Multicultural center seeks works for show

Published 10:31 am Friday, May 29, 2015

ATHENS — This September the Multicultural Center at Ohio University will host a show of 2D and 3D artwork by male artists from the Appalachian counties of Ohio. In the past, the Multicultural Center has hosted multiple shows by the women of Appalachia. The scheduled show will be the first to feature work from the men of Appalachia.

Each artist must have either been born or raised or lived the majority of his live within the 32 Ohio counties that are part of Appalachia. Entrants must also be able to include a brief artist’s statement that expresses how his identity as an Appalachian man has impacted his work. Artists can not currently be students. Submissions will be received until July 25. Those whose work has been selected for inclusion will be notified by August 25. Work will be hung the first week of September.

To submit, artists should send three image representations of their work to Accepted file formats are as follows: jpeg, pdf, png, gif, and webp. Total megabytes of the email and the visual representations cannot exceed 25.

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All artists whose work is selected are responsible for delivery of the work to the Multicultural Center at Ohio University before the show and for picking up the work after close of the show.

Artists are not required to help with hanging of the show, but may volunteer.

In the email accompanying the work, include email address, current physical address, and Appalachian background indicating whether native or transplanted and length of time in Appalachia. If uncertain if your county of birth or residence is considered Appalachian, do an Internet search. Also include media, titles, and dimensions of your submitted artwork.

The cocurators for the show are Nathaniel Berger (coordinator of CREATE_space at Ohio University), John Kortlander (professor at Columbus College of Art and Design), and Edward Michael Supranowicz.