CVAD Galleries calls for entries in the 61st Annual Voertman Art Competition
With Chief Curator Christopher Blay, pictured, of the Houston Museum of African American Culture as the juror for the 61st Annual Voertman Art Competition, the CVAD Galleries office has put out the call for entries! A time-honored tradition in CVAD, the competition was started in 1960 and has been skipped only once in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Started by Paul Voertman, family founder of Voertman’s store, the exhibition is juried each year by an accomplished art professional and provides students with real-world experience. Since the inception of this competition, thousands of artists have exhibited their works and hundreds have received cash prizes generously sponsored by Voertman’s store.
Exhibition: Feb. 1–19, 2022 | Reception and Awards: Feb. 3, 5–7 p.m.
Cora Stafford Gallery, Art Building, Room 100
All CVAD students may apply through UNT.SlideRoom.com from Nov. 8 through Dec. 3, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Works in the show must be picked up Feb. 23-25.
There is a $5 SlideRoom fee plus a $5 entry fee per artwork, up to five per email address, which makes it a minimum of $10 and maximum of $30.
About the Juror
Christopher Blay is an artist, writer and curator with a B.F.A. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and prior to becoming chief curator at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, he worked as the news editor of GlassTire, an online-only daily arts magazine. Blay has served on jury panels for the Nasher Sculpture Center, Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum's Moss/Chumley award, Big Medium’s Tito’s Prize, as well as numerous University gallery exhibitions including the 2021 South Central Chapter of the Society for Photographic Educators' member exhibition.
Image 1: Call for entries flier with all text repeated in the body of this post.
Image 2: Christopher Blay wearing a dark blue shirt, glasses and a brown fedora hat, smiling.