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Racine and Vicinity Show: All Media Juried Competition

June 16 – August 14, 2021

Entry Deadline: Saturday, April 10 at 4:00 pm

A Wustum Museum tradition that offers a glimpse into local talent, as well as an excellent opportunity for artists to exhibit their work in an accredited museum.

Juror for this year’s competition is Diana Bolander, who has been the curator at the Rah-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin since 2018. She as also server as curator at the Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College and the Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College. Bolander has an MA in Arts Management from the University of Oregon and BA in History of Art and Studio Art from Michigan State University.

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Racine and Vicinity Show: All Media Juried Competition

June 16 – August 14, 2021

Entry Deadline: Saturday, April 10 at 4:00 pm

A Wustum Museum tradition that offers a glimpse into local talent, as well as an excellent opportunity for artists to exhibit their work in an accredited museum.

Juror for this year’s competition is Diana Bolander, who has been the curator at the Rah-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin since 2018. She as also server as curator at the Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College and the Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College. Bolander has an MA in Arts Management from the University of Oregon and BA in History of Art and Studio Art from Michigan State University.

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Eligibility

  • Artists age 18 or older who live in Racine, Kenosha, or Walworth Country, as well as RAM members residing inside or outside of this area.

Entry Fee

  • There is an entry fee of $20 per artist payable upon registration. Entry fee is waived for RAM members.

Requirements and Specifications

  • Up to two works may be submitted.

  • Work must have been completed after December 31, 2018.

  • All work must be ready for display. Two-dimensional work must be framed and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable.

  • Original work is confined to the following media:

    • 2D: acrylic, oil, and watercolor painting, drawing, assemblage, collage, printmaking, photography (including black and white prints, color prints, digitally generated or enhanced prints), video, and film.
    • 3D: basketry, book arts, ceramics, wood, glass, metals, polymer, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
  • Three-dimensional pieces must be finished on all sides with no unfinished cardboard or newspaper showing.

  • Two-dimensional pieces must have hanging wire. No saw tooth or bull dog clip hangers.

  • Entry must not have been previously exhibited onsite at RAM and/or RAM’s Wustum Museum.

  • RAM exhibition and marketing materials will list art media per submitted identification label(s). RAM reserves the right to alter information for clarification and to adhere to branding guidelines.

  • RAM reserves the right to refuse works that do not meet the Museum’s standards for quality, presentation, and framing.

Any questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz at kvoelz@ramart.org or 262.619.3541.

From Racine and Vicinity Show 2017
Ann Henkes
Black Birds at Lake Mendota Firepit, 2017
Acrylic and collage
Photography: Jessica Zalewski
From Racine and Vicinity Show 2017
Ann Henkes
Black Birds at Lake Mendota Firepit, 2017
Acrylic and collage
Photography: Jessica Zalewski

Eligibility

  • Artists age 18 or older who live in Racine, Kenosha, or Walworth Country, as well as RAM members residing inside or outside of this area.

Entry Fee

  • There is an entry fee of $20 per artist payable upon registration. Entry fee is waived for RAM members.

Requirements and Specifications

  • Up to two works may be submitted.

  • Work must have been completed after December 31, 2018.

  • All work must be ready for display. Two-dimensional work must be framed and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable.

  • Original work is confined to the following media:

    • 2D: acrylic, oil, and watercolor painting, drawing, assemblage, collage, printmaking, photography (including black and white prints, color prints, digitally generated or enhanced prints), video, and film.
    • 3D: basketry, book arts, ceramics, wood, glass, metals, polymer, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
  • Three-dimensional pieces must be finished on all sides with no unfinished cardboard or newspaper showing.

  • Two-dimensional pieces must have hanging wire. No saw tooth or bull dog clip hangers.

  • Entry must not have been previously exhibited onsite at RAM and/or RAM’s Wustum Museum.

  • RAM exhibition and marketing materials will list art media per submitted identification label(s). RAM reserves the right to alter information for clarification and to adhere to branding guidelines.

  • RAM reserves the right to refuse works that do not meet the Museum’s standards for quality, presentation, and framing.

Any questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz at kvoelz@ramart.org or 262.619.3541.

Important Dates

Delivery

Entries must be dropped off at RAM’s Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine on Friday, April 9 or Saturday, April 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm along with completed entry form. Masks are required when inside the museum.

Notice of Acceptance

All submitting artists will be phoned by the end of the business day on Monday, April 12 to inform them whether their work has been accepted.

Pick Up of Unaccepted Work

Entries not accepted into the exhibition must be collected on Friday, April 16 or Saturday, April 17, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Virtual Awards Presentation

All artists who enter the exhibition are invited to attend the Virtual Awards Presentation on Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Further information, including a Zoom invitation, will be provided at a later date.

Pickup of Accepted Work After Exhibition

Artists whose work was accepted into the exhibition must pick up entries on Monday, August 16 or Tuesday, August 17, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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