ArsRSS Calls and Opportunities http://net18reaching.org/artrss/ Current Term Specific News Feed en-us Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:00:01 -0600 240 <![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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cc223b0062a90af18b284e8463fe9532
<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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7c6d7e3ccab9c6b35c34f8809158aac4
<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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7c6d7e3ccab9c6b35c34f8809158aac4
<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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7c6d7e3ccab9c6b35c34f8809158aac4
<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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cc223b0062a90af18b284e8463fe9532
<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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d758308f6d9b6bd95de99c0b93438972
<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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18c6017b6b2300afe1cf43053d2704a6
<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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7bf7f8d7d6b019afd4c8367140c4de6a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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7c6d7e3ccab9c6b35c34f8809158aac4
<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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18c6017b6b2300afe1cf43053d2704a6
<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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7bf7f8d7d6b019afd4c8367140c4de6a
<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332
<![CDATA[86th Annual Juried Open Exhibition - Douglaston, New York]]> Found: deadline
$2,000 in cash and merchandise. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[International Photography Annual 5 - Art publication]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$2,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$5,000 in awards. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Contemporary Woman 10 - Chico, California]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[Biggs Shot Photography Competition - Dover, Delaware]]> Found: deadline
$1,500 purchase prize. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Gun Show - Little Rock, Arkansas]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 25, 2016

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<![CDATA[State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, Michigan]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$13,800 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[31st Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair - Naperville, Illinois]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$4,000 in awards. Deadline: March 28, 2016

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<![CDATA[Monument Square Art Festival - Racine, Wisconsin]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,500 in awards. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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<![CDATA[The Human Figure: A National Juried Exhibition - Clifton Springs, New York]]> Found: deadline, awards, award
$1,000 in awards. Deadline: March 21, 2016

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Painting Awards Call for Artists]]> Found: submission, deadline, submit, awarded, awards, award, juror, entry, entr
Competition Honors Local Artists with $14,000 in Prize Monies


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.



The competition will be juried by Dorothy Moss, Associate Curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition;  Dr. David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art and at University of Virginia.



The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 20, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.



Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 60 inches in width or 84 inches in height. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 



Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. 
 

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.



The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by local business owner Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is the former Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Ms. Trawick is the owner of an information technology company in Bethesda, Trawick & Associates.
 

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the non-voting Chair of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Ms. Fraser has directed the Fraser Gallery in downtown Bethesda since 2002. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of The Trawick Prize and Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.


The eleventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards was held in June 2016. Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, MD was awarded “Best in Show” with $10,000; Thomas Dahlberg of Baltimore, MD was named second place and was given $2,000 and Cavan Fleming of Blacksburg, VA was awarded third place and received $1,000.



From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Gallery B, Studio B, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day. 

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6 February 2016, 1:52 pm c7d018c1cced1afd7cc5d10c6c765c1b
<![CDATA[Wanted: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art]]> Found: opportunity, submissions, submission, submit

Position Announcement



Title: Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art 


Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Reports to: Senior Curator of Western Art
Term: 1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Annual salary: $40,000–$50,000, commensurate with experience
Expected starting date: Flexible



The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution.  With a student body of almost 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 260 academic programs, the university offers an energetic and robust academic environment in the welcoming college town of Eugene, Oregon.  The UO is a world-class teaching and research institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The AAU is an organization made up of the 61 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada, and the UO is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest.



The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon and the only academic museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



General Description Reporting to the Senior Curator of Western Art, the Assistant or Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art supports the museum’s mission by 1) strengthening the museum’s teaching role, working with faculty and students across campus; 2) building engagement among Latino constituents on and off campus; and 3) developing the collections and special exhibitions in support of faculty research and teaching, with a focus on modern and contemporary Latin American art. The position manages the JSMA Academic Support budget of $30,000, recommends acquisitions, and organizes special events (including Día de los Muertos) and exhibitions that have budgets ranging from $10,000–$150,000, including international loans.



Description of Duties


JSMA Academic Support (50%)
* Identify faculty and center directors whose work/interests align with JSMA exhibitions, programs, and other goals, and conduct outreach to encourage use of the JSMA’s collections and exhibitions for teaching and research. Outreach can include a quarterly faculty e-newsletter, individual meetings, and departmental presentations.
* Schedule and facilitate class visits and work with faculty to create tour agendas and curricula. 
* Lead tours and class visits in the galleries and study room. 
* Manage Academic Support Grant program, including marketing of program to faculty, intake of applications, oversight of budgets, and evaluation.
* Work with faculty to curate curricular rotations or larger exhibitions that tie in to curricular needs, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Serve with the director of education as JSMA’s point person for the museum’s Latino Engagement Plan. Tasks include building relationships with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members, development of seminars and courses, and program management, including the annual Día de los Muertos program.
* Create and implement workshops for faculty and graduate students to strengthen their use of the museum for teaching and research, working with colleges, schools, centers, departments, programs, and teaching-resource areas on campus.  
* Gather statistics on class visits and faculty feedback (via survey or other instruments) at the end of each term.
* Create and schedule academic programs (lectures, symposia, performances, etc.) that support faculty engagement. Includes managing program budget, developing effective outreach to academics, and liaising with artists, lecturers, and other guests to arrange travel, honoraria, and other needs.  
* Manage museum facility and technology use for courses and programs, including scheduling, budgeting, and collections access.
* Write and manage grants that further academic use and innovative practices for academic collaboration. 
* Publish and present at conferences to create greater visibility for the JSMA’s academic and Latino engagement initiatives.
* Occasionally, teach courses for the university.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Collections Support (25%)
* Research and interpret a growing collection of modern and contemporary Latin American art.
* Supervise student interns and faculty members in research and exhibition of Latin American art and Academic Support grants, as appropriate.
* Serve as a curatorial representative on the Collections Committee.
* Refine Latin American collections development plan and identify acquisitions, organize exhibitions, secure loans, and develop collaborative programs with Latin American studies faculty. 
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, and gallerists who can advance collections goals, with a focus on Latin American art.
* Other duties as assigned.
JSMA Exhibitions Support (25%)
* Develop and present exhibitions of modern and contemporary Latin American art (on loan and from collection), including contemporary artists in the Artist Project Space. 
* Work collaboratively with curatorial team on all aspects of exhibitions organization, as needed, both for collection rotations and special exhibitions, including curation, research, logistical planning, preparation of checklists and interpretative materials, and documentation.
* Serve as in-house curator or manager, as appropriate, for special exhibitions organized by faculty or guest curators focusing on Latin American art and JSMA Academic Support Grants.
* Support education of staff and volunteers regarding curatorial activities and exhibition content.
* Draft exhibition materials for collateral and PR. 
* Write grants and other fundraising proposals in support of exhibitions.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
* MA in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an academic museum on curatorial projects.
* 1-2 years’ experience writing grants.
* 1-2 years’ experience supervising student workers and/or volunteers.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English): essential for communicating with artists, galleries, museums, and collectors in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain to support collections research development, exhibitions,  programs, and fundraising and to further the JSMA’s Latin American strategic plan.
* Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituents.
* Minimum 1 year experience working with faculty and students on curricular projects in the museum.
Professional Competencies
* Experience creating and conducting workshops.
* Experience researching and presenting Latin American art for museum acquisition and exhibition.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook Exchange.
Preferred Qualification:
* PhD in art history, with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American art.
* Experience working with community organizations, especially those serving Latino audiences.



The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 
 
Position is subject to criminal background check.



Application Procedure
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position; current résumé or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment; and the names, phone numbers, and addresses of three professional references. University Advancement prefers email submissions with all materials packaged as a single PDF attachment and “Search 16007” in the subject line. Please submit applications to: Email:            advancementjobs@uoregon.edu


USPS:  Search Committee, Curator of Academic Programs JSMA                         University Advancement
University of Oregon
1720 E. 13th Avenue, Suite 312
Eugene, OR  97403

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3 February 2016, 5:39 am b3f3a6990452266797fde055649784e3
<![CDATA[VFMA Fellowship winners announced]]> Found: awarded, awards, award, juror
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program continues its 76-year tradition supporting Virginia’s art community by giving grants to students and professional artists. With this year’s awards, fellowship grants will reach nearly $5.5 million with more than 1,275 awards to Virginia artists since the program’s inception in 1940. VMFA awarded 27 fellowships to Virginia art students and professional artists in 2016-17 for a total of $162,000.


“None of this would be possible without the generous endowment established by the late John Lee Pratt and all the supporters of this mission-based objective throughout the past 76 years.” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Fellowship Program is committed to about nurturing artists throughout the Commonwealth.”
  
Twelve professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded. The recipients are (in alphabetical order by hometown): Moaz Elemam, film/video, Alexandria; Tyrone Turner, photography, Arlington; Lee Anne Chambers, painting, Courtland; Kristin Skees, mixed media, Hampton; Matthew Parker, drawing, Portsmouth; Cynthia Henebry, photography, Richmond; Valerie Molnar, mixed media (collab. with Matt Spahr), Richmond; Matt Spahr, mixed media (collab. with Valerie Molnar), Richmond; Stephen Vitiello, new/emerging media, Richmond; Jack Wax, crafts, Richmond; Paul Ryan, painting, Staunton; Martha Jones, painting, Williamsburg; Charlie Brouwer, sculpture, Willis.   


The juror for the professional awards was  Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.


Four graduate students won awards worth $6,000 each. They are: Paul Norton, film/video, Arlington; Kathryn Mayes, photography, Mechanicsville; Corey Piper, art history, Richmond; Abbesi Akhamie, film/video, Woodbridge. 


Ten undergraduate students won awards worth $4,000 each. They are: Natalie Abernethy, new/emerging media, Ashburn; Isabel Lee, sculpture, Charlottesville; Donald Boose, new/emerging media, Falls Church; Madeleine Hardy, painting, Falls Church; Emily White, photography, Fork Union; James Heyes, new/emerging media, Newport News; Cassie Williamson, mixed media, Powhatan; John DiJulio, photography, Richmond; Monica Escamilla, photography, Richmond; Kyle Falzone, mixed media, Richmond.
  
In addition, undergraduate student Rachel McGovern, crafts, of McLean was awarded a fellowship worth $2,000 for her final semester.


The juror for the undergraduate and graduate awards was Amy Moorefield, museum deputy director of exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.


Of this year’s winners, seven artists have received fellowships in the past:
Jack Wax – 2007 Professional fellowship winner
Valerie Molnar – 2007 Graduate fellowship winner
Stephen Vitiello – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Martha Jones – 2011 Professional fellowship winner
Paul Ryan – 2010 Professional fellowship winner
Corey Piper – two-time art history winner

Paul Norton – 2014 Professional fellowship winner



The fellowship funds come from a privately-endowed fund administered by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Fellowship Program was established in 1940 through a generous contribution made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg (the husband of Lillian Pratt, donor of the museum’s Fabergé collection). Offered through the VMFA Art and Education Division, fellowships are still largely funded through the Pratt endowment and supplemented by gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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2 February 2016, 4:00 am db21dd41e8d875056c31c745c4aa17e4
<![CDATA[Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project]]> Found: submit
The National Air and Space Museum is looking for Star Trek fans to pass them pre-1976 images or film of the original studio model of USS Enterprise.


Nerds an find more details here, but essentially Trekkies are being encouraged to submit firsthand, original images, or film of the ship under construction, during filming, or on public display at any time before 1976.


For more information about submitting material, contact StarshipEnterprise@si.edu


Live Long and Prosper.

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1 February 2016, 7:00 pm 97e38aa23070af747a7904c68665d53d
<![CDATA[RIP David Quammen]]> Found: opportunity
David Quammen passed away yesterday... Some eloquent words about this fixture of the DMV art scene by DMV art critic and artist Kevin Mellema, and at the bottom a painting of Quammen by DMV uber artist Erik Sandberg.
RIP ... We lost Dave today... Folks outside the DC arts community won't know him, but Dave was... Dave was.... well, Dave was Dave.

To say the least, Dave was a unique character. He didn't leave any gas in the tank when he left. We should all be so inspired. 
He entered our lives when he became a figure model posing around the DC area. Later on, he took over the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. 
After years spent around him, there certainty will be no shortage of Dave stories to tell. His epic battles with the MOCA landlord became city wide PR battles gone wild that spilled over into the City Paper. .... They alone were worth the price of admission. This photo, as an example, was done in the midst of one such skirmish. 
But my favorite Dave tale comes from his modeling days before all that.. He was a tenacious model that simply would not give up on a pose no matter how bad it hurt to go on holding it. ...
One night he was on the model stand with another model who had her back to him. She took a fairly simple standing pose, while Dave took a semi-reclining pose akin to the 'Dying Gaul' from the Parthenon... His entire weight held up by one arm for 20 minutes.
Somewhere towards the middle of that, it started to wear on him. Sometimes you bite off more than you can chew, but Dave wouldn't spit it out no matter what. It was a point of pride with him, and we all respected and appreciated such.
Everybody has their limits, and clearly Dave was in well over his head on this one... .. A few more minutes ticked by, and Dave's arm started to give it up for him... By the end of the twenty minutes the entire modeling stand was shaking rapidly from the considerable muscle spasms in Dave's arm.
The buzzer went off, and his torture ended. He sat up, his torso beet red, flush with blood from the exertion. Wiped out, he sat there trying to regain his breath and composure before the call for a new pose... When the other model turned around and said to him... "That wasn't so bad!"... It was a classic line. Couldn't have been more contrast between the average model, and Dave's efforts. Nobody put it all on the line the way he would.
He went on to run MOCA with the same no holds barred gusto....
Underneath the outrageous antics, and occasional irascible episodes, Dave was a genuinely kind and generous man. He prided himself on making MOCA an equal opportunity place for all comers. The art world hates that sort of thing, but Dave stuck to his guns to the bitter end. In some fundamental way, the people were more important to him than the art. He was a curator of people. Nobody could put together a wild collection of people the way Dave could....
It's common to hear people eulogized as 'unique' and 'irreplaceable'. In Dave's case, it's all true. In fact, it's simply unthinkable that we'll see the likes of him again in our lifetimes...
Dave made the DC art scene more colorful, and less buttoned-down boring. We often take **art** as some deathly serious affair. Dave was having none of that, he was all about having fun with it.
We could all do well to remember such, and carry a bit of that with us going forward.... God speed Dave.
                                                                           - Kevin Mellema

Anger. Oil on Canvas, 2009 by Erik Thor Sandberg

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31 January 2016, 10:31 am 84f57c036a46e8dfbe85a96997ed1043
<![CDATA[Paint Annapolis Call for Artists]]> Found: deadline, awards, award, entry, entr
Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition May 30-June 5, with exhibition to follow until June 12. $15,000 cash awards

Entry is open to artists around the world. 30 artists will be accepted. 

Upload three images online - Deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Entry fee. 

Details: 410-268-4566 OR http://www.paintannapolis.org OR info@mdfedart.org

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29 January 2016, 2:00 am f877b9ddfbf985f7434a95ff6bc7bf99
<![CDATA[Postcards from the Edge]]> Found: opportunity
The 18th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
is almost here!

January 29 - 31, 2016
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, NYC

 
Featuring artworks by F. Lennox Campello, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Katherine Bernhardt, William Wegman, Kara Walker, Arturo Herrera, Marilyn Minter, Geoffrey Hendricks, Penelope Umbrico, Charles LeDray, Julie Mehretu, John Waters, Jane Hammond, Hans Haacke, Polly Apfelbaum, Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Robert Longo, Kay Rosen, Barry McGee, Louise Fishman, Tony Feher, Martha Wilson, Lawrence Weiner, Lorraine O'Grady, William Cordova, Jennie C. Jones, Marcel Dzama, Amy Sillman and 1500 others!!!*

* Click here for full list of participating artists


PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)


* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each (see below).


* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
$50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.


BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 from 10 AM–6 PM   (Buy 4–Get 1 Free)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 from 12 PM–4 PM      (Buy 2–Get 1 Free)

All postcard artwork only $85 each. Artworks displayed anonymously. Artist's name revealed after purchase. First-come, first-served. On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you", and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third. 

$5 suggested admission.

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27 January 2016, 2:30 am fa308cb82427cca474c20972f9c13332