26th Annual Juried Experimental Art Exhibit


Exhibition intake will be hosted on CaFE.   

May 1 to July 15th, 2017 – Intake will take place for our 26th Annual Juried Exhibition. Our distinguished juror for this exhibition is Jade Dellinger (see info below).

Fee for members $30.00 -2 pieces can be entered, only one may be accepted. 

A Discount Coupon Code for $40 off of $70.00 will be provided to members via email.

Fee for non-members $70.002 pieces can be entered, only one may be accepted

Mandatory with entry – each artist is to explain why their artwork is experimental in the description area.

May 1 to August 23, 2017 -  Member Only Early Bird Discount for symposium starts on-line.  Fees must be paid at time of sign up.  Workshop space is limited, click here for Symposium itinerary.

July 31, 2017 – Jurying is to be completed – By Jade Dellinger

August 10, 2017 – Artists will be notified via email of the results.

September 26 through 30 – Artwork shipped to Big Arts, Sanibel, FL.

Hand Delivery September 29 from 9 am to noon

Boxes will be handled by a shipping firm.  

Handling fee of $25.00 paid by check made out to Big Arts and included in box with artwork

October 3, 2017 – Exhibit Opens – AWARDS WILL BE JURIED  by Oct. 3 

Juror for ISEA Experimental Art Exhibit:
ade Dellinger

JADE DELLINGER is currently Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College, but has collaborated on curatorial projects regularly with the Tampa Museum of Art and the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida for more than two decades.  

Honored as a Distinguished Alumnus for “Outstanding Achievement in the Arts” by USF in 1997, Dellinger began his curatorial career by inviting artist Doug Aitken to present his first site-specific video installation I’d Die for You (1994) at the Pasco Art Center in Holiday, Florida.  He curated Maurizio Cattelan’s US museum debut Choose Your Destination: How to Get a Museum-Paid Vacation a year later, and organized sculptor Keith Edmier’s EK/KE project (a collaborative exhibition with legendary motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel) at the USF CAM in 1997.

As former Director of Edition Julie Sylvester in New York, NY, Dellinger collaborated on prints and multiples with artists including Félix González-Torres, Franz West, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince, and Ed Ruscha.  His continued interest in art editions led him to co-curate (with Margaret Miller) [re]mediation: The Digital in Contemporary American Printmaking, the official US participation in the 22nd International Biennial of Graphic Arts, in Ljubljana Slovenia, which resulted in the prestigious Grand Prix of Honor (Gold Medal for “Best Artist”) being awarded to David Hockney for his participation in the exhibition.  Dellinger has organized major solo museum shows for such artists as Yoko Ono, Wayne White, Dave Muller, Allan McCollum, Ann Hamilton & Andrew Deutsch, Carlos Amorales, Janaina Tschäpe, Keith Haring, and The Art Guys.

In celebration of the 2012 birth centenary of the influential composer and visual artist John Cage, Dellinger’s curatorial projects Things Not Seen Before: A Tribute to John Cage and John Cage’s 22-1/3 – Performed by Audience were presented at the Tampa Museum of Art, Tempus Projects and at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, before traveling in expanded form as For John Cage at 100 to the National Gallery of Art, Tbilisi, Georgia.  He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues (including providing interviews for the National Gallery of Art’s GRAPHICSTUDIO: Contemporary Art from the Collaborative Workshop at the University of South Florida and ink, paper, metal, wood: Painters and Sculptors at Crown Point Press by Kathan Brown).  Additionally, Dellinger has guest edited Maurizio Cattelan’s Permanent Food, written for publications including Sculpture, Flash Art, Art Papers, Printmaking Today, and Guitar Afficionado; and co-authored the book Are We Not Men? We are DEVO! (SAF Publishing Ltd., UK, 2nd edn 2008), which traces the history of the seminal 1980s New Wave band.

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