The thirteenth annual international juried exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century will be on display from January 24 through March 14 at Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Art Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR.
A community reception will be held on Thursday, February 7t at 6:00 p.m., and this year’s juror will be present to give a brief gallery talk. Awards to be announced at the reception include cash prizes, purchase awards, a special exhibit award to be held during the 2019 – 2020 exhibition season, and a select number of workshop awards. This reception is free and open to the public. A special post-reception gathering will be held at the Inferno Lounge, located at 77 11th Street immediately following the reception.
Gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is open on Sundays and holidays by appointment only. Gallery visitors are invited to cast their vote for their favorite piece in the show anytime throughout the duration of the exhibit. The ballots will be tallied at the close of the exhibition and the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” will be announced.
This year, over 400 images were submitted for consideration by artists from 24 states plus the District of Columbia, as well as international submissions from Canada, France, Italy, and Taiwan. The 2019 exhibit will include 43 works of art by 32 artists from 11 states plus Canada.
The juror for the 2019 exhibit is Ashley Stull Meyers, a writer, editor, and curator. She has curated exhibitions and public programming for a diverse set of arts institutions along the west coast, including those in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR. She has been in academic residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). She is currently Northwest Editor for Art Practical and has contributed writing to Bomb Magazine, Rhizome, Arts.Black and SFAQ/NYAQ. In 2017 Stull Meyers was named Director and Curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University. She will co-curate the 2019 Portland Bienniel. Ashley will be giving a talk at 2:00 p.m. on February 8th in the Royal Nebeker Gallery in which she will speak about the upcoming Bienniel.
Selecting artwork for each year’s show from among the hundreds of submitted images is extremely difficult. Each year, a different juror is invited to select the work for the show, and each juror brings his or her own unique perspective and approach to selection process. In her juror’s statement, Ashley explains that her choices were based on “the principles of highlighting contemporary bodies and the value in depicting them with radical clarity.”
For more information about all artists participating in the 2019 show, please visit the Au Naturel website at www.aunaturelart.com and navigate to the 2019 Au Naturel online gallery, which will be available for viewing by January 24th.
Direct inquiries to: Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472.
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Ayuda a personas discapacitadas: En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, email@example.com (link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail) número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.