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Call For Entry: 2014 Houston Bay Area Juried Exhibition


Call For Entry:
2014 Houston Bay Area Juried Exhibition
June 5 – July 31, 2014


This summer, the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery is pleased to host its first-ever Houston Bay Area Juried Exhibition, June 5 – July 31, 2014. On view will be a diverse selection of works by artists with a connection to the Houston Bay Area. To be considered, artists submitting must live, work, or attend a school within a 15-mile radius of UHCL, located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058. Students and alumni of UHCL Pearland Campus and any Clear Creek Independent School District high school will also be considered. Registration is open to individuals aged 17 and up. To apply, please send on CD a resume with name, address and email, exhibition history, biography, and a checklist of up to ten works with corresponding high resolution digital images to

Jeffrey Bowen, Coordinator of Audience Development
University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery, MC 19
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058.

Emailed submissions to bowen@uhcl.edu will also be accepted, but the total size of the attachments is not to exceed 10 MB.

Submissions are due by April 15, 2014. There is no entry fee. The Houston Bay Area Juried Exhibition will be juried by Houston gallerist Wade Wilson, who will award cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200 for first, second, and third place. All forms of media will be considered, but artworks must be installation-ready, safe for visitors, and less than 10 feet tall. Selected artists will be required to fill out a loan agreement and are asked to participate in a public gallery talk during the run of the show.

For artists in the local community, the Houston Bay Area Juried Exhibition affords them the opportunity to showcase their talents in a highly professional and academic setting. For UHCL, the presentation of works reinforces the university’s position as the hub of the visual arts in the Clear Lake region.

Calendar
April 15: Submission Deadline
May 1: Notification of acceptance
May 16, 10am – 6pm and May 17, 10am – 12pm: Drop off of accepted work
Thursday, June 5, 5 -7 pm: Opening Reception
Aug. 1, 10am – 6pm and Aug. 2, 10am – 12pm: Pick up of work

About the Juror
For nearly 20 years, Wade Wilson has continued in his professional and personal commitment to the visual arts and arts education through his interaction with both the for-profit and non-profit arts communities. Wilson has chaired, hosted, and/or organized more than 50 galas, fundraisers and benefits since moving here in 2000. As an art critic, Wilson has published more than 300 reviews and critical essays on art in a variety of national and international publications. As a gallerist and art space director, Wilson has curated and/or co-curated more than 100 art exhibitions since 1987. Wilson served on several boards and committees including: The Advisory Board of FOTOFest 2001-02, The Museum District Business Alliance Board 2002-03, Bunnies on the Bayou Host Committee 2001-02 and the Impulse Classical Music Series 2008. He also served as juror for Bayou City Arts Festival from 2000-2004, as well as the grants review committee for the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County (now the Houston Arts Alliance) from 2000-2003. Wilson earned his B.A. in Environmental Design from the School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico where he also minored in Art History in 1983. He then completed his M.A. in English at Texas Christian University in 1986 and later went on to pursue his doctoral studies where his field of emphasis was an Interdisciplinary Study of Post-Modernism in Art, Architecture and Literature where he remains Ph.D.—ABD. Wilson divides his time between his two galleries in Houston and Santa Fe.
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