Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016 7-9 PM
“Merica” is a whole new way of saying America. Some use the term to humorously describe Americans doing things only Americans can do, such as trimming a hedge with a chainsaw, or ordering two Big Macs with a diet soda and a side salad. Some use the word to sum up our country with a stereotypical, one-word retort. While others use it when feeling a deep sense of pride in our country, as when looking over the Grand Canyon, or during deeply emotional and patriotic July 4th celebrations.
Markeim Art Center is looking for art work, photos and sculpture that celebrate what makes our country great, unique, and/or quintessentially American.
During this very unique election year, it seemed appropriate to have a political cartoonist be the juror of Markeim’s “MERICA” exhibition. We are honored to have Tom Stiglich as our juror.
Tom’s nationally syndicated cartoons have appeared in the USA Today, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Phila. Daily News, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, TIME magazine, TIME.com, Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, Mad Kids magazine, The Austin American Statesman, CNN and in the annual book series ‘Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year.
Tom is a three-time recipient for the Citation of Excellence award from the United Nations and currently has a cartoon on exhibit at the Charles M. Schulz museum in Santa Rosa, California. He is also a member of the National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
Data and payment information should be entered below AND your image files (no larger than 8MB) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “MERICA” in the subject line.