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Statewide Annual Competition

"Pioneer Trail" by Mark England, Painting & Sculpture 2011

“Pioneer Trail” by Mark England, Painting & Sculpture 2011

The Statewide Annual theme rotates between Mixed Media & Works on Paper; Craft, Photography, Video & Digital works; 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 exhibition in person. A $1,000 best in show award is given, as well as six $600 jurors’ awards. Jurors also select two honorable mentions.

The Statewide Annual Competition is shown at the Rio Gallery.

2015 Competition

“Craft, Photography & Video/Digital”

Exhibition: November 20, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Entry dates: October 21 and 22, 2015

2015 STATEWIDE ANNUAL GUIDELINES

You must pre-register online prior to drop-off. Online registration is open September 21 – October 20, 2015 here.

KATE BONANSINGA, Cincinnati, OH, Director, School of Art, College of Design, Architecture,Art and Planning at University of CincinnatiBonansinga by Svarzbein 2012 copy
Kate Bonansinga was the founding director of Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Art at The University of Texas at El Paso where she curated dozens of exhibitions, established an undergraduate minor in museum studies, and taught courses in curatorial practice.  She is interested in museums as dynamic sites for learning, in the impact of art in gallery and non-gallery settings, and in the current methods that artists employ to make a differencein society and culture.  Bonansinga is the author of Curating at the Edge:  Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border (University of Texas Press, 2014) and of a chapter in Born of Resistance, edited by Scott L. Baugh and Victor Sorell (University of Arizona Press, publication date to be determined).  She curated and authored the exhibition catalogue for Staged Stories: 2009 Renwick Craft Invitational at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Since 2002 Bonansinga has been a national art peer for the General Services Administration’s Art-in-Architecture program. She currently serves as Director, School of Art, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at University of Cincinnati, where she is also associate professor and teaches courses about curatorial practice and theory and about public art.

JOSHUA CHUANG, Tucson, AZ, Chief Curator-Center for Creative PhotogrJoshua Chuang, Assistant Curator of Photographs, Yale University Art Galleryaphy
Joshua Chuang is chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. Previously he served as the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media at the Yale University Art Gallery, where he organized the exhibitions Robert Adams: The Place We LiveFirst Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography; and Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century. He has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary photography for institutions and publications including Art in America; Jeu de Paume, Paris; FOAM, Amsterdam; and C/O Berlin. He has also edited and produced more than a dozen artist monographs including volumes on the work of Robert Adams, Lee Friedlander, Edward Ranney, Judith Joy Ross, Mark Ruwedel, and Santu Mofokeng.


Past Exhibition Catalogs:

SWA 2014

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2012 Statewide Annual Competition Catalog

2011 Statewide Annual Catalog

2010 Statewide Annual Catalog

Questions?

Contact Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801.245.7272