Applications will open for Salon 1 on December 28th 2020 and run through January 11, 2021.
For the 2020/21 season all events will be held virtually including the newly added MARNsalon final exhibit. If there are changes to the CDC guidelines and/or a vaccine makes it possible, we will consider holding the final exhibit for the season in person at our MARN location with an opening on September 24th 2021.
Our MARNsalon advisory committee usually hosts the guest critic along with local critics for on-site visits to artist’s studios, exhibitions, site-specific installations or other project spaces. This season we will hold these critiques virtually. The committee can work with you to provide a space for sharing your work for critique if necessary. We seek progressive, professional practices by artists and other cultural workers ready to engage with critique as an important tool for refining work and receiving feedback from a national and international perspective of contemporary production. Artists selected for critique will meet with our Program Coordinator for a preparatory virtual studio visit.
In addition to the critiques, MARNsalon participants will be invited to a virtual roundtable discussion with the guest and local critics based on the guest critic’s purview.
MARNSalon Advisory Committee
Nina Ghanbarzadeh, artist, Program Coordinator for MARNsalons
Michele St. Amour, artist, MARN Director of Programming
Valaria Tatera, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who creates social awareness of contemporary Indigenous issues through her art. She has earned an MFA in 3-D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. and B.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Valaria is a respected guest lecturer and panelist whose lectures address Indigenous Rights and Art as Advocacy. She was a finalist in the Mary Nohl Fellowship 2019, finalist in United States Artist Fellowship 2016 and Best in Show category Sculpture at MOWA 2014 and a featured artist at Lakefront Festival of the Arts. http://www.valariatatera.com/
Rose Curley, interdisciplinary artist and creative non-fiction writer. She was the recipient of Mary Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists in 2016. She is currently an adjunct professor in New Studio Practice at MIAD. https://www.miad.edu/faculty/rose-curley https://rosemakes.com/
Katie Avila Loughmiller, interdisciplinary social practice artist. Co-founder of LUNA (Latinas Unidas eN Ias Artes). She serves as the Arts Project Coordinator for the Milwaukee Public Library. She is also a founding member of Heard Space and also a founding member of We Heard We’re Funny, a multimedia performance arts collective based in Milwaukee. http://www.katieloughmiller.com/
Please contact the advisory committee at MARNsalons@marnarts.org with any questions.
All applicants agree to:
- Prepare your studio, exhibition, project space or portfolio for a professional virtual critique with approximately 3 critics including guest critic. The MARNsalon committee can work with you to provide a space for sharing your work for critique if necessary.
- For Studio Visit, prepare work for critique that can be described or experienced within 15 minutes so critics will have 45-60 minutes to engage the artist with critical dialogue.
- For Portfolio Review fill out the form below and you will receive further info if you are chosen.
- Attend a virtual roundtable discussion with audio/visual recording.
- Studio Visit applicants: Submit a short statement (not less than 200 words) before the final exhibition (September of 2021) reflecting on your experience interacting with the guest critic, your take aways based on the critique and how the program has impacted your art practice.
- Portfolio Review applicants: Submit a short statement (not less than 200 words) within two weeks of your review reflecting on your experience interacting with the guest critic, your take aways based on the critique and how the program will impact your art practice.
- Studio Visit applicants: Participate in the final group exhibition in late September of 2021.
Who can apply:
- All artists open to professional critique are welcome to apply, however, undergraduate students must be in their senior year.
- Curators, gallerists, directors or other project leaders may apply on behalf of the artist(s) they work with for an exhibition or other project space. The artist(s) must be present for the critique.
- Applicants must submit 5 images of your current work.
Profiles with portfolios are a benefit of membership. If you are not currently a MARN member, please become one!
If you require assistance in building your profile, please contact Nicole Shaver at email@example.com.
Applicants are reviewed by the MARNsalon committee and selected based on the quality of work, readiness for critique and the professionalism of the application. Applications that do not follow the specified guidelines for formatting and content will not be considered.
Download The Application
Applicants will be notified via e-mail whether accepted or not.