The Woodmere Annual 78th Juried Exhibition Call for Artists

The Woodmere Annual 78th Juried Exhibition Call for Artists

This Deadline Expired: Monday, March 18, 2019

Second Nature: The Poetics of Re-presentation

I keep artificial plants near my kitchen sink, real ones in the studio. A slab of dried yellow paint serves as a centerpiece on a small white table. My wooden birds shake their heads and sing their songs, but only when they’re turned on.

– Eileen Neff

Woodmere Art Museum invites artists to submit work that engages the poetics of re-presentation as central to its considerations. The exhibition will feature works in a wide range of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum. The work of this year’s juror, Eileen Neff, will also be included, along with a selection she has curated from the Museum’s collection.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue. Recent examples of Woodmere digital exhibition catalogues can be found by following the link below.

http://issuu.com/woodmereartmuseum

Find more information about the application process here

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About the Juror

Eileen Neff

Having formally studied literature and painting, Eileen Neff has been working with photo-based images and installations since 1981. Drawing on both historic and contemporary concepts of picturing the natural and constructed world, her work also includes an investigation of studio practice itself as a generative source. From the start, Neff’s projects have developed in relation to the sites where she exhibits, embracing presentation considerations as another critical layer of inquiry.

Her recent solo exhibitions were at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia and Bruce Silverstein in New York City. In 2007, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) exhibited a 15-year retrospective of her work, which in 2009 traveled to the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland. The same year, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina presented a 10-year retrospective of Neff’s work. Other individual installations include the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia; the Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh; Artists Space, New York City; and P.S. 1, Long Island City. Her work is currently represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia.

Neff has been the recipient of several awards, the most recent being a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Memorial Fellowship. Other awards include a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, and the Leeway Foundation Artist Grant. She’s been awarded residencies at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, Kentucky; Monte Azul Contemporary Art, Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica: MacDowell Art Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire: the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France.

Eileen Neff is a Resident Critic in the MFA Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. From 1989 – 2002, Neff wrote reviews for Artforum and continues to write independently.

Anne Leith
Anne Leith
My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation between the two mediums. Displaying a fascination with the way fiber marks clay, my ceramics exhibit just how subtle those marks can be.
Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation between the two…

John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product of a collective memory that I share with the viewer.
Joe Sasarak
Joe Sasarak

My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product…

My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product of a collective memory that I share with the viewer. …

My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product of a collective memory that I share with the viewer. …

Amy Orr is Philadelphia based, multimedia / fiber artist. Working in the studio and on the street, Orr reuses common plastic waste that she has collected.
Amy Orr
Amy Orr

Amy Orr is Philadelphia based, multimedia / fiber artist. Working in the studio and on the street, Orr reuses common plastic…

Amy Orr is Philadelphia based, multimedia / fiber artist. Working in the studio and on the street, Orr reuses common plastic waste that she has collected. …

Amy Orr is Philadelphia based, multimedia / fiber artist. Working in the studio and on the street, Orr reuses common plastic waste that she has collected. …

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