Call to Artists: 7th All-Media Juried Biennial

Biennial submissions are now closed

All artists residing in the state of Florida are invited to submit entries for the Art and Culture Center’s 7th All-Media Juried Biennial.

Original paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, computer-generated images, performance, and site-specific installations will be considered.

Awards

Cash awards totaling $4,000 will be distributed as follows:
$2,000 Best in Show
$1,000 First Place
$600 Second Place
$400 Third Place

Opening Reception

The opening reception and awards presentation will be held 6 – 9 pm on Friday, Sept.18, 2015. The reception is free for members and $10 for non-members. Each exhibiting artist may bring one non-member guest free of charge.

Dates/Timeline

  • April 1 – June 15: Submissions will be accepted (Deadline extended to June 15)
  • June 15 – July 15: Jurors to review submissions
  • July 22: Announcements for winning entries mailed
  • August 31 – September 4: Accepted artworks must be delivered (closed weekend)
  • Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 6 – 9 pm: Opening reception and awards presentation
  • September 19 – November 1: Exhibition run

Jurors: Tami Katz Freiman and Ombretta Agrò Andruff

Tami Katz-Freiman

Tami Katz-Freiman is an art historian, curator, and critic based in Miami. Between 2005 and 2010 she served as the Chief Curator of the HMA (Haifa Museum of Art) in Israel. She has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions in prominent museums in Israel and the U.S., where she lived and worked between 1994 and 1999. From 2008 to 2010 she taught at the Department of Art History at the University of Tel Aviv and at the International Curatorial Program of the Kalisher Art School in Tel Aviv. She has published extensively in books, catalogues and magazines devoted to contemporary art in Israel and abroad. In 2012 she curated two major exhibitions: “Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and “UNNATURAL” at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach.

Ombretta Agrò Andruff

Ombretta Agrò Andruff is from Italy, and divides her time between New York and Miami as a freelance curator, consultant and writer. Since her move to the U.S. in 1998 she has curated solo and group shows internationally, collaborating with museums, art festivals, commercial galleries and art fairs such as Artists Space, Queens Museum of Art, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Armory Show, The Art Basel Miami Fair, and ArtCenter South Florida among many others. She recently joined the Art in Public Places committee of Miami Beach, as well as the board of IKT, the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators.

Submissions

There is a non-refundable entry fee of $45 per person to submit up to three artworks (images). Images should be saved in JPEG format, and be no larger than 1 megabyte (1,000 kb) each. Name the files with your last name, first initial, and a number (1-3), e.g. “smith-j-1.jpg”.

When ready, complete the application form and upload your images. You will then be redirected to PayPal to complete your payment.

To submit video work, put a link to YouTube, Vimeo, or similar online service in the Medium field. Do not upload a file for that item.

Physical Requirements

Only original works of art completed after Jan. 2013 are eligible. No artwork measuring more than eight feet in any one direction or weighing more than 100 pounds can be accepted without prior written permission from the curator. Artwork should be ready to install and properly identified with the provided label securely attached. Canvases with wet paint and frames in fragile condition will not be accepted. The jurors’ decisions are final. No substitutions will be accepted.

Shipping of Original Works
  1. Accepted artists are responsible for all shipping arrangements and expenses. Round-trip shipping expenses must be pre-paid. Those sent C.O.D. will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for shipment.
  2. All packing material must be sufficient for safe return.
  3. Do not use glass on artwork to be shipped.
Delivery and Pick-up

Original artwork accepted for exhibition must be delivered no later than September 4, 2015, and picked up no later than 5 pm on Nov. 5, 2015, following the conclusion of the exhibition. No work that has been accepted as part of the exhibition will be permitted to be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Artwork will not be released to any person other than the artist without written authorization from the artist to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

Storage Charges

Unless prior written permission is granted, artwork not picked up by 5 pm on Nov. 5, 2015, will be subject to an initial charge of $20 plus $5 for each additional day. Any artwork not retrieved by Jan. 1, 2016 will be considered a donation to be sold in a fund-raising auction to benefit the Center. Artists will be liable for all additional expenses, including packing, transportation, insurance, and off-site storage.

Online entry form

After reading and understanding all rules and provisions, click below to begin your submission. Please note that your submission will not be completed until payment is made through PayPal.

If you experience any problems or are unable to complete the form, call 954. 921. 3274, or email webmaster@artandculturecenter.org.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.