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Gallery A3 - 8th Annual Juried Show
|Entry Dates||2023-07-01T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-05-15T00:00:00+00:00 26 Days Left|
Gallery A3 -8th Annual Juried Show
Gallery A3 is excited to announce a CALL for ARTISTS for its Annual Juried Show, to be held August 3-September 2, 2023. The opening reception is on Thursday, August 3, from 5-8 pm and an Art Forum is scheduled for Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Amanda Herman. Herman is a multi-media artist and Education Curator of Visual Arts and a professor of art at the University of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst.
Gallery A3’s 8th Annual Juried Show offers local and regional artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in an active downtown gallery and in turn, gives the community a chance to discover artists who may be living just across town or several towns (or states) away.
A cooperative, contemporary fine arts gallery in downtown Amherst, Gallery A3 is located in the Cinema Complex. Current members include painters, sculptors, photographers, print makers, and mixed media artists. During its 21-year history, A3 has been home to over 60 artists, mounting monthly exhibits and offering cultural events and community collaborations. The Gallery’s opening receptions take place on the first Thursday of every month; Art Forums, free and open to the public, are scheduled on the third Thursday. The Art in Community II outreach program is supported in part by grants from the Amherst, Pelham, and Springfield Cultural Councils, all local agencies, which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Artists are invited to submit images between May 15-July 1, $38 for three entries, $7 for one additional entry, up to a maximum of four images. Two dimensional art work must be no wider than 26 inches and no higher than 72 inches. Sculpture (3-D) work must not exceed 18 lbs and 26 inches in any dimension. Jury results will be posted online on July 15, and accepted art should be delivered to the gallery on Sunday, July 30, 3-7 pm or Monday, July 31, 10 am-noon.
Amanda Herman is a multi-media artist who works directly with communities and individuals to create films, photos, and public interactions that address complex social issues. She is the Education Curator of Visual Arts at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at UMass Amherst, where she designs educational programs with faculty across disciplines, trains students to be educators in the museum, advises graduate students in an annual fellowship exhibition, and plans the museum’s public events. She co-teaches the UMCA student-led acquisition program, Collecting 101, and the accompanying public event, Vote for Art.She holds an MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco and has been a visiting lecturer of photography and Social Practice at Smith, Hampshire, Amherst, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. She is Vice-President of the Board of Trustees at Historic Northampton and visual arts curator for The Art Salon and Florence Night Out. Her past projects can be found at www.amandaherman.com
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