The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015. This exhibition will open Friday, May 15 and continue through Saturday, July 11. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Grunwald Gallery. The Kinsey Institute will host an Open House on Saturday, May 16 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in Morrison Hall Room 313.
The tenth annual Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show features original works in various media including: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, glass, digital art, and mixed media. This year the jurors looked for artworks that explore ideas or address topics related to the Institute’s mission. Since 1947, The Kinsey Institute has promoted interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Artworks in this exhibition explore sex, gender, sexuality, eroticism, reproduction, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender, and the human figure. The jurors for The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015 were Betsy Stirratt, Director of the Grunwald Gallery; Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator of Art, Artifacts, and Photographs at The Kinsey Institute; and Garry Milius, Associate Curator of Art, Artifacts, and Photographs at The Kinsey Institute, with Technical Advisor, Jeremy Sweet, Associate Director of the Grunwald Gallery.
Three awards will be given to artists in the exhibit. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the artist whose work is selected as “Best in Show” by the jurors. A $200 prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is voted “Gallery Visitors’ Choice” by visitors during the opening reception. A $200 “Curators’ Choice” prize will be awarded by the Kinsey Institute curatorial staff.
The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015 is part of the Summer Festival of the Arts, a summer long festival in Bloomington that features visual arts, music, theatre, and cinema events on the Indiana University campus. To learn more about this year’s exhibition and previous juried art shows, please visit the Kinsey Institute website at www.kinseyinstitute.org.