The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition
The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition is a contemporary art exhibition open to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork by artists residing in the United States. Founders exhibitions are a long-held tradition honoring the artists who came together in 1954 to create the Naples Art Association, the first non-profit visual arts organization in Collier County. Founders exhibitions are held each even-numbered year and serve as a platform for local artists to share the spotlight with their peers at the national level. For artists from outside Florida, Founders exhibitions provide the opportunity to demonstrate success and compete for cash prizes totaling $3,500.
Artists are invited to set up a CaFE account and enter images of their artwork for the online jury process at www.callforentry.org before the January 2, 2018 entry deadline. There are three Exhibition Jurors: Joan Kropf, Deputy Director and Curator of Collections, The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida; Olu Oguibe, Artist, Rockville, Connecticut; and Frank Verpoorten, Director and Chief Curator, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida. The exhibition will be on view in the Frederick O. Watson, Elizabeth & William Barrick, Millicent & Charles Marshall and the Minnesota Lobby Galleries.
Artwork by Lorri Freedman – “Zebra”