Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WPA Call for Proposals: OPTIONS 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Options 2011
CURATOR: Stefanie Fedor, Assistant Director, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, June 20, 2011 at midnight
EXHIBITION DATES: September 15 – October 29, 2011
LOCATION: Downtown DC, exact address TBA

OPTIONS 2011 is the fifteenth WPA biennial exhibition of emerging and unrepresented artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. OPTIONS presents visitors with a glimpse into the breadth and diversity of contemporary art practice in the area and showcases work in any medium by artists without gallery representation. WPA began the OPTIONS biennial series in 1981 with legendary artist Gene Davis and Washington Review Managing Editor Mary Swift as curators. Stefanie Fedor, the curator for OPTIONS 2011, encourages the submission of work in all media, including installation, performance and new media. A catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. Participating artists will receive a $300 stipend.

All artists residing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are eligible.
Artists must not have current or any past gallery representation.
You do not have to be a WPA member to apply and there is no submission fee.
All work must have been produced within the past 3 years.
Submissions from artists working in all media are welcome.

Monday, June 20, 2011 – Submissions must be completed by midnight
Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Notification of accepted artists
September 6 - 9, 2011 – Delivery and installation of work
Thursday, September 15 – Opening reception with artists 6:00 – 9:00 PM
(other programming such as the curators and artists talks will be scheduled and posted closer to the exhibition’s opening)

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