IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public. Hillyer supports IA&A's mission through a series of exhibitions and public programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Hillyer's exhibition series focuses on under-represented artists, both emerging and established, that have not had a major solo exhibition within the last three years.
SCOPE: Gender is a construct. It is assigned at birth and coded throughout our lives; we are signaled by "reveal parties" of blue or pink, by what is deemed masculine or feminine, and gender roles are subliminally reinforced in almost every aspect of life. Yet, what happens when we collectively begin to question this; what happens when we reject this? Shedding the husk of gender, Transcendence seeks work that imagines a world free from the burden of reality and absent of the weight of the past and present; how would identity manifest in the future? How could it look on another cosmic planet or in some fantastic alternate universe; what are the transformations that can occur when we are allowed boundless space?
Transcendence is an all-media juried exhibition open to artists who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, with preference for submissions by artists who identify as transgender or as gender non-conforming (gender non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, et cetera). This exhibition is juried by Antonius Tin Bui, a queer, gender-nonbinary, Vietnamese-American artist interested in complicating Vietnamese history and queerness through performance, textiles, and photography.
Deadline for Entry: January 3, 2019
Entry Fee: $25 for first three entries; $10 for each additional entry
Awards: Juror's Choice $100
Submission Deadline: January 3rd, 2019
Artist Notification: January 23rd, 2019
Artwork Delivery: Monday, February 25th, 2019
Exhibition Dates: March 1st-31st, 2019
Opening Reception: March 1st, 2019, 6-9pm
Last Day of Exhibition: Sunday, March 31st, 2019
Artwork to be Picked-Up or Shipped Out: Monday, April 1st 2019, 10am-9pm
ABOUT THE JUROR
Antonius Tin Bui (b. 1992) is a queer, gender-nonbinary, Vietnamese-American artist who recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MIC/A). Since graduating from MIC/A, they have been awarded fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Kala Art Institute, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Halcyon Arts Lab, and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. They are currently interested in complicating Vietnamese history and queerness through performance, textiles, and photography.
Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 50 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work and completed within the last 5 years. All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.
SALES: IA&A is not a commercial establishment and does not sell the artwork on exhibit. Any interested parties will be put directly in contact with the artist.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY OF WORK: Shipped work must be sent in a sturdy reusable container, with a prepaid return shipping label enclosed. No Styrofoam peanuts please. Accepted artwork may also be hand‐delivered. Please see calendar for timeline, and contact the gallery with further questions.
IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. Hillyer is IA&A’s contemporary arts center based at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Committed to serving the public and supporting artists at all stages of their careers, Hillyer presents a series of exhibitions and programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Hillyer was founded in 2006 and continues to provide significant support to both local and international artists, as well as presenting programs that reach a broad audience and create a platform for dialogue.
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