Clatsop Community College presents our eleventh annual international juried exhibition, Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, to be held January 26 – March 16, 2017 in the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery. Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is an international juried competition hosted annually by the Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the time-honored tradition of the nude human figure, an art form that continues to inspire and challenge many artists today as one of the most potentially rewarding subjects to explore. This exhibit represents a wide range of interpretations of the human figure from representational to abstract, and is open to all artists from around the world working in any drawing, painting, and printmaking media in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making.
2017 Exhibit Competition Guidelines & Entry Information REQUIREMENTS:
Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15
Entry Fee (Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00
“It was a cold and rainy night…” is how the NW Board Meeting weekend began. A good time to be indoors in the warm and sunny company of so many positive people! We had an excellent meeting and some highlights would include updates from Government Affairs and hopes for training and events to be scheduled. We passed a positive budget for the region that includes such things as the Folk Life Celebration over Memorial Day in Seattle. A quarter of a million people come through the gates and we have another opportunity to interact with many of them. It would be a great opportunity for club members to come meet the public and express just why we enjoy being in social nudism. I am eager to help individuals “come out” as nudists because the very best way we will grow is personal contacts and telling our story.
Another major accomplishment this weekend is revamping the process for funding our Northwest Conventions. The details are still being written into the Procedure Manual along with a new convention contract that will make it easier to host a convention, with less paperwork, and potentially more income to the club hosting the event. This is such a great way to show off your club and facilities. Earlier in the year, the $7 convention fee was eliminated, which has been a sticking point for club members who work to help welcome the Northwest to their club, and all board members pay ground fees without waivers, which will bring the hosting club more income. All in all it appears to be a win win for our clubs and my hopes are that there will be a line of clubs wanting to host the annual convention.