Drawing on Alabama [deadline Nov. 8]
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2006
Contact: Barb Bondy, Assistant Professor of Art/ Exhibitions & Lectures Coordinator
Art Department, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, Tel: 334-844-3483 bondybj@...
BIGGIN GALLERY presents
"Drawing on Alabama " A State-wide Juried Drawing Exhibition hosted by
Auburn University , Department of Art to Honor the Year of Alabama Arts
Auburn University, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Art is seeking artists from across the state of Alabama to submit entries for an All Alabama Juried Drawing Exhibition entitled "Drawing on Alabama" as a response to Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel's declared "2007 Year of Alabama Arts." Auburn alumna Florence Neal, co-founder (1990) and executive director of the Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn , NY will serve as juror for "Drawing on Alabama ". This juried exhibition is open to all artists 18 and over who are currently living in the State of Alabama ; the deadline for artists to submit up to two entries is November 8th.
The jurying process and exhibition installation for "Drawing on Alabama " will occur before the end of December and the exhibition will open to the public on Monday, January 8 with the commencement of classes. The exhibition will be held in Biggin Gallery which is located at 101 Biggin Hall on AU Campus in the downtown core of Auburn , AL , and will run through February 23, 2007.
Florence Neal, co-founder (1990) and executive director of the Kentler International Drawing Space will serve as juror for "Drawing on Alabama ." The Kentler gallery which is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn , NY is dedicated to bringing important and timely contemporary drawings and works on paper by emerging and established artists to the public.
Neal has long been active in the creative cultural exuberance that is Brooklyn . The former Exhibitions Coordinator at the Brooklyn Public Library is an accomplished artist. She has an extensive solo exhibition record and her work is in collections including the Museum of Modern Art , NY , NY ; New York Public Library Department of Prints; The Brooklyn Museum of Art and Alliance Capital Management Corporation, NY , NY . Florence Neal is the recipient of a number of awards and grants including a Pollock-Krasner award.
"In recent years, drawing as an art form has received new interest as a contemporary artistic endeavor. No longer a means to an end, drawing is now an end in itself, taking on many forms," says Neal. "I'm looking forward to seeing work by artists in Alabama using the medium of drawing."
On Monday, February 19th at 5:00 p.m. an artist talk will be presented by the juror in Room 005, Biggin Hall and on Tuesday, February 20th a Juror's Talk on "Drawing on Alabama" will be presented at The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Auditorium, 901 S. College Street at 4:00 p.m.; closing Reception to follow at Biggin Gallery, 101 Biggin Hall, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"With generous support by grants from the Alabama State Council on The Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts we have been able to involve an objective and distinguished juror in this project, as well, the competition process will be more financially accessible to Alabama artists with shipping assistance and the elimination of an entry fee," says Barb Bondy, department of art exhibitions and lectures coordinator. "Our aim is to support Alabama artists on a number of levels both financially and by providing a competitive exhibition opportunity strictly for residents of Alabama ."
Alabama artists who are interested in submitting work to Drawing on Alabama may download a PDF version of the Call for Entries prospectus by visiting www.auburn.edu/art and clicking on "NEWS".
Biggin Gallery gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment (334-844-3483). Biggin Gallery is free of admission, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. For more information contact Barb Bondy, exhibitions and lectures coordinator, Department of Art, 334-844-3483 or bondybj@....
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