ArsRSS Calls and Opportunities http://net18reaching.org/artrss/ Current Term Specific News Feed en-us Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:01 -0500 240 <![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

2015-IlseBing-FA_2012.91_DM_edit
Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
henry-artbreak-hamilton-26mar15-173
Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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a919b6cb4ff7064ea7da54dca8c641ef
<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

]]>
14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


]]>
7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

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Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

]]>
06b409c571565bf0d6ad71ee55c0a211
<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
4bea519a7c5dc1aec52eee4dfe77069a
<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
2f110515e895e61644904ed5aabd16de
<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

]]>
391cbeb66fe9559912d314e39a587c04
<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

]]>
25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

]]>
15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

]]>
14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


]]>
7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
henry-artbreak-hamilton-26mar15-173
Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
4bea519a7c5dc1aec52eee4dfe77069a
<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

2015-IlseBing-FA_2012.91_DM_edit
Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
henry-artbreak-hamilton-26mar15-173
Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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c9d8f847c8b02821349c33f7bb1a3202
<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

]]>
a919b6cb4ff7064ea7da54dca8c641ef
<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

]]>
06b409c571565bf0d6ad71ee55c0a211
<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
4bea519a7c5dc1aec52eee4dfe77069a
<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
2f110515e895e61644904ed5aabd16de
<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

]]>
391cbeb66fe9559912d314e39a587c04
<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
4051c8fabf86105a0644fcab60a4614e
<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

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ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

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Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

2015-IlseBing-FA_2012.91_DM_edit
Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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a919b6cb4ff7064ea7da54dca8c641ef
<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

]]>
06b409c571565bf0d6ad71ee55c0a211
<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
4bea519a7c5dc1aec52eee4dfe77069a
<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
2f110515e895e61644904ed5aabd16de
<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

]]>
391cbeb66fe9559912d314e39a587c04
<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


]]>
7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

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Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

2015-IlseBing-FA_2012.91_DM_edit
Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
henry-artbreak-hamilton-26mar15-173
Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
4bea519a7c5dc1aec52eee4dfe77069a
<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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a919b6cb4ff7064ea7da54dca8c641ef
<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

]]>
06b409c571565bf0d6ad71ee55c0a211
<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
4bea519a7c5dc1aec52eee4dfe77069a
<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
2f110515e895e61644904ed5aabd16de
<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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391cbeb66fe9559912d314e39a587c04
<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

2015-IlseBing-FA_2012.91_DM_edit
Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

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Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

]]>
a919b6cb4ff7064ea7da54dca8c641ef
<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

]]>
06b409c571565bf0d6ad71ee55c0a211
<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

]]>
4bea519a7c5dc1aec52eee4dfe77069a
<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

]]>
2f110515e895e61644904ed5aabd16de
<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

]]>
391cbeb66fe9559912d314e39a587c04
<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

]]>
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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

]]>
14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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7 August 2015, 3:30 am 246e9c4247d94a1837d8dbd0ca5647bb
<![CDATA[The Henry Announces Jason Hirata as Winner of the 2015 Brink Award]]> Found: awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce Jason Hirata as the recipient of the 2015 Brink Award.

The award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, and provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. Mr. Hirata will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry, accompanied by a publication next spring. In addition, a work of art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

“Jason Hirata’s work is multilayered and spans different media to explore questions related to the conditions of our contemporary, networked society and globalized economy,” says Nina Bozicnik, Juror and Henry Assistant Curator. “His practice is an ongoing questioning of what constitutes a work of art and the processes and forms it can take.”

Among Hirata’s concerns are the behavior of images and how they accumulate cultural meaning, technological innovation and effects on perception, and systems of valuation in art and culture. His art has taken form in flat screen monitors, the architectural details and volume of a gallery, and a meet up of audiophiles.

Jason Hirata was born and raised in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and has shown locally at the Frye Art Museum, James Harris Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, and Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He works in Seattle and New York.

The 2015 cycle of the Brink Award relied on nominations made by invited members of the regional arts community.  Nominators were chosen with an eye to ensuring diversity in the selection process. This group of arts professionals and academics has a strong commitment to recognizing, promoting, and supporting emerging artists in our area.

This year, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jurors conducted studio visits with all of the finalists in late May before selecting the award winner. The 2015-16 Jury was comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

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12 June 2015, 5:54 pm 08f3ac807d72f2274b19ecd0a032f4e6
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: award

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

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6 May 2015, 6:20 pm 91496a66bce531efe41218c64f0c7dd1
<![CDATA[The Week Ahead @ Henry]]> Found: opportunity

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

2015-IlseBing-FA_2012.91_DM_edit
Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

ArtBreak-MindfulnessMeditation
ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

feature_GiveBIG2015
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

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1 May 2015, 5:05 pm 8cf329dc9ed4c021cf429f8db16df3c8
<![CDATA[This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”]]> Found: opportunity
henry-artbreak-hamilton-26mar15-173
Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

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25 April 2015, 8:00 am 44c3a1be02042ef42f542a98cff68b0e
<![CDATA[Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, award, jury, juror

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

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24 April 2015, 2:56 pm d287862b87568717f29750a06e214884
<![CDATA[5th Biennial Central Time Ceramics - Peoria, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,750 in awards. Deadline: November 30, 2015

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<![CDATA[Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century - Astoria, Oregon]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1000 in cash prizes. Up to $2000 in purchase awards. Deadline: November 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Cape Girardeau, Missouri]]> Found: deadline
Each artist selected receives a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: October 20, 2015 at 5pm

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<![CDATA[Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs, Florida]]> Found: deadline
Total purchase budget of $125,000. Deadline: October 2, 2015

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<![CDATA[Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street - Brooklyn, New York]]> Found: deadline, awarded, award
$1000 will be awarded to an individual artist. Deadline: October 22, 2015

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<![CDATA[24th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition - Niceville, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2000 in awards and solo show for First Place. Deadline: November 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Touch: Interactive Craft - Gatlinburg, Tennessee]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - New Smyrna Beach, Florida]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$24,200 given in artist awards. Deadline: October 24, 2015

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<![CDATA[Coastal Arts League 31st Annual Juried Show - Half Moon Bay, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,025 in awards. Deadline: October 5, 2015

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<![CDATA[The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, Ohio]]> Found: deadline, award
$5,000 Cash Award. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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<![CDATA[Call for artist entries!]]> Found: opportunity
Applications for the 2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival are now open!  Join them as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this top-ranked outdoor festival, visited by over 30,000 patrons each year. 

Presented in Reston Town Center, a suburb of Washington, DC, the festival attracts art lovers, affluent homeowners, corporate executives, and design professionals in addition to the broader community. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has built a reputation for showcasing talented artists and high-quality work.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of it in 2016!


I've both done this festival many times and juried it once, and I highly recommend it!

Details and application here.

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27 August 2015, 5:00 am 63e25c4872c423f8710b2473420a5e47
<![CDATA[Studio in Bethesda]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015
Studio Available October 2015
 
AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION
  • Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.
  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.
  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.
SELECTION
 
Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 
TO APPLY

Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Artwork Samples
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks
QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.

 

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25 August 2015, 5:00 am e994eb4442401585284e5eaafa78aa21
<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition and Exhibit Call for Art]]> Found: submission, deadline, awards, award, entry, entries
Submission Deadline: 09/08/2015
 
Finalists in the competition will exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon in the Expressions exhibit, October 6 to November 1, 2015.  Competition judge Judith Peck will announce winners of the competition during the Awards Reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 p.m. $800 to be given out in prizes and honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. Up to 25 finalists will be selected to exhibit their work at ArtSpace Herndon by Ms. Peck. The entry fee is $25 (non-refundable) for up to 2 entries.
 
Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware. Preference will be given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture: “a painting, sculpture, or other artistic artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” (taken from Wikipedia, March 2015).

Contact Name: Brenda Page
Contact Email: public_relations@artspaceherndon.com
Website: artspaceherndon.com/calls-for-art/

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15 August 2015, 1:39 pm 40337e17d886d5438a16e2fdeea6503d
<![CDATA[Athenaeum Invitational]]> Found: submissions, submission, awarded, awards, award, entry
The Athenaeum Invitational: Prize Awards & Opening Reception Sunday, September 13, 4 – 6 pm

$2500 in Cash Prizes Provided by TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty

Exhibit: Thursday, September 10 – Sunday October 25
Inspired by Cole Porter’s classic, ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ over thirty local artists created works that were accepted into the first Athenaeum Invitational. Eight artists who have previously exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery were invited to create a work for the show, one of which will be selected for a $1500 prize. One of the regional artists who responded to the open call component of the competition will be awarded a $1000 prize.

Invited artists and open call submissions were selected by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Jack Rasmussen, will determine the prize winners. The prizes will be announced and Mr. Rasmussen will briefly discuss his judgement at the reception on Sunday, September 13 from 4 to 6.

The eight invited artists are:
Timothy J. Horjus
Jeff Huntington
Laurel Lukaszewski
Max MacKenzie
Ryan McCoy
Beverly Ress
Judy Southerland
Kazaan Viveiros

Artists selected from the open call are:
Nessie Alexander-Barnes
Daniel Brown
Laurence Chandler
Kathleen Cooper
Suzanne Firstenberg
Pat Goslee
Songmi Heart
Courtney Hengerer
Laurel Hausler
Michal Hunter
Lee Jaworek
Kay Layne
Linda Lowery
Carol Lukitch
Anne Marchand
Mike McConnell
Cindy Mehr
Caroline Minchew
Rebecca Moseman
Carol, Reed
Mary Ryder
Lynn Schmidt
AlexTolstoy
Amy Varner

Details of the call for entry can be viewed
here.

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14 August 2015, 4:30 am 131a45a0df9b18ae6d5fd2bac5e3245f
<![CDATA[Studio Available October 2015]]> Found: deadline, submit
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015



Studio Available October 2015


AVAILABLE STUDIO INFORMATION 


Studio is 215 sq. feet.
  • Rent is $405 per month, inclusive of all utilities.

  • Artists are required to be in the space during retail hours of Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm and during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

  • Artist has 24/7 access to Studio B and their personal studio space.

  • Artist may sell artwork and there is no commission taken on artist sales.


SELECTION
Members of the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected. Bethesda Urban Partnership will perform credit and criminal background checks and execute leases with the tenants. Once maximum occupancy is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a studio becomes available.
 


TO APPLY


Complete this application and submit the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Artwork Samples

  • Proof of Income

  • Proof of Identity

  • $30 fee per applicant for credit and criminal background checks


QUESTIONS? Please email artist@bethesda.org.


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