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Mississippi Invitational

The Mississippi Invitational is a biennial survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working across the state. Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration by a guest curator to be included in the subsequent Mississippi Invitational exhibition. In addition to having their work exhibited, artists chosen are eligible to apply for The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship—a grant of up to $20,000 that is awarded to one artist to pursue projects which further artistic development and support the realization of specific creative ideas. The fellowship recipient is announced at a reception for the exhibiting artists before the conclusion of the exhibition.

The 2019 Mississippi Invitational call-for-entries has ended. Artists with questions should contact Museum curator of American art Elizabeth Abston at eabston@msmuseumart.org or 601.960.1515.

The Museum produces an illustrated catalog documenting the exhibition. Artists selected receive information regarding the production of the catalog and transportation of artwork, as well as a loan agreement. Every precaution is for the safe handling of works. The Museum provides door-to-door insurance for works at a fair value, designated by the artist and agreed to by the Museum

The biennial Mississippi Invitational and its exhibition and catalog are sponsored by the Community Foundation for Mississippi/Jane Crater Hiatt Fund. The 2019 Mississippi Invitational exhibition will be on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art from June 29 through August 11, 2019, in The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions.

ABOUT THE JANE CRATER HIATT ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship was created in 2005 by Jane Crater Hiatt and her late husband Wood (1930-2010) in response to the need to nurture and invigorate the arts within the state. The fellowship provides support to an individual artist in the development and creation of art over a two-year period. The funds may be used to purchase supplies and equipment, conduct research, or travel, and may be used for study with an individual artist or in a studio, workshop, or residency setting. Following the conclusion of the grant period, the artist is required to donate one original work of art, chosen from at least five works created during the grant period, to the Museum. Only artists whose work is selected for inclusion in the Mississippi Invitational exhibition are eligible to apply for The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship in the year that their work is chosen. The recipient’s works should demonstrate the potential for significant artistic and cultural impact, as well as act as a catalyst for the development and realization of adventurous and imaginative ideas.

ABOUT THE 2019 GUEST CURATOR
Kimberli Gant, PhD, is the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Previously she was the Mellon Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum, in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Gant has held curatorial positions at UT’s Warfield Center for African & African Diaspora Studies (2013), The Contemporary Austin (2012), and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York (2005-10). She has curated numerous exhibitions including Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place (2016), De-Luxe (2012), There is No Looking Glass Here: Wide Sargasso Sea Re-Imagined (2010), and Johannesburg to New York (2008). Dr. Gant received her PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin (2017) and holds both a MA and BA in Art History from Columbia University (2009) and Pitzer College (2002). Her scholarly work is published in academic books, such as Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond (2015); art publications, such as NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Art Lies and African Arts; and exhibition catalogues for The Newark Museum, The Contemporary Austin, the Studio Museum of Harlem, MoCADA, Paris Photo, and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos.

2019 MISSISSIPPI INVITATIONAL CALENDAR

June 30, 2018 – Submissions due

Mid-September – Artists notified of selection status and in-studio visits with the guest curator scheduled

October/November 2018 – In-studio visits with the guest curator take place

By December 5, 2018 – Artists notified of final selection

By January 18, 2019 – Images and artists’ statements are due for inclusion in exhibition catalog.

By May 24, 2019 – Works received by Museum

June 28, 2019 – Opening reception for artists and their guests at Museum

June 29-August 11, 2019 – 2019 Mississippi Invitational exhibition on view

Week of October 28, 2019 – Artwork returned to artists

Upcoming Events

Makers in Their Spaces | Noah Saterstrom

Saturday, July 11, 2020

noon

Video Online Release

Makers in Their Spaces is an online program from the Mississippi Museum of Art in which the Museum is connected with a maker to learn more about their practice and how they are drawing inspiration from their space (whether that be physical, emotional, social, or otherwise) during this time. We are so excited to feature Noah Saterstrom, an artist whose work is currently on view in the exhibition New Symphony of Time. Discover Saterstrom's, creative process, current projects, and explore his space.

Creative Healing Studio-07-15-20

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, July 7, at noon. *This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Museum After Hours: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

6 PM

FACEBOOK LIVE, ZOOM

Belle Époque, the beautiful period, was a time of optimism, peace and prosperity in France after a time of war. The great Paris Exposition of 1878 brought great musicians from around the world to perform in Paris. Café-concerts and cabarets like Le Chat Noir and Moulin Rouge were introduced in the bohemian district of Montmartre. Experience the exhibition Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times virtually and enjoy music, a signature cocktail demonstration and more from the comfort of your own home. Museum After Hours is supported by Visit Jackson, MS and Downtown Jackson Partners. The monthly performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through its Music First Program.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, July 21, at noon. *This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Art in Mind

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

1 -2:30 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Art in Mind is offered to individuals experiencing memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Participants can stimulate observation, recall, and recognition at home with basic supplies. The program is facilitated by Licensed Art Therapist Susan Anand and Victoria Meek, Associate Curator of Studio and Family Programs. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom, which allows participants to attend via camera and audio. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu by Friday, July 24. Presented in partnership with The MIND Center at UMMC and generously sponsored by Alzheimer’s Mississippi and Celia Aguzzi Manley with Turn Key Properties.

Art and Coffee

Saturday, August 1, 2020

10 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us from your own home! The Museum's Center for Art & Public Exchange leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers. The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant. *For the national holiday, Art & Coffee will not occur in July. This program will return on August 1, 2020.