Slate as Muse - National ...


The Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY is accepting submissions from artists throughout the continental U.S. for 2-D and 3-D artwork that uses slate as a medium, or as the subject, for their 2014 National Juried Exhibition, Slate as Muse. Painting, pastels, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital art, mixed media and assemblage will be considered, with a preference for artwork that offers an innovative reflection on slate as the subject and/or medium, using slate as the creative muse.


Exhibition is organized in collaboration with Artful Vagabond Productions and is curated by Serena Kovalosky.




Slate as Muse invites artists to use slate as their muse to produce works of art that transcend the material. Three-dimensional artists will present sculptural work using slate as their primary medium while two-dimensional artists will feature slate as the subject of their work or use it as a medium to form their imagery. The original provenance of the slate used in the artwork will be at the discretion of the artist and any noteworthy “story” accompanying the acquisition or history of the slate will be included in the exhibition, although this is not obligatory.


Participating artists will be invited to offer workshops and artist talks that are relevant to the show’s theme. Photography and plein air painting workshops to area quarries, slate carving workshops or other related programs will be offered to visitors throughout the five-month exhibition period in addition to an invitation for visitors to explore the scenic Slate Valley countryside which extends along the northeastern New York/Vermont border.

Artwork will be available for sale and cash prizes will be awarded, with First Prize juried by Erin B. Coe, Chief Curator at Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY.

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Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)