July 18, 2012 — Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building main gallery is seeking submissions of artwork for the exhibition “New Country: Ruralism in Contemporary Art” to be displayed Oct. 24-Nov. 20.
The exhibition will feature works of all media that reference and/or are inspired by current or historical ideas of rural life and the pastoral in American culture. Artists interested in submitting work for consideration are encouraged to creatively interpret issues or imagery related to rural life.
Works must be postmarked by Aug. 17 to apply for the exhibition, which has no entry fee to submit. All artists, age 18 and older, are eligible to enter. All media and styles will be considered. No reproductions will be accepted. All works must have been completed since 2007 and not previously shown in the Claypool-Young art gallery.
Review will be by digital images or videos only (no slides). To submit by mail, send materials to: New Country Exhibition, attn: Jennifer Reis, Gallery Director, 108 Claypool-Young Art Bldg., Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 40351.
To submit by email, send all materials as attachments with the subject line “NC entry” to firstname.lastname@example.org (emailed entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Aug. 17). To submit an application, include the following: up to five digital entries (images must be in “JPEG” format and videos must be in “MPEG-4” format), image list (per piece: artist name, artwork title, date of creation, media, dimensions and value), artist statement and bio or resume. A full exhibition prospectus is available by emailing Reis.
The Claypool-Young art gallery, an educational resource of the Department of Art and Design and the University, features contemporary art for the Morehead State University community and its service region. The gallery, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment, is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Main Street and across campus after 5 p.m.
Information is available by calling Reis at 783-5446.