By SALINA POST
Submission are now being accepted for the Salina Art Center's Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the Mountain-Plains Region exhibition.
The exhibition is scheduled for for May 25-Sept.4. According to the Salina Art Center, there will be cash awards for first, second, third, People's Choice, and the Kevin Mullins Memorial Award.
Entry is open to all visual artists working in the mountain-plains region (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming). Work completed in 2020 or 2021, in any medium, is eligible. Work completed prior to 2020 will not be considered. Entries must be submitted via the online form at salinaartcenter.org/salina-biennial-artist-call-2021.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 23, the art center noted.
Tyler Blackwell has been selected as the distinguished juror for the exhibition. Blackwell is the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Associate Curator at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. For the Blaffer, he has organized or co-organized exhibitions that include Jagdeep Raina: Bonds (2021); Carriers: The Body as a Site of Danger and Desire (2021); Rodney McMillian: Historically Hostile (2020); Jacqueline Nova: Creación de la Tierra (2019); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Otros Usos (2019); Yoshua Okón: Oracle (2019); and Rebecca Morris: The Ache of Bright (2019). Blackwell also organized the Houston presentation of the traveling survey exhibition Paul Mpagi Sepuya (2019).
His upcoming projects include a major survey exhibition of the work of artist and writer Molly Zuckerman-Hartung and new presentations of artists Hugh Hayden and Monira Al Qadiri, the art center noted.