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UNTITLED 14: SooVAC’s 14TH Annual Juried Show

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Posted by: Soo Visual Arts Center
Deadline: Sun, December 17th, 2017

SooVAC is now taking submissions for our 14th iteration of one of SooVAC’s flagship exhibition series, Untitled. Every year SooVAC invites guest jurors, with local, national and international reputations, to select work from open submissions. Untitled offers artists the opportunity to work with a professional art space and influential arts figures toward the production of an exhibition that has a highly regarded reputation. We accept all mediums from artists at any stage in their career. The work will be selected from the submitted work samples so make sure that work is available for exhibition.

JURORS: Teqen Zea-Aida and Gabriel Ritter

Teqen Zea-Aida, Juror
Teqen Zea-Aida is the founder and director of City Wide Artists, which seeks out work that is contemporary, controversial, and deeply rooted in the ongoing experiences of his selected artists. Looking out across several mediums, his curatorial focus is on emerging inner city artists of color from within the local community and diverse international voices. City Wide Artists featured artists from 7 countries comprised of over 65 artists. Teqen born in Colombia was raised in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and lived in between South America and the US throughout his twenties and thirties. He has always been driven to find edgy emerging artistic talent as a long time collector, independent curator and founder of City Wide Artists.

Gabriel Ritter, Juror
Gabriel Ritter is the Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) since 2016. Since that time, Ritter has organized Now Where Were We?, in collaboration with LA-based artist Dave Muller; A Place We Share, with New York-based artist Aliza Nisenbaum, as well as the world premiere of artist Anne Collier’s Women with Cameras (Self Portrait), and upcoming presentation of video work by artist Kenneth Tam. Prior to his appointment at Mia, Ritter served as the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art for four years where he oversaw the long-running Concentrations series focusing on internationally emerging and underrepresented artists including Lucie Stahl, Margaret Lee, Chosil Kil, Slavs and Tatars, and Stephen Lapthisophon. Ritter served as the co-organizing curator for the exhibition Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga (2015) and editor of the accompanying scholarly catalog. In 2013, he was selected as one of the curators for the triennial exhibition Roppongi Crossing 2013: OUT OF DOUBT at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Ritter holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also earned his M.A. in art history.

Submission Deadline: Sunday December 17th, 2017 before Midnight.
The following dates may be subject to change:


 WORK DROP OFF DATES: March 1-2, 2018 (Thurs-Fri)
 Untitled 14 Exhibition Dates: March 10 – April 15, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday March 10, 6pm – 9pm

 EXHIBITION ENDS: Sunday, April 15, 2018.

 WORK PICKUP: Wednesday April 18, 2018 -All work must be picked up on this date.

 We are accepting all submissions through Submittable. The application fee is $15 through Submittable. If you are a current member of SooVAC please use the application for members where the fee is waived. If you have any technical questions about uploading your submissions contact Submittable, if you have any other questions contact


Posted on Mon, November 27th, 2017
Expires on Sun, December 17th, 2017

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