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  • Provenance Research Fellowship at the OKCMOA (3/28/19)
  • Call for Juried Exhibition Entries, Art of the South (3/29/19)
  • Manuscripts for Humanities (6/30/19)


Provenance Research Fellowship at the OKCMOA funded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation (2019 – 2020) 

Deadline: Reviewing process begins on March 28, 2019.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is looking for a post-graduate in art history interested in provenance research. The successful fellow will spend a year at the OKCMOA, using museum records and digital records to start the research project. The local research work can be supplemented, as needed, with short trips to research sites. This fellowship offers the fellow the opportunity to learn how to conduct provenance research in a museum setting, to develop an understanding of the available resources for this research, and to gain experience in a museum’s curatorial division. The position will start September 9, 2019.

About the Fellowship:
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellowship (AAMD/Kress Fellowship) is a one-year fellowship supported by Kress Foundation in collaboration with The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD). The fellowship provides essential funding for a researcher to investigate a permanent collection, or part of a collection, of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, making it possible for the Museum to take a more comprehensive approach to conducting in-depth research and delving into the full provenance, ownership, and exhibition histories of works from the collection. The fellowship reflects AAMD’s on-going commitment to fostering professional development in the art museum field.

About the Oklahoma City Museum of Art: 
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s mission is to enrich lives through the visual arts. The Museum collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across a period of five centuries with strengths in European and American art from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, contemporary art, and one of the world’s largest public collections of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The Museum boasts the region’s premier repertory cinema, which screens the finest international, independent, and classic films. Since it was founded in 1945, The OKCMOA has always aspired to be more than a treasury of beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
The Fellowship will include:
·         $30,000 stipend to be awarded to the museum for the Fellow, to be paid on schedule by AAMD
·         $8,000 for travel expenses for the Fellow and the mentor.
Role and Responsibilities:
·         Assist with provenance research on a wide variety of objects, utilizing libraries, archives, and online resources.
·         Develop bibliographies and exhibition histories for objects as needed.
·         This internship offers the fellow the opportunity to learn how to conduct provenance research in a museum setting, to develop an understanding of the available resources for this research, and to gain experience in a museum’s curatorial division.
Required Skills:
·         M.A. in Art History or a related discipline required. Completed Ph.D. specializing in European and American Art from early modern period to the present is preferred.  
·         Demonstrated research skills across a broad spectrum of art history as well as a specialized focus within the fields of European and American Art
·         Knowledge of and sensitivity to historic and contemporary issues of provenance
·         Developed writing and speaking skills for communicating with audiences ranging from the general public to international scholars
• Demonstrated experience designing, executing, and completing high-level scholarly research projects (education may be considered)
• 2 years experience in an academic setting, research institute, or art museum (education may be considered)
• Fluency in at least one foreign language is a plus
How to Apply:
All application materials must be submitted online and in English as Microsoft Word or PDF files by the deadline. Please email your application material to:

Please include: a Curriculum Vitae, a Cover Letter stating specifying what you wish to accomplish during the fellowship period and detailing how you can utilize the Museum's resources to accomplish your goals, and a List of Three References (including phone and email of your academic or professional recommenders).

For questions regarding the Provenance Research (AAMD/Kress) Fellowship at the OKCMOA contact: Roja Najafi at

Number: Call for Juried Entries, Art of the South 2019
Entries due: March 29
Notifications of acceptance: April 17
Submissions and details:

Number: Presents Art of the South 2019
The sixth annual Art of the South is a juried exhibition open to all artists 18 and older working in any media, and residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, TN, TX, SC, VA, Washington, D.C., or WV. Entries must be original works created within the last 2 years. Reproductions not allowed. Works previously exhibited at Memphis College of Art (MCA) are ineligible. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $35. Accepted works will be exhibited at MCA in Memphis, Tennessee, May 28–July 14, 2019.

Submission Guidelines
All work must weigh 60 lbs or less and measure no larger than 48” in any direction. Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Accepted work must arrive at MCA by May 20, exhibition ready, complete with hanging wire. No saw-tooth hangers or clip frames will be accepted. Works that differ significantly from the entry image may be disqualified. Works may be shipped, or hand delivered to Memphis College of Art at 1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104. Those being shipped must use plexi or acrylic, no glass. Work must be in a reusable container and be accompanied by a prepaid return-shipping label. Work will be repackaged and shipped back to the artist at the close of the exhibition. Hand delivered works not picked up by the gallery’s designated pick-up date will become the property of Number: Inc.

Entry Submission
Submissions will only be accepted through our online submission portal until 11:59 PM on March 29, 2019. Only digital files (JPG) at 72 ppi, with the longest side measuring 1200 pixels will be accepted. For video submissions use .mp4 or .mov using the h264 codec with a maximum runtime demo of two minutes. Formal entry file names to include artists first initial, last name, title of artwork, and submission number (i.e., j_doe_myartwork_1.jpg).
All submissions must include a completed entry form and entry fee. Entry fees will be collected at the time of submission by credit card or PayPal. You can access the submission portal by using the address below.

Special Issue of Humanities: Realism and Naturalism in the Humanities

Guest Editor: Cameron Dodworth, Ph.D., Department of English, Methodist University
Deadline for Submissions is June 30, 2019

As a movement and genre, Realism—including Naturalism and Impressionism—had its origins in the literature and visual art of France in the early- to mid-nineteenth century, but it soon became very much an international and interdisciplinary methodology that extended well into the twentieth century and beyond. This special issue of Humanities invites submissions that engage with Realism, Naturalism, and even Impressionism (as articulated through Realism) as international and interdisciplinary movements and genres. Particularly through the lens of the Humanities (literature, art, theater, film, history, music, and philosophy), submissions that engage one or more of those disciplines—and that form interdisciplinary connections between those and others—are encouraged. Also welcome are studies that connect with Realism at any point from the nineteenth century through the Modernist period, including papers that make even more contemporary connections (through adaptation studies, for example).

While the study of Realism, in broader contexts, contains a significant amount of scholarship, focus on Naturalism, in particular, is of major concern in this special issue. This special issue seeks to not only gain a greater sense of understanding in relation to Naturalism—as an oftentimes underdeveloped, underexplored, and even ambiguous genre within the umbrella of Realism—but it also seeks to challenge previous understandings of Naturalism.

Gabriel P. Weisberg observes—mainly of visual art—in Beyond Impressionism: The Naturalist Impulse (1992) that Naturalists “were overlooked by collectors and critics who believed that the avant-garde—those artists in total opposition to an academic tradition—came to full ascendancy at the turn of the twentieth century,” and that Naturalism was often stigmatized as failing to reflect “the stylistic traits of nascent modernism.” Papers that challenge and/or support these claims, especially on a more interdisciplinary basis, are of particular interest. To what extent does Naturalism, within the realm of Realism, deviate in various disciplines from the evidently more avant-garde fin-de-siècle movements that are typically considered more consistent with the evolution towards Modernism? To what extent is Naturalism an avant-garde movement in its own right? What about the liminality as well as the limitations of Naturalism, within and beyond the scope of Realism?

Papers that address the above questions or that explore any other subject matter within Realism, Naturalism, and Impressionism will be considered.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in.

Once you are registered, complete the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

Humanities is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.