Winter is flying by me. It is January, and I haven’t even considered a butternut squash. My food habits are lagging behind, but that can only mean Spring foods will be here before you know it. Tonight I will dream of soft fresh lettuces and herbs sprouting in my window and Dolly Parton.
Let’s be honest, Dolly Parton has no season. Dolly is considered the patron saint of the mountains I currently call home. But I really AM dreaming of her because I am doing a piece inspired by her. This deadline is only 10 days away, and I am not suggesting that you should produce work to suit a Dolly Parton theme. But, I do want to invite you to read the call and the juror’s vision of how the theme could be interpreted because I think many of you will find you have work that suits already in your portfolio.
Check out this academic Call for Entries from the Slocumb Galleries at ETSU (Johnson City, TN) for the P/N 35 – Dolly Parton, a nat’l juried exhibit. $30 entry & most media considered. Don’t miss it…
CALL for ENTRIES:
P/N 35 – Dolly Parton
fm ETSU Slocumb Galleries
ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. artists 18+
THEME: Dolly Parton – “the ideas or associations she represents: homespun charm and Appalachian heritage but also camp and celebrity and sexuality; an embrace of Christian traditions alongside vocal and longstanding support of the LGBTQ community; the self-made singer-songwriter in Nashville, country music; gender and identity performance”. Like many of us, he sees Dolly Parton as a “unifying cultural figure… the only celebrity or artist who is equally valued and celebrated by my native community of East TN (in a very homogenous, white, conservative, evangelical setting) and by his current community in Atlanta (in a very heterogeneous, multiracial, progressive, queer setting).” –juror Lockner
MEDIA: Open to 2D & 3D media & video
DEADLINE: January 20, 2020
NOTIFICATION: January 27, 2020
ENTRY FEE: $30 for up to 3
JUROR: Logan Lockner, is an Atlanta-based writer and the editor of Burnaway, an online magazine of contemporary art and criticism from the American South. His writing has also appeared in national and international publications including Art Papers, Pelican, Bomb, Photograph, and The Rib, and he recently edited the anthology Stranger, Harder, Brighter: The 2019 Burnaway Reader. In 2018, he was a finalist for the Rabkin Prize for Arts Journalism. He has given talks and led workshops on art writing at venues including the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art and Georgia State University’s Ernest G. Welch School of Art. An East Tennessee native, he holds a BA in English literature from Emory University in Atlanta.
AWARDS: Up to $1,000 in cash prizes
For complete details, Read the Full Call!
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