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The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is now accepting submissions for the 2020 National Juried Exhibition, State of the Art. Each piece must interpret this year’s theme. Being a national juried exhibition, State of the Art will showcase original artwork made by artists from all across the nation. Artists must be at least 18 years old and currently residing in the United States to enter.

The art world often has two warring sides: the analog that champions old fashioned elbow grease and the digital which uses new technology to reach a desired result, but what happens when those two sides come together. State of the Art hopes to encourage artists to use techniques from both the analog and the "digital" to create cohesive and thought-provoking work.  The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri encourages the exploration and interpretation of this idea in a way that is uniquely distinct and personal to each artist. This exhibition welcomes original artwork of all media from artists across the United States. 

Deadline for entry: Wednesday April 15, 2020
Exhibition Dates: June 5 – July 31, 2020
Exhibition Location:
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
16 N. Spanish Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 6370

Prospectus can be viewed here
Online entries can be made here

Matthew Mitros was born in Philadelphia, PA. Upon completing his BFA at Penn State University, he was an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts as well as the Archie Bray Foundation. Mitros completed a post-baccalaureate from the University of Illinois and holds an MFA from the University of Washington. He has taught ceramics and sculpture at the University of Washington, South Seattle Community College, Lakeside Upper School, Kennesaw State University, The University of Alabama, and currently is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University. Matthew's ceramic work often sits at the intersection of the natural and the mechanized, utilizing assemblage and pop-culture aesthetics to discuss those relationships. His work has been featured in Art in America, Art LTD, Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly, and City Arts Magazine, as well as the book 500 Figures in Clay. Mitros has exhibited work throughout North America and Europe. His work is in the permanent public collections of the National Museum of Slovenia, Bemidji State University, the Spartanburg Art Museum, the de Young Museum, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, FSU Museum of Fine Art, and others.

To view more of Matthew's work check out his website, 
and his Instagram page as well, here

Check out our previous National Juried Exhibitions below: