Mosaic Magazine Announces
New International Prize
Wakefield, MA, USA - Mosaic Art Now announces a Call to Artists
for inclusion in the magazine’s first “Exhibition in Print”.
Designed to replicate the experience of visiting a fine art gallery, the
Exhibition will be curated by Scott A. Shields, PhD, a recognized art
authority. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the “Best in Show”
as determined by Shields. The Prospectus and Submittal Forms can be found
Deadline for submissions is November 11, 2009. Questions can be sent to
Shields, Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA will
serve as the exhibit’s juror. "I have long been intrigued by
mosaics and am excited to see that the art form has expanded into something
incredibly rich and diverse. I look forward to seeing how today's mosaicists
have pushed the art form to create new and artful ways of expressing themselves.”
Shields has curated numerous exhibitions and written catalogues for exhibitions
such as those for ceramist Toshiko Takaezu and wood sculptor Robert Cremean.
The Crocker Art Museum has one of the world’s finest ceramics collections.
In 2012 it will host the International Academy of Ceramics Conference
and Members’ Exhibition in its new 125,000 sq. ft. addition, designed
by Charles Gwathmey, FAIA.
Each individual work in Mosaic Art Now’s “Exhibition
in Print” will receive a two-page spread in the 2010 edition of
the magazine. Included in the layout will be a photograph of the entire
mosaic, detail shots, and an artist’s statement. “We know
that the international mosaic community is producing truly great works
of art,” said Founder and Editor Bill Buckingham. “At the
magazine we see these mosaics every day. This is our way of making sure
that the rest of the world gets a chance to see them as well. We encourage
accepted artists to provide us with pricing and contact information we
can include in the magazine and website. We envision this as a cost-effective
format that will give artists international visibility.”
Mosaic Art Now is a high quality, four-color annual magazine
designed to promote contemporary mosaics and the artists who make them.
This year, the magazine added a blog (http://MosaicArtNow.blogspot.com)
and corresponding Facebook Page designed to keep mosaic artist and aficionados
up to date on what’s happening in the art form. The Exhibition is
one of a number of changes Mosaic Art Now is making that will
further enhance the experience of readers, the representation of artists,
and the perception of mosaics as an art form.
Nancie Mills Pipgras
Editor, Mosaic Art Now
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