15 Feb 2017

Competitions Biennial 29

South Bend Museum of ArtSouth Bend, Indiana, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: April 1, 2017 – The South Bend Museum of Art’s all media Biennial 29 will present a diverse look into contemporary artwork in the Midwest and is open to all artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The number of exhibiting artists is deliberately limited to allow for the showing of a greater body of work by each artist.

Biennial 29 is open to all artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. All media are accepted. Artists exhibiting and/or affiliated with current or scheduled programming at the Speed Art Museum are not eligible for application. All artwork must have been completed in the past 2 years (2015‒present) and cannot have been previously exhibited at the South Bend Museum of Art.

This year’s exhibition will be juried by Miranda Lash. Lash is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum. At the Speed Lash oversees the contemporary department’s exhibitions, programming, collection, and acquisitions, as well as commissions for the Elizabeth P. and Frederick K. Cressman Art Park. Prior to the Speed, Lash was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art from 2008 to 2014. At NOMA she organized over twenty exhibitions.

$1,500 in awards will be selected by the juror and $1,500 in purchase awards will be chosen by the South Bend Museum of Art’s Collections Committee. A color brochure of exhibiting artists will also be produced.

There is a $20 entry fee to apply.



  • April 1, 11:59 p.m. EST: Deadline for entry
  • April 2‒23: Jurying of entries
  • April 25: e-mailed notification sent (no later than)
  • June 23: Deadline for the delivery of shipped work
  • June 23, 26‒30: Hand delivery of work and installation
  • July 8: Exhibition opens
  • September 1: Artists reception
  • October 1: Exhibition closes
  • October 2-6: Pick-up of work

Mark Rospenda, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

The South Bend Museum of Art features a full spectrum of historical and contemporary art featured in five galleries. A wide range of artistic traditions are taught in our world-class art studios. Located inside the Century Center in downtown South Bend, Indiana, the SBMA is an architectural delight. Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the museum occupies three levels in the northern wing of the building.

South Bend Museum of Art
120 South St. Joseph Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
t: 574.235.9102

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to U.S. Multi-State, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group.

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