The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce the 2022 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this event, now in its 40th year, seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists.
Founded in 1937 and housed in the historic Nicholas Ware mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) is Augusta’s only independent nonprofit visual arts school and gallery. The Institute serves as a showcase for local, regional, and national artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork year-round. In addition, professionally taught studio art classes in a wide variety of media are provided to students of all ages and experience levels.
Juror: Erin Dunn – Erin Dunn is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA, where she has worked since 2014. She supports the modern and contemporary art program by coordinating and organizing exhibitions at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center. Her projects are wide-ranging, but one driving focus is the interpretation and communication of social and cultural issues addressed through the medium of photography, explored previously through Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography and Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography. Recent exhibitions include a retrospective of American photographer Bruce Davidson and solo presentations of work by artists Sonya Clark and Noel W Anderson. In addition, Dunn has spearheaded several exhibitions for Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which raises the visibility and promotes the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. Dunn holds a BA from Emory University and an MA from the University of Georgia.
Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $35 entry fee for up to 3 entries/images. Each image counts as an entry.
Three cash prizes will be given, including a $750 Best of Show Award and two $500 Juror’s Awards. At the juror’s discretion, additional noncash Merit awards may also be presented. Award recipients will be announced on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the opening reception for A Sense of Place.
The 2022 juried fine art competition is open to all US artists age 18 and older. All works must be original, not previously exhibited at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, and completed on or after June 1, 2020. Work that predates this cut-off date will not be considered. Entries in the following media will be accepted: painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art and photography. Film and video pieces are ineligible due to our limitations. Entries are not judged in media categories.
Calendar of Events
June 15, 2022 – Entry deadline
July 18 – Notification letters sent to artists
On or before August 15 – Delivery deadline for accepted works
September 2–October 7 – Exhibition on view
September 2, 2022, from 6-8 PM – Awards presentation and reception
October 21 – Deadline for artwork to be picked up. Return shipment can take up to 2 weeks after the closing date of show to be shipped due to the volume of artwork.