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GLENDALE AREA TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 2010-2011 (ongoing call)

THIS OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS & CURATORS IS ONGOING.

THERE IS NO DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS.

GLENDALE AREA TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 2010-2011

This series of curated temporary exhibitions will take place in downtown
Glendale (see map), beginning in Fall 2010 and continuing through summer
2011. The project aims to intervene into the retail fabric of this well
trafficked area with a lively cultural program of exhibitions and events.

GATE invites emerging and established artists & curators to submit their
qualifications to exhibit work in temporary exhibition spaces and window
displays (see project area map). Professional artists, curators, and artist
groups working in all media (including performance) are encouraged to
apply. Persons seeking to execute innovative site-specific projects are
particularly encouraged to apply.

Working closely with the Glendale Redevelopment Agency and local property
owners, GATE has identified vacant retail sites, along Brand, Maryland, and
Broadway. Interior and exterior opportunities will be selected for a range
of exhibitions. This is a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their
work and assist in the creation of an active and engaging streetscape. The
use of retail space for exhibition is a donation by the property owner.
GATE will coordinate the identification of each site and its availability
for the selected artist(s).

A program of openings and art walks will draw a diverse audience to the
area and aims to not only feature the work of the artists, but also invite
a fresh look at our social and commercial environment as central to the
cultural landscape. Solo and group shows, curatorial projects, as well as
collaborative projects will be considered. Artists and projects will be
matched with appropriate venues, some taking on the conventions of a white
box gallery space, others best suited for creative reinterpretations of
commercial display or advertising.

A limited program of one evening events will coincide with openings. Those
wishing to propose work, workshops, screenings, or performances, indoor or
outdoor, for these evenings should note this on the application.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Artist Qualifications will be reviewed based on the following:

  • Artistic merit
  • Appropriateness of work to site
  • Interest in creating engaging presentations to local and visiting
    communities
  • Thematic or other relation to works being exhibited simultaneously and
    likely to enhance viewer experience
  • Creativity in use of space and or materials specific to site
  • Interest in the program of temporary exhibitions for Glendale and
    potential to contribute to the dialog around its exhibition and the arts
    community at large.

HOW TO SUBMIT RFQ:

Submissions may be made by mail or online.

Mail submissions to:
Glendale Area Temporary Exhibitions
Attention Erik Qvale
2520 W. 7th St. #110
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Submissions accepted as PDF document or zip file. Entire submission must be less than 20 Mb. Click here to go to online submission page. http://gateprojects.submishmash.com/submit

Register for free and follow prompts to complete submission.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

a. Letter of interest summarizing the following:

  • Your interest in this project
  • Your relevant experience
  • Professional artist’s resume
  • Please limit to three (3) pages

c. 10 electronic images of your most relevant work

  • All images should be 72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each. Please limit video and audio submissions to under 5 min.
  • Name each image/video with artist’s name and number corresponding to the image list.
  • You may include a link to your artist’s website.

d. Annotated image list, detailing the following:

  • Thumbnail image along with title and date of artwork
  • Very brief description
  • Materials and dimensions

e. Three (3) professional references, with contact information.

FUNDING:

Limited funds for execution, transport and/or exhibition will be provided,
on a project by project basis. Works are not commissioned and remain the
property of the artist who is responsible for the installation and removal
of work. Artist is responsible for insurance of work. Sale of work is at
discretion of the artist with all proceeds to the artist.

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