21st Annual Wills Creek Exhibition of Fine Art

Cumberland,MD
29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020 : 11:00AM - 5:00PM
9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD, 21502
90 days to opening
301-777-2787 | art@alleganyarts.org
Allegany Arts Council

Event Type - Exhibition
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2020-08-29 2020-09-26 America/New_York 21st Annual Wills Creek Exhibition of Fine Art

The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville and Schwab Galleries are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Will's Creek Exhibition of Fine Art, scheduled to take place August 29-September 26, 2020.

The competition focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide variety of art forms, mediums and expressions. This national, juried show offers more than $4,000 in prize awards.

The Call

Entries are now being accepted and may be submitted through Call for Entry, an online entry platform. No entries will be accepted unless they are submitted through Call for Entry. The deadline to enter is July 15, 2020.

Entries are $30.00 for the first entry and $10.00 for each additional entry.

For complete eligbility and other guidelines, please visit the link below.

Enter Now!

The Calendar

Deadline to Enter: July 15, 2020
Artist Notification: July 31, 2020
Artwork Delivery: August 20-23, 2020
Exhibition Dates: August 29-September 26, 2020
Public Opening & Awards: Saturday, August 29, 2020, 6-8PM
Artwork Pickup: September 26-27, 2020

COVID 19 Alert: At this time, plans are being made for both a vritual gallery exhibition and a physical exhibition in our galleries in Cumberland, MD. However, we continue monitoring guidance related to COVID-19. Depending upon state requirements, artists will be notified by August 1 whether in-person events will be conducted. Whether virtual or online, or both, awards will be presented and artworks will be for sale. 

The Juror

We are pleased to announce the 2020 juror for the 21st Annual Will's Creek Exhibition of Fine Art is Jessica Beck, Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Beck has curated many projects including: Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body in 2016 and Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby in 2018—the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, which debuted at The Andy Warhol Museum to great acclaim from The New York Times and The Burlington Contemporary. In 2019, she co-curated Kim Gorodn’s first museum solo exhibition in North America, Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour. Beck has published widely with The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Cantor Center for the Arts, Gagosian Quarterly, and Burlington Magazine.

In 2017 and 2018, Beck served as the visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon School of Art, where she taught critical studies and thesis writing seminars. She completed her MA with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art.

The Theme

The theme for this year's exhibition and competition is "Shelter".

Shelter can be defined as an establishment that affords protection, cover, food and safety for the homeless, orphaned, or abandoned. Shelter can also be synonymous with home—space to seek refuge from the erratic elements of mother nature, to raise a family or to create personal, private space. Shelter too can be found abstractly through intimacy, such as the familial bonds of a child finding safety in a mother’s arms or the warmth and reassurance of a lover’s embrace. 

Climate change, public health crises, migration, have all undermined our collective sense of permanence and shelter. Once understood to be a fixed physical structure, the definition of shelter now feels precarious, subject to change, and boundaries of our private spaces have now become blurred as homes are becoming multifunctional spaces for living, working, schooling, and caring for immediate and extended family members. The habits, functions and fundamental conception of shelter—how we create it, understand it and see it—is now more than ever being redefined. This exhibition will offer various perspectives on shelter by straddling both physical realms of refuge and protection, and the psychological, emotional bonds constituted by human connection. 

The Prizes

The 21st Will's Creek Exhibition of Fine Art will award $4000 in prize funds, including $1500 for Best in Show.

9 N. Centre St.,Cumberland,MD,21502,United States Allegany Arts Council art@alleganyarts.org

The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville and Schwab Galleries are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Will's Creek Exhibition of Fine Art, scheduled to take place August 29-September 26, 2020.

The competition focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide variety of art forms, mediums and expressions. This national, juried show offers more than $4,000 in prize awards.

The Call

Entries are now being accepted and may be submitted through Call for Entry, an online entry platform. No entries will be accepted unless they are submitted through Call for Entry. The deadline to enter is July 15, 2020.

Entries are $30.00 for the first entry and $10.00 for each additional entry.

For complete eligbility and other guidelines, please visit the link below.

Enter Now!

The Calendar

Deadline to Enter: July 15, 2020
Artist Notification: July 31, 2020
Artwork Delivery: August 20-23, 2020
Exhibition Dates: August 29-September 26, 2020
Public Opening & Awards: Saturday, August 29, 2020, 6-8PM
Artwork Pickup: September 26-27, 2020

COVID 19 Alert: At this time, plans are being made for both a vritual gallery exhibition and a physical exhibition in our galleries in Cumberland, MD. However, we continue monitoring guidance related to COVID-19. Depending upon state requirements, artists will be notified by August 1 whether in-person events will be conducted. Whether virtual or online, or both, awards will be presented and artworks will be for sale. 

The Juror

We are pleased to announce the 2020 juror for the 21st Annual Will's Creek Exhibition of Fine Art is Jessica Beck, Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Beck has curated many projects including: Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body in 2016 and Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby in 2018—the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, which debuted at The Andy Warhol Museum to great acclaim from The New York Times and The Burlington Contemporary. In 2019, she co-curated Kim Gorodn’s first museum solo exhibition in North America, Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour. Beck has published widely with The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Cantor Center for the Arts, Gagosian Quarterly, and Burlington Magazine.

In 2017 and 2018, Beck served as the visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon School of Art, where she taught critical studies and thesis writing seminars. She completed her MA with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art.

The Theme

The theme for this year's exhibition and competition is "Shelter".

Shelter can be defined as an establishment that affords protection, cover, food and safety for the homeless, orphaned, or abandoned. Shelter can also be synonymous with home—space to seek refuge from the erratic elements of mother nature, to raise a family or to create personal, private space. Shelter too can be found abstractly through intimacy, such as the familial bonds of a child finding safety in a mother’s arms or the warmth and reassurance of a lover’s embrace. 

Climate change, public health crises, migration, have all undermined our collective sense of permanence and shelter. Once understood to be a fixed physical structure, the definition of shelter now feels precarious, subject to change, and boundaries of our private spaces have now become blurred as homes are becoming multifunctional spaces for living, working, schooling, and caring for immediate and extended family members. The habits, functions and fundamental conception of shelter—how we create it, understand it and see it—is now more than ever being redefined. This exhibition will offer various perspectives on shelter by straddling both physical realms of refuge and protection, and the psychological, emotional bonds constituted by human connection. 

The Prizes

The 21st Will's Creek Exhibition of Fine Art will award $4000 in prize funds, including $1500 for Best in Show.


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