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Classified Ad: CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2020 Real Art Ways

Posted: February 3, 2020
Category: Calls to Artists
End Date: March 31, 2020


Emerging artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for The Real Art Awards at Real Art Ways. Jurors will consider the quality of the artist’s work, the innovation evidenced by submitted work, the potential impact of the exhibition on the artist’s career and the economic and physical feasibility of the exhibition. Artists should submit work made within the last 3 years. Artists working in all media are welcome.

In addition to a $2,500 prize, six artists will receive a solo exhibit at Real Art Ways, an exhibition publication with essay, curatorial assistance, and the opportunity for an artist talk.

DEADLINE: March 31, 11:59 PM EDT, 2020

Kemi Ilesanmi: Executive Director, The Laundromat Project
Mary Mattingly: Artist and Educator
Will K. Wilkins: Executive Director, Real Art Ways

Real Art Ways is committed to presenting innovative contemporary art, building community, and supporting artists. Our visual arts programming ranges from solo exhibitions, to smaller group exhibitions, to long-planned, major multi-disciplinary projects with visual arts at the center of the work. Since 1975, Real Art Ways has fostered an alternative space for artists and creatives to thrive, encouraging new ideas, experiments, and risk.

Emerging artists living and working in New England, New York or New Jersey who are no more than three years removed from a full-time educational program, or artists with less than five years of exhibition experience are eligible to apply to this call. Artists who do not fit either of these criteria but feel they can make a compelling case to be considered as emerging may also apply; the jury will determine their competitiveness based on review criteria. Artists should not be enrolled in any academic program during the time of exhibition.

Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be aware of Real Art Ways’ mission and our commitment to innovative, non-traditional contemporary work.

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