“ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016” announces its expert jury panel, which includes Charlene Modena, Professor Steve Baker and Brian Smith. These three high profile jurors bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this contest. The jurors will score each entry in terms of creativity, success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED” and technical skill. The Rickie Report urges everyone interested to apply, as the October 2nd DEADLINE approaches. We share the details about the jurors and the Contest here.
The 4th annual ENDANGERED
Art & Photography Contest,
Wearable Art, Jewelry and Fine Crafts
The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.
A panel of three high profile jurors who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this contest judges the entries.This panel of three jurors will score each entry in terms of creativity, success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED” and technical skill. We are very proud to announce the 2016 ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest Jury Panel: Charlotte Modena, Professor Steve Baker and Brian Smith.
Director, School of Jewelry & Metal Arts,
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Charlene at work in her studio in Muir Beach, California. All Rights Reserved
Ms. Modena received her MA in Sculpture from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Jewelry and Metal Arts and an MFA in Sculpture from Academy of Art University. She also studied with the S.F. Art Institute, Penland School in North Carolina and Haystack School in Maine, and conducted additional research in England, Mexico, Italy and Hawaii. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the world, including the American Institute of Architects, the University of Guanajuato (Mexico), the Butler Museum, Elements Gallery, the Velvet da Vinci Gallery and the Biennale Internationale-Limoges in France.
Mysterious Ancestors gold, seashell, Egyptian paste. Charlene Modena. All Rights Reserved.
Ms. Modena brings years of conceptual investigation, and technical expertise to her artwork. Exploring the compelling contrasts between form, essence, and abstraction, her most recent series “Endangered” is an eloquent observation of the losses in the natural world. Handmade paper, iron, wood, neon, gold, copper, silver, gemstones, and beeswax are all balanced as a celebration and reflection of her highly individual aesthetic and an acknowledgment of the harmonious synergy of the human hand in object making.
Endangered: Gangotri Glacier polyester, mica, aquamarine, sterling silver, diamond, acrylic, pearl. Charlene Modena. All Rights Reserved.
Ms. Modena’s work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Collections include Xerox International, Trump Towers, and Ann Rockefeller Roberts. She is included in World’s Who’s Who of Women, and Foremost Women of the 20th C. Publications include Design Magazine, Metalsmith Journal, Ornament Magazine, American Crafts, Lark books 500 Pendants and Lockets, and 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Charlene volunteered for many years in wildlife rehabilitation at Wildcare in San Rafael CA. Take a look at more of her unique and intriguing work at http://www.charlenemodena.com
Professor Steve Baker
Emeritus Professor of Art History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Central Lancashire, UK
Professor Steve Baker. All Rights Reserved.
Steve Baker is an independent artist and writer, affiliated to the University of Central Lancashire as Emeritus Professor of Art History. Since 2010 his artwork has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe, and was recently included in two major animal-themed museum shows in Poland and Germany. Much of his writing over the past twenty years or so has directly addressed the visual representation of animals in art and in popular culture, and has contributed to the international development of animal studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences. His books include Artist|Animal, The Postmodern Animal, and Picturing the Beast.
A provocative exploration of the work of contemporary artists who engage with questions of animal life… “Artist Animal” examines the work of contemporary artists who directly confront questions of animal life, treating animals not aesthetically or symbolically but rather as beings who actively share the world with humanity. Featuring full-color examples of their art, it situates artists within the wider project of thinking beyond the human, asserting art’s power to open new ways of thinking about animals.
“Picturing the Beast” Animals, Identity, and Representation. Explores how human beings use animals and images of animals to define themselves.
From Mickey Mouse to the teddy bear, from the Republican elephant to the use of “jackass” as an all-purpose insult, images of animals play a central role in politics, entertainment, and social interactions. In this penetrating look at how Western culture pictures the beast, Steve Baker examines how such images–sometimes affectionate, sometimes derogatory, always distorting–affect how real animals are perceived and treated.
“Artist|Animal” by Steve Baker
Steve Baker has made a significant contribution to the field of ‘animal studies’ in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and he is now recognized as a significant figure in the international development of this interdisciplinary field. He was a founder member of the Animal Studies Group in the UK. He is on the editorial boards of animal studies journals in the USA, UK, Australia and Italy, and also those of the book series ‘Animalibus’ (Penn State UP) and ‘Animal Publics’ (Sydney UP). Since 2010 his artwork (which explores parallel themes to his academic research) has been shown in group exhibitions in the UK, USA and Australia, and has been reproduced and discussed in the journals Art & Research, Antennae, Tierstudien and Angelaki. Steve brings a unique perspective to the Jury Panel. For more information visit: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/dr_steve_baker.php
Pulitzer Prize winning Photographer
Brian Smith, Death Valley. All Rights Reserved.
For the past 30 years, Brian Smith’s iconic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ. His first magazine photograph appeared in LIFE Magazine when Smith was a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri. Five years later, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photographs of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was again a finalist for the Pulitzer for his photographs of Haiti in Turmoil.
From: Haiti in Turmoil by Brian Smith. All Rights Reserved.
Brian’s photograph of Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics won first place in both World Press Photo and the Pictures of the Year Competition. His books include: Art & Soul photographed in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony, pairs Smith’s iconic portraits of celebrities from film, television, stage and music with their personal messages about the importance of funding the arts; Secrets of Great Portrait Photography from New Riders Press shares his stories from his last 30 years photographing portraits of the famous and infamous; and Sony A7/A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots.
Brian Smith’s work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, American Museum of Natural History, Aperture Gallery, Chelsea Art Museum and the W Los Angeles. He’s appeared on The X Factor, Israel Channel One and Fine Living Network. His awards include the Pulitzer Prize, American Photography, Communication Arts Photography Awards, World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism, One Eyeland People Photographer of the Year, American Photo magazine’s New Faces in Photography, AltPick Awards and Photo District News Awards.
He is president of APA/Editorial Photographer and a Sony Artisan of Images and X-Rite Master Coloratti. His work has been featured on the covers of the Photo District News and Professional Photographer and in Communication Arts, After/Capture, American Photo, Popular Photography, Digital Photo Pro, Emerging Photographer, Inside Edge, PDN and Rangefinder magazines. His photography assignments have taken him to six continents racking up four million air miles yet they have always brought him home to Miami Beach. Please take a look at more of Brian’s work at www.briansmith.com
From: Haiti in Turmoil by Brian Smith. All Rights Reserved.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
We are very proud and excited to have such an illustrious panel of jurors and are grateful to them for giving their time and expertise to help the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and the Center for Great Apes.
You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at http://www.art4apes.com
A donation of $25 ($5 for Young Artists) required for each entry and all fees go directly to the Center for Great Apes.
The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.
Cash prizes totaling $2,750 will be awarded in each category. First Prize will receive $1,500, Second Prize will receive $750 and Third Prize will receive $500.
Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at http://www.art4apes.com.
Help a wonderful sanctuary
The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition is focused on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care. Take a look at www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place.
ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center for Great Apes. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.
The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.
We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:
• Through our website http://www.art4apes.com. We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone entering on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time. Email Lindsey@art4apes.com if you would like to receive our monthly newsletter.
• You may email Lindsey@art4apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.
The ENDANGERED Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We offer artists and photographers great exposure for their entries. All entries are posted on our website, www.Art4Apes.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to reach a new audience and potentially win a prize but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.
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