The Au Naturel competition 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. Due to the special focus of this exhibit, photography is not eligible. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Visit www.aunaturelart.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.
Serving as juror for the 2013 exhibit is Clint Brown. Mr. Brown is Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University, where he taught sculpture, painting, and drawing, with a primary focus and passion for figure drawing. He is an artist who has consistently used the human figure as a means of commenting on the human condition. His work has been shown continually throughout his career, nationally and internationally, and encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking, bronze and resin casting, and large scale public sculpture. He is the author of two books on art, Drawing from Life and Artist to Artist. He has taught numerous workshops throughout Oregon, spent a year on a Fulbright exchange teaching in England, and also spent four weeks in Rome teaching a drawing class to university students.
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.
Applications are now being accepted online using the CaFÉ™ website at www.callforentry.org and must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, Wednesday, November 7th, 2012. There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.
For a prospectus, send a SASE to Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition c/o Kristin Shauck, Visual Arts Center, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103, or download it from the Au Naturel website at www.aunaturelart.com.