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Call To Artists For The Eighth Annual Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition Hosted By Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community College announces the 2014 International Juried Exhibition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century and invites entries.

The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking medium 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 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.  Due to the special focus of this exhibit, photography is not eligible. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Please visit the exhibit website to view artwork of previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the exhibit. There is a $35 fee for the submission of up to three images, and $5 for each additional image submitted beyond the third.

Serving as juror for the 2014 exhibit is Charles Froelick, owner and director of Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR. Charles Froelick began his career with contemporary art in 1988 while pursuing his BFA at the University of North Texas.  His art history classes led him to a museum internship and gallery jobs.  While working for Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston he decided that he would stay in the gallery world.   In 1991 he moved to Portland to work with Jamison Thomas Gallery, and in 1995 he opened Froelick Gallery.  His Gallery represents and exhibits about 35 artists from around the country, most from the Pacific Northwest.   He believes that the reputation of his gallery relies on the strength of the artists' work, and the integrity of his business practices.  His monthly gallery practice centers around presenting solo and group exhibitions at his gallery, and his long-term endeavors include placing his represented artists work into museum, civic, private and academic collections and assisting the critical discourse surrounding their work.  Froelick Gallery has successfully worked with institutions such as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Portland Art Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to acquire and exhibit artists’ works.       

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 at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery.

Applications are now being accepted online using the CaFÉ™ website. Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, Wednesday, November 7th, 2013.  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. Just click on the CaFÉ Help tab.

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

For more information, contact Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472.

Attached Image: The juror for Clatsop Community College’s 2014 International Juried Exhibition Au Naturel is Charles Froelick, owner and director of Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR.

Photo of juror Charles Froelick standing in gallery

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