Opportunity for MFA students (residency/exhibition) at Locust Projects

Opportunity for MFA students (residency/exhibition) at Locust Projects

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Residency opportunity: June 18, 2018 to August 4, 2018

Artists can stay as long as they wish during this period as long as their installation is completed by July 13 and they are present for any committed public programs.
Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018 — EXTENDED TO MAY 2, 2018

Opportunity Description

Locust Projects, Miami’s longest-running alternative art space, invites graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in our Project Room during the summer of 2018. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of an artist’s practice in conceptual scope, scale or media. Proposals can reflect work that will be created for the exhibition or new work that has never been presented before. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate exceptionally unique methods, processes, or concepts, particularly those that could not be presented in a traditional gallery setting.

We accept proposals from artists working in any media and artists can apply as individuals or two-person collaboratives presenting a singular idea. Special consideration will be given to artists who are presenting work that is directly related to their MFA studies or artists who have never realized a solo exhibition previously.

All artists must be currently enrolled in an MFA program during the spring of 2018 to apply for the LAB MFA program. Locust Projects provides a stipend for project-related costs up to $1,000, a budget of $500 towards travel costs to and from Miami, and free accomodations at Locust Projects’ furnished residence house located one block from Locust and Miami’s Design District starting June 18 and available through August 4. As part of their project, the artist will commit to the creation of a public program, either a public Practice + Process presentation, performance, or other program of the artist’s choosing. Collaborations with other Miami-based organizations or individuals is encouraged.
The selected artist will have support from the Exhibitions Manager to assist on logistics related to the installation, the creation of exhibition texts, promotion, and any programs related to the project.

The exhibition will open with a public reception on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in conjunction with the opening of the summer co-hort of Locust Art Builders, an art immersive for up to 25 Miami-based teens that takes place in the Main Gallery simultaneous with LAB MFA.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Artist resume or CV. Please include artist contact information.
Project proposal (500 word max.), including budget for supplies (up to $1,000)
Images/renderings of proposed artwork for Locust Projects’ LP2.
The floor plan is available here
Artist Statement – (max. 250 words)
Images: 8 images of recent/ related work with captions accompanying all images
Letter of recommendation from a current professor

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Summer Yates

Summer Yates creates playful dreamlike atmospheres that are densely laden with ominous, agitated, imagery cloaked in illuminated…

Summer Yates creates playful dreamlike atmospheres that are densely laden with ominous, agitated, imagery cloaked in illuminated shapes and textures.…

Summer Yates creates playful dreamlike atmospheres that are densely laden with ominous, agitated, imagery cloaked in illuminated shapes and textures.…

John W. Parker

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise…

Bruce Garrity

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great…

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse…

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse and Giacometti.…

Brian David Dennis

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Dianne Koppisch-Hricko

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

Currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk, Dianne employs deconstructed silk screening, direct-painting, and discharge to produce her works.…

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