virginia where his dissertation focuses on the work of the Surrealist
painter Yves Tanguy.

Awards: $5,500 will be awarded at the discretion of the Juror.
Best of Show-$1,600; 1st -$1,200; 2nd -$1,000; 3rd -$900; 4th -$800. The
Bascom notifies artists of awards September 5 via email. Public opening
and artist reception, Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5-7pm, Juror Gallery
Talk and awards presentation at 6pm.

Eligibility: The Bascom’s American Art Today: Figures is
open to all artists living and working in the United States and over the
age of 18. Works must be original, reflect excellence and a unique
vision of the maker within the genre of the human figure, completed
within the past two years, and not previously exhibited at The Bascom.
The Bascom is the final authority on eligibility

Size Limitations: There are no size limitations

Entry Fee and Procedures: One or two digital images may be
submitted via CaFÉ for a $35 non-refundable entry fee. Secure credit
card payments can be made through CaFÉ. Personal checks or money orders
will be accepted via mail, payable to: The Bascom, memo: American Art Today: Figures. Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than July13, 2013 and mailed to Mary James, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741.

Image Format: All entries, information and images will only be accepted via the CaFÉ website.
Each entrant may submit two works for consideration. Each work must be
represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).

Image formatting details can be found on the CaFÉ website: Media Prep.

Juror’s choices for the Bascom’s American Art Today: Figures will
be announced by email and on the CaFÉ website during the week of August
12, 2013. Invited artists will receive notification via email by The
Bascom with an artist agreement on the week of August 12, 2013.

Shipping: Accepted artworks must be delivered to Sallie Taylor,
The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741, during operating
hours (9am-5pm, M-F), between August 26-30, 2013. Works must arrive by
August 30, 2013. Shipping and insurance costs to and from the art center
are the responsibility of the artist. The Bascom will insure works
while on the campus of the art center. Works must be shipped in a single
reusable carton or crate. Works must be shipped ready for installation
with clear identification attached to the work. A prepaid return
shipping label must be included with entry. Works will be returned the
week of January 13, 2014.

Sales: Works will be for sale during the exhibition if the artist
desires. Artist sets the retail price. The Bascom will receive a 40%
commission on art work sold during the exhibition. Artists will receive a
check for 60% of the sale within 30 days of the exhibition closing.

Inquiries: Additional information may be obtained by contacting
Bo Sweeny, Exhibitions Coordinator, 828-787-2879,
or Sallie Taylor, Curator, 828-787-2899,