636 fine art competition with esteemed juror diane camber

Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Fine Art Competition with Esteemed Juror, Diane Camber

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Type:Call for Entries
Category:Art Contests > All Art Forms
Entry Fee:$51 +
Location:Naples, Florida, USA
Prizes:$ 2,500
Entry Deadline
Aug 17 2011
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The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center invites all artists to enter one or two original artworks in any media for the exhibition. The fine art exhibition will be installed throughout The von Liebig Art Center from Oct 15 - Dec 3, 2011. The Naples Art Association will present $2,500 in awards to artists selected by exhibition juror and awards judge Diane Camber: Director Emeritus, The Bass Museum of Art.

Diane Camber has more than thirty years of experience as a curator, educator and fine arts administrator. A native of Miami Beach, she served as Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum of Art from 1980 until June 2007. There she mounted more than 150 exhibitions, some of which traveled nationally and internationally. During her tenure she more than quadrupled the institution’s permanent collection as well as renovated and expanded the museum facility. Upon her retirement the museum trustees bestowed upon her the title of Director Emeritus. Prior to joining the Bass Museum, Camber held various positions at the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo; deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has taught art and art history in public and private educational institutions and was active in historic preservation in Miami Beach.

Camber has a long standing involvement with Miami Art Basel. She has been on the Art Basel Host Committee since the art show began and prior to its inception she was involved in some of the initial planning with former Directors Sam Keller and Lorenzo Rudolph. Camber has received numerous awards in recognition of her cultural contributions. In 2007, she was made Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. She is a past president of the Florida Art Museum Directors Association and an Emeritus Member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Camber is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University in Art History and also attended Massachusetts College of Art.

Now President of Diane W. Camber & Associates, LLC, Camber is an independent curator and consultant, advising private and institutional clients on collections management, programming, strategic planning, facilities and publications development. She continues to serve on grants panels, perform accreditations for the American Association of Museums and lecture on various aspects of the visual arts.

Founded in 1954, the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center is located in downtown Naples and presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art by regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. The Naples Art Association’s education program offers professional studio art courses and workshops in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture and applied arts. A lecture series features visiting speakers who cover dynamic and stimulating topics in art. Five major outdoor art festivals are held annually and Art in the Park, an NAA members’ outdoor art festival, is held the first Saturday of each month from November through April. The von Liebig Art Center’s galleries are open Monday - Saturday from 10 AM until 4 PM.

The cost is $40 for current Naples Art Association members. New members are welcome and an annual membership is offered at a discounted rate of $55 to artists entering “The 49th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition.” New members receive many benefits and exhibition opportunities including "the Non-juried Show of Shows Exhibition," Sep 12 - Oct 1, 2011; "Under an Open Sky," Dec 17, 2011 - Feb 27, 2012; an opportunity to participate in the Art in the Park outdoor art festival and a discounted entry for "Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012," Jun 4 - Aug 10, 2012. For more information on upcoming exhibition opportunities at The von Liebig Art Center go to: http://www.naplesart.org/content/call-artists

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