CALL FOR ENTRIES: PLAY
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 26, 2014, 5pm
NOTIFICATION DATE: early November
WHAT IS PLAY?
PLAY is an exhibition that will examine games and play through the lens of contemporary art. We will look at play from a variety of vantage points, including: play as a vital tool for experimentation and innovation in art-making; play as a fruitful source of subject matter and content; and play as a strategy to interact with and engage audiences in contemporary art. This exhibition will take place in the galleries at AAC and on the grounds surrounding the building.
AAC will select approximately 7-10 artists to present works in our 7 main gallery spaces. We are looking for artists working in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, new media and more to propose a series of works, installations, and concepts that will occupy individual exhibition spaces. Out-of-the-box exhibitions concepts that employ new technologies like augmented reality and mobile applications are also encouraged.
A modest stipend to help offset transportation, production, and other costs will be provided to each artist.
AAC will release two additional calls for proposals related to this exhibition for artists to activate our lawn with public art projects. The first call (to be released in early September) will be for two projects that will run for the duration of the exhibition. The second call (to be released in early 2015) will be for artist designed lawn games for two pop-up community events.
WHEN IS PLAY?
PLAY will take place July 11 – October 10, 2015.
WHO CAN SUBMIT?
Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania may submit proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.
WHAT MATERIALS SHOULD I SEND?
1. Artist’s Statement. 1 page, max.
2. CV/Resume. 3 pages, max.
3. Proposal. 1 page, max. Describe what you plan to do, how you will do it, and what you hope to accomplish with the show. Include information in your proposal about how this project or body of work is well-suited to the galleries at AAC and to the concept of this exhibition.
4. Work Samples. Submit either 12 images; 4 minutes of recorded materials; or 2 minutes of recorded material and 6 images.
5. Work Sample Index. List the works submitted, including the title, dimensions, medium, price or insurance value, and year of creation for each piece.
There is a $35 fee for non-members and a $25 fee for members. For those who would like to join, it’s $45 and your application fee is included.
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Link to application HERE.