Artwork sought for OSU’s Artwork About Agriculture competition, exhibition

CORVALLIS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Art About Agriculture, an once-a-year exhibition of agriculture-themed artwork coordinated by Oregon Point out University’s Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, is keeping an open up call for artists to participate in the 2021 exhibition.

This year’s display will be a competitive, juried exhibition. The deadline for submissions is April 4. The exhibit is scheduled to open for viewing with confined occupancy on June 4 at Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus. The reception day and specifics are presently undetermined because of to COVID-19 considerations.

The topic for 2021 is uncomplicated: Artwork about agriculture. Artists from the Pacific Northwest are invited to take into account the affect and inspiration from agriculture located in their artwork. All visual art types and ways are welcome. 

“Imagine 2020 devoid of agricultural employees, producers and researchers,” said Owen Premore, directing curator of the Artwork about Agriculture program. “We hope artists see this as an option to acknowledge agriculture in their artwork with the opportunity to modify the way someone understands or appreciates food, fiber and all-natural means in their everyday lives.”

Past calendar year, Art about Agriculture hosted its initially juried show in a 10 years, attracting 208 art submissions from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

“Not only did we obtain a report amount of submissions, we ended up capable to receive 11 new art acquisitions,” Premore reported. “I have great hope for what 2021 may possibly deliver.”

Artwork About Agriculture was established in 1983 at the Higher education of Agricultural Sciences as the region’s initially yearly agricultural-themed arts levels of competition and touring show. It acknowledges expert and emerging Northwest artists makes a rising, dynamic, long lasting assortment of fine art dependent on portraying agriculture and organic means and provides the lasting selection and touring reveals across the condition.

The long-lasting selection includes 379 is effective of artwork by 229 artists. Artworks are exhibited on the OSU campus in Corvallis and by personal loan settlement all over Oregon and other parts of the Northwest.

Jurors for the 2021 level of competition and touring exhibition are:

  • Tanmaya Bingham, director of A person River University of Art + Style and design in Lake Oswego and internationally exhibiting artist.
  • Bob Keefer, previous arts author for The Sign-up-Guard newspaper in Eugene and current arts editor for Eugene Weekly, writer and artist.
  • Joyce Loper, affiliate dean for analysis and professor of botany and plant pathology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University.
  • Debby Sundbaum-Sommers, Philomath-dependent artist and educator with artwork in various public and private collections.
  • Robyn Williams, government director of Portland’5 Facilities for the Arts and mixed media artist.

Artworks selected for the exhibitions will be suitable for artwork acquire awards funded by Art About Agriculture’s buy awards-distinct endowments and donations from patrons.  Ordered artwork will be additional to the Art About Agriculture Long term Assortment.

Soon after opening on Oregon State’s Corvallis campus, the Artwork About Agriculture Opposition and Touring Exhibition 2021 is scheduled for display at the Parrish Gallery in the Chehalem Cultural Heart in Newberg, in August and September.

For much more data on the show and details for distributing entries, visit the Art About Agriculture internet site.

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