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October 5, 2020

Roots: Up Rooted

  • Organization: Center for the Visual Arts Wausau
  • Submission Deadline: October 5, 2020
  • Event Dates: November 20, 2020 - December 23, 2020
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: First Place: $450 Second Place: $250 Third Place: $150 3 Honors: $50
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

ABOUT. An artist's artistic, geographic, and cultural roots play significant roles in their artistic process and statement. This year's tag line aims to include work the grew from current events and how they affected the process of making for the artist. The exhibit will highlight original fine art inspired by an artist's perspective of their "roots" and artistic journey. Interpretations of the theme may be broad and entries are not limited to representational works.

ELIGIBILITY. The ROOTS Exhibit is open to artists 18 years of age and older.

MEDIA. Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Installation Art (proposals accepted), Metal, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Painting, Papermaking, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, and Wood.

Each artist can submit Up to Three (3) Entries
If applicable, 2-D work must be protected by plexi-glass, NOT glass
All 2-D work MUST be hung with wire
2-D work may not exceed 2,000 sq. inches and 3-D work may not exceed six (6) feet in all dimensions.
Art must NOT have been shown before at the CVA
Art MUST be original and created within the last two years
Submission Deadline: October 5th, 2020
Artist Notification: Week of October 14, 2020
Drop-Off or Delivered: November 9 -14, 2020
Installation: November 16 - 19, 2020
Show Dates: November 20, 2020 - January 2, 2021

JUROR. Kate Mothes is the founder and curator of Young Space and Co-founder/Editor of Dovetail Magazine. Young Space (yngspc) is an independent, itinerant, online-offline contemporary art platform emphasizing early career and emerging artists. Dovetail Magazine is an independent online + print contemporary arts publication that positions contemporary visual art in dialogue with design, architecture, photography, travel, and global visual culture. Mothes earned a Bachelor's in Art History from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a Masters in the History of Art, Theory and Display from Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently based in Northeast Wisconsin.

The CVA reserves the right not to display work that fails to meet jury expectations.

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