Thursday, July 16, 2009

Call for Entries: Ohio Border Biennial 2010

Application Deadline: October 30, 2009
Show Dates: January 15 - March 28, 2010
The Dairy Barn Arts Center
P.O. Box 747
Athens, OH 45701-0747
(740) 592-4981
$35 - Four Entries

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is proud to present OH+5 Ohio Border Biennial. The seventh in a series of biennial competitions, OH+5 2010 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork. This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. OH+5 2010 will feature NEW work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques, and innovative trends in contemporary art.

Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort. The work must be an original design, not a copy or variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.

All entries must be NEW work - completed after Sept. 1, 2008. Work with any publication or exhibition history prior to Sept. 2008 is ineligible. The recent modification of an older or previously dated work does not make the work eligible unless the artist can document significant differences between the original and the revised version of the piece.

About the Jurors:

Brian Harper (IN) is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art and Ceramics Area Head at Indiana University Southeast. He received his B.F.A from Northern Arizona University and his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been included in over 50 exhibitions in 23 states including 8 solo exhibitions. Additionally, he is the founder of, an online network of artists that showcases the work of over 150 artists influential in the current development of contemporary ceramic art.

Dennis Harrington (OH) director of the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 1976. Harrington completed his master of fine arts in painting and drawing at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art & Architecture in 1979. From 1979-95 he was assistant to the director of the Toni Birckhead Gallery, a commercial venue in Cincinnati. Prior to his appointment as director of the Weston Art Gallery in June of 1998, he served as exhibition preparator for founding gallery director Salli LoveLarkin.

Simone Osthoff (PA) is Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland, an M.A. degree in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the Leonardo Reviews panel since 2000. Her many interviews, essays, and book chapters focusing upon contemporary art have been translated into eight languages and included in among others, various MIT Press and Routledge books as well as in international art magazines and web publications. She is a Fulbright Fellow and a frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad having participated in dozens of conferences worldwide. Osthoff is the author of Performing the Archive, Atropos Press, forthcoming 2009.

To download the entry form and read the entire prospectus click [here].

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