AMoA BIENNIAL-600: Justice·Equality·Race·Identity will be an exhibition of artworks selected by a juror from works submitted by artists residing within a 600-mile radius of Amarillo, Texas. The exhibition will be on view October 22, 2021—January 2, 2022.
AMoA BIENNIAL-600: Justice-Equality-Race-Identity is the ninth in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions exploring specific areas of artistic practice, material, and content. Previous exhibition focuses include Drawing (’05), Clay (‘07), Glass (‘09), Figurative Painting (‘11), Printmaking (‘13), Sculpture (’15), Architecture (’17), and Textile/Fiber (‘19). This year, the AMoA staff and Board of Trustees are excited to offer the museum’s exhibition spaces to artists with a socially engaged practice.
JUROR: Leslie Moody Castro
Leslie Moody Castro is an independent curator and writer whose practice is based on itinerancy and collaboration. She has produced, organized, and collaborated on projects in Mexico and the United States for more than a decade, and her repertoire of critical writing is also reflective of her commitment to place. She is committed to creating moments of artistic exchange and dialogue and as such is a co-founder of Unlisted Projects, an artist residency program in Austin, Texas. In 2017, she was selected as Curator and Artistic Director of the sixth edition of the Texas Biennial, and was recently the first invited curator in residence at the Galveston Artist Residency. Moody Castro earned a Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin in Museum Education with a portfolio supplement in Museum Studies in 2010, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History at DePaul University in Chicago in 2004, and has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment of Arts for her curatorial projects (2016, 2017). In addition to her firm belief that the visual arts create moments of empathy, Moody Castro also believes that Mariachis make everything better.
Any artwork that speaks to and illuminates the conversations around race, identity, social justice, social change, and/or social inequity in any form may be submitted for consideration. Artists whose work could be sited outdoors are encouraged to submit proposals, as are artists with installation-based practices (though the nature of the museum’s interior spaces does impose limits). Artists whose work requires exceptionally challenging handling or installation may be required to assist with installation on-site.
The AMoA will publish a catalog/brochure to document the exhibition. Four awards will be chosen by the juror: Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Images of these works will be included in the publication. Each participating artist will receive two copies of the AMoA BIENNIAL-600: Justice-Equality-Race-Identity catalog/brochure.
The museum does not take a commission on works sold as a result of the exhibition. Interested buyers will be referred directly to the artist.
Artists can apply to the exhibition here: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8597
Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside within a 600 mile radius of Amarillo, Texas.
$30 application fee. Artists may submit images or video of up to three artworks with a maximum of two additional detail images of each work.
Deadline for Entries: August 1, 2021
Artist Notifications: on or before August 27, 2021
Accepted artworks due at the AMoA: October 1, 2021
Installation begins October 18, 2021
For questions or information about the exhibition contact Alex Gregory at 806.371.5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.