Experimental Art Equals Freedom
Sedona, AZ (July 9, 2011) – The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society announces a call to artists for its Fall Experimental Water Media Exhibition 2011. This exhibition is open to all NAWS members whose dues are current. NONMEMBERS MAY ENTER by paying membership dues and entry fees. Deadline for entries is August 1, 2011.
The exhibit will be held at the Special Exhibition Gallery, Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, Arizona. It will open on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, at 1 PM. An awards reception will be held from 5 – 7 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2011, with awards presented at 6 PM. The exhibit will close at 5 PM on Sunday, October 16th, 2011.
Experimental is defined as having the freedom to explore in unconventional and nontraditional methods, techniques, subject matter and materials. Only original artwork will be accepted. Source material must be based on the artist’s own designs or photos. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years.
The art may be three dimensional or flat and must be 90% water media. Water media is defined as watercolor paints, inks, watercolor crayons, pencils, acrylic paints, casein, gouache and egg tempera.
Acceptable substructure to paint on includes paper, canvas, and clay board, paper clay Plexiglass or other lightweight suitable material for water media… no glass.
It is suggested that two or more non-paint materials such as foil, sand, drywall compound, acrylic mediums, fabric, salt, wax, etc should be incorporated into the painting unless a 3 dimensional effect is desired through cutting, folding, bending, etc.
The artist will need to convince the Juror in 50 words or less WHY this work is experimental to the artist. This statement must be done for each piece entered. Entries without the description will not be accepted.
Nonrefundable entry fees for one entry will be $20.00. Two entries will be $30.00, while three entries will have a fee of $35.00.
Juror of Selection and Awards is Barbara Freedman, who earned her M.A. in painting at Eastern Michigan University and B.S. in Art Education at Wayne State University. She taught painting at Glendale Community College for 6 years. She now works as a Juror,
Speaker, and Workshop Demonstrator. Freedman has a signature membership in the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Arizona Watercolor Association. Her paintings are featured in books and magazines, including The Creative Touch 3, and Best of Watercolor II. Her many awards include Best of Show and Awards of Excellence.
The full prospectus may be found on the organization’s website at www.naws-az.org.