radius 250 2015 Prize Winners
Best in Show: "Forest Fire" by Genesis Chapman
2nd Place Award: "Papercuts White-emerald" by Reni Gower, Acrylic on hand cut paper
3rd Place Award: "Christiansburg Summer" by Simone Paterson
Honorable Mention: "$LAVE" by Christopher Cobb, Sculpture Plywood Glitter And Fur
Honorable Mention: "Stronger" by Jon Murrill
Complete List of Selected Artists
May 22 - July 19, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A biennial juried regional exhibition. radius 250 2015 is the 6th installment in the series.
Juror: Amy Moorefield
Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave. SE | Roanoke, VA 24011
Amy Moorefield is the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art. In that role, she is responsible for the creative leadership of the museum exhibition program that encompasses nine galleries, atrium and outdoor mural and sculptural projects and leads a staff that includes five adjunct curators. Previously, she was the Director and Chief Curator of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University. She came to the Wilson Museum from Virginia Commonwealth University’s museum in Richmond, Virginia where she played a critical part in its revitalization and held the rank of assistant professor. During her nineteen years in museum leadership, Moorefield has initiated significant marketing campaigns, museum partnerships, and a vibrant traveling exhibitions program. Additionally, she had directed and curated several internationally recognized exhibitions and publication projects, many of which have received award recognition as well as organized an array of special programs, lectures and panels. She has co-taught courses on museum management and exhibition curation at Hollins University and has also served as a juror, lecturer, and independent curator for several exhibitions, conferences and arts festivals in the United States and abroad. She is the Chair for the City of Roanoke Arts Commission as well as serving as a board member for Virginians for the Arts, the advocacy arm of the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
ARTSPACE is a non-profit, member-run gallery, which has been in existence since 1988. It has become an urban pioneer, moving to and improving "undiscovered" areas of Richmond. One of the most beautiful gallery spaces in Richmond and Virginia, artspace exhibits works by regional, national, and international artists.
Plant Zero, the home of artspace, houses sixty studios for working artists, a Cafe, event space, and offices for area arts-focused, non-profit organizations. Plant Zero takes up an entire block in the Manchester Arts District, which was primarily an industrial area until 2004. Manchester is just across the James River from Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom, historic districts that have long been favorite destinations for visitors.
Past Jurors of radius 250
2013 - N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions University of Richmond Museums Richmond, VA
2011 - Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
2009 - Marlene Rothacker, Director of Exhibitions, International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC
2007 - Ragan Cole-Cunningham, Director of Exhibitions, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
2005 - John Ravenal, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
A major art show featuring artists working within a 250-mile radius of Richmond, VA. Why that area? Because it takes in some of the Mid-Atlantic and some of the Southeast, and juror Amy Moorefield knows there are a lot of good artists out there, and she wants to find out who you are.
THE WHO? Fine artists working in two or three dimensions, or in digital and video mediums. The only limitation is that they must work (create) within a 250-mile radius of Richmond. This includes Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Washington DC, Baltimore, and everywhere in between. If you aren't sure if you fall within the target area, check the map on this page to find out.
THE WHEN? The show will run Friday, May 22 through Sunday, July 19, 2015. Postmark and online deadline for submissions has been extended to 11:59 PM Monday, April 13, 2015.
THE WHERE? The show will occupy all 3,000 square feet of artspace gallery in Plant Zero, a renovated industrial building in Richmond's Manchester Arts District.
PRIZES. UP TO $1000 and a solo exhibition in artspace’s Helena Davis Gallery will be awarded at the discretion of Ms. Moorefield.
Entries will be accepted in hard copy or digital formats.
HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS: Up to 5 digital images on CD at 72 ppi and 1200 pixels for the longest dimension, or up to 3 minutes for moving images on DVD. Label digital images and DVD with last name, first initial, and entry number (e.g. SmithJ1). Video entries require own equipment. Installation work is limited to a height of 10', main entrance to artspace is 8'X8'. Work must have been created within the past 3 years.
Mail or hand-deliver images on CD, video DVD, completed entry form, entry fee, and SASE (for return of CD or DVD) to artspace, Zero E. 4th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224, postmarked by Monday, April 13, 2015 (Extended Deadline).
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: In the body of an e-mail, include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. In this e-mail provide information for the images you wish to submit. Attach images of the work corresponding to the information provided and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM Monday, April 13, 2015 (Extended Deadline).
ENTRY FEE: All submissions require payment of a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for three (3) entries, which is accepted online, by personal check or money order mailed to the gallery by the postmark deadline. Additional entries may be submitted at $5.00 (US) each, for up to five (5) total entries.
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: All notifications of selection status will be e-mailed on or around Friday, April 24, 2015. Artist bios, resumes, and statements will be requested upon selection for the show.
SELECTED WORK will be received from Saturday, April 25, through Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12-4PM. artspace is open Tues-Sun, 12-4PM. The gallery is closed on Mondays.
INSTALLATION of work will take place from Tuesday, May 19, through Thursday, May 21, 2015.
May 22 - July 19, 2015: radius250 2015 on display
June 26, 2015: Mid-Show Reception
July 19 - 20, 2015: Takedown of radius250 2015
July 20 - 31, 2015: Return of unsold Works
artspace is open Tues-Sun, 12-4PM. The gallery is closed on Mondays.