An independent survey of contemporary Texas art
CALL FOR ART: May 15th-July 15th, 2010

Austin, Texas, May 10th, 2010 – Big Medium is happy to announce the 2011 Texas Biennial open Call for Art. As an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, the 2011 Biennial is an opportunity to investigate current art-making in Texas and promote the incredible innovation happening within our great state. We are also please to announce New York based art historian Virginia Rutledge as this year’s curator. In the same independent spirit as years past, the 2011 Biennial will encourage a dialogue amongst artists, curators, writers and art lovers alike that will echo throughout the run of the 4th Biennial exhibition and beyond. The 2011 Biennial will be held in Austin, Texas.

Starting May 15th, 2010 and running until July 15th, 2010, the Texas Biennial will be accepting submissions from artists living and working in Texas via www.texasbiennial.com. All entries will be digitally submitted online and artists of all medias are encouraged to apply. Detailed submission instructions can be found on our website.

2011 Texas Biennial Calendar:
Call for Entries Dates: May 15th – July 15th, 2010
Exhibition Dates: April – May 2011

Eligibility
Open to artists of all mediums who are living and working in Texas.

Submission Fees
$20 Submission fee per entry
5 works may be submitted per entry. Each work may be represented by three different views, which will be counted as a single work.

About the 2011 Biennial Texas Biennial Curator:
Virginia Rutledge is an art historian and attorney based in New York City. Formerly an exhibition associate at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, she also has worked as an independent curator and arts adviser. She speaks frequently on art and art-related legal issues, and has written on these subjects for Art in America, Bookforum and Artforum. As a lawyer, Virginia has experience across many sectors of the media and content industries, in both commercial and non-profit contexts. She began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, representing major clients including Time Warner Inc. and Warner Music Group, as well as the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. From Cravath she joined the San Francisco-based nonprofit, Creative Commons, as Vice President and General Counsel, serving as lead legal advisor and working on strategic development. Her current private practice focuses on advising artists, authors, cultural organizations, collectors and dealers on intellectual property, transactions and new enterprises. Virginia is a member of the New York State Bar, and chairs the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She holds a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and an M. Phil. in Art History from the City University of New York’s Graduate School and University Center.

Please send questions to texasbiennial@gmail.com, or visit www.texasbiennial.com for more information.

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