A primary component in the mission of the Department of Art is to encourage excellence in students, particularly those who elect to pursue a professional career in art. Such a pursuit often includes completion of the terminal Master of Fine Arts graduate degree in their chosen discipline or medium.
The Baum MFA Biennial: Juried Bodies of Work is a competitive exhibition that provides examples of the level of complexity and craftsmanship required by an MFA program, and connects UCA students with young artists who have dedicated themselves to earning advanced degrees in their field and pursuing professional careers.
Sponsored by the Baum Gallery, the UCA Department of Art and the Friends of the Gallery through the UCA Foundation, Inc,. the biennial assists MFA graduates in their career development, and creates an additional connection between the UCA Department of Art and graduate arts programs around the country.
ALL CALL FOR ENTRIES
DEADLINE: May 1, 2012
MFA BIENNIAL COMPETITIVE EXHIBITION
The Baum MFA Biennial Competitive invites submissions by artists who have completed their MFA exhibit and degree in 2011 or 2012. Entry is free; the 2012 emphasis and juror will be announced.
This biennial competitive awards a post-graduate exhibit of selected artists’ MFA thesis work. All or portions of selected bodies of work are featured in the 2012 Baum MFA Biennial Exhibition scheduled for Fall 2012. Images and artists will be featured in the accompanying full-color brochure and in web and print media.
The Baum Gallery provides on-site insurance and return shipping and transit insurance. All work must be installation-ready; the artists provide instructions or diagrams and related hardware. The gallery reserves the right to exclude work from the exhibition if it does not accurately represent submitted entry images.
DEADLINE: Entry packet postmarked on or before May 1, 2012.
SEND ENTRY PACKET TO: Baum Gallery, 101 McAlister Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035.
Curry's interests in history and storytelling have inspired his use of discarded consumer items in his art work--such as toys, signage, and mechanized devices--to create artifacts that reflect upon the looked-over, hidden, and forgotten parts of American culture and contemporary life.
Juror: David S. Rubin, Curator of Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art
MFA, Photography, The Ohio State University, 2006.
Kennedy’s five photographic works investigated thedichotomy that exists between natural systems that function within the world, against human systems that attempt to modify, control, and improve upon the natural systems of order.
MFA, Drawing/Painting, Georgia State University, 2005.
Rushin’s seven works combined mixed-media drawings, paintings, prints, and charcoal drawings with wood and paper sculptures to investigate the people, places, and events in an extended backyard between the woods and the world.