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Jundt Art Museum to Host Juried Landscape Exhibition This Summer, Seeks Entries

Posted on December 6, 2017 in: Arts, Events, Feature Stories, Jundt Art Museum, Spotlight

The exhibition will be organized by Paul Manoguerra, Jundt Art Museum director and curator. (GU photo)

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum will present its inaugural Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition, May 26 through Aug. 11, and is accepting submissions through Jan. 29.

Organized by Paul Manoguerra, Jundt Art Museum director and curator, and Karen Kaiser, curator of education, the landscape exhibition is part of the recurring “Close-In” series. The exhibition aims to present the diversity and dynamism of contemporary artistic activity in the Inland Northwest while celebrating the relationship between art and the local landscape.

Jundt staff will select work to be showcased at the exhibition. Works will be chosen based on the following criteria:  artistic quality and merit, adherence to the landscape theme and issues, the educational and professional achievements of the artist, and adherence to application rules and guidelines. All works chosen for the exhibition will be insured by Gonzaga while in the Jundt Art Museum’s custody.

Finalists will be notified no later than Feb. 9. All winners will be recognized at the opening reception on June 1. First prize is $1,000, second prize is $500 and any honorable mentions will receive $250. Sponsored awards may also be available. Artists may submit up to three different works per entry application with no more than one image for each work. The submission fee is $25 and deadline for all materials is Jan. 29.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SUBMIT ARTWORK: Visit the call for entries website at http://bit.ly/2ARNixH.

  • “Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad or happy event in days long vanished.” – Chief Seattle, 1854.
  • “Now we are fairly into the mountains, and they are into us. We are fairly living now. …Nature like a fluid seems to drench and steep us throughout, as the whole sky and the rocks and flowers are drenched with spiritual life – with God.” – John Muir, 1869.
  • “Landscape is a medium of exchange between the human and the natural, the self and the other. …Landscape is a natural scene mediated by culture. It is both a represented and presented space, both a signifier and a signified, both a frame and what a frame contains, both a real place and its simulacrum, both a package and the commodity inside the package.” –W. J. T. Mitchell, “Imperial Landscape,” 1994.

For more information, contact Karen Kaiser at kaiser@gonzaga.edu.

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