We are currently seeking artists for the fifth annual Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibit through Sept. 2. Designed to test the limits of the term â€œlandscape,â€ this exhibit blurs the lines between traditional and experimental works.
Professional artists working in any visual medium (except live or performance art) are encouraged to apply. While many past artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture. Works must also have been made no earlier than January of 2011 and not previously shown in any other Community Arts Center exhibition.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three works, as determined by this yearâ€™s judge, Judith Jia.
Judith is an associate professor of art at Centre College, where she has taught ceramics and introductory drawing since1998. Her work has been chosen for exhibition and won awards in several competitions including â€œPrevailing Winds, Current Trends in Contemporary American Ceramicsâ€ in Vermont and the Gaolin International Biennial Ceramic Exhibition at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. She regularly exhibits her work at the Ann Tower Gallery in Lexington, and holds a B.A. in studio art from the University of Kansas and an M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts â€“ Dartmouth.
|These works were submitted to Horizon: Contemporary Landscape in 2013|
|Green Highway by Nathan Teves||Ohio River from the Cincinnatti Side
by Rochelle Bayless
|Painting the Landscape by George Gow|
As the juror, she is tasked with selecting both two- and three-dimensional works that express the theme of â€œcontemporary landscapeâ€ while demonstrating creativity, strength of execution, and overall artistic excellence. The result will be a well-rounded exhibit that showcases a broad range of artistic styles and interpretation, which will be open here at the Arts Center Oct. 1 through Nov. 14.