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Clatsop Community College announces the 2012 Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition and invites entries. The competition is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.
Serving as juror for the 2012 exhibit is Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. Appointed in August of 2010, she is responsible for the Museum’s distinguished collection of Northwest art from the late 19th century to today.
Laing-Malcolmson’s duties at the Portland Art Museum include the research, documentation, and building of the Northwest Art collection and presenting exhibitions based on the collection and the work of artists living and working in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming.
Prior to her appointment at the Portland Art Museum, Laing-Malcolmson was president of Oregon College of Art & Craft (OCAC) from 2000 to 2010. Ms. Laing-Malcolmson served from 1994-2000 as executive director of Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana, and she was director of academic affairs and admission at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon from 1981 to 1987.
Ms. Laing-Malcolmson was born in Seattle and has a BFA in Painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA in Painting from Montana State University. She has taught studio courses and art history in the Montana State University system and at art schools in Portland, and has exhibited her own artwork in the west and abroad.
This year’s exhibit awards include $1,000 in cash prizes and up to $2,000 in purchase awards. A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted. Additionally, one artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season.
Entrants must be 18 years or older. Student work created under instruction is ineligible. Submitted artwork must have been created within the last three years and be available for the full time of the exhibit.
Because the special focus of this exhibit is for dawing, painting and printmaking media, photography is not eligible. Further, any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted.
Please visit www.aunaturelart.com to view artwork of previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the exhibit. There is a $35 fee for the submission of three images, and $5 for each additional image submitted beyond the third.
Applications are now being accepted online using the CaFÉ™ website. Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, Monday, November 7th, 2011. There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.
To enter, visit https://www.callforentry.org and register a username and password. Navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century. The site also provides detailed instructions for use. Just click on the CaFÉ Help tab.
For a prospectus, send a SASE to Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition c/o Kristin Shauck, Visual Arts Center, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103 (please note that our mailing address has changed due to the recent campus renovations) or download it from the Au Naturel website at www.aunaturelart.com. From the homepage, click on the link titled 2012 Exhibit Competition Guidelines and Entry Information.
For more information, email Kristin Shauck or call 503-338-2472.