2014 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition
The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum invites artists to submit work for the
“Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition”

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum invites artists working in sculpture who have completed their training or formal studies and residing within 200 miles of Saginaw Valley State University to submit work for the 2014 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition.

The exhibition will be at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum from June 7 to September 13, 2014. The deadline for submissions is March 31.

Merit awards include a $2,500 1st place award; $1,250 2nd place award; $850 3rd place award; and $400 4th place award.

Exhibition juror will be E. Jane Connell, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Connell earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to her current position she held curatorial positions at the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, and was an independent curatorial consultant, editor, and writer. With special interests in 19th-century American and 17th-century Dutch art, she has organized numerous exhibitions of American and European art and contributed to many exhibition and permanent collections publications.

Most recently, much of Connell’s curatorial efforts have been focused on organizing exhibitions related to the Muskegon Museum of Art’s 100th Anniversary in 2012, including “Pictures of the Best Kind:” The First 100 Years; and New Art for the New Century: The Centennial Collection. She also oversaw the acquisition of more than130 new works of art in honor of the 100th Anniversary, including important sculptures by Betsy Potter Vonnoh, Helen Farnsworth Mears, Caroline Lee, and Kenneth Snelson.

Additionally, Connell was project director, editor, and contributing essayist to the 400-page history of the Museum, Pictures of the Best Kind: The First 100 Years of the Muskegon Museum of Art, published in June 2012.

“We are excited and honored to have Jane Connell as juror for this notable exhibition because she is a highly respected curator and brings a wealth of knowledge about sculpture to this process,” said Marilyn Wheaton, Museum Director. “It’s important that the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum and Saginaw Valley State University support living artists, and hosting a biennial sculpture exhibition is an excellent way to accomplish that goal, she added.”
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