Entries are sought for the 2021 “FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Artwork,” which will be held at East Tennessee Condition University’s Reece Museum from Oct. 4-Dec. 10.

This yearly show continues to signify the spirit of social and political actions of the country and globe.

“There will be no normal concept for entries apart from a concentrate on social and politically engaged artworks,” say co-directors Barb, Wayne and Carrie Dyer, who founded the exhibition in memory of Fletcher Dyer, a senior ETSU artwork and design scholar who was in a deadly motorcycle accident in 2009.

“However, this year’s show will specifically honor ‘Protection of Voting Legal rights,’ and proceeds this calendar year to honor ‘Black Life Make any difference.’ ”

The 2021 juror will be Michael Ray Charles, a up to date American painter and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Portray considering that 2014 at the University of Houston’s Faculty of Artwork.

Charles was a participant in the PBS sequence “Art21” in 2001 and his function explores historic African American stereotypes from the Antebellum South.

The directors of the 2021 exhibit have issued their Call for Entries to artists via Aug. 23, with an extended deadline of Aug. 31 for an added fee.

A non-refundable rate of $40 is needed for submission of up to three entries, with an supplemental $10 payment for each artwork/title more than 3.

Artists may well view the prospectus at fl3tch3rexhibit.com/downloads/prospectus.pdf.

A part of the entry costs money the Fletcher Hancock Dyer BFA Graphic Design and style Scholarship Award, which is supplied yearly to an ETSU Office of Artwork and Style and design university student.

“As an artist and graphic designer, Fletcher’s enthusiasm for artwork was a vehicle that authorized him to mirror his enthusiasm and marry it to his issue for social and political challenges via visual implies,” claims Fletcher’s mom, Barb Dyer, a children’s advocacy legal professional.

“Fletcher was generally curious and conscious of present-day activities. He experimented in revolutionary techniques to build works that examine up to date social concerns.

“The ‘FL3TCH3R Exhibit’ aspires to honor Fletcher’s legacy by delivering a venue for artists to exhibit artworks that keep on the dialogue.”

The exhibit’s far more than $1,500 in awards will be announced and presented all through the exhibition reception and juror communicate at the Reece Museum on a date nonetheless to be established, in accordance to Fletcher’s father and retired ETSU Office of Artwork and Design faculty member and Professor Emeritus M. Wayne Dyer.

In addition to the most effective-in-exhibit and beforehand established memorial awards, a unique award will be presented this year to an artist whose operate reflects the “Protection of Voting Rights” movement. An additional new award will honor the not long ago retired Mary B. Martin University of the Arts Director Anita DeAngelis and her partner, Steve Jackson Sr., both of those of whom have been ardent supporters of the arts and the “FL3TCH3R Exhibit.”

For more information on Fletcher Dyer, visit fletcherdyer.com/about.html. To master a lot more about the “FL3TCH3R Show,” pay a visit to FL3TCH3Rexhibit.com.

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