Monday, August 24, 2009

ON THE CUTTING EDGE: West Coast Artists Using Collage and Assemblage

For Immediate Release:

West Coast Artists Using Collage and Assemblage
Deadline is October 9th

December 11, 2009 – February 13, 2010
Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony
Friday, December 11, 2009, 5-7 p.m..
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420


Collage, an artistic concept associated with the beginning of Modern Art, entails much more than the idea of gluing something onto something else. The names that stand out among the pioneers are: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Joseph Cornell, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Ray Johnson, Edward Kienholz and Robert Rauschenberg. Collage and Assemblage combine two- and three-dimensional images and materials to create original art. Utilizing various adherence methods, the process combines often unrelated items and other media to investigate public and private issues, some seriously, some "tongue-in-cheek."

Open to all artists - painters, sculptors, and printmakers - over 18 years of age residing in the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Artists are invited to submit up to three collages or assemblages on any theme. Works selected by jurors from submitted entries will be chosen on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. All works must be original and completed within the last two years. "Digital Collage" is not eligible for this exhibition, although collages and assemblages that incorporate digitally created elements are eligible. Coos Art Museum's "On the Cutting Edge: West Coast Artists Using Collage/Assemblage" committee will be the final authority on eligibility. Accepted works meant for wall hanging must be ready with all necessary hardware in place.

For the pdf entry form and to find out more details about the rules, go to:

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