Call to Artists for the 11th International Au Naturel Exhibition at Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon invites artists to submit to the 2017 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.  The 2017 Au Naturel exhibit will be open for viewing at the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery from January 26 through March 16, 2017 with a special community reception on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. 

The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists from around the globe working in two dimensional drawing, painting, or 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, and submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and available for the duration of the exhibit.  Visit the exhibit website to view artwork from previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the show.

Applications are now being accepted online via the CaFÉ™ website.

Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time on November 7, 2016.  There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. Enter and register a username and password. Navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century. The site also provides detailed instructions for use. There is a $40 fee for the submission of up to three images, and $5 for each additional image submitted.

2017 exhibit awards will 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 (2017-2018) at the Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery.

For a prospectus, send a SASE to Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition c/o Kristin Shauck, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103 or download the document from the Au Naturel website.

Serving as juror for the 2017 exhibit is Daniel Duford, an artist and writer. He is a 2010 Hallie Ford Fellow and a recipient of a 2012 Art Matters Grant. His books include The Unfortunates Graphic Novel, The Naked Boy and The Green Man of Portland. His work has been shown at MASS MoCA, The Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Maryhill Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, Clay Studio, The Boise Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Craft, PICA and The Art Gym at Marylhurst University. His writing has appeared in High Desert Journal, Parabola, Artweek, ARTnews, The Emily Dickinson Award Anthology, The Organ, The Bear Deluxe, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Technical and Ceramics: Art and Perception. His work has been reviewed by The NY Times, The Village Voice, New York Press, The Albany Times Union, The Oregonian, Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, Artweek, The Willamette Week and the Portland Mercury. He is Visiting Associate Professor of Art at Reed College. In 2012 he curated an exhibition called Fighting Men: Leon Golub, Peter Voulkos and Jack Kirby at the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. 

Riot 1 by Daniel Duford, oil on canvas, 48 by 68 inches. 2014.


For more information about the Au Naturel exhibition, contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472 or


Attached Images: 

1.  Photo of Daniel Duford

2.  Riot 1 by Daniel Duford, oil on canvas, 48 by 68 inches. 2014.



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Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event. 

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