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    CALL TO ARTISTS: 45th Brand National Exhibition of Works on Paper, "Brand 45"

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    CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Brand Associates 45th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper: Brand 45.

    The CALL FOR ENTRY (CaFE) is posted at from April 7 through June 2.  DO NOT contact the Brand Library or mail your submission to Brand Library.  Your entry must go through CaFE at  

    View the Prospectus (note it is also readable on CaFE).


    The Brand Associates (non-profit arm of the Brand Library & Art Center) is pleased to host Leslie Jones, curator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as our juror for its 45th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper.  Both curator and art historian,  Jones has worked in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim. She earned her PhD in 2003 from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts with a dissertation on the ink drawings of Henri Michaux.  Jones specializes in modern and contemporary works on paper and has been at LACMA since 2005.  Among the exhibitions she has curated are: Drawing Surrealism (2012), Ed Moses,  Drawings from the 1960s and 70s (2015) and, most recently, Tony Smith: Smoke (on view at LACMA through July 2, 2017).

    Jones joins a distinguished roster of jurors who have donated their time, energy and expertise over the 45 years this exhibition has been mounted.  Included among these artists, gallerists, curators, and educators are Laddie John Dill (2016), Lita Albuquerque (2007), Jack Rutberg (2014), Louise Lewis (1999), D.J. Hall (1989) and Millard Sheets (1979).

    The Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper has been sponsored by the Brand Associates since 1971, in cooperation with Glendale Library, Arts & Culture. It is one of the region’s most prestigious juried shows. In recent years the Works on Paper exhibitions have included an increasingly diverse array of three-dimensional artworks as well as an expanding range of approaches to the two-dimensional paper surface. This year’s exhibition chairperson, Debra Thompson, is a Director of the Brand Associates and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History at Glendale Community College. An open call for submissions for Brand 45 entries will begin on April 7, 2017 and runs through June 2, 2017. The prospectus for the exhibition will be available very soon.  Interested artists will utilize the online service Call for Entry (CaFÉ) for their submissions. The web address is Brand 45 will be on view at Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale from September 16, 2017 through November 3, 2017. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm with many of the artists in attendance. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Twenty five percent of proceeds from the sale of artworks benefit the many free cultural programs sponsored by Brand Associates at Brand Library & Art Center.

    Brand Library & Art Center has been a cornerstone for the arts in Southern California since 1956. This unique public library focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community, including a collection of over 110,000 items, subject-specialist librarians, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances, films, and hands-on craft programs for children and adults. Always evolving, Brand Library utilizes new technologies and continues to develop innovative programs to serve an ever-widening public interested in the arts. Brand Library & Art Center is a branch of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department. The Brand Associates is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the many programs of the Brand Library to ensure its place as a significant cultural resource for the region.

    Brand 45 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper

    Juror: Leslie Jones, Curator of Prints and Drawings, LACMA

    Sponsored by: The Brand Associates

    Open call for artists: April 7- June 2, 2017 at

    Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 16, 2017, 6-9 pm

    Exhibition run:  September 16 through November 3, 2017

    Venue: Brand Library & Art Center 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201. Telephone: 818-548-2051 Email: