USM Museum of Art wants painters’ submissions

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Museum of Art in The University of Southern Mississippi has announced a call for entries for its 2021 National Juried Painting Exhibition. Artists from across the country are invited to submit entries of original works created within the past five years. Works in any painting medium, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc. and all forms of representational and non-representational painting are eligible.

The exhibition will include a gallery exhibition, an awards ceremony and juror’s lecture.

“The 2019 National Juried Painting exhibition, juried by Philadelphia painter Bill Scott, was one of our blockbuster events as it featured a stunning array of paintings by 46 artists selected from entries from across the country,” said Mark Rigsby, museum director and associate professor of art and design. “This year, as we celebrate the vitality and breadth of practice within contemporary painting across the country, we are thrilled to welcome renowned juror and visiting artist Susan Palmisano.”

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Palmisano’s paintings have been shown in more than 70 national and international exhibitions. She has also been invited as visiting professor in Bali, Java, China, Poland, and Croatia.

This national juried exhibition is open to all U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. Entries must have been completed within the last 5 years. Works in any painting medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc.), and all forms of representational and non-representational painting are eligible. Entries must not exceed 5×6 feet.

Current USM students, faculty and staff are not eligible to apply.

The deadline for the call for entry is Aug. 1. For more information visit