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Art & Culture Center 8th Annual Juried Show


Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Invites Florida Artists to Submit Original Artwork for 8th All-Media Juried Biennial
$6,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top four entries

HOLLYWOOD - The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is seeking entries for the 8th All-Media Juried Biennial. All artists who live in the state of Florida are invited to submit original paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, computer-generated images, performance, or site-specific installations. Submissions will be accepted from August 1 through September 30, 2016. All submissions will be judged by Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

The selected works will be exhibited at the center from January 21 through March 5, 2017 with an opening reception and award presentation on Friday, January 20 from 6 to 9 pm. The entry fee is $50 per person to submit up to three artworks (images). All entries must be submitted online. For entry, additional guidelines and more information, please visit www.artandculturecenter.org/biennial or call 954-921-3274.

Cash prizes totaling $6,500 will be awarded to the top four entries, as selected by the juror. Announcement of the winners will take place during the opening reception. Distribution of the cash prize is as follows:
• $3,000 Best in Show
• $2,000 First Place
• $1,000 Second Place
• $500 Third Place

The previous All-Media Juried Biennial saw a record 383 artists representing 21 different Florida counties who submitted 1,084 entries. Submissions came from Key West to Santa Rosa Beach in the Florida Panhandle. The Best in Show was awarded to Carrie Smith from Clearwater, FL, for her portrait titled Endure.

Katherine Pill has organized the permanent collection exhibitions Color Acting: Abstraction Since 1950 and Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present, and Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Pill previously held the position of Assistant Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a BA in Art History from McGill University in Montreal and a dual MA in Art History and Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH) cultivates creativity and the support of the arts in our community through education, innovation, and collaboration. ACCH offers contemporary gallery exhibitions, standards-based education programs for children, and live stage performances. Its programs foster a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish and reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. ACCH impacts more than 60,000 people each year at three facilities – the galleries in the circa-1924 Kagey Home, the Arts School adjacent to the main facility, and a 500-seat theater. Founded in 1975, ACCH is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County.

For more information, contact Leo Sarmiento, Public Relations and Community Partnerships, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 954.921.3274, ext. 235.