The Woodmere Annual: 81st Juried Exhibition

06/03/2023
08/27/2023

About the Exhibition

Call to artists

In the post-pandemic era, human connection is vital, linking us emotionally and physically. We also connect through the arts. Creative objects can connect or marry different media, but they can also connect different disciplines in unexpected ways. Juror Doug Bucci invites artists to submit work that explores novel and infinite ideas and methods of connection.

Juror bio

Doug Bucci is an artist and educator in the field of jewelry who uses digital processes to explore and display biological systems and the effect of disease on the body. Computer-aided technologies enable him to view and simulate not only data, but also patterns and cell forms, which he transforms into meaningful, personal, and wearable art. Bucci views his digital process as one that allows for creative freedom unfound in traditional handmade methods.

Bucci’s work is in the collections of the Windsor Castle, Berkshire, London; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Newark Museum, New Jersey; Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Germany; Design Museo, Helsinki; and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bucci is also assistant professor and head of the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia.

Application Procedure

Starting January 9, 2023, submissions must be made online at woodmereartmuseum.slideroom.com and formatted as a JPG, GIF, PNG, MP3, MP4, or MOV file. Artists may submit up to FIVE artworks for consideration. Each artwork should be represented with one image only (two views if the artwork is three dimensional. Multiple views can be combined split-screen style into one image.) or in video format for animation, film, or other time-based media.

Entries sent via email or by mail will NOT be considered.

Images should be formatted so that the orientation of the work is clear. Full, accurate information for each submission must be supplied.

Entry Fee

The online application fee is $20.00 and is non-refundable.

Submission Dates

January 9–February 13, 2023

Accepted Work/Notification

Artists will be notified of the juror’s selections by March 13, 2023. Woodmere may retain images of accepted works for the duration of the exhibition for publicity and archival purposes. Accepted works must be accompanied by a high-resolution digital image (JPG, 300 DPI, 5 x 7 in. minimum) for the digital exhibition catalogue.

Artists will be responsible for delivery (delivery will take place in mid-May) and retrieval (retrieval will take place in early September) of accepted artworks to Woodmere Art Museum.  All accepted works MUST remain for the duration of the exhibition. Works will be insured from the date of delivery to the date of retrieval. Woodmere is not responsible for any shipping or handling costs.

All work must be exhibition ready.

Exhibition dates

The Woodmere Annual: 81st Juried Exhibition will be on view June 3–August 27, 2023.

Prizes

Ten prizes totaling over $2,000 will be awarded by the jurors.

Eligibility

Artists must currently reside within fifty miles of the Museum. Works by undergraduate students are ineligible for submission.

Works in the exhibition will NOT be listed for sale.

Only artworks that have not been exhibited at Woodmere Art Museum are eligible for submission.

Woodmere Art Museum reserves the right to reject any accepted artwork that does not meet the standards for display, eligibility rules listed above, is deemed unsafe, differs from the artist's photo(s) and/or description, or for any other reason.

Questions

ALL inquiries must be made via email to annual@woodmereartmuseum.org.

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