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Saturday, September 24, 2016

CALL-4-ENTRIES: Eighth Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Scott Noel, Studying the Studio, pastel, 40x64 inches.
Images courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia

EXHIBITION: As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from January 20, 2017 through February 17, 2017. Esteemed juror, Scott Noel, will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about his practice on January 20, 2017; an opening reception for Drawing Discourse will follow immediately after the lecture.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original, completed in the past two years, and cannot have been exhibited at The University of North Carolina Asheville before. It is at the juror’s discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.

MEDIA: In an effort to support the breadth in international contemporary drawing, media is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media including, but not limited to, two- or three-dimensional works, video, or installation. Size is open to works that can fit through a standard set of double doors, 10’6” ceiling height and up to 36’ for both floor and wall space.

CATALOGUE: A full color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed. Each accepted artist will receive one complimentary copy, additional copies will be available for purchase. View previous catalogues at Blurb.com using search words “Drawing Discourse.”

AWARDS: $2,000 in cash prizes, as chosen in person by the juror, will be awarded during the exhibition opening reception. This award amount has doubled this year due to the generous contribution from Professor Emeritus, S. Tucker Cooke.

JUROR: Scott Noel received his BFA from Washington University in Saint Louis and is currently a professor of drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Noel has curated exhibitions for museums, including The Evidence of the Senses at the Woodmere Art Museum in 1990 and Imaginative Affinities: Echoes of Edwin Dickinson in Contemporary American Painting at PAFA in 2002. He has been active writing catalog essays for artists: Lennart Anderson, Larry Day, Rose Naftulin, and Sangram Majumdar. Noel has mounted over thirty solo exhibitions at museums, galleries, and universities as well as many group shows nationwide. Solo shows have appeared at the State Museum in Harrisburg, the University of Virginia, the Bowery Gallery, the Painting Center, and he has a long history of exhibitions at the More Gallery, Mangel Art Gallery, and Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. Noel’s work is included in numerous private, public, and corporate collections. He has received grants from the Bader Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Independence Foundation as well as a fellowship to the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His work has been reviewed in Arts and Art in America and he has twice been profiled in American Artist. (Learn More about Scott Noel.)

Submission deadline is November 20, 2016, via CaFÉ (Midnight MDT).

For full details, download the prospectus from here.

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