2024 Active Members' Spring Exhibition, (Unjuried)
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, (WAAM)
DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 15, 2023
When artists join the WAAM, they all come in as Associate Members. Associate members of the WAAM may apply for or earn Active status in any of the 3 ways outlined below. Active Members are artists who must reside within a 50-mile radius of Woodstock. Active Members receive WAAM benefits of membership and have the opportunity to vote for and fill Active seats on the Board of Directors. Active members may participate in exhibitions reserved for Active Members. For more information, click here: https://www.woodstockart.org/active-and-associate/.
There are 3 ways to become an Active Member:
1. Apply to Active Member Jurying twice annually. In 2023, WAAM will run 2 juried sessions where Associate Members can apply to become Active Members: April 3 - April 24 and September 11 – October 12.
2. Have your work juried into four shows within a two year period.
3. Be selected for a solo exhibition.
● Call for artwork: November 17, 2023 – December 15, 2023
● Exhibition will be in the Main Gallery of WAAM
● Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 14, 2024
● Intake: Sunday, Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Monday, Feb 26, 9am – 1 pm
● Pickup: Sunday, April 14, 5-7 pm, Monday, April 15, 9am – 1 pm
● Open to current Active Members of WAAM
● Size limit: 26" x 26" overall
● There is no predetermined theme—all work is eligible
● Artists will submit 1 jpg/png/mp3/mov file. All media are welcome
● Artists must have means to transport the work to WAAM
● Artists receive 60% of sales during the run of the exhibition. WAAM retains 40% of sales
● $10 hanging fee
Active Member Status is open to current Associate Artist Members of WAAM
A WAAM Associate Artist who wishes to attain Active Member status by applying online must submit 6 jpgs representing a body of work. Work will be reviewed by three jurors. Jurors are instructed to consider the competency of the artist applicants within the artist's chosen genre rather than making curatorial judgments based on personal taste. The process is not that of selecting an artist for a curated show but rather a professional evaluation that the artist is skilled at his or her way of making art. A collection of 6 original pieces that provide evidence of craftsmanship and artistic voice should be submitted online at this link: https://www.woodstockart.org/art-submission-calendar/.
The dates of application are October 6 – November 3, 2023.
2023 Active Member Status Juror Bios
Osi Audu investigates the issue of self-identity. “The construction of a sense of self is a very complex process,” Audu says. “Perhaps even more so as the world gets less exotic and is being experienced more as a sphere of commonalities, where boundaries between race, nationality, gender and sexuality are increasingly blurred.” Audu’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.; The Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York; Hood Museum, New Hampshire; Horniman Museum & Gardens, the Wellcome Trust, the British Museum and the Nigeria High Commission, London; Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan; the Embassy of Switzerland in Nigeria, Lagos; the National Gallery of Art, Lagos; SchmidtBank, Weiden, Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth, Germany; Fidelity Corporation Art Collection, Boston, and the Microsoft Art Collection. Audu received his undergraduate degree in fine arts from the University of Ife, Ife-Ife, Nigeria, and his master’s degree at the University of Georgia in the United States. Born in Nigeria, 1956, Audu lives and works in New York.
Jennifer Hicks was born in Lawrenceville, NJ, to an artist/opera singer mother and artist/EMT/“mad scientist” father. She received her MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University (2006), her Degree in Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1996), and BFA from Tufts University (1984). Additionally, Ms. Hicks won the prestigious Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University (1996). Hicks has exhibited and performed widely in such prominent settings as The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Tsai Performance Center, Mobius, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Bromfield Gallery Boston, CRASHarts Boston, CAVE NYC, The Boulder Fringe Festival, The Boulder Butoh Festival, The San Francisco Butoh Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival, Artisterium Tbilisi, Movement Research at Judson Church, Club Helsinki, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Oberon, Naropa University, and participated in collaborations with Liars & Believers, a Cambridge-based theatre company. She was a long-time member of Mobius (1996-2006), the longest-running performance art collective in the US, based in Boston. Ms. Hicks is also an alumna of Franklin Furnace, a nonprofit organization that annually awards grants to early-career artists.
Iain Machell trained at Portsmouth College of Art in England, Grays School of Art in Scotland with an MFA in Sculpture from the University at Albany, State University of NY. His work has been shown at The Drawing Center, Sculpture Center, Artists Space, Center for Book Arts, and Dieu Donne Gallery in New York City, ARC Gallery Raw Space in Chicago, Islip Art Museum on Long Island, and Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA. His handmade book, Objets Perdus, is in the Artist Book Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2015 he completed a Residency at the Platte Clove Preserve in the Catskill Mountains, NY and recent solo shows were at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties NY, and the Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY. His works have been featured in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, New Art Examiner & Chicago Sun-Times. Machell is Art Professor Emeritus at SUNY Ulster, receiving the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. He has been a Visiting Artist to numerous colleges and universities including Parsons School of Art, University of Massachusetts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ball State University.
For detailed information visit our website. https://www.woodstockart.org/active-and-associate/
There are also three other ways to become an Active Member. For detailed information visit our website. https://www.woodstockart.org/active-and-associate/