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Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center’s 2018 Representing the West: A New Frontier Exhibition

Description of Show

Enter the Representing the West: A New Frontier juried exhibition. More than $5,000 in prize money will be awarded, including Best of Show, 1st Prize, 2nd Prize. People’s Choice Award winner will be offered the opportunity for a one-person show in one of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s galleries. Representing the West: A New Frontier is open to all artists. We are interested in artwork in any medium that considers the changing cultures and myths of the American West. We welcome non-traditional subject matter, materials and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including video submissions.  

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Juror: Melanie Yazzie

As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty” literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates personal experiences as well as the events and symbols from Diné culture. Her work is informed and shaped by personal experiences and tries to tell many stories about things both real and imagined. The history of Native America and Native peoples includes forced assimilation and cultural genocide that has occurred due in great part to government boarding schools. Native youth and communities today are burdened with the consequences of this history and by an educational system that prioritizes knowledge foreign to Native community’s indigenous knowledge.

Ms. Yazzie uses her travels around the world to connect with other indigenous peoples. Her visits to New Zealand, the Arctic, the Pueblos in the Southwest, and to indigenous peoples of Russia, these travels have been the impetus for continued dialogue about Indigenous cultural practices, language, song, story-telling, and survival.

Ms. Yazzie has had over 300 group and solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She has had solo exhibitions in places such as New Zealand, Finland and the Canary Islands to name a few. Ms. Yazzie often collaborates on her work to demonstrate how people from different cultures and places can use the art process to create pieces with a shared meaning.

She has been reviewed in Focus MagazineSanta Fe, the Los Angeles TimesNew Zealand Herald, and she is mentioned in Printmaking in the Sun by Dan Welden and Pauline Muir, Native American Art in the Twentieth Century by W. Jackson Rushing III, and The Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multi Centered Society by Lucy Lippard. Yazzie makes prints, sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works. She is represented by the Glenn Green Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ms. Yazzie is a Professor of Art Practices and Head of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at University of Colorado Boulder (CO).

Important dates

October 13, 2017: Digital images or audio/video files, artist statement (200 words or less), entry fees due

November 6, 2017: Notification of acceptance will be via email and phone call

January 5, 2018: Artwork drop-off or delivery, completed inventory sheet, high-resolution images (see Rules) and signed contract for accepted works

February 2, 2018: First day of exhibition

February 2, 2018: Opening reception 4:30 - 7 p.m.

February 3, 2018 Artists’/Juror’s Talk 11:00 a.m. - Noon

May 6, 2018: Last day of exhibition

May 7 - 25, 2018: Artwork pickup or return

Entry Rules

1. Representing the West: A New Frontier is open to all artists. We are interested in original artwork in any medium that considers the changing cultures and myths of the American West. We welcome non-traditional subject matter, materials and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including video submissions. We require an artist’s statement of 200 words or less explaining how your work represents the West. 

2.  All images MUST be submitted in digital form. Non-digital images will not be considered for acceptance into the exhibit. We will request high-resolution images from accepted artists with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, or greater, and as a .tiff or .jpg that can be reproduced at 1,650 pixels wide. Video artists are requested to provide a still image with submission. Works must have been completed within the last two years (2015 or later) and must not have been previously shown at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.

CDs or thumbdrives can be mailed to:

 LuDel Walter
Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81003

3. Non-refundable entry fee of $35 includes up to five entries per artist.

4. Limit of five entries per artist.

5. All wall-hung pieces must arrive prepared for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers please! All works on paper must be framed under glass or plexiglass. 3D pieces must be stable and ready to display. All pieces must be clean and in good condition. CDs or thumbdrives are acceptable if files are in a format we can open. If we can’t open the files, we’ll contact you.

6. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center manages all sales and receives a 40% commission on the retail price. Work that is accepted to the show must remain on exhibit through May 6, 2018.

Awards

$3,500 - Best of Show

$1,000 - 1st prize

$500 - 2nd prize

Solo Exhibit – People’s Choice

Liability

Insurance is carried by the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Every responsible precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of your artwork. SdC will not insure artworks in transit. Entry to the Representing the West: A New Frontier exhibit will be considered acceptance of the waiver of liability. Artists will be responsible for transportation to and from the exhibition at their own expense and risk. SdC will not pay for shipping, or make arrangements for shipping of accepted artworks. Return shipping must be paid or prepaid by the artist.

Payment of fees

Payment of fees will be handled online by clicking the "Submit Entry" button below, by check to Sangre de Cristo Arts Center ATTN: RTW, or by credit card at the Welcome Center or by phone.

 

For more information, please contact me via the information provided below.

LuDel Walter
Visual Arts Coordinator
Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center
719-295-7200 ext. 7218
ludel@sdc-arts.org

Price : $35.00