22 Oct 2020

Competitions Americas 2021: Paperworks

Northwest Arts CenterMinot, North Dakota, United States

Northwest Arts Center

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: December 1, 2020 – Northwest Arts Center announces an open call for artists worldwide to enter work for its upcoming Americas 2021: Paperworks Exhibition.

Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All artworks must be original. 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, unless alternative display is integral to the work.

On display January 15 through February 26, 2021:
Walter Piehl Jr. Gallery
Northwest Arts Center
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota

Aaron S. Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arizona. He received his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2013 and BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2009. Aaron’s studio practice comprises an amalgam of creative processes and historical research. Through printmaking, painting, collage, sculpture, and installation he creates works that address how mundane and seemingly anodyne artifacts embody the complex and pervasive history of race/racism and class/classicism in the United States.

Aaron has exhibited internationally and received numerous awards, scholarships and fellowships for his work in lithography and mezzotint. His work can be found in the collections of The University of Colorado, Wichita State University, the Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan… see more

$2000 in Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of Show earns a 2022 solo exhibition and an invitation to future Best of the Best exhibits.

The Americas juried exhibitions publish an illustrated catalog. 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.

All entrants will be notified of selection results via e-mail by December 15.

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.


  • Deadline (postmark) for entries 1 Dec 2020
  • Notification of accepted works 15 Dec 2020
  • Receipt of accepted works begins 15 Dec 2020
  • Deadline for receipt of works 8 Jan 2021
  • Exhibition dates 15 Jan to 26 Feb 2021
  • Public Reception TBD 2020
  • Return shipping 3 Mar 2020

The Northwest Art Center encourages and promotes artistic and multi-cultural expression with education and outreach through an interdisciplinary regional arts center.

Northwest Art Center
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707
t: 701-858-3264

Opp Categories: + Open to All Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Publication, Purchase, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 8 days.

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