52nd Annual Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art

Entry Deadline: Jan. 1

1400 S Grand St
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 329-2237


The Masur Museum of Art and CenturyLink Security Systems Proudly Present:

A National Call to Artists

The Masur Museum of Art is now accepting entries for the 52nd Annual Juried Competition Featuring:

Juror, Sandra Firmin
Director and Chief Curator, Colorado University Art Museum

$3,200.00 in total prizes, Best-in-Show is $1,000, People’s Choice, and Best Packed. Additional awards to be determined by the juror.

11:59 p.m., January 1, 2015: Online Entry Deadline
December 27, 2014: Postmark Submission Deadline

Visit www.masurjuried.org to enter and for more information.
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About the Competition
The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. This long running juried competition also showcases some of America’s best curatorial talent. Recent jurors include: Kelly Shindler, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; George Shackelford, Kimbell Art Museum; Liza Simone, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles; Alison Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Houston, currently Bo Bartlett Center; and Miranda Lash, currently Speed Art Museum. Enter to get your work seen!

Sandra Firmin, Juror
Director and Chief Curator, Colorado University Art Museum
Sandra Q. Firmin was Curator of the UB Art Galleries, gallery of the University of Buffalo SUNY, a position she held from 2003 to 2014. She holds an M.A. from Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies (2002), and was awarded a Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Fellowship at Arcadia University Art Gallery (2003). Firmin co-curated the traveling exhibition Kim Jones: A Retrospective (with Julie Joyce). The exhibition was accompanied by the catalogue “Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones” (MIT Press, 2006), co-edited with Joyce. In 2010, Firmin organized Artpark: 1974–1984, an exhibition and publication (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) chronicling the seminal years of an innovative residency program located in Lewiston, New York, just north of Niagara Falls. At the UB Art Galleries, Firmin established an annual residency program in which artists are presented with an empty gallery to transform over time while open to the public. These commissioned projects aim to forge meaningful interactions between artists and diverse groups of people while acknowledging a turn toward research-based and ephemeral site-specific approaches in contemporary art. In 2014 Firmin co-chaired (with Julian Cox) the Association of Art Museum Curators’ annual conference in Detroit, and moderated the panel Urban Ecologies and Cultural Exchange.

About the Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.

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