Green: ON THE EDGE / Call to artists
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 is asking 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 and submit your work by May 24. Work must be current, no more than 2 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 our website www.sjima.org or give us a call at the museum, 360-370-5050. You may also pick up an application for submission at the museum, 28 First Street, Friday Harbor, WA., during business hours, Fri –Sun, 1–5 pm. Exhibition dates – July 2, 2010 through September.
IMA is excited to bring together the incredible talent from our region and beyond with this forward thinking show. IMA would love you to be a part of this fantastic ON THE EDGE opportunity!
Recent shows at IMA include: 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.
Tom Toperzer (Consultant, Curator, Juror, Artist, and Former Museum Director) Mr. Toperzer 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, MN. His contemporary art background makes an ideal juror for the Green: ON THE EDGE exhibition on San Juan Island. In addition to an extensive list of curatorial experiences, he continues to jury exhibitions and consult with museums and galleries all across the United States. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Toperzer received his MFA from the University of Nebraska and presently resides in Moore, Oklahoma.
Eric Metcalfe (Artist and Juror) Mr. Metcalfe is a Vancouver BC artist who spent his formative years in both Victoria BC and Seattle, WA. He is the co-founder of the Western Front in Vancouver and has exhibited throughout Canada, Japan, Europe, South America, and the United States. His practice is diverse and calls upon a wide range of media applications. 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. Metcalfe 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 (Seattle Art Museum Curator and Juror) Ms. Sanchez has served as a Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) since arriving in 2007. She is currently working on the upcoming 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). A recent essay highlighting significant twentieth century sculptures within SAM’s permanent collection entitled, More Than an Object, attracted IMA to invite Sanchez to Jury the Green: ON THE EDGE exhibition. Sanchez holds a Masters in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
There will be 3 Juror Awards for the Green: ON THE EDGE exhibition. Artists receiving the Juror Awards will be guests of IMA, while on San Juan Island over the July 4th weekend. Their work will also be featured on the Museum’s website sjima.org.