Call for Entries: Mary B. Howard Invitational: STRETCH

By Editorial Team on January 9, 2018

Deadline: Fri, 16 February 2018

Courtesy of GRACE.
Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018

The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is pleased to invite artists to submit a proposal for new artwork in response to the prompt, “If you could do anything, what would that be?” Five artists will be selected by Guest Curator Don Russell and GRACE Associate Curator Erica Harrison to participate in the 2018 Mary B. Howard Invitational: STRETCH, on view December 15, 2018–February 9, 2019 at the center. The deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.

The exhibition is named in memory of Mary B. Howard, an artist, longtime board member, and staunch supporter of the Greater Reston Arts Center. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium and $1000 for materials.

About Guest Curator Don Russell
Don Russell has been an active contemporary art curator and arts administrator since 1979. His research focuses on the exploration and development of new social contexts for art. He is currently GMU’s University Curator, responsible for programming exhibitions and public art on the Fairfax, Manassas, and Arlington campuses. Additionally, he directs Provisions Research Center for Art & Social Change, providing creative resources for community-engaged public art projects. He is co-founder with Edgar Endress of Floating Lab Collective.

Don has extensive experience managing and directing contemporary arts, philanthropic, and publishing ventures. He is President of Art Resources International and previously served as Executive Director of Washington Project for the Arts and had various leadership roles at Visual Studies Workshop.

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