27 Apr 2021

Compete Americas 2021: All Media

Northwest Art Center Minot, North Dakota, United States

Northwest Arts Center

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 15, 2021 – Northwest Arts Center announces an open call for artists worldwide to enter work for its upcoming ‘Americas 2021: All Media’ exhibition.

Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 72 x 72 x 36 inches. 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 twodimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. International entries accepted.

On display August 13 through September 25 2021:
Walter Piehl Jr. Gallery
Northwest Arts Center
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota

ZIG JACKSON, Rising Buffalo, is a photographer and professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. An enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation), he grew up in New Town, ND, on the Fort Berthold Reservation. An integral part of his culture, art to Jackson is innate.

Jackson received his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a BS in education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.

Jackson’s practice focuses on the changing way of life of both urban and reservation Indians, along with the attendant socio-political issues of Native American culture. His work has been shown throughout the U.S. and abroad at sites such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco), the International Center of Photography (New York), and the Portland Art Museum, among many others.

His photography is represented in the collections of public and private institutions, including the Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois.

In 2004, he became the first contemporary Native American photographer represented in the collection of the National Library of Congress, and most recently in 2021 was the first Native American to receive a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in photography. see more

$2000 in Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of Show earns a 2022-23 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.

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 15 June 2021
  • Notification of accepted works 16 July 2021
  • Receipt of accepted works begins 16 July 2021
  • Deadline for receipt of works 6 Aug 2021
  • Exhibition dates 13 Aug to 25 Sept 2021
  • Public Reception TBD
  • Return shipping 30 Sep 2021

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

Opportunity Categories: + Open to All Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Publication, Purchase, and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 37 days.

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