Call for Submissions: 2012 Jamaica National Gallery Biennial

Artists are invited to submit entries for juried section of the 2012 National Biennial exhibition, which will open on Sunday, December 9, 2012, in the following categories: painting, drawing (including pastel and watercolour), original print, collages, photography, sculpture (including assemblage), installation, ceramic, fibre art, and video. The exhibition is open to all artists resident in Jamaica and Jamaican artists living abroad. Artists can submit up to two works. Entries will be accepted starting September 19, at the National Gallery, 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston Mall. The closing date for entries is Friday, October 19, 4:00pm.

Works submitted must be properly framed and/or mounted. Installations must be submitted in the form of a detailed proposal that includes the overall dimensions, a ground plan, any special technical requirements (such as video equipment) and sketches or photographs of the work in progress. All works entered should have been completed since September 2010 and only one work may have been previously exhibited. Selection of the work to be exhibited will be made by a jury panel appointed by the Board of the National Gallery of Jamaica. Selected artists may be considered for the Aaron Matalon Award, which is granted to what is deemed the best entry by a single artist.

Artists submitting works from overseas may submit digital images of the proposed work(s) but, if selected, must make their own transport and Customs clearance arrangements. Works should NOT be consigned to the National Gallery.

Entry forms and regulations may be collected from the National Gallery or downloaded here: national biennial 2012 forms – juried. (Note: invited artists will be contacted directly by the National Gallery)

For hard copies of these documents and more information, please contact us at: 876-922-1561 or -3 or 876-618-0654 or -5; fax: 876-922-8544 or via email at

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3 thoughts on “Call for Submissions: 2012 Jamaica National Gallery Biennial

  1. My name is Cleve Webber, I submitted a jpeg image for the show and received a response acknowledging the application, but never got a decline or acceptd response. The broshure states that November 2nd. is the deadline for receiving the physical piece. Has the deadline been extended due to the hurricane Sandy?

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