Call for Entries: MOOD | 2022 Juried Exhibition

MOOD: 2022 Juried Exhibition
October 15, 2022 – November 20, 2022

Juror Liz Andrews
Executive Director
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Atlanta, Georgia

Deadline for Submission: August 31, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

Prizes, including $500 in Cash and Future Show Award

Seeking contemporary art in all media that explores or references MOOD, a term that has taken on a unique connotation on social media through its use thousands of times a day by individuals to express their temporal emotions with imagery, memes, and a ever-changing collage of the media culture that surrounds us. #Mood is happy, sad, reflective, angstful, urgent, chill, colorful, somber, hungry, sleepy, angry, hopeful and more. Mood is also a grammatical construct; for example, three moods of a verb existed in Latin: the indicative mood expressed facts, the imperative mood expressed commands, and the subjunctive mood expressed an element of uncertainty, often a wish, desire, doubt or hope. It is our wish and hope, and therefore, our mood, that you will submit your artwork to the 2022 juried exhibition without delay! Work will be juried by guest juror Liz Andrews, Executive Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

  • All artists are invited submit up to three contemporary works in any media exploring or referencing MOOD by August 31, 2022. All submissions are via this online form. In some cases, additional or different work may be requested for review.
  • All works must be submitted via this online entry form: https://forms.gle/6EyNzMW8vEVDqPmD8
  • Work should have been created within the last two years and not have been shown previously in the Athens area.
  • Your entry fee goes to cover the exhibition expenses and to help sustain the gallery, which is a 100% community-supported and 100% volunteer organization, providing a space for artists in Athens for 20 years. In recognition of the economic challenges faced by many artists, you may elect to pay either the standard fee of $25 or a reduced fee ranging from $5-$20. ATHICA also welcomes any additional support you wish to offer at this time when so many in our community are unable to provide their usual support.
  • Prizes: Donald Keyes Founder Award ($300), Exhibition Committee Pick $100, Community Pick ($100), and Future Show Award.
  • ATHICA will refer all sales inquiries directly to the artist, with the request that artists donate 30% of the sale back to ATHICA to help sustain the gallery.
  • To enter:

Note: Only those entries with paid entry fees or fee waivers will be considered.

About the Juror

Liz Andrews is an artist, curator, museum professional, and leader who is dedicated to the arts and social justice. She has worked with arts organizations across the nation. Since August 2021, she has served as the Executive Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the only museum in the nation dedicated to uplifting art by and about women of the African diaspora. Andrews holds a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University, a M.A. in Arts Politics from the NYU Tisch School of Arts, and a Ph.D in Cultural Studies from George Mason University. Her dissertation was entitled Envisioning President Barack Obama. 

Prior to joining Spelman College, Liz Andrews was Executive Administrator in the Director’s Office of LACMA where she expanded her role to collaborate on projects and priorities across museum departments, including diversity and inclusion efforts and curating exhibitions. Her curatorial projects at LACMA included The Obama Portraits Tour and a companion exhibition Black American Portraits, and she commissioned an augmented reality (AR) monument dedicated to Biddy Mason by the artist Ada Pinkston, among other projects. Liz’s career is also defined by a long-standing commitment to engaging undergraduate students through research and the arts through teaching at George Mason University and serving as an advisor and organizing public programming at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Liz was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and attributes her commitment to justice from her father, attorney Irving P. Andrews.