A Sense of Place Juried Competition 2023

Main Gallery

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National Juried Competition, A Sense of Place

The National Juried Competition A Sense of Place, is open to participants from throughout the United States. The exhibition, now in its 41st year, seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists and will be on view in the Main Gallery September 8–October 13, 2023.

About The Juror 

Jeffrey Richmond-Moll is curator of American art at the Georgia Museum of Art and a graduate faculty member at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. His research has been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies/Henry Luce Foundation, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Winterthur Museum & Library, among others. 

He is the editor and lead author of Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery, and Imagination in American Realism (2021) and Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund (co-published by the Georgia Museum of Art and the University of Georgia Press, 2022). Essays on early American still-life painting, portraiture, neoclassical sculpture, magic realism, ecology and the southern landscape, modernism in the Southwest, and wartime material culture have appeared in numerous journals, including Winterthur Portfolio, the Archives of American Art Journal, and MAVCOR Journal, and in various anthologies and exhibition catalogues, including Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment (2018), The Unforgettables: Expanding the History of American Art (2023), Object Lessons in American Art (2023), and Southern/Modern (2023). Other recent and upcoming exhibition projects include a series of durational video performances about sea level rise (2020), the resurgence of abstraction among contemporary artists (2021), modern Native American printmaking (2021), American modernism on paper (2022), photography in the American South (2022), and intergenerational trauma and reconciliation in the nuclear age through cameraless photographic techniques (2024).

2023 Participating Artists: As this event is open to artists from across the United States, the entries represent an extremely wide range of artistic skill and ability. The 413 entries received represented 151 applicants from 33 states. The process to narrow down so many entries was a difficult one and space did play a role. In all, 46 works of art were chosen for inclusion in the 2023 exhibition. 

Karen Abato, Zane Ally, Sierra Bush, Kyle Chaput, Emily Clare, Catherine Conrad, Robyn Cooper, Alyssa Davis, Andrew DeCaen, Diana Dyer, Marie Echols, Michael Farmer, Richard Gilles, Juan Granados, Katrina Griffith, Pattricia Guthrie, Bro Halff, Howard Hastie, Karly Jean Kainz, Devin Lovett, Barbara Mann, John Markowitz, DaNice D Marshall, Timothy McCool, Linda McCune, Gautam Misra, Katy Mixon, Paul Moncus, Jo-Ann Morgan, Jacob Muldowney, Robert Mullenix, Christopher Murphy, Mable Ni, Anna Norton, Jose Ochoa, Judith Peck, Melissa Pinney, Seda Pound, Craig Rouse, Jess Self, Jessie Shinn, Asya Dodina & Slava Polishchuk, Jessica Summers, Patricia Turner, Mike White, Marian Zielinski


Calendar of Events 

March 31 - June 15 - Open for entries

June 15, 2023 - Entry deadline 

July 18 - Notification letters sent to artists

On or before August 18 - Delivery deadline for accepted works 

September 8–October 13 - Exhibition on view  

September 8, 2023, from 5-7 PM - Awards presentation and reception

October 20 – Deadline for artwork to be picked up. Return shipment can take up to 2 weeks after the closing date of show to be shipped due to the volume of artwork.

For more information, rules, and to enter: CallForEntry.org 


Friday, September 8, 2023 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 13, 2023 - 5:00pm
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art 506 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901