Awards

The SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials

Awarded in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of historical materials, which by its design, installation, and/or catalogue is considered exemplary. Support 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 Catalogue of Contemporary Materials, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2017; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2017 (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 Sandra Reed at reedsa@marshall.edu by February 6, 2017; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2017 (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 Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Media, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701. This publication, and all supporting materials, will be circulated among the SECAC Awards Committee members. 

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. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(1)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with sandrajreed00@gmail.com

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2017. For questions, contact reedsa@marshall.edu

 

Past Recipients

  • 2015 - Beyond the Grid/Into the Sublime, A New View of Minimalism. Columbus State Museum, Columbus GA, 2014Hannah 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