Student Visual Arts: Call for Submissions: Visions of Resilience

Autry Classroom Curators Presents: Visions of Resilience

Sixth Annual Student Visual Arts Exhibition – Virtual Exhibition Only

Online Opening: Friday, July 15, 2022 at TheAutry.org


About the Theme: Visions of Resilience

Resilience is a vast and diverse concept, and a basic aspect of our societies’ ability to persevere and evolve through challenge and devastation. Without resilience, humankind would cease to persist in the face of adversity. Without resilience, nature’s growth would not ebb and flow through the seasons, through droughts, through fires. 

Resilience is a toughness that resides in each of us. This is particularly true of those of us who call the American West home. Through adaptability, creativity, and strength, the diverse peoples of the American West have demonstrated resilience for thousands of years. They have recovered, or are in the process of recovering, from traumatic experiences ranging from genocide and injustice to pandemics, racism, and violence. While healing from these experiences takes time, it is resilience that makes the diverse peoples of the American West who they are.

We call on the students in the American West to share with us their understandings of, and visions of resilience in the American West. What has resilience looked like in the past? What does it look like today? How have you experienced resilience in your own life? As always, we look forward to seeing your visions and sharing them on the Autry’s website.


INSTRUCTIONS & SCHEDULE

Out of an abundance of caution, the 2022 Student Visual Arts Exhibition will be a virtual show with no in-person reception. The show will debut TheAutry.org.

  • Submissions consist of both an online application, and the artwork itself.
  • Submissions will be accepted from February 1, 2022 through May 13, 2022:

                      Autry Museum of the American West
                      c/o Katherine Herman, Education Office
                      4700 Western Heritage Way
                      Los Angeles, CA 90027

  • The final deadline for both the online application submission and for the physical artwork to arrive at the Autry (not a “postmarked by” deadline) is Friday, May 13, 2022.
  • Juried results will be shared with the teachers/advisors by late May 2022. Teachers/advisors are kindly asked to share this information with their students.
  • Photographs of selected artworks will be showcased in the virtual exhibition on Friday, July 15, 2022.
  • Artwork must be collected from the Autry no later than Friday, September 2, 2022. Any artwork left at the Autry Museum past Friday, September 2, 2022 is subject to removal. If you teach outside of Los Angeles County, please contact Katherine Herman at kherman@theautry.org to coordinate artwork return.
  • There is no entry fee.

STUDENT ARTWORK GUIDELINES:

  • All forms of two-dimensional art are accepted, including, but not limited to: watercolor, graphic prints, acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, drawing, photography, etc.
  • All works of art must be original artwork created by students in grades 6-12.
  • All submitted artwork must be completed at the time of submission.
  • All entries must be labeled on the back with the name of the student, the school, and the teacher. Please note the orientation of the work.
  • 2D artwork must measure 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 11 x 14, 16 x 20, 20 x 30, or 22 x 32 inches. This does not include stretched canvases.
  • Pastels, charcoal, and Cray-Pas must be fixed (or sealed) when submitted.
  • By submitting artwork, the artist assumes all risks and agrees to hold the Autry harmless against any and all losses, claims, or damages.

AWARDS:

  • All selected entries are eligible for award recognition.

Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

PHYLLIS H. BARBATO • MOLLY AND NEAL H. BROCKMEYER • FRANK H. COUNTNER AND SUSAN L. COUNTNER • DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • DAVID F. EISENBERG • GEORGINA-FREDRICK CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION • THE KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION • MAX H. GLUCK FOUNDATION • CHRISTY AND STEVE MCAVOY • ANN C. RONUS AND ROBERT E. RONUS • THE STEINMETZ FOUNDATION • VIRGINIA F. STEVENSON • UNION BANK • U.S. BANK