North of the 45th: Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition
August 24 - November 4, 2018
CALL FOR ENTRIES
NORTH OF THE 45TH: 11TH ANNUAL UPPER MIDWEST JURIED EXHIBITION
Juried by Cortney Lederer, Director, CNL Art Consulting (Chicago, IL)
ENTRIES DUE May 31, 2018, 11:59PM EST
$20 entry fee (up to five images)
$500 Juror's Choice; includes portfolio review with juror
$500 Permanent Collection Acquisition Award**
$250 Audience Choice
Eligibility: Open to all residents of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin living north of the 45th parallel. There is wiggle room for people within 1 degree of this area, but the idea is to represent artists living in the upper Midwest region. Work in all media is welcome and there are no size limitations. Work previously exhibited at the museum is not eligible.
Submissions: All entries must be submitted by creating an account at devos.slideroom.com. There is a $20 fee to submit up to five images; the juror will select specific pieces for the exhibition based on these submissions.
Awards: A Juror’s Choice award will be selected by the juror, with a prize of $500. The Juror’s Choice recipient will also receive a one-on-one portfolio review with the juror. An Audience Choice award in the amount of $250 will be given at the close of the exhibition, based on votes by visitors to the exhibition. ** The Permanent Collection Acquisition award is dependent upon approval by museum committee.
Timeline (all dates are 2018):
May 31, 11:59PM EST: entries due
July 13: jury decisions sent via e-mail
July 16: high resolution image due to museum for catalogue
August 7, 5pm ET: artwork due at the museum*
August 24 - November 4: exhibition dates, with an opening reception on August 24
More info:devos.slideroom.com or nmu.edu/devos
*Accepted entries will need to be shipped or delivered to the museum ready to display. Shipped artwork will be returned at the museum’s expense.
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Cortney Lederer is an arts advocate, curator and project manager with fifteen years of experience managing an array of artistic programming for organizations and businesses. From 2011–14 she served as the Director of Exhibitions and Residencies at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC), where she designed and managed its two residency programs: BOLT Residency and HATCH Projects. While at CAC, Cortney curated and managed special projects for businesses such as tech incubator 1871, Patron Tequila, TOMS Shoes, Groupon and Taste of Chicago (DCASE). She has curated and produced hundreds of solo and group exhibitions during her tenure at CAC. As a result of her efforts, her programs were cited as producing some of the most promising emerging practitioners in Chicago in the Chicago Tribune (2011) and voted “Best opportunity for emerging artists” by New City’s Best of Chicago (2013).
In 2014 Cortney launched CNL Projects (CNL), which provides project-based consulting to organizations with a specialization in curating, project management, program design and development. CNL has worked with notable organizations such as 3Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Lillstreet Art Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO Chicago, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, LinkedIn, Wilson Sporting Goods and Hyatt Hotels Corporate Office Chicago.
In addition, Cortney works closely with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where she is in process of curating her third Masters of Fine Arts exhibition featuring artists working across multiple mediums. She also teaches two graduate-level courses in the Arts Administration and Policy department and provides professional development workshops to artists throughout Chicago.
Cortney received her BA in Sociology from George Washington University (1999), a BFA from the University of Victoria (2002), and a dual Masters degree in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). Currently, she serves on the board of Every House Has a Door (previously Goat Island) the Education Advisory Committee for the Chicago Artists Coalition, and Programming Advisory committee for Snow City Arts.