Call For Artists – Will’s Creek Survey

The 13th Annual Will’s Creek Survey is a juried art exhibition that is open to contemporary, visual artists from across the United States. Over $5,000 in artist awards (including a $2,000 Best of Show award) will be presented during an opening reception that will be held in the Alleghany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery from 6-8PM on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

This year’s juror/awards judge will be Jay Fisher, the Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). As a curator, Mr. Fisher concentrates on 19th-century and modern French prints and drawings. He has organized numerous exhibitions, wrote the catalogue raisonné on the prints of Théodore Chassériau, and directed a project to catalogue and create an online database of the BMA’s 19th-century French drawings, in concert with the Walters Art Museum, resulting in the publication and exhibition, The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. More recently, Mr. Fisher has focused on the BMA’s great holdings of Matisse drawings and prints. In 2007 he co-organized Matisse: Painter as Sculptor, an exhibition that travelled to Dallas and San Francisco; and in 2009 he organized Matisse as Printmaker—a shared project between the American Federation of Art and the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. He is currently preparing a major publication on Matisse’s first illustrated book, Le Poèsies de Stephane Mallarmé. In 1999, Mr. Fisher became Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and oversees the Museum’s curators, conservators, and registrars. He lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of his expertise. Mr. Fisher is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles and received an M.A. from Williams College in 1975. He has been an active juror of contemporary art exhibitions throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.

YOU MAY DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THIS YEAR’S PROSPECTUS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK. The postmarked deadline for all applications will be Monday, July 2, 2012. For questions about the Will’s Creek Survey, or to have your name added to our mailing list to receive a prospectus by mail, please contact Emily Thomas at ethomas@allconet.org, or call her at 301-777-ARTS (2787).

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