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SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials

Awarded in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of historical materials, which by its design, installation, and/or catalog is considered exemplary. Supporting materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Lawrence Jenkens at aljenken@uncg.edu by February 6, 2019; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2019 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Lawrence Jenkens at aljenken@uncg.edu by February 6, 2019; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2019 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the delivery of one of the nominated publications to Lawrence Jenkens.

Supporting materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Additional supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, and nominated publication. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together.

Nomination letters and supporting materials may be submitted through Dropbox. Please share your nominating folder in Dropbox with Lawrence Jenkens at aljenken@uncg.edu.

For questions, contact aljenken@uncg.edu.

Past Recipients

2018 - Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art, Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, 2016-2017. 
2017 - Georgia Museum of Art for Contemporary Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Grafico Mexicana, 2016.
2015 - Beyond the Grid/Into the Sublime, A New View of Minimalism, Columbus State Museum, Georgia, 2014. Hannah Israel and Michele McCrillis.
2014 - Ron Meyers: A Potter's Menagerie, Arkansas Arts Center, 2013, Co-curated by Stephen Driver and Brian Lange.
2012 - Papercuts: The Contemporary Art of Papercutting, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012. Reni Gower, curator. Essay by Teresa Bramlette Reeves.
2011 - Wichita Museum of Art, Michael Aurbach: The Secrecy Series: Selected Works. Essay by Dorothy Joiner.

2010 - Paul Goldberger and Robert M. Craig, John Portman: Art and Architecture, 2009, High Museum of Art; University of Georgia Press, 2009.
2009 - University of Georgia, and editors Isabelle Wallace and Nora Wendl, Contemporary Art at the Dodd: Paul Pfeiffer.
2008 - Kevin Concannon, Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace Featuring John and Yoko's Year of Peace.
2008 - Joseph Mella, Carlos Jauregui and Edward Fishers (editors), Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswadso Guayasamín.
2007 - Dennis Harper and Paul Manoguerra, Weaving His Art on Golden Looms: Paintings and Drawings by Art Rosenbaum, Georgia Museum of Art, 2007, William U. Eiland, Director.
2006 - Sam Yates & Fred Moffat (with design by Martha C. Shepp), Mysterious Pleasures: The Art of F. Clark Stewart.
2005 - Reni Gower, Sally Bowring, & Heather M. Harvey, Virginia Commonwealth University.
2004 - Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston.
2003 - Reni Gower & Heather Harvey, Virginia Commonwealth University