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Earth Works: Art in Ecological Context National Juried Exhibition

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Barrett Art Center
United States
Poughkeepsie, NY
Opportunity Type
Call for Entry/Open Call
Opportunity Discipline
All Visual Arts
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Juror: Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum Deadline: January 13, 2020 Exhibition Dates: March 28 – May 2, 2020 $500 Juror’s Prize, $250 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention Barrett Art Center invites artists to submit work that explores mankind’s impact on the environment and our relationship with the earth. Artists are likewise invited to submit works that stimulate conversation about our evolving ideas about the landscape, the landscape tradition, and climate change in contemporary culture. Drawing, painting (all mediums), pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, fiber, mixed-media, new media, and installation works are eligible. We invite proposals of both contemporary and traditional pieces that create a visually-compelling complement, or counterpoint, to Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse interior. About the Juror: Karl Kusserow is John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum. He recently co-organized Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment (2018), a traveling exhibition reexamining 18th-21st-century American art in relation to issues of ecology and environmental history. Its catalogue received a 2019 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators and was named the Art Exhibitions category winner by the Association of American Publishers in its 2019 PROSE Awards. Kusserow is currently preparing a related volume, Picture Ecology: Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective, for publication, in addition to Object Lessons: American Art from Princeton, accompanying a forthcoming traveling exhibition. His exhibition, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment was featured at the Princeton University Museum of Art; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, Ark. See, “Can Art Help Save the Planet?”, New York Times, March 12, 2019:

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