8 Aug 2017

Competitions Drawing from Perception VIII

Robert and Elaine Stein GalleriesFairborn, Ohio, United States

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline:  September 15, 2017 – Drawing from Perception is a national juried drawing exhibition organized by Wright State University’s Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries and Department of Art and Art History. Its aim is to highlight the finest contemporary examples of drawing from direct observation using traditional media.

Several cash awards of distinction will be given.

The exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age or older. All work must be original and completed in the past two years. Current faculty, staff, and students of Wright State University are ineligible.

Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1989 and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University, in 1992.

Kehoe has received the following awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting; Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship; Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Grant; Blanche E. Colman Award; St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant; and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Award.

Kehoe is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston. She has been a visiting artist at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, University of Washington, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, Hendrix College, George Mason University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and Indiana University.
Kehoe teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England (a summer workshop program of Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Bennington College), The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Washington Studio School, Art Workshops Boulder, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and at JSS in Italy, Civita Castellana. She has also taught a drawing workshop as part of the Training the Eye course at Harvard Medical School.

Kehoe is a co-founder of Black Pond Studio in southeastern Massachusetts.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 15, 2017. A non-refundable fee of $30 should accompany each entry and entitles the artist a maximum of 3 images for consideration. Applications are only accepted online.

Accepted works must be sent ready to install and must arrive by Friday, December 1, 2017. Work that differs significantly from the juried image will be excluded from the exhibition. Shipped work arriving damaged or not ready to hang will not be exhibited or repaired.

Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery. Work must be sent in sturdy, reusable packaging. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with the artwork. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via FEDEX/USPS. Accepted works may be hand delivered to the Stein Galleries during normal operating hours. Please phone ahead to ensure staff will be available to receive your delivery.

The Stein Galleries will insure artwork for stated value while the work is on the premises. Individual artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit.
Exhibition Reception

The opening reception for Drawing from Perception VIII will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stein Galleries, A132 Creative Arts Center. Preceding the reception will be a lecture at 2:30 p.m. by guest juror Catherine Kehoe, in M252 Creative Arts Center.


  • Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. (EST) Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Accepted works due: Friday, December 1, 2017
  • Exhibition dates: January 16 – February 25, 2018
  • Opening Reception: January 21, 2018, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Catherine Kehoe Lecture: January 21, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

The Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries is located in the Creative Arts Center on the main campus of Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Our goal is to bring to our region the highest quality contemporary art available nationally and beyond.

We present four temporary exhibitions per season, including at least one themed, national juried exhibition. Along with the temporary exhibitions we feature selections from our permanent collection, which includes artists such as Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, and Mark Rothko.

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Draw/Illustration Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group. Opportunity expires in 30 days.

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