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The Mark On the Wall

A juried exhibition of small works on paper in conjunction with The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites all artists to participate in a juried exhibition of small works on paper in conjunction with The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. This international exhibition heralds the opening of the Greenly Art Gallery at Bloomsburg University.

In keeping with the theme of the conference, Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, preference will be given to works inspired or broadly influenced by those female artists who were contemporaneous with Virginia Woolf, including but not limited to Berenice Abbott, Anni Albers, Vanessa Bell, Ilse Bing, Romaine Brooks, Claude Cahun, Dora Carrington, Leonora Carrington, Imogen Cunningham, Gisèle Freund, Barbara Hepworth, Hannah Höch, Frida Kahlo, Loïs Mailou Jones, Ergy Landau, Lee Miller, Lucia Moholy, Gabriele Münter, Georgia O’Keeffe, Méret Oppenheim, Grete Stern, Dorothea Tanning, Suzanne Valadon, and Remedios Varo.

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Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original and cannot have been exhibited at Bloomsburg University before. It is at the jurors’ discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.

Works on paper (15” x 11” or smaller) in all traditional and experimental visual arts media, including photography, will be considered.

Four awards will be presented at the opening reception:

  • One (1) Blick Art Materials Prize ($50 materials award)
    Blick Art Materials, well known for its huge selection of art supplies, got its start and remains based in Galesburg, Illinois, the small town where Woolf artist contemporary Dorothea Tanning was born and raised.
  • One (1) Jerry’s Artarama Prize ($50 materials award)
    Jerry’s Artarama also offers an extensive selection of art supplies, from paints to paper to portfolios.
  • Two (2) Blick Art Materials Honorable Mentions ($25 materials award)

Bloomsburg University will publish a complete, downloadable online catalog illustrating this exhibition.

Rosalyn Richards received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work is represented in many museum and university gallery collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hood Museum of Dartmouth College, Yale University Art Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Ackland Art Museum of the University of North Carolina, The Samek Art Museum of Bucknell University, Purdue University Galleries, and Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, among others. She has held artist residencies at numerous locations in the United States, including Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Ragdale in Illinois. She was a visiting artist and critic at Colby College, Cornell University, the University of Dallas and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin, China. Richards retired as Professor of Art at Bucknell University in 2014.

Chad Andrews received his BFA in studio art from Kutztown University and his MFA in printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at The University of Pennsylvania for five years, and held the position of Director of Visual Arts at the Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI) for six years. He is currently a full-time instructor of printmaking and 2-dimensional design at Bloomsburg University. He maintains a private studio at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

$25 for up to three entries submitted. $5 for each additional entry. Number of entries is limited to six. Fees are non-refundable.

April 20 (midnight EST): Deadline for entry
April 27 – May 1: Notifications sent by e-mail sometime this week
May 6: Hi-res images of accepted work, bio, and statement due
May 20: Work due at gallery, shipped or hand delivered
June 4: Opening reception and awards
June 30: Final day of exhibition
July 1-3: Pick-up hand-delivered work
July 10: Shipped work returned

Sales will be encouraged, and a 20% commission will be retained by Greenly Art Gallery from the retail price listed on the entry form. All work will be available for purchase unless indicated NFS on the entry form.

Detailed instructions will be sent with notification of acceptance. As a general guideline, accepted work must

  • arrive unmatted and unframed by May 20, 2015. No exceptions. Greenly Gallery will hang all work behind glass. Work that extends 1/8” or more off the paper surface will be hung without glass.
  • be shipped prepaid in a sturdy, reusable container. Do not use styrofoam peanuts when packing artwork. COD deliveries will not be accepted.
  • be packed with a prepaid UPS or FEDEX return label. Work shipped without a return label will not be exhibited.

Artists may also drop off and pick up artwork at the gallery during business hours.
Work that arrives damaged or that does not meet the conditions for exhibition or that differs markedly from the image submitted will not be exhibited.
All works must remain on display for the entire exhibition.
Finalists will also be asked to submit high-res images of accepted work, along with a short bio and artist statement. Entering this exhibition constitutes agreement that images may be used for publicity purposes.

Bloomsburg University insures work on display in Greenly Art Gallery but cannot assume responsibility for works in transit. Insurance during shipping is the sole responsibility of the artist. Entering this competition constitutes understanding and agreement by the artist to all the conditions set forth in this prospectus.


Images must be in jpg format only, 72 dpi,  1000 pixels on the longest side, and no larger than 1MB.

Name each of your digital images like this: entrynumber_lastname_firstname_artworktitle.jpg

The call for entries is now closed.



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