MIXMASTER 2022 Juried Members Exhibition: CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Mattatuck Museum’s annual MIXMASTER is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of the Museum’s artists members working in New England and the Tri-state region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work, done in the last three years.  

MIXMASTER is open to all Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont resident artists 18 years and over. Original works accepted in all media. Work submitted must have been executed in the past three years and not previously exhibited in a Connecticut Museum. A $20.00 entry fee will be charged for each submitted work. Up to three works per artist may be submitted. All entrants must have a current Mattatuck Museum membership to be eligible to submit work. Artists can learn more about Mixmaster at the Museum’s website, mattmuseum.org, and submit entries on artcall.org.   Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 17, 2021. 

Submissions will be judged this year by Kyle Harris, Director at Peter Blum Gallery in NYC. Kyle Harris has been Director at Peter Blum Gallery in New York since 2019. Previously he was the Director of Susan Sheehan Gallery in New York and the Gallery Associate of Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach. He holds an MA in Art History with a specialization in Museums and Collections from Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands, and was a Curatorial Intern at Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Netherlands.

Peter Blum Gallery opened in 1993 in SoHo exhibiting work by Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, and Francesco Clemente among others. The gallery has maintained a presence in New York for almost three decades exhibiting leading voices in contemporary art and publishing prints and books as Peter Blum Edition. Five exhibitions are organized per year and the gallery participates in art fairs that include Frieze New York and Art Basel Miami Beach. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America as well as the International Fine Print Dealers Association.

Submissions will be open on Monday, October 18 and the deadline for submissions will be Friday, December 17, 2021.

Exhibition: Sunday, January 30 – Sunday, March 6, 2022

Reception and Awards: Sunday, January 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702

Prizes: First Prize: $500 and a solo show with the Museum (September 11 – November 27, 2022)

Second Prize: $300

Third Prize: $200

Juror Selection: Upgraded membership to Director’s Circle membership level and all benefits ($250 value)

Visitor’s Award: Upgraded membership to Director’s Circle membership level and all benefits ($250 value)

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