The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial Exhibition was founded in 2010 by Sergio Gomez. It is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting. Now on its fourth edition this growing and highly competitive juried exhibition will bring to Chicago some of the most talented emerging artists in the country. Wet Paint 2018 is fully funded by the Zhou B Art Center which makes it possible for graduate students to submit works for consideration at no cost. The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 takes place from January 19 to February 10 in the spacious second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center. Wet Paint is juried by the Zhou B Art Center’s selection team and curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA.
The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 seeks to highlight traditional and experimental ways contemporary artists incorporate and embrace painting as their primary medium.
Exhibition Dates: January 19 to February 10, 2018
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, December 8, 2017
Notice of Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance or decline no later than December 11. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website on December 11 (mark your calendars).
Delivery: All accepted work must be received by January 9, 2018
Open to all MFA candidates currently enrolled in an MFA program in a US college or university and recent MFA recipients who graduated from 2016 to 2017. Open to all work that incorporates painting and/or the interpretation of painting in traditional or experimental media in 2D, 3D and installation will be accepted for submission. Work must have been completed within the last three years. All work must be ready to install. Artists who have participated in two Wet Paint exhibitions are not eligible to participate.
ZHOU B SPIRIT AWARD:
Two Wet Paint Biennial 2016 artists will be selected by the internationally recognized artist the Zhou Brothers to receive the Zhou B Spirit Award. The award will be presented during the opening reception on January 19th. The award recipients will have the unique opportunity to attend a private reception hosted by the Zhou Brothers in their honor at the Zhou B private studio the day of the opening. The Zhou Brothers are one of the most accomplished contemporary artists in the world today renowned for their unique collaborative work process. They always work together on their paintings, performances, sculptures, and prints, often communicating without words in a so-called dream dialogue. Their thinking, aesthetic, and creativity are a symbiosis of Eastern and Western philosophy, art, and literature that informed their development since early childhood.
Sergio Gomez, MFA
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
Full color catalogs featuring all the works in the gallery will be available for purchase at Blurb.com
There is no size restriction as long as the work can be shipped or delivered to the gallery. Keep in mind shipping expenses when submitting.
SUBMIT AT www.wetpaintmfa.com