The Westport Arts Center has announced that Charlotte Strick, Art Editor of The Paris Review literary magazine and Claire Williams Martinez, former Chapter President of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Design) Chicago, have been named as the jurors for SELECTS, the eleventh annual summer member artist exhibition.
The jurors are also the co-founders and principals of the Brooklyn, NY-based multidisciplinary design firm, Strick&Williams, where they collaborate with cultural institutions and clients in the arts, education, publishing and non-profits.
The exhibition will be on view from July 14 through September 1, 2017. Submissions are due by June 27, 2017.
The jurors stated, “It’s our great honor to serve as the jurors for SELECTS. As in past years, the 2017 show will surely boast the great talents and artistry of the Westport Arts Center’s impressive membership. In reviewing submissions, we’ll be looking for work in a range of media where the execution is well-considered. We welcome traditional subject matter, but we are particularly interested in the expression of ideas—both representational and abstract. We look forward to seeing what themes may emerge.”
- Each artist may submit 3 – 8 pieces of artwork.
- 2-D work, including frame, may not exceed 72″.
- 3-D work may not exceed 72″ in any direction.
- No works may exceed 200 lbs.
- Images should be 1MB – 4 MB and be uploaded as .jpg or .png.
- Videos may be up to 500 MB and submitted as .mov, .mp4, or .wmv.
- Artists may submit their resume, artist statement, and a brief description of submitted works.
- WAC may edit artist selection based on space limitations.
- Your submission to SELECTS signifies your grant of permission to WAC to reproduce work for promotional materials and your acceptance of all conditions stated in the submission process.
Sales & Insurance:
- All works are insured by WAC while on site through the pick-up date.
- All proceeds from art sales go directly to the artist after processing fees.
SELECTS will feature up to ten artists. You must be a member, or become a member, to be eligible for submission. The entry fee is $40/artist and $25 for young artists (ages 25 and under). Please review full submission guidelines here.
The Arts Center will notify all artists on June 30, 2017.
About The Jurors
Charlotte Strick is a principal at the multidisciplinary graphic design firm, Strick&Williams, founded with her longtime friend and colleague, Claire Williams Martinez, in 2014. The studio collaborates with cultural institutions and clients in the arts, publishing, education, non-profits and everything in-between. For fourteen years prior, Strick was a designer turned art director at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where she designed book covers for much-loved authors like Jonathan Franzen, Roberto Bolaño, and Lydia Davis. Her work has been featured in the AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers show, the TDC Annual Exhibition, Print magazine, and in many books about cover design. The proud owner of a coveted Silver Cube from The Art Directors Club, Charlotte is also Art Editor of the distinguished literary magazine, The Paris Review. Her writings on art and design have been published by The Paris Review, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Charlotte lives with her husband and their twin boys in Brooklyn, New York.
Claire Williams Martinez was raised by parents who worked for the United Nations, so her humanitarian interests were formed early in life. As a graphic designer she loves to work with clients who have community, art, and education at heart, and she pursues work with this focus. Claire’s career began with five years in New York book publishing, where she designed covers for the trade paperback imprint Vintage Books. Love and marriage then took her to Chicago, where she spent her first three years working with the talented teams at VSA Partners, building corporate communications campaigns. This indispensable experience was followed by a joyful five years designing for museums and cultural institutions at Studio Blue. In the last two years, before returning to New York, Claire was honored to serve AIGA Chicago as Chapter President. In 2014 Claire founded the design studio Strick&Williams with her colleague and art school friend, Charlotte Strick, where the quest for culturally meaningful work endures.