Call for Entries - 94th Annual Spring Show at Erie Art Museum
February 14, 2017, Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Art Museum is pleased to announce the call for entries in the 94th Annual Spring Show. The deadline for entries is April 1st at 5 p.m. Detailed entry information and receiving dates are available on the Museum's website at http://erieartmuseum.org/call-for-entries/
Juror for this year's Spring Show is photographer and video artist William Wegman. The Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Art Department of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania to bring Wegman to serve as Spring Show juror and to deliver a free, public lecture at EUP's Cole Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m.
Working in Los Angeles in the early 70s, William Wegman became a pioneer in the developing medium of video art and a key figure in what came to be known as West Coast Conceptual Art. His early works with his dog, a Weimaraner named Man Ray, and collaborations with a subsequent, ever-growing cast of Weimaraners, led to several decades of 20 x 24 Polaroid images; video and films for Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Street; a feature length film, The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold, and commissions ranging from the Metropolitan Opera and Wallpaper Magazine to a cover for The New Yorker. Wegman has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno, The Colbert Report, and the David Letterman Show.
The Spring Show opens with a private preview and reception for the artists and members of the Erie Art Museum on Saturday, April 22, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at this time. The Spring Show will be open to the public on Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m. The exhibition will close on Sunday, July 9.
About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie's cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings and a modern, 'Green,' 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.
The Museum maintains an ambitious program of changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well as traditional media.
The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 8,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.
The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists' services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the popular summer program, Mid Day Art Break, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.
The Erie Art Museum and gift shop is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Winter hours for the café are 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday. For additional visitor information, visit online at www.erieartmuseum.org or call 814-459-5477.