National Wet Paint Exhibition 2011 at Zhou B

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Anthony Vega.


Under the watchful eye of a technology driven society, online social networking and cyber interaction communities, a group of young artists have been evolving and redefining one of the oldest mediums of art. The National Wet Paint MFA Exhibition is an outlook and an overview of promising artists across the United States currently working in the medium of painting. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists (MFA candidates/graduates) working in painting media.

Wet Paint will pose the following questions: How is the next generation of artists redefining one of the oldest art mediums? How are new technologies impacting their painting materials, methods, techniques, processes and ideas? How are graduate programs in America reshaping painting? What does painting mean to a new generation? Wet Paint will highlight and give a forum to a new generation of artists working from traditional to experimental painting media.

Amanda Voltz

Emerging Artists of Excellence

The Zhou B Spirit Award celebrates the talent and innovative spirit of emerging MFA painters currently working in the united states. The award winners will be given an opportunity to mount a two person exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center (Fall 2011). Internationally renown artists Zhou Brothers will select the two winners among the Wet Paint 2011 exhibiting artists.

The Zhou B Art Center is a private, non-government funded art center designed to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community. The 87,000 square feet art center offers innumerable possibilities for exploring the arts in a charismatic location and collectively form an extravagant art center fusing culture and creativity.

Ernesto Trujillo.

The Zhou B Art Center was founded in 2003 by the world renowned artists, the Zhou Brothers. It is now home to several exhibition spaces, a cafe, an art store, galleries and artist studios. It has established itself as the premier venue for internationally recognized art shows and events and continues to galvanize the South Side and the Bridgeport neighborhood as the most interesting new area for the arts in Chicago. Visit our website at www.zbcenter.org.

Exhibition Dates: January 21 to March 12, 2011
Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 13, 2010
Notice of Acceptance/Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance or decline no later than December 15. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website on December 15 (mark your calendars).
Delivery: All accepted work must be received by January 13, 2011

Open to all MFA candidates currently enrolled in a MFA program in a US college or university and recent MFA recepients who graduated from 2009 to 2010. Open to all work that incorporates painting and/or the interpretation of painting in traditional or experimental media in 2D, 3D and installation will be accepted for submission. Work must have been completed within the last two years. All work must be ready to install.