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IMA invites artists to visual arts competition, 'Green: On the Edge'
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park (IMA) is sounding the call to Washington, Oregon and British Columbia artists to enter IMA’s juried visual arts competition, “Green: On the Edge.”
The upcoming summer exhibition asks artists to tackle the question, “What does ‘green’ mean to you?”
“On the Edge” is IMA’s way of saying, “Don’t be conservative, take it to the edge. Express ‘Green: On the Edge’ in your medium.”
Deadline for submission of work is May 24. Work must be current, no more than two years old, and submitted with a $25 fee. All media accepted. For more information about mailing images, size requirements, application forms and more, visit www.sjima.org or call 370-5050.
Artists may also pick up an application for submission at the museum, 28 First St., Friday Harbor, during business hours: Friday through Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
The exhibition dates are July 2 through September.
— Tom Toperzer, artist, consultant, curator, juror and museum director.
Toperzer served as a director of museums at the Amarillo Museum of Art; the MAINSITE Contemporary Museum of Art in Norman, Okla.; the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver; and Museums at Illinois State University and Mayo Park in Rochester, Minn.
— Eric Metcalfe, artist and juror.
Metcalfe is a Vancouver, B.C. artist who spent his formative years in Victoria, B.C. and Seattle. He is the co-founder of the Western Front in Vancouver and has exhibited throughout Canada, Japan, Europe, South America and the United States.
He is the recipient of many Canada Council grants, the Audain Award, and recently the Governor General’s Award. His work is found in many collections, including the National Gallery in Canada and MOMA in New York City.
Metcalfe was commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad to complete an installation for the Olympic Games. The work, entitled “IKONS,” recently closed at the Five Sixty Gallery in Vancouver.
— Marisa C. Sanchez, Seattle Art Museum curator and juror.
Sanchez has served as a curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum since 2007. She is working on the upcoming exhibition, “love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death — Andy Warhol Media Works,” which opens May 13 at SAM. In addition, she is working with contemporary artist Trenton Doyle Hancock on a site-specific, sculptural installation opening in August at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion).
A recent essay highlighting significant 20th century sculptures within SAM’s permanent collection entitled “More Than an Object” attracted IMA to invite Sanchez to jury the local exhibition.
There will be three Juror Awards for “Green: On the Edge.” Artists receiving the Juror Awards will be guests of IMA while on San Juan Island over the July 4 weekend. Their work will also be featured on the museum’s Web site, www.sjima.org.
Recent shows at IMA include: Puyallup artist Shaun Peterson; “Outside the Box — Inside the Museum” sculpture exhibition of San Juan Islands artists; “Helen Loggie: Celebrating a Northwest Legacy – A Retrospective 1917-1956,” from the Lambiel Museum on Orcas Island; and photographer Art Wolfe’s “Travels to the Edge.”