Biennial 28 | Call for Entries

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Deadline for entry: April 12, 2015

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Exhibition Dates | July 5 – September 27, 2015

The South Bend Museum of Art’s all media Biennial 28 will present a diverse look into contemporary artwork in the Midwest and is open to all artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The number of exhibiting artists is deliberately limited to allow for the showing of a greater body of work by each artist. $1,500.00 in prizes will be awarded by the juror and up to $1,500.00 in purchase awards will be awarded by the South Bend Museum of Art’s Collections Committee. A color brochure of exhibiting artists will also be produced. There is a $30 entry fee to apply.

This year’s exhibition will be juried by Staci Boris. Staci has been the Chief Curator at Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) since 2012. For EAM, she has organized such acclaimed exhibitions as Richard Koppe, Heidi Norton: Prismatic Nature, SpotLight, Inventory: The EAM Collection, Fragment: Sampling the Modern and Open House: Art About Home and coordinated the presentation of the recent exhibition Lifeloggers: Chronicling the Everyday. Staci served as Senior Curator at Chicago’s Spertus Museum from 2004 to 2009, and was responsible for shaping and overseeing the museum’s exhibition program. She curated the inaugural exhibition The New Authentics: Artists of the Post- Jewish Generation and co-organized the exhibition A Force for Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, producing major publications for both. Staci served as a curator at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), where she worked for 12 years and organized a number of noteworthy exhibitions, including the first U.S. retrospective of William Kentridge, the first survey of John Currin, and the first solo museum show of Sarah Sze. At MCA, Staci was the Project Coordinator for the “12 x 12” exhibition series dedicated to emerging artists and served as Assistant Curator for the major Art in Chicago: 1945-1995 exhibition. Staci lives in Chicago and has an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Boston University, and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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Installation image from Biennial 27 (2013), juried by Lisa Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)

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