River City Art Association invites Indiana and Illinois artists to enter it’s 14th Annual Juried Exhibition to be displayed Aug. 5 through 31 in First Financial Bank Plaza at Sixth Street and Wabash Avenue.
The competition is open to ages 18 and older. Entry deadline is July 15.
Exhibition juror Rhonda Yochum holds degrees in photography and fine arts from Indiana State University and Indiana University, and is a retired Vigo County School Corp. art educator.
Fees are $20 for RCAA and Wabash Valley Art Guild members, $30 for nonmembers, and $15 for students (with valid student ID) for up to three entries per artist.
Participation requirements and delivery instructions are below. Download the entry form in PDF format 2022 RCAA Exhibition_Entry Form
An opening reception is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 with an awards ceremony at 6:30. Admission is free during the reception and regular banking hours through Aug. 31.
Artists who place in the exhibition will have the option of displaying their artwork in a “Winner’s Show” in FFB’s Springhill branch Sept. 1 through 30.
For more information contact RCAA vice president Todd Stokes at ToddBstokes@gmail.com or 812-870-8252.
PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS//DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS
Entry must be entirely original, completed within the last five years, and not previously entered in a juried RCAA exhibition.
All two-dimensional artwork must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. Art with “sawtooth hangers” and “clip frames” will not be accepted. Gallery-wrapped canvas paintings or photographs qualify.
RCAA reserves the right to reject work that is not suitably framed or is not suitable subject matter for public display.
The entry form with non-refundable fee (and copy of student ID) are due July 15 and can be mailed to RCAA 14th Annual Show, P.O. Box 3605, Terre Haute, IN 47803; or, emailed to ToddBstokes@gmail.com and payment made at time of drop-off.
Deliver artwork to FFB’s Sixth Street entrance between noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2. Art/artist identification tags must be attached to the back or bottom of each piece. Artists can pick up entries between noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 31.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION JUROR:
A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Rhonda Yochum has studied and recorded equine imagery for more than 30 years, experimenting in a wide variety of media including acrylics, pastels, watercolors and photography. More than 40 years ago, after studying with Ansel Adams and working as an assistant to Ruth Bernhard, she began to develop different photographic techniques for her subjects, embracing mixed media.
Currently she is using a digital camera and 35mm camera for her wild horse imagery. Rhonda has had exhibits both nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions, including Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, and Banff Gallery in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Her work is in permanent museum collections and private collections throughout the United States and other countries, where she has instructed and assisted in art and photography workshops.
Rhonda retired from art education with the Vigo County School Corporation in 2018. She currently exhibits her work throughout the art and equine communities. She received Best of Show at the 2020 Midwest Photography Exhibit at the Link Art Gallery in Paris, Illinois; and in 2021, she judged the Link Midwest Photography Exhibit.
Her educational background includes BS, MS and MFA degrees in photography and fine arts from Indiana State University and Indiana University. In 2004 a grant from Eli Lilly allowed Rhonda to begin her lifelong quest to study and create art concerning America’s wild horses. It is her desire to educate the public through her art and photography about American Wild Horses, our living legacies.