Applications closing for regional artists solo exhibition at SAM

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Regional Victorian artists have one week left to get their applications in to exhibit their art at the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) in March 2020.

Following on from the success of previous years, SAM will again go local in March 2020, and is seeking applications from talented local artists for the opportunity to exhibit their work in a solo exhibition.

Proposals will be accepted from artists living in or originally from North Central and North East regional Victoria and maintain strong connections within these locations.

SAM Curator, Lara Merrington says, “SAM Local Spotlight is an exciting, profile-raising opportunity for a regional artist. The aim of the exhibition is to encourage, inspire and promote local and regional cultural activities in our community, and provides a great opportunity to gain professional experience working in an art museum context.”

Previous SAM Local Spotlight artist Maree Santilla encourages any artist considering applying to give it a go. “The opportunity and support provided by SAM Local has helped me gain the confidence to apply for further opportunities to exhibit and develop my arts practice. SAM’s curatorial input presented new possibilities in how I might edit my work for a space and distil a focus conceptually. Subsequently, I am able to take that learning experience and integrate it into future exhibitions,” says Santilla.

For further information on how to apply to become the SAM Local Spotlight artist in March 2020, visit SAM’s website

Submissions for SAM Local Spotlight are open now and will close on Monday 25 November, at 5pm.

Should you have specific questions about the exhibition, artists can discuss with SAM’s Curator Lara Merrington on (03) 5832 9893. All applicants will be advised on selection by 29 November 2019, and an announcement will be made on the SAM website.