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Friday, 19 October 2012 09:08

 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE SEEKS ARTWORK FOR OUR ENTRY-FEE FREE JURIED EXHIBITION, POINT OF NO RETURN

Juror: Hesse McGraw, Chief Curator, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art

Art Work Drop Off Dates:
Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 7 - 20, 2012
Public Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Southern Exposure invites visual artists to submit work for the 2012 Juried Exhibition, Point of No Return. The forward-looking theme is left open to the artists' interpretation to encourage work that is conceptually and aesthetically diverse, drawing from many perspectives, insights and forms of creativity. In keeping with the theme, Point of No Return, SoEx encourages submissions by artists who are singularly invested in their practice, who have no intention of returning, who are, in a sense, defiantly themselves

Visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be aware of Southern Exposure's mission and our commitment to supporting a broad range of innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.

Unlike many open calls for work that charge a submission fee, Southern Exposure's juried exhibition does not require artists to pay to enter their work. The exhibition is open to any artist living in Northern California north of King City and south of the Oregon border.

Over the course of two days, over 500 Northern Californian artists enter their work, attesting to the extreme popularity of the show. The final pieces are selected by juror, Hesse McGraw, who makes his decisions by blind process. For many of the artists selected, this is their first major exhibition and an important step in advancing their career.

To obtain more information about eligibility, rules, artwork drop-off, jurying and to apply, visit our
website and download the call for entry form.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Hesse McGraw is Chief Curator at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. Under McGraw's leadership, the exhibition program at the Bemis Center functions as a laboratory for artists and currently focuses on site-specific, immersive, cross-disciplinary, and socially-engaged commissions. Read More.

VOLUNTEER FOR POINT OF NO RETURN

As you can imagine, organizing an exhibition of this scale requires a lot of support. There are many opportunities to help out with Point of No Return, including setting up for drop off, receiving artwork during the drop off dates, helping out on jurying day (a fascinating look at how works are selected), helping out during the opening reception, and documenting throughout the whole process. The juried exhibition truly embodies our mission to support artists, and it is an amazing process to be a part of! To volunteer, email development@soex.org.

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