Exhibition to be held at five partnering institutions: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Sarasota Art Museum; Tampa Museum of Art; and USF Contemporary Art Museum
TAMPA, Fla., June 20, 2023 – Five regional art museums, the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design, and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, are pleased to announce a call to artists for Skyway 2024: A Contemporary Collaboration, the third iteration of the exhibition celebrating the diversity and talent of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay area. This is an open call to artists and art collectives residing in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties to submit application materials for the exhibition, which will be presented across the five participating art institutions during the spring, summer, and fall of 2024. The five art institutions will co-publish a fully illustrated catalogue to accompany the exhibition featuring the work of each exhibiting artist.
The call to artists submission period begins on June 20, with a deadline of August 4, 2023. Artists working in diverse media and disciplines, including socially engaged art and participatory projects, are encouraged to submit original artworks and project proposals. Submissions can include, but are not limited to, work on paper, painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, sound, research-based art, and site-specific installations. Submissions can include examples of works and past projects that provide an overview of the artist’s practice. Only original works of art completed after December 2020 will be considered for the exhibition in 2024.
Artworks and projects in the exhibition will be selected by an expanded curatorial team from the five participating art institutions, including Christopher Jones, Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Curator of Photography and Media Arts and Ola Wlusek, Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Katherine Pill, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; Rangsook Yoon, Senior Curator, Sarasota Art Museum; Joanna Robotham, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Tampa Museum of Art; and Christian Viveros-Fauné, Curator-at-Large, USF Contemporary Art Museum. Curator, writer, and scholar, Evan Garza, is the guest juror for Skyway 2024. Currently a Curatorial Fellow at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Garza was a recent Fulbright Scholar at The Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland, and served as co-curator and artistic director of the 2021 Texas Biennial. Garza co-founded Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), a New York nonprofit and the first residency program in the world exclusively for LGBTQ+ artists.
Additional information and submission guidelines can be found at skywaytampabay.com