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"Call for Artists: Boundary Crossing"
2004-05-14 until 2004-07-01
Eastern New Mexico University
Roswell, NM, USA United States of America

Call for Entries—The Art Department at ENMU-R invites all visual artists to enter its third annual competitive art exhibition, which will be housed in the Student Services Center Lobby on the ENMU-R campus in Roswell, New Mexico. The theme of the exhibition—Boundary Crossing—explores the use of multiple art disciplines within one work of art. Eligibility—Any art work that can claim to fit into any two or more disciplines/utilize two or more media of art may be submitted (for example, a painting that is three dimensional in some way , a ceramic sculpture that has a drawn surface design, a print that has been manipulated by both manual and digital processes, a drawing which has some painted elements, a sculpture which includes collage elements, etc. )

Artists at any level of professional development may enter, including students, emerging artists, amateurs, professionals and established artists. Entries which exceed 30” X 36” X 36” cannot be accommodated. Any media, including traditional (pencil, charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic, ceramic, photographic, etc.), mixed, innovative, experimental, digital or electronic may be used. Sorry, but kinetic works, fragile works, works that require complex installation procedures, unusual lighting or other complex exhibition conditions or electricity cannot be accommodated. Frames, mats, bases of sculptures, and other presentational aids may be included, but must fit into the dimensions mentioned above. Judges will determine work eligible for exhibition on or before the 10th of August, 2004. Judges for the initial screening will consist of a committee of art faculty members from ENMU-R. This year, the outside juror, who will determine awards, is Mic Muhlbauer, Professor of Painting at the main branch of ENMU at Portales, New Mexico. Ms. Muhlbauer is originally from Niagara Falls, New York. She received her M.F.A. degree in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art, and has exhibited widely throughout the United States. We are happy to welcome Ms. Muhlbauer as juror of our 2004 competitive exhibition. Entry Procedures for General Entry: Interested artists are entitled to submit up to 4 entry slides. Each slide should be labeled with artist’s name and title of work. Additional slides may be included as detail views or side views of entered works. Slide Entries/Applications will be accepted beginning Jan. 16, 2004. Deadline for slide entries/applications will be July 1, 2004. Selection committee will screen entries during the month of July, 2004 as initial judging for acceptance into exhibition. Accepted artists will be notified as soon as possible but no later than August 10, 2004. Upon acceptance artists should ship work by USPS, UPS, Fed Ex, Airborne Express or other similar courier service. Appointments for hand delivery of accepted work may be made by calling 505-624-7226. Works sent electronically cannot be accepted. Both slides and accepted entries should be securely packaged and addressed to: J. Bower, Art Department, ENMU-R, P.O. Box 6000, 52 University Blvd., Roswell, NM 88202, U.S.A. All slides will be returned by August 10, 2004, if return envelope and postage has been submitted. All entries will be returned by October 31, 2004, if return postage has been included or if return shipping arrangements have been made. Unclaimed art work, or work which has been sent with no return postage or provision for return shipping will become the property of the art department at ENMU-R after October 31, 2004. Entry fees are non-refundable. Exceptions: High School students from southeastern New Mexico, or high school students planning on transferring residence to southeastern New Mexico, returning ENMU-R students, or students from any college or university planning on transferring to ENMU-R, who wish to compete for scholarship awards, should send one work of art instead of 4 slides of works of art. (all entries for scholarship awards will be accepted therefore slides are not necessary as part of the application procedure). These works must be received by July 1, 2004, and should also be sent to the address above. The Art Scholarship Award is redeemable only at ENMU-R, and covers most tuition and fees for one complete semester at ENMU-R.

Entry Fees—General Entry—$15.00 (up to 4 35mm slides) Student Entry—$7.00 Send slides or one completed work. (If you send slides, we will assume that you do NOT wish to be considered for a scholarship award. If you send one completed work, we will automatically enter you in both the scholarship competitions and in the cash awards competition.) Students, please enclose photocopy of student I.d. card or other proof of current enrollment.

Pack work securely and send to:
Art Dept., P.O. Box 6000/52 University Blvd.,
Roswell, NM 88203, USA

All entries must be received by July 1, 2004. Shipping insurance is strongly recommended and is the responsibility of the artist.


January 16, 2004—opening date for acceptance of entries
July 1, 2004—deadline for receipt of entries
August 10, 2004 –notification of accepted artists.
September 1, 2004—deadline for receipt of works of art.
September 9, 2004—exhibit open to the public
September 10, 2004—— opening reception & awards presentations, Student Services Center Lobby, ENMU-R campus Roswell, New Mexico 4—5:30 p.m.
September 26, 2003—closing date for exhibition
October 31, 2003—deadline for pick-up of unclaimed work. For an entry form go to: http://www.roswell.enmu.edu/departments/division_of_liberal_arts/art_department/index.shtml<./a>

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