B22: Wiregrass Biennial showcases the region’s most talented contemporary artists, illustrating the South’s rich cultural heritage. The juried exhibition encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a variety of art forms and media and will feature paintings, sculptures as well as mixed media, new media and installation art.

The Wiregrass Biennial is a juried exhibition open to all artists living and working in the South over 18 years of age. Eligible states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. All work must be original and completed within the last three years. We are seeking innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media. Additionally, we encourage large works, installations, and new media, and will also consider performance-based work in conjunction with the exhibition opening. 

There is no fee to submit work to B22: Wiregrass Biennial.

Open to artists living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, WMA encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media. Artists can submit up to three works, with up to two images of each work in the application. Work that predates 2018 will not be considered.

All submissions must be completed online. Label all images with title and corresponding image list. The image list should include title, date, dimensions, medium, price, and insurance value. Each submission must also be accompanied by an artist statement and resume. The museum will not accept original artwork, slides, master tapes, catalogues, or reviews. All submissions must be completed before January 3, 2022. There is no fee to submit work to B22: Wiregrass Biennial.

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People’s Choice:
One (1) $1000 award for first place,  one (1) $500 award for second place, and one (1) $500 award for third place.

Judge’s Choice:
One (1) $1000 award.

There will also be one (1) $1,000 award for an Alabama artist.

All works must be professionally presented and ready to install by July 1, 2022. WMA will not mat, frame, or wire works for exhibition. Participating artists are responsible for the delivery of their work to the museum as well as pickup of the work at the close of the exhibition. All artwork must arrive with appropriate packaging for return pickup. The museum is not responsible for damage to artwork due to insufficient packaging. All artwork will be insured for the duration of the exhibition.

Exhibition dates are July 22 – September 24, 2022.

Artists selected to participate in the exhibition will be contacted no later than April 22, 2022.

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.