Artist, Reader, Writer (Philadelphia, PA)
This Deadline Expired: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Open Call to DVAA Members:
Perhaps it romantic to imagine the lone, solitary artist. The fruits of their labors burst forth into creation like a Greek god born out of some comically ridiculous concept of divine biology. More often than not though, this not the case. Now more than ever artists are connected and informed. One could argue that this ease of communication and access to information encourages the proliferation of artistic discourse. Here at Da Vinci Art Alliance we are very interested in nurturing artistic discourse. To do this, conversations must be had! Our exhibitions always seek to create conversations between artists as well as conversations between artworks. This exhibition in particular will emphasize the relationship between artworks in the form of pairs, one visual and one written.
Artist, Reader, Writer will be a show focused on the pairing of visual art and works of literature. Each artist will submit one visual artwork of their own creation and one short text to be paired with and displayed alongside it. The primary criteria of this accompanying text is that it cannot be written by you or in any way be a description of your artwork. Instead, your challenge is to create an artistic pairing between a short work of literature (must fit within a standard 8.5×11” page) and your own artwork. The resulting combination could inspire comparison, juxtaposition, or inform one another in some way. Your text could come from anything: lyrics, a favorite poem, an excerpt from a book, a transcribed scene from a play, a guided meditation, or even an advertisement.
Along with the exhibition, DVAA will display a book of collected artwork information and artists statements. Each exhibiting artist will have a single 8.5×11” page with: artist name, artwork title, medium, date, price, and artist statement. Some information that could be included in your artist statement could be: insights into your artistic practice, impetus in creating your current body of work, or possible sources of inspiration. For this exhibition I encourage each of you to discuss the paired text, why you selected it, and the nature of this pairing. There will be a space to provide this statement during the online application process. These statements are meant to enhance audience engagement with each exhibition – if you would like help with your statement, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RULES FOR ENTRY:
A submission will consist of a single pair of 1 artwork and 1 short text. Artists will be limited to only one submission for this exhibition.
The text component must be typed and fit within one standard 8.5″ x 11” page, submitted as a Word document to email@example.com along with artwork photo.
The visual artwork must be no larger than 30” x 30” however slightly larger work may be submitted if approved before.
All artwork must be ready to display. Wall hanging pieces must be wired. If your work requires any additional apparatus to be shown, it must be provided. For artworks that require particularly complex or unique display methods, email Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Label the back of your work with your name and title of work
You may not submit work that has been previously exhibited at DVAA
DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is direct permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.
When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality.
The artist receives 80% commission on artwork sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days or sooner after the show closes.
All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space.
If you have other installation needs or specific projects please contact email@example.com to make sure the work is eligible.
Complete the submission order form and $20 submission fee
For more information and to apply: http://www.davinciartalliance.org/calls/artistreaderwriter
Email submission image and text document to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “Artist, Reader, Writer submission”
All images must be submitted as a jpeg, 72 dpi, 2 MB max file size
Identify each image as follows: entry number_last name_artwork title.jpg (ex. 1_Smith_Untitled.jpg)
Submission deadline: Sept. 22 11:59pm
Artwork Drop-off: Sept. 29, 1-3pm & Sept. 30, 1-3pm
Opening reception: Oct. 3, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: Oct. 3 – Oct. 14
Artwork pick up: Oct. 14, 3-6pm & Oct. 15 11am – 2pm
***Gallery Potluck: Oct. 14, 3-6pm