Competitions Americas 2020: All Media
International Deadline: June 15, 2020 – Northwest Arts Center announces an open call for artists worldwide to enter work for its upcoming Americas 2020: All Media Exhibition.
Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. It is preferred that two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing.
Guillermo Guardia is originally from Lima, Peru. Guardia received his BFA in industrial design from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, and both his MFA in ceramics and MS in industrial technology from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He worked at the North Dakota Museum of Art as artist-in-residence until 2015, when he resigned to become a full time studio artist.
Guardia currently lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota. He creates figurative sculptures and pottery, integrating pattern and form, which are influenced by art history, his upbringing in Peru, Catholicism, his transition to living in the United States, and political events. Guardia has exhibited nationally. His work is featured in the permanent collection of North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Fundación Puntos de Encuentro in Bogota, Colombia.
Guardia exhibited his work during the 2019 NCECA conference in Minneapolis. Also in 2019-2020, Guardia was awarded a McKnight Foundation fellowship for ceramics artists and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant.
$2000 in Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of Show earns a 2021 solo exhibition and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit.
The Americas juried exhibitions publish illustrated catalogs. A complimentary copy will be sent to each entrant.
2 entries $30; additional entries $5 each. Maximum of five entries per artist.
Download Prospectus and Application. Entries will be accepted by email only.
Entries will be acknowledged by e-mail as they are received. All entrants will be notified of selection results via e-mail by July 10.
SALES & COPYRIGHTS
Sales will be encouraged. A 30% commission will be charged on all works sold or purchased. Your entry grants permission to photograph your work and to use your images for promotional or educational purposes only.
The Northwest Art Center encourages and promotes artistic and multi-cultural expression with education and outreach through an interdisciplinary regional arts center.
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