So I entered the 46th Annual Meridian Museum of Art Bi-State Art Competition, 2020 and got my Arthrobryozoic Naiad piece accepted. This is a fun piece I did last year that can be viewed at different angles and has lots of cool layers. It is 24 x 48 inches and done entirely with blue ink on primed birch plywood.
I often enter this competition and have had some luck with awards. It is always a great show with lots of talented artists from Alabama and MIssissippi. As in other years, quite a few art faculty members will have art in the show, which is great!
This year's juror is Stephanie Smith, an artist, printmaker, and educator. She earned her B.F.A from the Atlanta College of Art and a M.F.A. with Distinction from the University of Georgia in 1997. Smith is a Senior Lecturer at the University of West Georgia where she teaches drawing, 2D design, printmaking and book arts as well as serving as gallery director. In 2005 she co-founded the non-profit arts organization the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and served as President for the first five years. I imagine selection of accepted pieces was not easy with 322 entries by 114 artists entered. At the end of the day Smith selected 65 works by 51 of those artists.
Definitely come check this show out and the historic museum itself. Exhibition dates are March 10 - May 16, 2020. There will be an awards reception from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Please come and join us for what I am sure will be another great show. I personally am looking forward to the reactions to my piece, which could be considered a little risque.
|Arthrobyrozoic Naiad, upside down|
|Arthrobyrozoic Naiad, detail of top area|
|Arthrobyrozoic Naiad, detail of central area|
|Arthrobyrozoic Naiad, detail of bottom section, upside down|
|Arthrobyrozoic Naiad, detail of bottom left area|
Here is the list of artists who will have work in the competition/exhibition:
2020 Meridian Museum of Art BiState Artists
David Diodate David
George Ann McCullough
MJ Dobbins Morgan
Randy Hayward Jolly
Rowan Williams Haug
Tiffany V. McPeak
Virginia Rougon Chavis
William T. Dooley