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SCTIMES: Art sought for upcoming “Turning Trees” exhibit (07/27/2016)

Thursday, July 28, 2016   (0 Comments)
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SCTIMES: Art sought for upcoming “Turning Trees” exhibit (07/27/2016)

The Paramount Center for the Arts is partnering with multiple organizations to offer calls for art for upcoming exhibitions.

The organization has partnered with the Mid Minnesota Association of Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners for the “Turning Trees” exhibit, which will be open Nov. 25 to Jan. 15.

“We’re hoping to bring attention to woodworking as an art form. They’re doing some really fabulous work,” said Melissa Gohman of the Paramount.

Artists are able to submit up to three entries for the juried show, and photographs of work can be uploaded online. The cost is $30 for members of the woodworking organizations for up to three entries and $40 for nonmembers. A limited number of oversize pieces (those with a combined length and girth of more than 108 inches) will be accepted. Strong preference will be given to pieces made of woods native to Minnesota. Wood must have been turned on the lathe, and pieces must have been produced in the last two years. The deadline for entries is Aug. 1 in this statewide call for art.

To find out more and to submit work go to: http://bit.ly/2a6xn0K.

The Paramount Center for the Arts is also partnering with St. Cloud State University for its first St. Cloud State Alumni show. The show will be held at Gallery St. Germain from Aug. 24 to Sept. 24. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 1.

“It’s a really wonderful way to engage the alumni back into the art department,” Gohman said.

The show is an extension of SCSU’s efforts to be involved in the community. This is a natural extension of the partnership between SCSU and the Paramount, which has been exhibiting the work of more professors, Gohman said. The Paramount offers work-study programs for students, and it works with a number of SCSU interns.

The exhibit is a partnership of the St. Cloud State University School of the Arts, in conjunction with the SCSU Alumni Association, Paramount Center for the Arts and the Southside University Neighborhood Association.

The art call is open to all SCSU grads, not just those in the art department. Any and all art mediums will be accepted into the juried show. Those accepted into the show will receive notice by Aug. 9 and works will need to be on site by Aug. 19. There will be a reception for the show from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16.

Artists may submit up to three images of work. The application cost is $30 and cash prizes will be awarded.


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