Biennial 31 | Call for Entries

Installation image from Biennial 30 (2019), juried by Sarah Rose Sharp

Deadline for entry: April 11, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST

Exhibition Dates: July 24 – October 3, 2021

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The South Bend Museum of Art’s all media Biennial 31 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, Missouri, 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 in awards will be selected by the juror and $1,500 in purchase awards will be chosen by the South Bend Museum of Art’s Collections Committee. A color brochure of exhibiting artists will also be produced. There is a $10 entry fee to apply.

This year’s exhibition will be juried by Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM).

Misa recently organized the Great Rivers Biennial 2020, featuring Kahlil Robert Irving, Tim Portlock, and Rachel Youn. At CAM, she curates the Street Views video projection series and has organized exhibitions by Jonathas de Andrade, Oliver Laric, Jennifer West, and Marina Zurkow. Prior to CAM, Misa was Curatorial Associate at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she curated exhibitions by Lee Kit and the Guerrilla Girls. Misa holds a Masters in Art History from Hunter College in New York.