Call For Art > CFA: Pro Arts Juried Annual 2014 - deadline OCT 11
CFA: Pro Arts Juried Annual 2014 - deadline OCT 11
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland CA -- Sep 12, 2013 --


Selections by Arnold J. Kemp
Painting and Printmaking Chair & Associate Professor
School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University


Entry Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013, midnight
Exhibition Dates: November 26, 2013 - January 10, 2014

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The Juried Annual presents a survey of Bay Area art at the creative edge. All submissions are reviewed online using a ‘blind’ jury system.




Arnold J. Kemp is an artist, writer and curator. An echo in his work across these disciplines is the presence of empathy and humor in conceptual strategies to address harder personal and collective realities. In considering the world in which we live, he explains, "I leave room for laughter, as, in our current cultural moment, perhaps that is all we have."

Kemp is the Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has deep roots in the Bay Area having worked as a curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1993-2003. Kemp’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem and Berkeley Art Museum. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012. He is also the recipient of awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.



Participation is open to artists who reside/work within the eleven counties Greater Bay Area, defined as the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.

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