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SAAC Annual Juried Art Competition Call for Artists 2019

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SAAC is excited to have René Paul Barilleaux, of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, as the juror for the 2019 Annual Juried Art Competition. The McNay Art Museum, named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, is the first museum of modern art in Texas. Since McNay’s original bequest in 1950, the museum’s collection has expanded to over 22,000 works and added 45,000 square feet to the museum and created gallery space for major exhibitions, a sculpture gallery and garden. •

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ELIGIBILITY: All styles and media are welcome; traditional and alternate media, as well as innovative and experimental approaches accepted. The exhibit is open to all 2D or 3D artists 18 or older in the United States and artwork completed in the last five years.

ENTER: Submit any number of entries by digital image online or by mail. All entries are $10 each. Pay via paypal, credit card, or check by mail. For entries with video, include a link where the video can be viewed online in the comment box. All entries have the option to upload a second detail photo of the work.

Entry Deadline: June 3 
Juror Notification: June 12 
Exhibition Dates: July 3-30 

JUROR: René Paul Barilleaux (American, born Lafayette, Louisiana) is Head of Curatorial Affairs at the McNay Art Museum. Previously, he was Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art. One of six top-tier managers, Barilleaux works with the Director to provide overall artistic vision and supervises four senior staff.

Since joining the McNay in 2005, he has greatly expanded the postwar and contemporary art collection in range and number, while developing new collecting areas including photo-based work and installation art. Barilleaux has organized solo presentations by Lynda Benglis, Judith Godwin, Jane Hammond, Joseph Marioni, and Sandy Skoglund, among other artists, as well as American Art Since 1945: In a New LightNew Image Sculpture; Andy Warhol: Fame and MisfortuneBeauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting; and Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography. He initiated new exhibition programs including a video series, and has edited and contributed to numerous publications including the Whitney Museum’s Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE. Barilleaux recently served on the McNay’s master planning committee.

Working in museums for over 35 years, Barilleaux held curatorial positions at the Mississippi Museum of Art; College of Charleston, South Carolina; Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; and Museum of Holography, New York. Barilleaux received a BFA from The University of Southwestern Louisiana and an MFA from Pratt Institute.

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