Wednesday, November 16, 2016

exhibitions│Annual Miniature Exhibit "5X5X5" River Oaks Square Arts Center Alexandria, LA, U.S.



I am pleased to announce that my self-portrait "Ever Since The Birds Flew Away From My Words" has been curated into a juried Annual Miniature Exhibit "The 5X5X5 Art Show", and will be exhibited from November 18th, 2016 thru January 13th, 2017 at the River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, Louisiana U.S.A.
About the exhibition:
Artists were invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional miniatures that are not to exceed five inches squared or cubed respectively. That’s right, to be considered in this special 5x5x5 show, art has to be confined to physical dimensions of 25 square inches or 125 cubic inches.
If you’re wondering just how little space that is, it is less than the size of two one-dollar bills for two dimensional pieces. A 5-inch cube can about fit the contents of a 2-liter coke bottle – no more. After a national call, 86 artists from over 25 states have managed to pack more creativity than ever into these miniatures and they are all masterpieces in their own regard.
Guest JUROR: Mark A. Tullos
Mark A. Tullos, Jr., is an American museum director, who has held immediate past positions as the Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of State Museums, Director of the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans and is currently serving as Interim Director for the Louisiana Veterans Museum. Receiving his degree in visual arts from LSU, he attended graduate school at Stephen F. Austin University and also participated in the Getty Leadership Institue at Claremont Graduate University. Tullos has held director posts at the Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach Florida and was founding director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Mississippi, just to name a few. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence given by the American Alliance of Museums, Washington D.C. Tullos has served as director of art museums and visual arts organizations for over 30 years. He is currently the President and C.E.O. of The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
About River Oaks Square Arts Center ~ Alexandria, Louisiana
River Oaks Square is a contemporary visual arts and fine crafts center comprised of three galleries and resident artists studios. In 1979, the Bolton Family donated their family home to the City of Alexandria in an agreement it would be used solely for the arts. The Bolton Home was the catalyst for River Oaks Square Arts Center. Circa 1899, the house is exemplary of Queen Anne Revival Architect in Louisiana and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
For over 32 years, the center's primary mission is promotion of contemporary visual art and fine crafts; stimulating interest in, exhibition of, education through and appreciation for national, regional and resident artists and their work. Currently, there are over 35 artists in residence (occupying studio space); an on-site arts academy provides continuous classes for adults and youth; presentation of twenty plus exhibitions are featured annually; outreach events are conducted for rural parishes/minority schools; collaborative efforts are ongoing with special needs organizations; and unique projects for youth stimulate knowledge and appreciation of fine arts and crafts. During 2016, works from over 250 contemporary visual artists will be featured within the center's galleries, generating numerous sales and promotional opportunities.
Opening Reception
The juried show will open its doors on November 18th with an Opening Reception from 5-7pm, with guest juror Mark Tullos’ remarks and awards taking place at 6:30pm. The exhibit opening is free and open to the public.
Visit the River Oaks Square Arts Center website for further information:
http://riveroaksartscenter.com/

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