Announcing our juror for 5×5, our juried exhibition with extended artist features, Caitlin Clay.

Caitlin Clay is currently the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. She joined the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in January 2019 as the Registrar, stepping into the role of Curator of Exhibitions in October 2020. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree with a Business concentration from the University of Dallas (2016), and her Master of Arts in Art History degree from Texas Christian University (2018). Clay brings a wealth of knowledge to AMSET, including curatorial, installation, and research experience. Caitlin has presented research papers at Ohio University, the University of Texas at Tyler, the University of Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University. She has also interned at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the National Heisey Glass Museum.

As Curator of Exhibitions at AMSET, Clay envisions, plans, researches and oversees museum exhibitions from their inception, works with the Curator of Collections to ensure the safe storage, movement, and exhibition of the permanent collection, and performs numerous other curatorial duties. 

The 5×5 is presented in collaboration with Ivester Contemporary and will be juried by Caitlin Clay, Curator of Exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Our exhibition will exist mostly as a virtual platform, including in-depth Artist Features and online programming, but will have an in-person element at Ivester Contemporary that overlaps with our annual festival.The 5×5 will feature five artists who will be selected based on their collective submission and the 5 winners will be awarded a $500 stipend. One piece per artist will be chosen to hang at Ivester Contemporary for an in-person show from Dec. 11, 2021 – Jan. 22, 2022. 

We will begin accepting entries on August 1. For more information, visit our Open Calls.