Time

Entry Deadline: March 8, 2019

In today’s society, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, deadlines, and other pressures often cause us to rush anxiously about. “Time is money” is an essential value. Visual art cannot literally embody the flow, the passage, or the pressures of time, as potentially can music, dance, literature and other time-based media. And yet the concept and a sense of time are often called forth by still art—whether it be a feeling of instantaneity, timelessness, or something in between. This exhibition seeks visual works that engage the notion of time on some level, whether relating to the concept, the experience, or the evocation of time. 

Entries will be judged on the originality and insight with which they embody this theme visually in traditional as well as new media. A brief explanation such as might be printed on a label along with the artist's information can be helpful, but the best work will succeed in conveying meaning by itself. Longer explanations will not be considered. Nor should it be assumed that the image accompanying this call is an indication of the kind of entries being sought.

All visual art mediums are acceptable except sound and video art. Work must be original and completed within the past 4 years. A non-refundable entry fee of $45 is for up to 3 images. Awards: $800 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place

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James Rubin is one of the world's foremost specialists in the history, theory and criticism of nineteenth century avant-garde European Art, especially that of France. He teaches courses at the doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate level at Stony Brook University. His interests are interdisciplinary, with special attention to cultural history, art and politics, and art and philosophy. He was educated at Phillips Academy Andover, Yale (B.A.), Harvard (PhD), and the Institut d’Art et d’Archéologie of the Sorbonne in Paris (license-ès-lettres). He has taught at Harvard, Boston University, Princeton and the Cooper Union. He has published over sixty articles and essays on subjects ranging from the eighteenth century to the present. He has given over eighty public lectures in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Asia. He is the author of thirteen books, with two more forthcoming. They focus primarily on Courbet, Manet, Monet, as well as on Impressionism in general. His books have been translated into several languages including, French, Greek, Korean, Japanese, and Dutch. He has been a Research Visiting Professor at the Université de Paris I, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris. He is the winner of an Amercian Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Fellowship. He travels frequently, speaks fluent French, and lives in Manhattan, New York and Mittelbergheim, Alsace, France.