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MARNsalons Application Information

Applications are currently closed while we redesign the program. Please check back in December of 2020 for updates.

For the 2020/21 season all events will be held virtually including the newly added MARNsalon final exhibit. If there are changes to the CDC guidelines and/or a vaccine that makes it possible, we will consider holding the final exhibit for the season in person late in 2021.

Our MARNsalon advisory committee usually hosts the guest critic along with local critics for on-site visits to artist's studios, exhibitions, site-specific installations or other project spaces. This season we will hold these critiques virtually. The 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 production. We require that you are able to prepare your work for critique so it can be 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 virtual roundtable discussion with the guest and local critics based on the guest critic's purview.

MARNSalon Advisory Committee

Nina Ghanbarzadeh, artist, Program Coordinator for MARNsalons
Michele St. Amour, artist, MARN Director of Programming
Valaria Tatera, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who creates social awareness of contemporary Indigenous issues through her art. She has earned an MFA in 3-D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. and B.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Valaria is a respected guest lecturer and panelist whose lectures address Indigenous Rights and Art as Advocacy. She was a finalist in the Mary Nohl Fellowship 2019, finalist in United States Artist Fellowship 2016 and Best in Show category Sculpture at MOWA 2014 and a featured artist at Lakefront Festival of the Arts.  http://www.valariatatera.com/
Rose Curley, interdisciplinary artist and creative non-fiction writer. She was the recipient of Mary Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists in 2016. She is currently an adjunct professor in New Studio Practice at MIAD. https://www.miad.edu/faculty/rose-curley   https://rosemakes.com/
Katie Avila Loughmiller, interdisciplinary social practice artist. Co-founder of LUNA (Latinas Unidas eN Ias Artes). She serves as the Arts Project Coordinator for the Milwaukee Public Library. She is also a founding member of Heard Space and also a founding member of We Heard We’re Funny, a multimedia performance arts collective based in Milwaukee. http://www.katieloughmiller.com/

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

Application Guidelines

Applicants agree to:

• Prepare your studio, exhibition, project space or portfolio for a professional virtual critique with 4-6 critics including guest critic. The MARNsalon committee can work with you to provide a space for sharing your work for critique if necessary.
• For Studio Visit, 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.
• For Portfolio Review simply fill out the form below and you will receive further info if you are chosen.
• Attend a virtual roundtable discussion with audio/visual recording.
• Studio Visit applicants: Submit a short statement (not less than 200 words) before the final exhibition (September of 2021) reflecting on your experience interacting with the guest critic, your take aways based on the critique and how the program has impacted your art practice.
• Portfolio Review applicants: Submit a short statement (not less than 200 words) within two weeks of your review reflecting on your experience interacting with the guest critic, your take aways based on the critique and how the program will impact your art practice.
• Studio Visit applicants: Participate in the final group exhibition in late September of 2021.

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 space. The artist(s) must be present for the critique.
• Applicants must be paid MARN members with online profiles on our website including contact information and at least 5 images on your profile page.

How to apply:
• Link to your artsinmilwaukee.org profile with at least 5 samples of current work
• Your phone number
• Your e-mail address
• Note whether you are applying for Studio Tour or Portfolio Review in the Statement section

• A one-paragraph statement about why you desire critique with the lead critic for this moment in your professional development (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 Michele St. Amour, MARN Director of Programming at michele@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:*
link to your artsinmilwaukee.org profile
(150 words)