Biennial: Origins in Geometry is a juried competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction. Artists who are selected as finalists will be featured in an exhibit at the Museum July 28 through October 22, included in a catalog with other finalists, receive exposure on the museum website, and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.
This biennial will be curated by the juror, Magdalena Mujica de Arria. Magdalena founded GraphicArt Gallery in Carracas, Venezuela, in 1976 and serves as its Director. In 1992 she founded FIA (Feria Iberoamericana de Arte) and has been involved with this Caracas Art Fair since then. In addition, GraphicArt participates in art fairs such as ArtParis, ArMiami, ArtLima (Peru), among others. Magdalena is on the selection committee for ArtLima.
A total of $3000 from the Helen Manning Bequest will be awarded as follows: Best of Show – $1,500; Second Place – $1000; and Third Place – $500.