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"Call for Artists: The Show - Southwest Juried Exhibition"
2002-12-23 until 2003-01-06
Museum of Fine Arts
Santa Fe, , USA United States of America

The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, invites submissions from artists working in the Southwest to be considered for its juried exhibition, THE SHOW, which seeks to represent the broad range of artistic expression in the Southwest. From traditions to new technologies, contemporary art from the Southwest draws on multiple sources and mirrors the diversity apparent in this vast region. The juried exhibition is open to residents of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Southern California (south of Fresno).

Submissions in all media are welcome. The selections for THE SHOW will be made by three jurors: Terezita Romo, Susan Rothenberg and W. Jackson Rushing III, Ph.D.

Submission deadline: January 6, 2003

Exhibition dates: June 6-August 31, 2003

Entry fee: $30 per artist, up to 4 works

Awards are generously provided by the Friends of Contemporary Art (foca).

To download a prospectus, please visit www.museumofnewmexico.org/theshow. For a printed prospectus, please email mcbride_cp@yahoo.com or call (505) 476-5118.

THE JURORS

Terezita Romo is the interim executive director of MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana)/San Jos╚ Center for Latino Arts. After earning an M.A. in art history at California State University, Sacramento, Romo assumed the position of administrative and artistic director of La Raza/Galer╠a Posada in Sacramento. She has also served as the arts director at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago and as the curator of exhibitions at the Mexican Museum in San Francisco. Romo is a member of the internationally renowned artist group RCAF/Royal Chicano Air Force, a key collective that helped to define the Chicano art movement.

Susan Rothenberg is an internationally recognized painter who first came to prominence in the 1970s. Her vital paintings, drawings and prints often explore figuration, yet her very personal style has consistently defied classification. Born in Buffalo, she studied art at Cornell University and the Corcoran School of Art. Her work is included in numerous collections, including Brooklyn Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art; and the National Gallery of Art. She currently lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.

W. Jackson Rushing is Chair of the art department at the University of Houston. His research focuses on art since 1945 and 20th-century Native American art. He is the author of Native American Art and the New York Avant-Garde: A History of Cultural Primitivism and Modern By Tradition: American Indian Painting in the Studio Style, and is the editor of Native American Art in the 20th Century: Makers, Meanings, Histories. Rushing writes frequently about contemporary art and is a founding board member of the Otsego Institute for Native American Art History.


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