"CMCA Biennial Exhibition: call for art”

CMCA Biennial Exhibition: call for art

Submission guidelines are posted in early January of the Biennial year. Submissions are due in early April, and selected artists are announced in May. The Biennial Exhibition typically takes place in the fall of even numbered years.

The concept of an open juried competition at CMCA dates back to 1978, when then director Ben Goldsmith presented the first Annual Juried Exhibition. It was the only continuing statewide juried exhibition until the Portland Museum of Art introduced the its first Biennial in 1998.

Applications for the 2018 CMCA Biennial will be accepted online from January 1 to April 2, 2018. Artist Members are eligible to submit additional images for consideration. To become an Artist Member, click here

The jurors for the 2018 CMCA Biennial are Kate Green, Guest Director of Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas, and Robin K. Williams, Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan.

Kate Green is an art historian, curator, and critic. She holds an MA in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and a PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught art history courses at the University of Texas and Trinity University, and has also worked as a curator and educator at Artpace, Dia Art Foundation, and MoMA PS1. Her writing has appeared in Art In, and Frieze. She is currently director of Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas.

Robin K. Williams is Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Most recently she co-curated, with Jens Hoffmann, Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance, which explores music and art as vehicles of social change. Formerly she was Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art as well as a curatorial fellow at the Visual Arts Center in Austin, Texas. She is currently completing her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation entitled “Joan Jonas’s Visual Language.” She has published several academic and critical essays, including “A Mode of Translation: Joan Jonas’s Performance Installations,” which appears in Stedelijk Studies #3, The Place of Performance (2016).

Call for Art/Entries

January 1, 2018 through April 2, 2018

Center for Maine Contemporary Art
21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine | 207-701-5005
Open Hours: Sunday 12–5pm, Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm

Artist membership to apply: $40,