Martin Fellow in the Arts
Student Art Contest
The Joseph Martin Institute invites artistic submissions related to the institute's theme for the 2010-2011 academic year: indigenous peoples. Entrants are encouraged to consider the topic of indigenous peoples with regard to place, community, sovereignty, or nation building.
Honors and Awards: A $500 Honorarium will be awarded to one student artist whose work powerfully and uniquely investigates and responds to the theme. The competition is open to all artistic interpretations and media from graphic design, performance (spoken word, musical, and dance entries), photography, works on paper, sculpture, and new genres. In addition to the honorarium, the winning student will receive the status of Martin Fellow in the Arts and will be invited to serve as a juror in next year's competition.
Honorable Mentions will also be awarded and all winning pieces will be placed on display on campus.
The artwork submitted must be recent, created newly or within the past year. No restrictions apply with regard to scale and media, but work must be suitable for the Stonehill community, and ready to be exhibited in a manner appropriate to the nature of the work.
All submissions must be accompanied by a 200-300 word Artist Statement explaining the nature of the piece, its symbolism, inspirations, and why it was meaningful to do.
Entries will be evaluated on the basis of originality, imagination, depth-of-thought, suitability for the Stonehill community, and interpretation of the subject. A Juried Show will be held on Wednesday, March 23 in the Martin Institute. The winning works will be displayed during Academic Achievement Day and throughout the College's Honors Ceremony
SUBMISSION DEADLINE DATE
Artwork should be sent in jpeg form by Friday, March 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalists for the juried show will be notified by March 11.
The 2009 Martin Fellow in Arts was awarded to John Hanawalt '10 for his work "Little Boxes".
Honorable Mention went to John McGowan for his video, "Pangea and the Song Heard Around the World".