July 21 - September 28, 2024
B24: Wiregrass Biennial showcases exceptional work from the region’s contemporary artists, illustrating the South’s rich cultural heritage. The juried exhibition encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a variety of art forms and media and will feature paintings, sculptures as well as mixed media, new media and installation art.
The Wiregrass Biennial is a juried exhibition open to all artists living and working in the South over 18 years of age. Eligible states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. All work must be original and completed within the last three years. We are seeking innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and techniques.
Open to artists living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, WMA encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media. Artists can submit up to three works. Work that predates 2020 will not be considered.
How to Submit
All submissions must be completed online, using ArtCall. Label all images with title and corresponding image list. The image list should include title, date, dimensions, and medium. Each submission must also be accompanied by an artist statement and resume. The museum will not accept original artwork, slides, master tapes, catalogues, or reviews. The link to apply: https://b24-wiregrassbiennialatwiregrassmuseumofart.artcall.org
For tips on photographing your work for use in an online call visit https://artcall.org/pages/tips-for-photographing-artwork-for-digital-submissions
Submissions will be due by Friday, February 16, 2024. There is no fee to submit work to B24: Wiregrass Biennial.
Review and Selection
Artists selected to participate in the exhibition will be contacted no later than April 19, 2024.
Selected works and delivery
All works must be professionally presented and ready to install by June 28, 2024. WMA will not mat, frame, or wire works for exhibition. Participating artists are responsible for the delivery of their work to the museum as well as pickup of the work at the close of the exhibition. All artwork must arrive with appropriate packaging for return pickup. The museum is not responsible for damage to artwork due to insufficient packaging. All artwork will be insured for the duration of the exhibition.
Exhibition dates are July 19 – September 28, 2024.
People’s Choice: One (1) $1000 award for first place, one (1) $500 award for second place, and one (1) $500 award for third place.
Judge’s Choice: One (1) $1000 award. There will also be one (1) $1,000 award for an Alabama artist.
Terms and Conditions
The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.
Amanda Karioth Thompson is an independent arts consultant focused on helping people navigate their creative projects. As the founder of AKT Artful, she provides a unique perspective and specialized expertise as a knowledgeable advisor, collaborator, and interpreter. With 20 years of experience as a maker and arts administrator, she develops, manages, and produces arts related content, projects, programming, and events. Amanda offers customized support tailored to the creative needs of her clients which include municipal agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, educators, artists, and individuals. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Amanda attended FSU and earned two bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Art Education, and a master’s degree in Art Education. She also holds a K-12 Florida Art Teacher Certification and volunteers in arts classrooms across the community. She is a practicing artist working in glass, ceramics, and a variety of other media.
Carrie Jaxon serves as the first Director and Curator of Troy University’s International Arts Center (IAC) in Troy, Alabama. Under her direction, since 2017, the IAC has grown by offering the community a continual rotation of free exhibitions by regional, national, and international artists, along with free cultural programming for all ages. Carrie also oversees the artistic vision, general administration, and educational programming of the center. Her exhibitions and community programs have been supported by Alabama State Council on the Arts, South Arts, Alabama Humanities Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Carrie’s background includes working in NYC and Madrid, Spain with international architectural and design firms such as Gensler, Ingenor, and Serrano Brothers; developing art content for Spanish publishing company Ivorypress; and serving as the Exhibition Coordinator of Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, Alabama.
She holds a Bach. of Architecture from Auburn University, where she is also a Rural Studio alumnus, and she received an MFA for Art, Creation, and Investigation from the University of Madrid, Spain.
Carrie also serves as a Troy Arts Council Board member, where she furthers her pursuits of bringing as many cultural and artistic opportunities as possible to the community.
Meredith Lynn is an artist, curator, and educator based in Tallahassee, Florida. Through her creative and scholarly projects she researches the impacts of climate change and land management and ownership. Her work has recently been shown at the the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City, UT), Knoxville Museum of Art (Knoxville, TN), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), the Wiregrass Museum of Art (Dothan, AL), Gadsden Museum of Art (Gadsden, AL), Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN), House Guest Gallery (Louisville, KY), and Granary Arts (Ephraim, UT). Her curatorial projects have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida State University where she is also the curator of the Museum of Fine Arts.