Innovation Exhibition Prospectus.pdf
Fall 2022 NOVA/Mason Foundations Student Juried Show
This exhibition explores the dual challenges faced by Foundation Level art students: learning about a new
medium and honing their craft within the structure of the class assignment. Innovation celebrates those
works that expand on, push the boundaries of, and go beyond those in class assignments. Whether in
craft, design, or concept, developing technical skills and an artistic voice is not an easy task. Innovation is
an exhibition dedicated to the students working on building their skills and finding new approaches. All
works exhibiting personal growth or an innovated approach to classroom work will be considered.
Foundations level students (Freshmen or Sophomore) currently enrolled NOVA and Mason students
Each exhibition the works included at awards are chosen by an outside juror. Our juror this year is
Babette Pendleton. You can find more information about her below.
People’s Choice award- $100 prize – selected by exhibition viewers who digitally vote for their favorite
September 1st– October 7th at 11:59pm- Artist submissions
Jurying results emailed to applicants- October 16th
October 20th and 21st– drop off of selected works. Times TBD. Additional information will be emailed
to the artist selected.
October 24th- November 12th– In-person and Digital exhibition on view. Digital visitors can vote for
their favorite works.
October 27th 5-7pm- Exhibition reception- Our juror,
, will talk about how she selected the recognized artworks. Award winners will be announced, and artist are asked to attend to answer questions about their work.
November 14th and 15th– art work pick up. Times TBD.
Please prepare the following formation before beginning in your application here:
Your First and Last Name
NOVA Alexandria AFA building, 3301 Netherton Dr, Alexandria, VA 2231
On-line gallery address TBD
Babette Pendleton (see bio below)
Each student is allowed one entry. The original medium can be anything from graphite to granite but
should be carefully photographed for submission.
Student email address
An image of your artwork- 1200 pixels max in the longest dimension (accepted formats
include jpg or png for images, Vimeo.com links for videos, and/or Issuu.com links for
A thumbnail image or video still of your artwork- 228 x 168 pixels (w x h) (accepted
formats include jpg or png for images)
Title of the artwork
Medium (Example: graphite, watercolor, digital, clay and fabric, etc.)
Dimensions of Artwork (listed H x W x D)
Optional personal website and/or social media
Optional description of how your work represents Resilience (50-word limit: Please
compose, proofread, and check you word count before copying and pasting into the
For additional image formatting questions or other inquiries please contact Jessica Gardner at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Davis at email@example.com.
Innovation juror Babette Pendleton
Headshot credit: Olga Rabetskaya
Experimentation, intentionality, and collaboration are central
aspects of Babette Pendleton’s multidisciplinary work as an artist,
curator-producer, and researcher. Her national and international
curatorial work manifests in forms of collective and collaborative
organizing, project management, visionary and strategic consulting,
and exhibition/performance producing. Babette is the director of
Yellow Fish, a durational performance art festival which aims to
bring awareness to the significance and study of time through
cultural practices and artistic mediums, while facilitating community
involvement in historical and contemporary thought surrounding
Durational Performance. Notable past work includes, director and
founder of the Pendleton House—a twenty-five person
interdisciplinary art collective; director of the experimental gallery
space, New Tomorrow; and producer and project Manager for Sarah
Cameron Sunde’s global series, A Durational Performance with the
Sea. She most recently worked as a consultant with Robert W. Deutsch Foundation in Baltimore, MD and Coffey
Street in Brooklyn, NY. Her current research focuses on reconfiguring contractual agreements inside collecting
and commissioning initiatives with specific emphasis on putting care practice and performance methodologies
at the forefront of contract law. Babette holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from Cornish College of the Arts,
and an MFA in Curatorial Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a minor in Critical Theory.
She is the current exhibition and programming curator at George Washington’s Corcoran School of Art & Design
in DC and teaches within the Curatorial Practice program at MICA.