Celebrating the Art of Paper

The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Riverdale Mill, International Paper’s facility in Selma! In honor of that milestone, Riverdale Mill and ArtsRevive are partnering to present an art competition Celebrating the Art of Paper. In honor of the Mill, this juried competition will use only paper as its medium, works on paper or collages with paper.  (Click here for entry form.)

Entry is open to artists throughout Alabama. DEADLINE for submission of work is August 31, 2016.  Artists will be notified by Sept. 11 and work will be received Sept. 17-18 at ArtsRevive.  Riverdale Mill of International Paper is a proud sponsor of this new competition and looks forward to continuing partnerships with groups and organizations in our community and to the exciting pieces entered in Celebrating the Art of Paper.

The juror for this show is Jamie Adams, an Alabama based sculptor and printmaker whose artistic process derives from a childhood spent in a profoundly religious family in the Deep South. Now, spirituality continues to be a prominent theme in his work. His art is characterized by vibrant colors, allusions to art history and pop culture, and an insistent uses of new technologies in his work. Adams’ work has received many awards, including the Flexcut Award for Excellence in Printmaking at the Edinboro Print National and The Karen BurgessSmith Award at the Ceramics Biennial in Manchester, NH. He has also won Best in Show at the Gulf States Rising Exhibition at the George Ohr Museum.

Entrants must be current or former residents of Alabama. All work must be original and all reference material should be the work of the artist. No paintings made from other painters’ or photographers’ work should be submitted for competition. All work submitted must be on or made with paper. All works on paper or collages constructed predominantly with paper will be accepted.  A committee will choose work for the show from jpeg images submitted by the artist. After the selection process all photos and CD’s will be returned to the artist if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Participants will be notified as to work accepted for the show, delivery dates, time and place, as well as other details pertaining to show participation by email. Please be sure to include a legible email address on the entry form. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 per artist for two submissions. Two additional pieces may be submitted for an additional $5 each. Cash prizes will be awarded including $500 for Best in Show.

Please click here for the entry form. All submissions must be received by August 31, 2016.