The Statewide Annual theme rotates between Mixed Media & Works on Paper, Craft & Photography and Painting & Sculpture. Works are chosen for display by two out-of-state artists or arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibit in person. The jurors award six artists $500 for excellence in their chosen medium.
The Statewide Annual Competition is shown at the Rio Gallery.
“Mixed Media & Works on Paper “
Exhibition held at the Rio Gallery
October 18 – November 22, 2013
Be sure to download the guidelines prior to registering for the Competition to ensure you understand all our rules and regulations. Please print the last page which has identification tags to fill out and place on the back of your submissions.
Lisa Tamiris Becker has been active as a curator and arts administrator for over 18 years and has curated and organized over 50 major exhibitions with a primary focus on hybrid interpretations of modern and contemporary art. She was recently appointed as Director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque, NM having previously served as Director of the CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder from 2002 – 2013 where she led the development and grand-opening in 2010 of a new 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art museum facility. A selection of the many exhibitions that Ms. Becker has recently curated includes David Maisel/Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime (which is currently on view at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art); Techno/Sublime; Peter Wegner: Wall-To-Wall-To-Wall; Liliana Porter: Fox in the Mirror; and Enrique Martinez Celaya: Poetry in Process. Her exhibitions have been reviewed or featured in Art in America, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The BBC, amongst other publications.
Simon Zalkind is an independent curator based in Denver, Colorado. For the past ten years he was Curator of Exhibitions at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture. Previous professional positions include Director, Art in Public Places Program, Colorado, Assistant Curator of Collections, The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Brooklyn Museum. Recent exhibitions include Bloodlines: Paintings by Herman Nitsch; Four Questions: Judy Chicago; Komar and Melamid: Symbols of the Big Bang; Upstarts and Matriarchs: Jewish: Feminist Artists and the Transformation of American Art; AIDS Adagio; Russian Revolutions: Generations of the Russian Avant Garde; and Eric Scwartz: Tatoo Nation. He is currently organizing major retrospectives of Judy Chicago and Oleg Vassiliev to open in 2014. Zalkind also serves as Curator of Exhibitions for the Fulginiti Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Right now he is particularly interested in the curious place of religion in contemporary art.
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