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CALL for ENTRIES: Postive/Negative Juried Show

2010 December 16

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I am regularly told that I am nauseating optimistic.  Oh well.  The only negative I like to see are the chocolate side of a black and white cookie.  So sue me.  This next call should give you ample reason to contemplate both sides of the artistic issue …or both sides of the cookie.

Check out this Call for Entries from the Art & Design Department of East Tennessee State University for the 26th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition*.  There seems to be no expansion on what is expected of the theme, so you’re going to have to test the boundaries.  Take a look…

CALL for ENTRIES: The 26th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition*

Learn more about the Slocumb Galleries online!The Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University under the Department of Art & Design is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the 26th Annual Positive Negative National Juried Art Exhibition. In its 26th year, the Positive Negative annual juried art exhibit has consistently provided an avenue for the promotion & appreciation of contemporary art in the region. Established in 1985, it has provided the academic and surrounding local communities diverse perspectives in art.

ELIGIBILITY:  The 26th 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.

Learn more about ETSU online!MEDIA AND SIZE: All 2D, 3D and video art are eligible.  Due to space and logistical considerations, installation and performance art are not eligible for submission.   Work will not be judged in media categories.  Work using materials hazardous to the health and safety of the public will not be accepted.  Work should not exceed 5 feet in any direction and preferably weigh under 20 lbs.  All 2D work must be ready for hanging with appropriate hardware and hanging instructions.  All 3D work must have stable base and installation instructions, please indicate front of work on the photo.  Suspended work from the ceiling or with elaborate installation is discouraged.

BoBo Mask by Juror Sammie NicelyDEADLINE: January 14, 2011

NOTIFICATION: January 31, 2011

ENTRY FEE:  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.  Checks payable to: Positive/Negative 26

JUROR:  Sammie Nicely graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1975 and makes art that reflects the ceremonies of African Diaspora, working in clay, mixed media and photography and using culturally diverse techniques to create glazes and textures in his ceramic pieces.

Believing that art serves as a common ground for communication and an opportunity for each person to bring his/her own identity into play, Nicely has taught at public and private schools throughout the southeastern United States and the Caribbean and has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.

Learn more about the Positive Negative show online!His work has been included in the publications “Regional Black Arts Directory” (1983), “Southern Highland Handicraft Guild” (1992), “Visions of My People: Sixty Years of African American Art in Tennessee” (1997), “Contemporary Ceramics 1999: The Work of African American Ceramic Artists” (1999), “Self-Taught, Outsider, and Folk Art: A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources” (2000), and “Diversity in Unity: Contemporary African American Ceramics” (2004). His artworks are in the collections of AT&T, Tennessee Valley Authority, Carroll Reece Museum, and the African American Museum in Wilberforce, Ohio.

*For full details, Download the Prospectus!

*Editor’s Note:  When you go to this landing page, it will have a deadline date of 2009.  Please ignore the date; this clearly hasn’t been updated in a while.  However, if you download the 4 pages, they ARE for the 2011 show.

One Response
  1. Vanessa permalink
    December 17, 2010

    If anything should be taken to its nauseating extreme, it should be optimism.

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