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The Santo Foundation


2016 Call for Entry:
$20,000.00 Awarded to Visual Artists: Three artists will be selected to each receive $5000.00. Five additional awards of $1000.00 each will also be awarded. DEADLINE: October 31, 2016

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce Lisa Melandri as Distinguished Juror for the 2016 Individual Artist Awards. Lisa Melandri is Executive Director of The Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, Three artists will be selected to each receive $5000.00. Five additional awards of $1000.00 each will also be awarded.

Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as emerging, mid-career and mature artists. All mediums are welcome. This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status. Artists may submit online only through Call for (CaFÉ). Please submit (minimum and maximum) 6 jpegs of original work and a current resume. No artist statements. All mediums of visual art are eligible including audio, video and performance. Limit video segments to 3 minutes. Please do not submit other materials. There is a nominal application fee of $40.00 US.
Call for Entry dates: August 25, 2016 through October 31st 2016. Selected Artists will be announced in December 2016. Please note if you have questions regarding technical aspects of please contact their help desk. Please do not contact the juror. If you have questions that do not involve call-for-entry technical issues contact information can be found on the Santo Foundation website.

Lisa Melandri is the Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. At CAM, Melandri is charged with the leadership, administration, and management of the region’s premier contemporary, non-collecting institution. Since Joining CAM in 2012, Melandri has reshaped the exhibition program and launched such initiatives as: Street Views, a monumental exterior façade exhibition series; Audible Interruptions, a guest-curated sound art series which activates the interstitial spaces of the Museum; and a landscape design project for CAM’s internal courtyard, on view in the summer months. Melandri’s curatorial projects at CAM include Ron Gorchov: Serapis, Brenna Youngblood: Loss Prevention, Toyin Odutola: Untold Stories, and two Street Views projections: Jennifer Steinkamp: Orbit and Marco Brambilla: Materialization/De-Materialization.

Prior to joining CAM, Melandri served as the Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, where, during her eleven-year tenure, the museum grew significantly in scope and size. While at SMMoA, she curated a number of notable exhibitions, featuring such artists as Mickalene Thomas, Marco Brambilla, Alberto Burri, William Pope.L, Philip Guston, Al Taylor, and Beatrice Wood.

Melandri received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree in Art History from the Williams College Graduate Program.

The Santo Foundation is a public charity