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Deadline May 24 for juried visual arts competition, 'Green: ON THE EDGE'

Entry deadline is May 24 for
Entry deadline is May 24 for 'Green: on the Edge,' an exhibition presented by San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park.
— image credit: San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park

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. Let everyone see what you’ve got."

Submit your work by May 24. Work must be current, no more than two years old and submitted with a $25 fee. All media accepted.

For more detailed information about mailing images, size requirements, application forms, and more, visit www.sjima.org or call 360-370-5050. You 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. Exhibition dates: July 2 through September.

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 Fourth of July weekend (dinners, plane rides, boat rides, and more). Their work will also be featured on www.sjima.org.

Recent shows at IMA include: Northwest Coast Native artist Shaun Peterson; “Outside the Box – Inside the Museum” Sculpture Exhibition from San Juan Islands artists; and “Helen Loggie: Celebrating a Northwest Legacy – A Retrospective 1917-1956,” from the Lambiel Museum on Orcas Island.

"Green: ON THE EDGE" jurors
— Tom Toperzer. He served as a director of museums at the Amarillo Museum of Art, the MAINSITE Contemporary Museum of Art on Main Street, 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, a Vancouver, B.C. artist and co-founder of the Western Front in Vancouver. 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. He 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, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum since 2007. She curated the exhibition "love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death — Andy Warhol Media Works," which opens May 13 at the SAM. In addition, she is working with contemporary artist Trenton Doyle Hancock on a site-specific, sculptural installation opening in August at the SAM Sculpture Park (Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion).

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