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A Call To Artists For An International Juried Exhibition Hosted By CCC

From: Kristin Shauck
To: Media
Date: 08/03/09
Subject: A Call To Artists For An International Juried Exhibition Hosted By CCC

Clatsop Community College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/03/09
Contact: Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472 or kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

A Call To Artists For An International Juried Exhibition Hosted By CCC

Clatsop Community College (CCC) will host the fourth international juried exhibit, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, February 25th – April 8th, 2010 at CCC’s Art Center Gallery. Serving as juror is Laura Russo, owner of one of Portland’s leading galleries—Laura Russo Gallery (www.laurarusso.com)—and a noted authority on contemporary and 20th century Northwest Art. Ms. Russo, an educated painter, began her career in art acquisition thirty years ago. For eleven years, she was associated with The Fountain Gallery in Portland, the premier gallery of the time. In 1986, Ms. Russo established her namesake gallery, which specializes in contemporary Northwest art. She exhibits current artists as well as those former artists who shaped the art energy of the Northwest—abstract expressionist painter Carl Morris, sculptor Hilda Morris, her uncle Michele Russo, as well as the estates of Louis Bunce and Kenneth Callahan. Ms. Russo’s nationally recognized gallery exhibits contemporary work in all media, including painting, sculpture and works on paper. Ms. Russo is a noted juror, consultant, lecturer and board member for art organizations, museums and universities in Oregon.

This year’s exhibit awards include $1,000 in cash prizes and up to $2,000 in purchase awards. A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted. Additionally, one artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season.

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Student work created under instruction is ineligible. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and available for the duration of the exhibit. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Please visit www.aunaturelastoria.com to view artwork of previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the exhibit. The submission deadline is November 23rd, 2009. Fees Apply.

For a prospectus, send a SASE to Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery, 1653 Jerome Ave., Astoria, OR 97103, USA or download it here. (.pdf, 924K) For more information, contact Kristin Shauck by phone at 503-338-2472 or by email at kshauck@clatsopcc.edu.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

head shot of Laura
The juror for Clatsop Community College’s 2010 Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century annual juried exhibit is Laura Russo, owner of one of Portland’s leading galleries—Laura Russo Gallery—and a noted authority on contemporary and 20th century Northwest Art.


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