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MARNsalon 2014-15 Series Applicant Information

 

MARNsalon I: Evan Garza 
Co-Founder of Fire Island Artist Residency, Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator for The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), and juror of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Program in 2013.

MARNsalon II: Anne Bray 
Artist, director of Freewaves.

Applications Due Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 

MARN members are allowed to apply for both salons but can only participate in either MARNsalon I or MARNsalon II if selected.

Critique and Roundtable Dates:
MARNsalon I: Evan Garza on October 11-12, 2014
MARNsalon II: Anne Bray on October 25-26, 2014

Our MARNsalon committee will host the guest critic along with local critics for on-site visits to artist's studios, exhibitions, site-specific installations or other project spaces. The MARNsalon committee can work with you to provide a space for sharing your work for critique if necessary. We seek progressive, professional practices by artists and other cultural workers ready to engage with critique as an important tool for refining work and receiving feedback from a national and international perspective of contemporary prouduction. We require that you are able to prepare your work for critique so it can described or experienced within 15 minutes leaving critics with 45-60 minutes to engage you in thoughtful dialogue. Artists selected for critique will meet with our Program Coordinator for a preparatory studio visit. 

In addition to the critiques, MARNsalon participants will be invited to a roundtable discussion with the guest and local critics based on the guest critic's purview.

MARNSalon Committee
Sara Daleiden, director, MKE<->LAX, and MARN Advisor
Shelleen Greene, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Writing and Critical Thinking, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and MARN advisor
Cynthia Henry, gallery owner, AYZHA FINE ARTS Gallery and Boutique, and MARN Advisor
Claudia Mooney, Assistant Curator at the Chipstone Foundation
Monica Miller, artist, and MARNsalon Program Coordinator

Please contact the committee at MARNsalons@artsinmilwaukee.org with any questions.

Application Guidelines

 

Applicants agree to

  • Prepare your studio, exhibition or other project space for professional critique with 5-6 critics including guest critic. The MARNsalon committee can work with you to provide a space for sharing your work for critique if necessary.
  • Prepare work for critique that can be described or experienced within 15 minutes so critics will have 45-60 minutes to engage the artist with critical dialogue.
  • Submit artist statement, bio, headshot and work sample image for MARN public relations purposes
  • Attend roundtable discussion with audio recording 
  • Attend follow-up critique and discussion with MARNsalon committee

Who can apply:

  • All artists open to professional critique are welcome to apply, however, undergraduate students must be in their senior year.
  • Curators, gallerists, directors or other project leaders may apply on behalf of the artist(s) they work with for an exhibition or other project spac. The artist(s) must be present for the critique.
  • Applicants must be a paid MARN member with an online profile. (visit www.artsinmilwaukee.org/join)

How to apply:

  • Link to your artsinmilwaukee.org profile with at least 5 samples of current work
  • Your phone number
  • Your e-mail address
  • A one-paragraph statement about why you desire critique with a guest critic for this moment in your professional develompent (maximum 150 words)

Profiles with portfolios are a benefit of membership. If you are not currently a MARN member, please visit artsinmilwaukee.org/join. If you require assistance in building your profile, please contact Monica Miller, MARN Operations Director at  monica@artsinmilwaukee.org. Applicants are reviewed by the MARNsalon committee and selected based on the quality of work, readiness for critique and the professionalism of the application. Applications that do not follow the specified guidelines for formatting and content will not be considered. 

Applicants will be notified via e-mail.

Your Name:*
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Phone:
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link to your artsinmilwaukee.org profile
Statement:
(150 words)