Art by Architects Exhibition …

Call for Entries

Entries are now being accepted for Art by Architects, a curated exhibition at the Virginia Center for Architecture. The exhibition will feature fine art by Virginia architects, and is intended to showcase the range of artistic talent in Virginia’s architecture community.

Michael Bednar, FAIA, has been selected as curator for the exhibition which is scheduled to open in April 2013. Bednar, a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, is an artist in his own right. He works primarily in abstract steel sculpture, focusing on architectonic geometry and spatial relationships.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility is open to all residents of Virginia who have a degree in architecture or who are practicing architects;  membership in the AIA is not required.  Virginia Society AIA members may submit up to five works of art for consideration without a fee. All other submittals require a fee of $20 per work of art, with a limit of five. Insurance of the artwork is the artist’s responsibility.

SUBMISSIONS

Work submitted should be made by the hand of the artist; no digital drawings or photographs will be considered. Only visual fine art will be considered, to include painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic) drawing (pencil, ink), and collages (mixed media). Applied art such as furniture, sculpture, jewelry or ceramics will not be part of this exhibition. Subject matter of the art need not be architectural in content.  All work must be exhibited by wall hanging and should be available for the duration of the exhibition (April 11 through July 7, 2013). Artists are requested to submit PDF images (at least 300 dpi and 5 inches wide), one image per work of art, with a notation of the actual size of each piece.

JURY

A set of well regarded architects/artists outside Virginia will make the selection of art to be exhibited. Criteria for exhibition will be artistic merit and quality of execution. Submission will be in the form of digital photographs of the art pieces.

IMPORTANT DATES

Entry Deadline:  Friday, Jan.18, 2013

Announcement : Friday, March 1, 2013

Exhibition:  Thursday, April 11-Sunday, July 7, 2013

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