JURIED BY STEVEN WONG,
CURATOR LA MUNICIPAL GALLERY, BARNSDALL PARK
FRESH: not previously known or used; new or different. recent, latest, up-to-date, modern, modernistic, ultramodern, newfangled, original, novel, innovative, unusual, unconventional, unorthodox, radical, revolutionary, informal, offbeat
Open to all artists and all media; art made within the past two years.
Deadline for entries: January 19, 2019
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Steven Wong was born in the City of Angeles at Queen of Angels Hospital, a place that no longer exists. He is currently a curator at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park. Previously he was the Interim Executive Director and the senior staff curator at the Chinese American Museum where he developed and implemented both contemporary art and history exhibitions. In 2014, Steven curated LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, an exhibit that brought together over 30 L.A. based artists from disparate art worlds, to explore sociocultural plurality and hybridity of L.A. via the city’s culinary innovation. As part of the Getty’s 2017 Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, Steven conceived of and co-curated an exhibition examining the historic circuits of migrations, cross-connections, and flows of artists and Chinese diasporic communities influenced artistic production within the larger development of Caribbean art. Previous to his work at CAM, he was the Director of Digital Literacy Initiatives at the Little Tokyo Service Center, and has lectured at UC Santa Barbara and was an adjunct professor at Ventura College and Pasadena City College in Asian American Studies, History and Art Studio Departments. Sill an artist at heart, Steven manages to create visual art in has exhibited in museums and galleries in Los Angeles and New York. Steven holds a Masters in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (1998) and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2000).
For prospectus and deadline, please see the “Open Call” page here.