23 Sep 2019

Competitions Mixed Media National Juried Exhibition

Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth CollegeRochester, New York, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: November 10, 2019 – The Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York is calling all U.S. artists to apply for our new national exhibition, Mixed Media.

The exhibition will feature works across various media to showcase what this new generation of mixed media artists are doing with their work in order to create a space for advancing the public’s awareness and appreciation of this interdisciplinary field. Mixed media artists are routinely pushing the boundaries of materials and concept by exploring new technologies, techniques, aesthetics, and crossing disciplinary borders. So rather than limiting artists to a narrow theme, we seek work which is not afraid to push these boundaries by being inventive in process, technique, material, and concept.

Work from any media will be accepted including all contemporary craft. We are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be juried by Ted Lott and we look forward to representing this excellent and eclectic field.

On display January 24 – March 1, 2020.


  1. The Arts Center Gallery seeks 2D and 3D work from all professional and emerging artists 18 years or older working in any form of mixed media, including all contemporary craft.
  2. All work must be innovative and original in design. Work derived from another’s intellectual property, completed from commercial kits, or giclées will not be accepted.
  3. Only work completed after January 1, 2016 will be considered. Work previously shown in the Arts Center Gallery CANNOT be re-submitted.
  4. Collaborative work is accepted. Please indicate all the artists in the work description list.
  5. Installation work is accepted; however, if the install will be complex, excessively large, or take multiple people to assemble, first contact art_gallery@naz.edu before submitting your application. If accepted, detailed step-by-step instructions MUST be provided. It is highly recommended that the artist or team of artists assemble the installation themselves. The Gallery does not offer custom built sets, carpentry for special armatures and pedestals, or major alterations to the Gallery walls.
  6. Submitted work must be available for the entire duration of the exhibition AND the jurying process. Work may not be picked up before the conclusion of the show or be shown in overlapping exhibitions. Artists please note: when applying make sure the same works are not entered simultaneously into other exhibitions.
  7. All accepted work MUST have proper identification and meet the Gallery standard for delivery. Refer to Shipping Instructions below.

Ted Lott is a Craftsperson, Designer, and Artist whose work revolves around the history of wood in material culture and architecture. Lott has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, including at the prestigious Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, and is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the American Craft Councils Emerging Voices Award. Lott has also worked at some of the nation’s top artist-in-residence programs, from the Kohler Arts/Industry Program and Haystack Mountain School of Craft, to Arrowmont School and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, among others. He is dedicated to advancing the next generation of craft artists and designers, having taught Woodworking & Furniture Design at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Murray State University, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as numerous workshops around the country. He received his BFA in Woodworking & Furniture Design from the Maine College of Art, and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lott currently lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Best in Show will receive a $300 Prize. Two Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

Submissions are not complete unless the $20 application fee has been received.


The Arts Center Gallery does not require work to be for sale, nor does the Gallery take a commission. Purchases will be arranged between the artist and buyer.


  • November 10, 2019: All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST). Call closes. No exceptions
  • December 1, 2019: All artists will be notified of results via email.
  • January 6 – 10, 2020: All accepted work must arrive at the Arts Center Gallery with a pre-paid return shipping label. All shipping, shipping insurance, or arrangements for hand delivery is the artist’s responsibility.
  • January 24, 2020: Opening reception from 5:00-7:00. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • January 24 – March 1, 2020: The “Mixed Media” exhibition.
  • March 2 – March 6, 2020: Hand pick up of artwork. Arrange a time with the Arts Center Gallery in advance.
  • March 2 – March 10, 2020: Packing and shipping of artwork from The Arts Center Gallery, at artist’s expense.

The Gallery reserves the right to reject or disqualify work that is misrepresented or differs from the artist’s digital submissions, work that has been damaged during the shipping process or hand delivery, or entries that do not meet all the necessary requirements.

The vision of the Arts Center Gallery is to be regionally and nationally recognized as an aesthetic showcase that contributes to the cultural and educational life of students, faculty, and the larger community. The gallery provides a venue for high-quality, diverse artwork that advances artistic exploration.

The Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, New York

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group.

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