Call for Artists

Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward

Exhibition Dates: May 2 – June 29, 2012

Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2012

Application fee: none

Queens College Art Center presents an open call for artists working in all disciplines on the theme of Amulets, Nazars and Evil Eyes for a group exhibition, Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward. Many cultures believe an evil eye can cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Attempts to ward off the curse of the evil eye have led to proliferation of talismans around the Mediterranean, especially in Turkey. Artists are invited to submit contemporary work on personal histories of the evil eye (nazar) and the submitted work should seek commonality within their own practice and culture. All traditional and non-traditional media are acceptable for submission and artists working in any discipline may apply.

 

Successful applicants will be contacted by March 30, 2012. We will only contact artists invited to be in the exhibition. For further questions or queries, please contact frances.chan@qc.cuny.edu.

 

To submit your materials by email:

Email by Friday, March 23 at 11:59 EST all materials (resume (PDF), statement (PDF), biography (PDF), image list (PDF) and 5 jpeg images) to artcenter@qc.cuny.edu.

Each image jpeg must not exceed 1 MB in size and be labeled in this format:

lastnameofartist_title_numberofslide.jpg

 

To mail* your submission:

Send all submission materials to:

Queens College Art Center

Amulets, Nazar & Evil Eyes

Queens College, CUNY

Rosenthal , Room 601

65-30 Kissena Blvd,

Flushing, NY 11367-1597

 

*To be considered, mailed submissions must reach Queens College Art Center by end of business day on March 23 and will only be returned to applicants including an SASE.

Queens College Art Center

Call for Artists:
Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward

Exhibition Dates: May 2 – June 29, 2012

Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2012

Application fee: none

Queens College Art Center presents an open call for artists working in all disciplines on the theme of Amulets, Nazars and Evil Eyes for a group exhibition, Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward. Many cultures believe an evil eye can cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Attempts to ward off the curse of the evil eye have led to proliferation of talismans around the Mediterranean, especially in Turkey. Artists are invited to submit contemporary work on personal histories of the evil eye (nazar) and the submitted work should seek commonality within their own practice and culture. All traditional and non-traditional media are acceptable for submission and artists working in any discipline may apply.

 

Successful applicants will be contacted by March 30, 2012. We will only contact artists invited to be in the exhibition. For further questions or queries, please contact frances.chan@qc.cuny.edu.

 

To submit your materials by email:

Email by Friday, March 23 at 11:59 EST all materials (resume (PDF), statement (PDF), biography (PDF), image list (PDF) and 5 jpeg images) to artcenter@qc.cuny.edu.

Each image jpeg must not exceed 1 MB in size and be labeled in this format:

lastnameofartist_title_numberofslide.jpg

 

To mail* your submission:

Send all submission materials to:

Queens College Art Center

Amulets, Nazar & Evil Eyes

Queens College, CUNY

Rosenthal , Room 601

65-30 Kissena Blvd,

Flushing, NY 11367-1597

 

*To be considered, mailed submissions must reach Queens College Art Center by end of business day on March 23 and will only be returned to applicants including an SASE.

 

ABOUT

Dr. Suzanna Simor, Director

718.997.3771 | suzanna.simor[at]qc.cuny.edu
Suzanna Simor, Associate Professor, has directed the Queens College Art Center since its founding in 1987 and its predecessor, the Queens College Libraries Gallery, from 1980. She is responsible for planning, program development, utilization of resources, staffing, administration and management, facility, cooperation with the college, community and outside partners, development, public relations, writing, publicity, services. She has presented more than 200 exhibition and numerous related programs, contributed to catalogs, and partnered with institutions local to international. Serving on the Board of Advisors (formerly Trustees) of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College since 1982, she links the two Kupferberg Center partners. MLS and PhD in Art History, she publishes in art librarianship and in the history of medieval and early modern art. Her book Imaging the Creed is forthcoming from Brepols. She is Head of the Queens College Art Library.

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Professor Alexandra de Luise, Curator

718.997.3748 | alexandra.deluise[at]qc.cuny.edu
Alexandra de Luise, Associate Professor (on leave 2010-2011), is Curator of Queens College Art Center since 1991. She helps coordinate planning new seasons of exhibits, gallery talks, receptions and other programs along with Assistant Curator and Director. She meets with current and prospective artists, oversees support work related to installation, gallery maintenance, programs, mailings and publicity, and acts as contact person for service points on campus. MA in Art History and MLS, she is Queens College Libraries’ Coordinator of Instructional Services.

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Tara Mathison, Assistant Curator

718.997.3772 | tara.mathison[at]qc.cuny.edu
Tara Mathison, Adjunct Faculty, is Assistant Curator of Queens College Art Center, where she has curated over 25 artists and 15 exhibitions since 2007. She has over 10 years' experience curating exhibitions, focusing on contemporary artists and visual culture. An artist herself, she received her MA and MFA in Printmaking while teaching Drawing at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. A member of the Brooklyn artist collective 3rd Ward, she has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. Her work is in collections around the world.

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Frances Chan, Administration

718.997.3770 | frances.chan[at]qc.cuny.edu