9th Annual Curry/Bower Exhibition Call for Artists
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2023 at 11:59pm
(Failure to follow instructions laid out in the call for artists may result in a delay to process your entry or cause it to be rejected.)
Junior Division: Beginning in 2023 there will be a Youth Division included in the Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition. Artists aged 13- 17 who would like to begin entering exhibits may enter up to two original artworks. The presentation requirements are the same as if entering the adult division. Electronic files for the online gallery are required.
Adult Division: The adult division is open to all artists aged 18 and over. All entries must be original works (no reproductions) and created by the artists within the past three years and not been in a previous juried or judged exhibit at Bower Center. 2-D artwork must be secured in sturdy frames or gallery-wrap, and wired for hanging (frames with saw-tooth hangers or wired loops if rippling shows they may be rejected.
Judge Bio: Jane Winders Frank
Jane Winders Frank is a Roanoke artist with a BA in Studio Art from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. She spent a spring semester studying Life Drawing and Art History at L' Acadamie de La Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France in 1972. Following that she also completed some graduate courses through University of Virginia.
An award-winning artist, she taught at the former Roanoke Valley School for the Arts and has taught drawing, painting, papermaking, and mixed media at The Studio School, in Roanoke, for over thirty years. Jane exhibits in regional, national, and international shows.
She is married to John Frank, has two children and two grandchildren. John is her ace Art Assistant.
"In my work I create an energized dimensional surface through layering of paint and papers. Often, I use a variety of papers as part of my surface. I enjoy the floating, ethereal quality it evokes. My work is abstract with some recognizable imagery. My layered paintings contain hidden symbols, shapes, and figures in the underlying layers which reflect my philosophy and spirituality. I like to incorporate nature, sensual form and line in my work. Lately I am using stamps, which I alter, in my mixed media pieces. Mixed media, including various water media as well as transparent layers, create a rich, complex surface play designed to engage the viewer and involve them in the artistic process."