APPLETON ANNOUNCES CALL TO ARTISTS FOR INSTALLATION EXHIBITION

(OCALA, Fla.) April 2, 2012 — A call to artists has been announced for Florida-based installation art by the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. The call invites artists to submit work by April 16 for consideration in the juried “2012 Biennial: Florida Installation Art” exhibition from June 30 through Aug. 12. An application form is available on the Appleton’s website at www.AppletonMuseum.org or by contacting the Appleton’s Curator of Exhibitions Ruth Grim at 352-291-4455, ext. 1837.

Monetary awards for the Appleton’s “2012 Biennial” will be $3,000 for Best of Show, $1,200 for Second Place, $500 for Honorable Mention and $500 for People’s Choice. Juror of this exhibition will be Alette Simmons-Jimenez, an artist and curator involved in the Miami art scene for the past 17 years.

Installation art is installed or arranged in a space as dictated by the artist. “Installation art is one of the fastest growing areas of 21st century artistic production, stretching the boundaries and definition of art,” said Grim. “It is conceptual, interactive and often represents the cutting edge of art of our time. Florida installation artists are producing some of the most dynamic, thought-provoking and beautiful works of art today.”

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.

In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art presents a permanent collection of European, American and contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.