The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art’s national juried exhibition, A Sense of Place, was established in 1980. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Each year a prominent juror is selected, with differing backgrounds ranging from working professional artist to curator to gallery owner. A call for entries is issued in March of each year, with an entry deadline in early June.

The 2013 juried fine art competition is open to all US artists age 18 and older. All works must be original, not previously exhibited at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, and completed on or after June 1, 2011. Work that predates this cut-off date will not be considered. Entries in the following media categories will be accepted: painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. Film and video pieces are ineligible. The exhibition is not judged in media categories.

Three cash prizes will be given, including a $750 Best of Show Award and two $500 Juror’s Awards. Award recipients will be announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on Friday, September 13, 2013.

The juror for the 2013 competition will be Don Kimes, artistic director in visual arts of the Chautauqua Institution and a professor of art at American University, Washington, DC. All 2013 entries must be mailed or hand-delivered by May 31, 2013. To download a copy of the prospectus for A Sense of Place 2013 in PDF format, please click here.