Mayor's Art Show
Mayor’s Art Show
August 6-September 6, 2021
The Mayor’s Art Show (MAS) is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. MAS celebrates local artists, art production and champions the visual arts. MAS recognizes the accomplishments of artists who are committed to enriching their communities through visual arts. Our intention is to cultivate diversity, equity, and access to the visual arts and artists. We envision a city of citizens whose success, safety and health are not pre-determined by their race, class, sexual orientation, gender, age, mental or physical ability.
Congratulations 2021 Mayor's Art Show Artists
Andrea Ros, Andréa Daly, Barry Pennington, Carmen Bayley, Carolyn Quinn, Chandra Williams-Lamp, Cherisse Pacheco, Debra Mae Jacques, Dianne Cunningham, Eleanor Soleil, Eva Emter, Heather Halpern, Janine Etherington, John Holdway, Jud Turner, Julie Anderson, Karen Russo, Karin Clarke, Kathy Tiger, Kum Ja Lee, Kyzen Pemberton, Linda Devenow, Lisa Yu, Liza Burns, Margaret Godfrey, Mei-ling Lee, Melanie Hamilton, Niraja Lorenz, Paul Hurt, Rick Simpson, Sandi Bonn, Sarah Ciampa, Spence Fisher, Susan Detroy, William Rutherford, Xinyu Shi.
A panel of artists and art professionals will review all applications. Artists will be notified by early June. Awards will be given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship and materials.
Awards will be given based on the consideration of the following criteria: conceptual strength, artistic merit, innovation, craftsmanship and materials. A $500 award is given in each category:
- Mayor’s Choice
- Juror’s Choice
- Peoples’ Choice
- Curator’s Choice
Sandra Honda is a contemporary visual artist and writer. Her highly abstract and gestural drawings process her experiences growing up sansei, or third-generation Japanese American. Her work is heavily influenced by music, especially jazz, and poetry. In 2018, she left a long career as a speechwriter and scientist in the Washington, DC area, relocating to Eugene to live her dream of becoming a full-time artist. Since then, she has established a studio practice at the ArtCity Studios on Broadway. She is a published writer in the Eugene contemporary art writing community. Trained as a representational painter, she has had the privilege of having been taught by wonderful artist-teachers at various art centers around the country.
Anya Kivarkis is currently Professor and Area Head of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She received a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1999, and an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York in New Paltz in 2004. Recent exhibitions include ‘Site Effects’ at the Bavarian Association of Arts and Crafts (Germany), ‘Time and the Other’ with Mike Bray at Sienna Patti at The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Art and Culture (San Francisco), and ‘What Needs to be Said,’ an exhibition of Hallie Ford Fellows that traveled throughout Oregon. Kivarkis was a recipient of a Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts (2016), a University of Oregon, Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (2020) and Faculty Excellence Award (2014), a Sienna Gallery Emerging Artist Award (2007), and multiple Individual Artists Fellowships and Career Opportunity Grants supported by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Hallie Ford Foundation.
She has been a visiting artist and lectured at institutions including SUNY, New Paltz, Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Madison, Rhode Island School of Design, and University of Georgia in Athens. She has been included in publications such as Metalsmith, American Craft, and Italian Elle Magazines. Her work has been included in collections such as the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Tacoma Art Museum, The Rotasa Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. She is represented by Sienna Patti in Lenox, Massachusetts and Galerie Rob Koudijs in the Netherlands.
Hiba Ali is a digital artist, educator, scholar, DJ, experimental music producer and curator based across Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and Toronto, ON. Their performances and videos concern surveillance, womxn/ womyn of colour, and labour. She studies the geographies of Afro-descent and Indo-Arab communities across the Indian Ocean through music, cloth and ritual. They conduct reading groups addressing digital media and workshops with open-source technology. She is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queens University, Kingston, Canada. They are an Assistant Professor of Art, New Media Artist/Feminist Art Discourse, College of Design, Art & Technology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. She has presented their work in Chicago, Stockholm, Toronto, New York, Istanbul, São Paulo, Detroit, Windsor, Dubai, Austin, Vancouver, and Portland. They have written for C Magazine, THE SEEN Magazine, Newcity Chicago, Art Dubai, The State, VAM Magazine, ZORA: Medium, RTV Magazine, and Topical Cream Magazine.
In the spirit of celebrating the visual arts and artists, those who are not selected by the jury for the Mayor’s Art Show have the opportunity to participate in the Salon des Refusés at the New Zone Gallery held August 7 through September 4 in collaboration with the City of Eugene. The Salon will take place online during the city’s Visual Arts Week.
- Any and only the one piece of art that was refused from the 2021 Mayor’s Art Show can be accepted into the "Salon des Refusés".
- No entry fee
- Artists may bring their piece to the New Zone Gallery from 12-6 p.m. on August 1.
- 2-D work must be ready to hang.
- A contract and waiver of loss form will be filled out at intake by the artist.
Salon des Refusés Intake Information
Salon des Refusés welcomes you to bring any prints and/or cards of the 2D original work for sale to the public.
Take your work down to the New Zone Gallery for the Salon intake on Saturday, July 31, 12-6 p.m., 110 East 11th Avenue. Street parking is available around the New Zone Gallery. There is NO fee to submit your piece. There is a 35% commission.
Steve La Riccia, Salon des Refusés Coordinator is your contact. If you have any questions about the Salon, email or call Steve La Riccia, 541-517-1488.