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Call for Artists: Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize

Published September 12, 2023

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Call for Artists: Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize

The Rollins Museum of Art and the UCF Art Gallery invite submissions for Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud PrizePathways is a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for emerging professional artists living in Florida. This edition will consist of a juried selection process resulting in a Summer 2024 group exhibition for the competition’s finalists. All exhibited artists will receive support and networking through a series of events and direct engagement with curators, museum and gallery professionals, faculty, and community to expand their connections in the art community. Participating artists will arrive at Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize from a variety of places within the state of Florida, with diverse professional experience, and have dynamic creative research and practice.

The Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize winner will:
  • Be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.
  • Receive a solo exhibition at the UCF Art Gallery in Fall 2025.
  • Commit to being a juror for the following edition of the exhibition and a mentor for the next cohort of exhibiting artists.

This sustained engagement overtime makes Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize unique and transformative among other art competitions.

Eligible artists are invited to apply for Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize through Submittable by October 29, 2023 (11:59pm EST).

The exhibition and competition is open to all emerging artists (age 18 or older) who are residents of Florida and NOT currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. We are defining an emerging artist as one who has never had a solo exhibition in a gallery, arts center, or museum (solo BFA or MFA exhibitions at a college or university are acceptable). All work must be original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited at any of the participating venues.

The juried exhibitions will include up to 10 artists, each of whom will have 3-5 works on view at both locations. The opening events will be staggered over the exhibition period; each venue will hold events involving the participating artists (May 29th at the Rollins Museum of Art and May 30th at the UCF Art Gallery ). Three jurors will evaluate all the entries and award the Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize at the opening reception at the UCF Art Gallery on May 30, 2024.

Artists will be selected by a group of locally and nationally recognized jurors from different areas of the arts field:
· Ginger Gregg Duggan, Curator and Founding Partner of curatorsquared, Florida.
· Eugene Ofori Agyei, Artist and Pathways 2022 Winner, Florida.
· Dennis Scholl, Chief Executive Officer – Oolite Arts, Artist, and Collector, Florida

Submission Process
We will use the online platform Submittable (via UCF Art Gallery’s subscription) to host an open call where artists will submit application materials and jurors can review.

  • Artist Statement – A brief statement written in 1st person that describes your professional art practice, research, and conceptual motivations. (max 500 words)
  • Artist Bio  – A brief statement written in 3rd person that describes your background, relevant educational and professional experience, awards and honors, etc. (max 250 words)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • 20 artworks – upload images (.jpg file at least 1200 [in one direction] pixels and 300dpi resolution) or video files (.mp4 or .mov file) of applicable and available work– exhibition will be curated by images submitted. Up to 5 uploads can be detail views of an individual artwork (be sure to note as a detail view next to the title)
  • Include: title, medium, dimensions (or duration for time-based work), year completed
    • Please list any special equipment, tech, or installation requirements
    • If submitting a site-specific installation, please include a schematic drawing as one of your images and describe how you would incorporate a specific space into your work)
    • Artworks are accepted without restriction of medium but must communicate visually, be ready to hang/install, and must fit through standard doorways.
    • Artwork cannot include biohazard materials, water, fire, or animals (dead or alive).

Image Release: By submitting an entry form to the Pathways: Carlos Malamud Prize constitutes an agreement on the part of the artists to grant permission for the Carlos Malamud Prize organizers to use images for promotional purposes (printed materials, website, social media) if selected for the exhibition.

Finalists will be notified the week of December 18, 2023. Participating artists will receive a modest all-inclusive honorarium to support the cost for delivering/shipping artwork and attending the public events.

  • Submission Deadline: October 29, 2023 (by 11:59pm ET)
  • Notification of Finalists: week of December 18, 2023
  • Artwork delivery/drop off: April 29 – May 10, 2024
  • Public Exhibition Preview event: May 29, 2024 at the Rollins Museum of Art and May 30, 2024 at the UCF Art Gallery
  • Exhibition on view: May 30 – September 1, 2024 (note venue days and hours of operation vary)
  • Prize Announcement Event: May 30, 2024 at the UCF Art Gallery
  • Artwork pickup/ship out: September 3 – 6, 2024

If you have questions please reach out to Shannon Lindsey via email