National Art Encounter 2012-2013
Most shows presented by the Naples Art Association are juried shows, meaning the work on view has been reviewed and chosen among many to be included in an exhibition. The National Art Encounter exhibition is one that we relaunch every other season; the previous in the series was in 2010. It provides Naples with an assortment of art mediums and a chance to see examples of what’s new. Collectors also love the rare opportunity to view and purchase some of the country’s best artwork!
There’s still time for artists to enter! Deadline: Sept. 12, 2012
Applications are now being accepted for National Art Encounter through Sept. 12, 2012. One or two recently created works in any media may be entered online or using an off-line “pen and paper” application (additional fee applies) available at The von Liebig Art Center. Offline applications are due by Sept. 5, 2012 and online applications are due by Sept.12, 2012. Three jurors will review entries and select awards.
Margaret A. Miller is Director of the Institute for Research in Art at the University of South Florida in Tampa and a tenured Professor in the School of Art and Art History. The renowned art production atelier, Graphicstudio with the Contemporary Art Museum and the University’s Public Art Program form the Institute for Research in Art. Miller has been with USF since 1970.
Corrina Peipon is Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Her projects include exhibitions from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as solo-artist exhibitions. She oversees the acquisitions committee for the Hammer Contemporary Collection, the museum’s growing permanent collection of works from the post-war period.
Dulce Román is Curatorial Chair and Curator of Modern Art for the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is responsible for the development and management of the Harn’s collection of modern art, which includes nearly 1,000 works from the United States, Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining the staff of the Harn Museum, Román served as a researcher of Spanish art at the Frick Collection in New York and the department of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Artists may submit in two entry categories: 2-dimensional artwork and 3-dimensional artwork. In the 2-D category only one image is allotted per entry. In the 3-D category a maximum of three images to show alternate views of the work may be submitted. Artists must include an artist statement with their application. Accepted artists will be notified by Oct. 18. The non-refundable entry fee is $29 ($22 for current Naples Art Association members).
The preview reception and awards presentation for this exhibition will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Exhibiting artists will be considered for awards totaling $2,500.
The Naples Art Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1954. The goal of The Naples Art Association is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida by holding exhibitions, art festivals and educational classes for adults and children. Today, the organization operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. The art center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will begin on Oct. 20, 2012. For more information, please call 239-262-6517.