A Fighting Chance I, 2015, by Margaret Jacobs, steel and leather, 9"l x 7"w x 2.5"d

A Fighting Chance I, 2015, by Margaret Jacobs, steel and leather, 9″l x 7″w x 2.5″d

OGDENSBURG, NY – The Frederic Remington Art Museum reminds artists that the submission deadline for the 2018 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit is fast approaching. Artists must submit their entries no later than April 10th. The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, May 19th, and will remain on view through September 9th. Works in the exhibit may be offered for sale, with one third of the price benefiting the Museum.

The exhibition is open to any member of the Museum. An artist who is not yet a Museum member may join when they enter their submissions. The submission of digital images, payment, and information can be completed via the online prospectus or email to [email protected]. Also, a CD, entry form, and payment can be mailed to the Museum. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (315) 393-2425.

For the 2018 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit, the Museum’s member artists are invited to submit up to three digital photos of their art. Open to artists everywhere, this exhibit is the Museum’s most inclusive juried art exhibit; every artist gets at least one work in the show. It is on display during the Museum’s peak tourist season, so work gets maximum exposure.

There is no theme for the 2018 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit. Last year’s Members’ Exhibit featured 51 participating artists, and was one of the finest juried art exhibits we’ve held, thanks to our wonderful member artists and juror, Ann Swiderski. We hope to build on this success in 2018.

The Remington Museum is very pleased this year to have the discernment of an accomplished artist in our juror Margaret Jacobs. Margaret Jacobs received her BA from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She has held several artist residencies including at the V­­ermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT where she received a Native American Fellowship through the Harpo Foundation. Jacobs has shown throughout the United States including at FLYNNDOG in Burlington, VT; Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; Home and Away Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME; and 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM. Her work has been featured online at creativeground.org, uvarts.org, and mic.com in the article “11 Native American Artists Whose Work Redefines What It Means to Be American.” Jacobs acts as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Native American Alumni Association at Dartmouth (NAAAD) and Treasurer on the Board of Directors for CATV (Community Access Television) in White River Jct., VT. She has served as a Grant Panelist for the Piscataqua Artist Advancement Grant in Portsmouth, NH; and acted as a VPR Commentator for a story on vintage war poster imagery.

Jacobs states, “I believe in the importance of objects and their power to relay narratives. My work celebrates indigenous culture with a bold, powerful aesthetic—as a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, my culture inspires me to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces charged with power, strength, and beauty.” You can learn more about Margaret Jacobs and her work at her website www.margaretjacobs.com

The juror chooses from digital representations of up to three artworks, and also awards prizes for “Best in Show,” 2nd, and 3rd place. A “Public’s Choice” prize, Antoine’s Cabin by Frederic Remington, 1890, a museum wrapped canvas reproduction, will be awarded based on an open vote, both at the Museum and online at www.fredericremington.org during the exhibit.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Frederic Remington Art Museum expands and deepens appreciation and understanding of Remington’s work by engaging contemporary audiences and keeping his legacy relevant. The Museum is open October 15 – May 15, Wednesday -Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm and May 16 – October 14, Monday -Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.