AMA places call for college faculty art

Visitors at the Albany Museum of Art view the 2018 “Educators as Artists” exhibition during the Summer Exhibitions Reception on Aug 9, 2018. The 2019 exhibition will be June 27-Oct. 12, with the deadline for submissions set for May 24. (Photo: Jim Hendricks/Albany Museum of Art)

ALBANY ─ The Albany Museum of Art is inviting college faculty to participate in “Educators as Artists: Juried College Faculty Exhibition,” which will open June 27 and continue through Oct. 12 in the AMA’s East Gallery.

The all-media exhibition will be juried by Hannah Israel, professor of art and the gallery director at Columbus State University in Columbus.

Faculty members at Albany State University, Albany Technical College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Valdosta State University, Florida State University, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Andrew College and Thomas College are invited to enter. All media will be accepted and accepted submissions may be viewed online once the exhibition opens.

College faculty members may submit up to two digital images of works for consideration. Submissions must be received at entries@albanymuseum.com by 5 p.m. on May 24.

Israel received her master’s of fine arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Her work encompasses various interests, including sculpture, installation, video and mark-making.

She has exhibited her work at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw; The Vargas Museum of Art in the Philippines; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Honolulu; I-Space in Chicago, and the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Ill. Israel has received the Daedalus Art Grant (New York City), the Creative and Performance Art Fellowship at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Ill., and the Artist Fellowship at Cornell University, N.Y., and the Banff Center scholarship, Canada. She has also curated numerous solo and group exhibitions.

This year, Israel’s work will be featured in a group exhibition, Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia: Cut & Paste, Works of Paper, which will travel to six venues, including the Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, the Lyndon Art Center in Athens, and the Telfair Museum in Savannah. She recently completed a five-week residency program at the Banff Creativity and Innovation Center for the Arts in Canada. Last November, she was awarded the 2019 Blue Heron Nature Preserve Artist in Residence in Atlanta.

Israel has collaborated with renowned musician Paul Vallaincourt for the Dias de los Muertos composed by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, for which she directed the video “The Shadow” to accompany the concert for the Schwob School of Music Percussion Ensemble that was featured at Legacy Hall in Columbus and Spivey Hall in Atlanta. She also has collaborated with photographer Sarah Hobbs on “A Handful of Dust,” a project for Whitespec in Atlanta. This September, she will have a solo exhibition, “Imagined Language,” at the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Guidelines for submitting artwork for the juried exhibition:

— A digital image of the artwork should be submitted to entries@albanymuseum.com by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24;

— The artist’s name, address, email, name of work(s) submitted, and contact phone number must be included in the email;

— Each image must be in JPG format with the title of the work in the JPG name;

— Each entry must be for an original work of the artist;

— An artist may submit two entries;

— There is no entry fee;

— Each work exhibited is at the discretion of the AMA;

— Entries submitted without complete information may be disqualified;

— Artists will be notified via email of acceptance by Friday, June 7;

— Work selected for the show must be delivered to the AMA by Tuesday, June 18.

The Albany Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information about the AMA visit the www.albanymuseum.com website or call (229) 439-8400.

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