PO Box 6021
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6021
Northern Arizona University Art Museum
Painting in the
Reflections on Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation
Exhibition dates: September 16, 2014 – November 22, 2014
In September 2014, the Northern Arizona University Art
Museum will produce a juried exhibition of paintings created around inter-woven
themes of politics, violence and reconciliation. The NAU Art Museum believes
that the global community faces a turning point today in which economic,
environmental, and ethnic pressures threaten the integrity of whole
societies. The Arab Spring, wars arising
from religious extremism and, conversely, the efforts of many nations to maintain
stable, consensual societies are among the themes we hope to address in this
exhibition. “Painting in the World: Reflections on Politics, Violence and
Reconciliation” will be co-jurored
by Dr. George V. Speer, Director of the NAU Art Museum and Dr. Eleanor Jones
Harvey, Senior Curator, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Entry Materials Received at Museum by
July 1, 2014
Notice of Acceptance (Sent via Email) by
July 11, 2014
Artwork Due at NAU Art Museum
August 25 – 29, 2014
5:00pm – 7:00pm, September
November 22, 2014
Artwork will be return shipped (using the same
transportation method received by the museum) within two weeks after the close
of the exhibition.
Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Originals produced
in a range of painting media, exclusive of commercial
reproductions, are eligible. All artwork submitted must have been created in
the last two years. Framed size
limitation is 48 inches by 96 inches and a weight limitation is 40 pounds.
Eleanor Jones Harvey
is a senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
She received a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia, and later
earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Yale University. She became a
curator for the Dallas Museum of Art in 2000, and served as Chief Curator for
the Luce Foundation Center for American Art at the Smithsonian American Art
Museum from 2003 to 2012. In 2008, she was a fellow at the Center for
Curatorial Leadership at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her research focuses
on 19th and 20th century American art, landscape
painting, southwestern abstraction, and Texas art.
George V. Speer
is the director of the Northern Arizona University Art Museum and Associate
Professor of Art
History. He received his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis and
his Master of Arts in Art History from Southern Methodist
University. Prior to his appointment at Northern Arizona University, Dr.
Speer was Curator of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. His research interests focus on
twentieth-century American art and culture and the political origins and
consequences of representation.
Entry, Fee, and
A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 entitles submission of up
to three entries. A JPEG image is required for each submission. Entry form and
submissions can be completed via our ecommerce site https://www5.nau.edu/cal/art-museum/register.aspx
This site allows artists to input required information, upload digital slides
for submission, and pay the entry fee via credit card. The online form will progress one entry at a
time, so do not use the “back button” or entered information may be lost. Once the
first submission has been entered and images are uploaded, artists will have
the opportunity to enter a second and third submission. If unable to utilize
the ecommerce site for submissions, an alternate submission option is available - click here.
Artists may submit one jpeg per two-dimensional artwork. Artwork
submitted should have been created in the last two years and may not have been
submitted to NAU Art Museum for previous exhibitions. Artworks submitted and accepted
for this exhibition must be the same artworks shipped to the museum for
Submit digital JPEG files only, at a print-ready dpi of 300
to 450 (maximum file size of 2MB per image. Name each image file with first initial, last name, and title (may be
truncated if necessary) of artwork. Each title within the file name must correspond
with the title on the entry form. Images submitted may be used for promotional
submissions will not be accepted.
First Place: $800.00
Second Place: $500.00
Third Place: $300.00
For artwork accepted into the exhibition, the artist will pay
shipping charges to the NAU Art Museum. NAU Art Museum will provide return shipping
expenses for the artwork (unless it is dropped off and picked-up). Additional
charges may be billed to the artist for oversized pieces. All artwork must have
a descriptive label attached to the back, be presentation ready, and shipped in
returnable, professionally crated or double boxed packaging. Do not ship glass;
instead, use sheet acrylic (Plexiglas). NAU Art Museum reserves the right to
refuse acceptance of any shipped artwork that arrives in questionable
condition. Hand-delivered artwork must be picked up between December 2, 2014
and December 10, 2014, during regular hours of operation.
Artwork accepted into the exhibition should be sent to:
Attn: Painting in the World
NAU Art Museum
Bldg # 10 / Rm M203
321 McMullen Circle
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
The NAU Art Museum does not market or broker the sale of
artwork; interested potential buyers will be put in contact with the artist.
Values requested on entry form and/or loan agreement are necessary for
Further instructions and a loan agreement will be sent to
artists whose work has been accepted for inclusion in the exhibition.Submitting entry form, online or hard copy, constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all
conditions stated above.