Posing Beauty: African-American Images from the 1890s to the Present

Student Art at the Everhart Entrie deadline JUNE 30, 2011

The Everhart Museum is planning another Student Art at the Everhart exhibit
for Winter/Spring 2012, in conjunction with the Everhart Museum’s
presentation of the exhibition, Posing Beauty in African American Culture
that explores the representation of African and African-American beauty
through photographic portraits by artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. If
you’d like more detail on this thought-provoking exhibition, it was on view
at NYU and posted here: http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/object/PosingBeauty.html
For this exhibit we are planning something new and exciting! We’re working
with the Lackawanna County Department of Arts & Culture and the Ballina Arts
Center in County Mayo Ireland to create an exchange of student artwork that
focuses on the concept of beauty, identity and portrait in which the chosen
artworks will first be displayed here at the Everhart Museum in early 2012
and then travel to the Ballina Arts Centre to be displayed in an exhibit
later in 2012 or early 2013. You can learn more about the BAC here:
http://www.ballinaartscentre.com/aboutus/

This student art exhibit will take place in Gallery One from February 3 to
April 1, 2012 and details on the specific subject of the call for entries is
in the attached PDF, including a file with copies of the entry form we ask
to be attached to each artwork submitted. Please let me know if you have any
issues opening the files. The title is Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder,
and the intent to participate is due April 30 and the artworks are due on
site at the Everhart Museum by June 30. Due to the nature of the length of
the project and the international exchange, we are not able to guarantee the
return the artworks after both exhibits are completed.
One more request: as the pieces are due this summer, we would very much
appreciate any help you can provide in spreading the word or using this call
for artwork in your own programs and classes as we would like to have as
many educators (public/private/parochial/homeschool) get the submissions
completed by the end of the school year.
Many thanks for your time, help and consideration and please get in touch if
you have any questions.
Cordially,
Nezka
p.s. for those of you who have not participated before, please check out our
website’s past exhibits page:
http://everhart-museum.org/Exhibitions/Past.htm
p.p.s. please get in touch if the deadlines listed in the PDF are an issue-I
can usually be a bit flexible when it comes to receiving entries, but need
to know the work is coming!

Nezka Pfeifer
Curator
The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510-2390
570.346.7186; fax:346.0652
http://www.everhart-museum.org
The Everhart Museum is commemorating the sesquicentennial of the American
Civil War with our latest exhibit “With bullets singing all around me:”
Regional Stories of the Civil War featuring stories of many local
individuals. We are also honoring our founder Isaiah Everhart’s experience
as a surgeon during the Civil War by highlighting the experiences of medics
from our community in recent conflicts around the world in Gallery One’s
Medics in Action: Caring for the Wounded. All exhibits on view February 4 –
July 17, 2011.

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