Washington Studio School 2016 Annual Juried Student Show Call for Entries

By Editorial Team on April 28, 2016

Deadline: Thu, 19 May 2016

Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.
Photo courtesy of Washington Studio School.


Deadline: Thursday, May 19 at 5pm


Who can submit:
Anyone who has taken a class or workshop at WSS within the past year.

What is eligible:
Drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures done in WSS classes, workshops, and visiting artist master classes within the past two years, or work that is a direct continuation of work done in these classes. Up to three pieces can be submitted. No work from other schools or programs, please.

WSS faculty members are available and happy to help with submission suggestions, but since the jurying depends on one person’s sensibility there is no guarantee that a faculty recommendation will be accepted.  This, however, makes each year’s show unique in it’s feel.

Important dates and info:

  • Submitted work is due by 5pm on Thursday, May 19. Please label securely on the back with your name, phone number, e-mail address, title of piece and medium ,and bring to the library. (Work may be moved to another location until the jurying date.) Work does not have to be framed or wired for the jurying phase. Drawings will be safest if they are in a cardboard or other portfolio.
  • Jurying process takes place Friday, May 20. Work cannot be accepted to the show after this date.
  • Please pick up work by Thursday, June 2. Accepted work will be labeled as such.
  • Return accepted work by Friday, July 15.  Please have work gallery ready.  Drawings show best in a simple frame with some breathing room around the edges.  Paintings do not need to be framed, although a simple lattice wood molding from the hardware store is an inexpensive way to finish the edges.  All work should be wired for hanging. Please label work on the back with your name, title of piece, medium, price if for sale, and your contact info (e-mail and phone).
  • Exhibition takes place during the month of August with a First Friday reception August 5.

This year’s juror is Matt Klos. He will be looking for work that is technically sound, demonstrates a strong understanding of visual language, and takes the classroom lessons into a personal realm. He will also be looking for an overall balanced and unified show.

Matt Klos is a painter of interiors and plein-air landscapes and a professor of painting and drawing at Anne Arundel Community College. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and he was awarded Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council in both 2012 and 2008. His work was selected for a solo exhibition award at the Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea, NY in 2011 and he received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2001.  He took a sabbatical from teaching in fall 2013 to curate a major exhibition entitled A Lineage of American Perceptual Painting, highlighting the works of the great American painter Edwin Dickinson and the subsequent generations of painters whom he influenced and inspired. The exhibition was on view in the Mitchell Art Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD.

For more information, visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.