The Nude in the 21st Century

Upon the Threshold of Memory by Chris Sheridan, Oil on Canvas.

CCC Presents the 14th Annual International Juried Exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century

The fourteenth annual international juried exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century will be on display from January 23rd through March 12th at Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Art Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR.

A community reception will be held on February 20th at 6:00 p.m., and this year’s juror will be present to give a brief gallery talk. Awards to be announced at the reception include cash prizes, purchase awards, a special exhibit award to be held during the 2020 – 2021 exhibition season, and a select number of workshop awards. This reception is free and open to the public. A special post-reception gathering will be held at the Inferno Lounge, located at 77 11th Street immediately following the reception.

Gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is open on Sundays and holidays by appointment only. Gallery visitors are invited to cast their vote for their favorite piece in the show anytime throughout the duration of the exhibit. The ballots will be tallied at the close of the exhibition and the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” will be announced.

This year, over 500 images were submitted for consideration by artists from 27 states plus the District of Columbia, as well as international submissions from Canada. The 2020 exhibit will include works of art by 32 artists from 14 states across the U.S and Canada.

We are pleased to announce that the juror for the 2020 exhibit is Henk Pander, an internationally recognized artist originally from Haarlem, The Netherlands, and who is currently based in Portland, Oregon. He is represented in prestigious museums and collections across the globe, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In addition to winning the first-place award in the 2017 Au Naturel, Pander was also an award-winning participant in CCC’s ninth annual Au Naturel in 2015. He has been the recipient of many other prestigious awards, including: the Regional Arts and Cultural Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 2006-07; the State of Oregon Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2005; the Oregon Arts Commission Master Fellowship for Painting in 1991; and two awards in national competitions in the Netherlands in 1961 — the Silver Medal in the Prix de Rome and the Talens Prize. For more information about Henk Pander, please visit his website

Holding the Line by Tanya Tewell, Oil on Wood

Selecting artwork for each year’s show from among the hundreds of submitted images is an extremely daunting task. Each year, a different juror is invited to select the work for the show, and each juror brings his or her own unique perspective and approach to the selection process. In his juror’s statement, Henk Pander explains that he chose work that reflects “quality, originality, power, humanism, and lack of cliché.”

For more information about all artists participating in the 2020 show, please visit the Au Naturel website and navigate to the 2020 Au Naturel online gallery, which will be available for viewing by January 23rd.

Direct inquiries to: Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472.

Foyer With Llewyn by Jessica McCoy, Watersoluble Oil on Canvas

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