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SOLO 2017 Competition


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THE COMPETITION IS CLOSED.

 

SOLO 2017 Winners

Denise Driscoll
Rudolf Lingens

Their solo exhibitions will be January 4-29, 2017.
The opening reception is Friday, Jan 6, from 6-830 pm.

 

SOLO 2017 Finalists

Emily Belz
Kate Holcomb Hale

 

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016, at midnight

Juror: Sarah Montross is Associate Curator at deCordova
Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.

From 2012-2015, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College
Museum of Art where she organized exhibitions including Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas (catalogue published by MIT Press, 2015) and Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists (2013). She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Fee: $35 for up to 5 images

SOLO 2017 awards two solo exhibitions, all gallery expenses paid, to two New England artists who have not previously had a solo show in a commercial gallery (group shows, universities, libraries, etc. do not disqualify). All media are welcome.

Ideally, these 5 jpgs represent a recent, coherent body of work. Please prepare your materials carefully before submitting; no revisions are accepted. Applications not accepted by email, postal, CD or any other means.

Finalists will be asked to bring 3-5 pieces of current work, representing their proposed exhibition, to the gallery in early November for review by the juror. Winners will be posted December 1 on the gallery website.

The two winning exhibitions will be held in January, 2017.

QUESTIONS? Email Gary Duehr, Gallery Manager, at info@bromfieldgallery.com

 

SOLO 2016 Winners:
Andrea Greitzer
Camilo Ramirez

Juror: Ruth Erickson, Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

SOLO 2015 Winners:
Lyell Castonguay
Wendy Wolf

Juror: Judith Tolnick Champa, independent curator

SOLO 2014 Winners:
Kim Carlino
James Lentz

Juror: Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

SOLO 2013 Winners:
Lauren Cotton
Kelly Goff

Juror: Dina Deitsch, Curator of Contemporary Art, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

SOLO 2012 Winners:
Johnathan Derry
Alison Kotin

Juror: Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

SOLO 2011 Winners:
Alvin Case
Ross Normandin

Juror: Randi Hopkins, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

SOLO 2010 Winners:
Jarrett Min Davis
Larry Volk

Juror: Brian T. Allen, Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA

 

 

 

 


FAQs

Who is eligible?
New England artists only. You must not have had a solo exhibition in a commercial gallery anywhere, even if years ago. A commercial gallery is a space devoted soley to selling art. (Group shows, university galleries, libraries, bookstores, cafes, community centers, etc., do not disqualify.)

Is New York considered part of New England?
No, New York is part of the Mid-Atlantic states. The six New England states are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Do I need to be currently living in New England?
Your primary residence needs to be in New England between the application deadline and January 31 - the end of the exhibition.

What expenses are paid for the winners?
All gallery expenses: postcard, exhibition fee, reception etc. The winners must still pay for the materials and creation of their artwork, as well as all travel or shipping costs.

How do artists in video or time-based media submit?
Apply online, and include online links to your work in the Artist Statement box. You may submit jpgs of stills or screen shots.

Are entries accepted via email, artist website or CD?
No, all entries must be submitted online.

How are artists notified?
All entrants will be emailed with the results. The competition results will be posted on the gallery website by December 1.

How do artists know their submission was received?
You will receive a thank you email from Submittable.

What kind of work should the submitted images represent?
Ideally, the online jpgs are from one recent, coherent body of work, which represents the exhibition you would show in January if selected. (They should also reflect the work you would bring in as a finalist.)

What size and format do jpgs need to be?
Please use this format for the jpg name: 01_YourLastName_ArtworkTitle.
If possible, make the longest side no bigger than 800 pixels, or 12 inches at 72 dpi. You may condense the jpgs as medium quality.

 

QUESTIONS? Email Gary Duehr, Gallery Manager, at info@bromfieldgallery.com

 

 

 

   

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