Serving juror for the 2011 exhibit is Jane Beebe, owner and director of PDX Contemporary Art, one of Portland’s leading galleries showing art that, as Ms. Beebe describes, “has a slight conceptual edge. It is personal work which is both intellectually and visually satisfying.” PDX opened in 1996 in a tiny and beautiful space designed by Brad Cloepfil and his firm Allied Works. In addition to running PDX, Ms. Beebe initiated the PDX Window Project, a small exhibition space that may be viewed from the sidewalk 24 hours a day. In the fall of 2005, PDX moved into a much larger space also in the Pearl District and designed by the increasingly well-known and awarded Allied Works. PDX participates in “First Thursdays” and hosts other events, exhibits works by PDX represented artists and continues to present the PDX Window Project. In 2009, PDX expanded with PDX Across The Hall. With over twenty years in the art business, Ms. Beebe has participated in the L.A. Art Fair International, SOFA Chicago, London Art Fair, Outsider Art Fair, San Francisco Art Fair, and Chicago Art Fair with Jamison Thomas and with PDX, artLA, Art Santa Fe, Chicago Art Fair, LA Art Show, San Francisco International Art Fair, AAF, Aqua Miami, Jupiter, Flow, Pulse Miami and Volta NY. Ms. Beebe states, “My goal continues to be the development of the artists’ careers, expanding their audiences and opportunities. I am proud of the number of reviews and awards the artists and the gallery have received, particularly of the artists for whom PDX is their only representative.”
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, 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. 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. There is a $35 fee for the submission of three images, and $5 for each additional image submitted beyond the third.
This year for the first time, applications will be accepted online using the CaFÉ™ website at www.callforentry.org. Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, November 7th, 2010. There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To enter, visit www.callforentry.org 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 (www.callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml).
For a prospectus, send a SASE to Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery, 1653 Jerome Ave., Astoria, OR 97103, USA or download it from CCC’s website at www.clatsopcc.edu. Under the “Download” menu click on the link titled 2011 Au Naturel Prospectus. For more information, email Kristin Shauck or call 503-338-2472.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The Art Center Gallery is ADA Accessible.
The juror for Clatsop Community College’s 2011 Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century annual juried exhibit is Jane Beebe, owner and director of one of Portland’s leading galleries, PDX Contemporary Art. Submitted photo.