2017 fine arts exhibition call for entries

Pictured: Scott Eakin, “Hands on the Wheel,” acrylic on panel, 48″ x 48”

Submit your entries for the juried Fine Arts Exhibition of the 2017 Decatur Arts Festival. We invite artists working in all media to apply. Artist applications will be accepted through callforentry.org Jan. 9 through Feb. 27. Jurors this year are Anne Collins Smith, Yu-Kai Lin, and Phil Proctor.

This exhibition contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival and to an audience representing a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, addressing this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread. All works must be original and completed within the last two years.

The exhibition offers monetary prizes as well as purchase awards from the Decatur Business Association and the City of Decatur. The show takes place at the Dalton Gallery on the Agnes Scott College campus, May 23-June 11.

The public is invited to special events at the Dalton Gallery during the exhibition including the opening reception (in conjunction with the Decatur Business Association), May 23, 5-7 p.m.; and Last Call, a closing reception with artists’ commentaries, June 11, 4-6 p.m.

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The Jurors

Anne Collins Smith is curator of collections at Spelman Museum of Fine Art. Smith is a cultural curator, art historian, and cultural worker in the literary, visual, and performing arts. She received a BA in English and Art History from Spelman College and an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. She served as an intern at the Cinque Gallery, and was the Romare Bearden Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, where she began to fuse interdicisplinarity with her curatorial practice. She participated in the Art Leaders of Metro Atlanta; Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive; Getty Leadership Institute’s Museum Leaders: The Next Generation; and Association of Art Museum Curator’s Mentorship programs. She is currently participating in the
Burnaway Art Writers Mentorship Program.

Yu-Kai Lin is the owner and Director of Kai Lin Art. He has worked with curators, developers, architects, and designers to collect art and has collaborated with teams to curate exhibitions and build collections for organizations including the High Museum of Art, The Hunter Museum of Art, a number of notable corporations and private collectors. Awarded by Atlanta Business Chronicle as a 40 Under 40, selected by Common Creative as a Top 50 Most Creative Atlantan, and voted by Jezebel Magazine Best of Atlanta he has maintained an active role in the Atlanta arts community.
Lin graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with a BA in Music: piano performance. He was honored as Emory University’s Alumnus of the Year and was featured in The Atlantan’s Arts and Power issue.

Phil Proctor is a professional sculptor practicing in Atlanta. He holds an MFA from East Carolina University and a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi. His permanently installed public art works can be found across the southeastern United States and Eastern Europe including at least seven large scale outdoor works in the Metro Atlanta area. His outdoor sculpture exhibition record covers the Southeast and includes a solo exhibition at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Proctor has developed a professional reputation in the public art community through his involvement in the infrastructure of public art planning. Some examples include his role as board member for the development of a public art master plan for the city of Suwanee and his initiatives leading to the first annual temporary outdoor sculpture exhibition in the city of Decatur. He is also the owner of Nucleus Sculpture Studio where he provides the service of fabricating, transporting and installing the sculptural works of other well-known artists.

For more information:
Angie Macon