I know there is no straight road. No straight road in this world. Only a giant labyrinth of intersecting crossroads. - Federico Garcia Lorca
Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts and River House Arts invite artists to enter their work in a juried exhibition entitled Crossroads. The exhibition will take place in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery . Exhibition dates: February 7 – March 20, 2020.
Crossroads : the place of intersection; a central meeting place; a crucial point especially where a decision must be made.
This exhibition is an opportunity for artists to examine the critical spaces, intersections, and collisions – planned and unplanned – of contemporary life, including social, political, and geographical as well as those related to artistic practice or personal identity. Crossroads is open to both individuals and collaboratives working in traditional media, new media, video, and installation. Dr. Robin Reisenfeld, Senior Curator of Works on Paper, Toledo Museum of Art, will jury entries. The exhibition opens with an artists’ reception on February 7th and will run through March 20.
Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts/ Walter E. Terhune Gallery is committed to exhibiting diverse, vibrant visual arts and to embedding arts programming within the Owens Community College curriculum and the community at large. Founded in 2005, the Terhune Gallery has been proud to host exhibitions with local and regional artists as well as internationally recognized contemporary artists including Lorna Simpson, Judy Chicago, Donald Woodman, Mary Ellen Mark, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
River House Arts has been presenting exhibitions of fine, contemporary works of art in Northwest Ohio since 2009. (Riverhousearts.com)
Robin Reisenfeld joined the Toledo Museum of Art as the Works on Paper curator in 2016. Before assuming her position, she served as course director of Global and Contemporary Art and faculty member in the master of art’s program at Christie's Education, New York; associate curator of prints and illustrated books at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and director of the Iris and Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass. Dr. Reisenfeld earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, conducting research on modern German art and the history of prints with a two-year Kress Foundation fellowship at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. She has served on many juror panels and is an advisory board member of the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University and member of the Print Council of America. Her prior exhibitions at the Toledo Museum of Art include Life is A Highway: Art and American Car Culture; Framing Fame: 19th & 20th Century Celebrity Portrait Photography; and Kara Walker, The Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). In 2018 she was selected as the curator and critic by the Ford Family Foundation to conduct one-on-one studio visits with established Oregon artists and deliver public lectures as part of their Connective Conversations Program.
Exhibition is open to any artist, with no geographic limitations.
Any size and medium of work will be considered including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works and installation.
Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2017.
All entries must be original. No giclees of canvas art, photographs reproduced on canvas (gallery wraps), copies of artworks, or reproductions will be accepted.
With the exception of Video entries, up to 5 individual works of art with a total of 10 images may be entered. (If you are submitting 3D works or installations, please offer multiple views and details within the 10 image limit.)
Video entries are limited to a total of 3.
Deadline to apply: January 15, 2020
Images/video - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media – Max 10
Entry Fee: $20.00
Having the following information and images ready before completing the application will make the process faster and more efficient.
Name, address, e-mail, phone number
Artwork title, year, media, materials, dimensions
Artist Statement. An artist statement of up to 500 words may be submitted for each entry.
Retail price or insurance value if not for sale (NFS). Insurance value should be 60% of retail price. If an art work is NFS, please use the 'Artist Statement' area to indicate this.
Credit/debit card for entry fee
Images: one full and at least one detail and/or alternate view per entry if work is 3D. Up to 10 images or video files . No larger than 1 MB per image. Please contact us if you are having trouble uploading.
PLEASE NOTE: entries without properly labeled image or media may be disqualified
Entrants will be notified no later than January 19th, 2020. Accepted art work should be ready to install with complete instructions for installation if necessary. Works with unusual or complex installation may require artist assistance during installation. All work must be shipped or hand-delivered to the exhibition location by January 30th, 2020 in sturdy, re-usable containers which will also be used for return shipping. If shipped, include a UPS or Fed-Ex pre-paid return label in your package. Pick-up will be at Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts March 21-25, 2020 unless special arrangements are made. If another person will be picking up work he or she must have artist’s written permission. (Specificshipping address and instructions will be provided upon acceptance.)
All work will be insured for the artist's stated insurance amount (or retail price minus commission) while it is on the OCCFPA premises. Artists should insure shipped work while in transit.
The juror will select Awards and one or more Honorable Mentions.
1st Place $500; Solo exhibition at a future date
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $250
A consignment form must be submitted by the artist upon delivery of work or included with shipped entry. Work should be marked NFS if it is not available for purchase but please include value of work for insurance purposes. Please note that price of an accepted entry may not be changed. A 40% commission of the retail sale price will be charged by River House Arts and Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts. They will handle sales transactions while work is on exhibit and will make arrangements with buyer for pick-up or shipping. All sold objects must remain at Owens Community College: Center for Fine and Performing Arts for the duration of the exhibition.
Deadline for entry: January 15
Notification: by January 25
Delivery and shipped work dates: January 26 - February 1
Exhibition dates: Feb 7th – March 20, 2020
Reception: Feb 7th – 6-8 pm
Pick-up: March 21-25, 2020, unless other arrangements are made.
For questions about the exhibition, please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org