Fine art exhibition in Northeast Wisconsin, USA 2022 Juried contest

EVENT INFORMATION

The Trout Museum of Art invites Wisconsin artists to submit new work for its annual TMA Contemporary exhibition (formerly the SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition). Please submit three images of the same work or images of up to three different works (all in the same medium or each in different mediums).

IMPORTANT: three images are required to advance in your application. Even if they are the same image submitted three times. 

*A BOOTH SHOT IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR THIS SHOW. PLEASE DISREGARD BOOTH SHOT.*

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT WORK WILL BE CONSIDERED: 
All forms of artwork will be considered including, but not limited to:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • social practice
  • printmaking
  • textile
  • sculpture
  • performance
  • video
  • glass
  • ceramics
  • mixed media
  • photography
  • outdoor installation work 

* NOTE: If submitting more than one artwork in different mediums please select “Other” in the Medium Catagory in the pages to follow. 



AWARDS: 
Best in Show:                     $4,000 + solo exhibition at TMA + waived jury fee for following year’s application 
1st:                                     $2,000
2nd:                                    $1,500
3rd:                                     $1,000
Honorable Mentions (x3):   $1,500 ($500 each)

 RULES/REGULATIONS


ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work must have been completed in 2021-2022.
  • Work selected will exemplify the Trout Museum of Art’s commitment to creating a safe space for all art practices. We want to see our best artists and community have meaningful conversations about art and compelling issues of our day.
  • If there are specific installation needs for the work, please describe. Including pedestals, vitrines, technical audio-visual needs, special installation instructions, etc. 
  • If selected, work must be delivered to the Trout Museum of Art on one of the dates listed below. Shipping to and from the museum will be the responsibility of the artist. 
  • Artwork can be listed for sale at a price set by the artist – please note, the Trout Museum of Art will take a 35% commission on all sold work at the museum. Mark prices accordingly. 

Artists whose work has been accepted for the exhibition will be notified via email by 6:00 PM on April 8, 2022.
 
JURY
Prior to acceptance results, applications will be juried by a committee of three professional members of our local and regional arts community. 

DATES TO REMEMBER
Submissions Open:                     Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Submissions Close:                     Friday, February 25, 2022
Accepted Artist Notification:       Friday, April 8, 2022
Accepted Artwork Drop-Off:        April 8 – May 8 during regular museum hours (closed Mondays)                              
Opening Reception:__________ Saturday, May 28, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates:                          Saturday, May 28 – Sunday, August 14
Artwork Pickup:                            August 15 – 24 (Monday – Friday ONLY 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) 


JURY DETAILS

Average number of applications submitted each year:

300

Average number of artists selected from the jury to participate in the event:

100

Average number of exempt from jury artists who are invited to participate in the event:

0

How images are viewed by jurors:

Computer monitor

Within a medium category, applications are sorted and viewed by:

Random Order

Jurors score applications using the following scale:

1 – 10

Number of jurors scoring applications:

3

The show organizes the jurors for a:

Single jury panel that scores applications for all medium categories

Jurors score

Separately from various locations

Am I allowed to observe the jury process?

Jury process is closed

 Further details:

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