Open Call for Visual Poets/Artists to Collaborate On NYC Market Poetics Project


Lower East Side (LES) New York City artist is seeking two visual poets / visual artists to collaborate on a public art project at Essex Market in the Lower East Side.

Yes, this is paid work! 

Artists and poets with text, writing, visual skills, particularly photographic, who are tech savvy and passes the ability to channel interactions with people into collaborative compositions of text + image are welcome to apply.   Fluency in Spanish is also helpful.

The project is called Market Poetics and is tied to the 75th Anniversary of Essex Market and Lower East Side History Month– both occurring in May in collaboration with NYEDC and the Artists Alliance. Dates: May 9th and 30th at the market. Includes prep work and some production in the streets

This project uses a Visual Poetics app to create visual poems and to channel stories from the people flowing through the market.  The project work occurs within one of the market stalls, as well as while moving in the market and surrounding streets. We will be creating and uploading work to a project Tumblr blog and that will be projected as a realtime slide show on a wall at the market.

Here’s a link to the past public artwork installations that resulted in the development of the Poetics App software, which is now at version 1.25 and currently used in over 150 countries:   An iPhone is required, as it’s the sole platform thus far for the app.

INTERESTED? Send a link to your work, a short introduction about your interest and background, and contact information via the email on the site:

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NYC Public Art Project Artist’s Commission $5000

Delancey Street, Bowery, Manhattan, New York City.

Delancey Street, Bowery, Manhattan, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) will be unrolling creative programming in the newly opened pedestrian plazas located at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge on Clinton and Delancey Streets. The LES BID also operates the two square parking lots that border the southern section of these plazas with each having an approximate width of 200 feet.

The LES BID is inviting proposals from local, national, or international artists and artist teams that would like to devise a creative use of this space via a wrap of fence sections that harks to the storied history of the Lower East Side.

 Each side of the fence that will be wrapped is approximately 200’ long, therefore the expected length of this project should span approximately 400’. These fences are located at one of the busiest traffic corridors in all of Manhattan, along the Williamsburg Bridge entrance where nearly 111,000 vehicles and over 200,000 sets of eyes drive by daily. The fences are chain link and approximately 8’ high.

The installation should be designed to highlight and pay homage to the cultural and creative institutions that are home to the Lower East Side (for example, landmarks such as The Eldridge Street Museum). Proposals should be approached in one of two ways. Proposals can include ways to highlight the neighborhood’s cultural institutions through placement of graphics or illustrations combined with an exploration of a creative way to engage the space. Alternatively, proposals can simply explore a singular exploration of art without the inclusion of these actual graphics that pay homage to the cultural institutions. However, this second type of proposal would have to consider space adequate enough to allow for display of these forthcoming cultural institution graphics or illustrations. 

The installation should be a visually pleasing and creative and constructive way to create a barrier between a parking lot and the wide-open space of the plaza that is book-ended by the traffic flow.

This is an outdoor space that is open to the public. Installation for the project will be able to commence as soon as a proposal has been selected and materials have been procured. The installation will be semi-permanent. The LES BID is in contract to program the space for five years with the option to renew with one year extension increments.

Proposals should take into consideration these plazas are brand new and serve as a mellow juxtaposition for the never-ending flow of traffic that is constantly moving through this area. 

Drawing on concepts such as stagnation vs movement or calm vs crazy should be considered. Also, inspiration from the idea of exiting and moving on can also be considered since this area is the last location that people will lay their eyes on before exiting Manhattan.

BUDGET/STIPEND –Approximately $5,000


 This is an extremely high traffic and high visibility space. Also, there are many new changes and development projects that will be taking place in the Lower East Side. Getting involved on the ground floor via a project of this sort in such an already culturally diverse, dynamic neighborhood has the potential to open many additional doors. 

In conjunction with this artwork piece, we are also in the process of recruiting companies to program the plaza during weekends of the warmer summer months. Over the next year, this space will dramatically change as the vehicular traffic is matched by an increase in foot traffic to this area and the plaza will be comprised of weekend vendors. 
The space is a combination of two sides of two parking lots that are situated next to each other on Delancey Street. The interiors of each of these fences contain parking lots and the exterior is a pedestrian plaza that is approximately 9,000 square feet.

LES BID is in the process of appointing the board of judges who will help with the selection process. The board will consist of reps from the arts as well as community stakeholders.
Final decisions on the winning application will be announced two weeks after the submission deadline. Winners will be notified via phone call.

Apply on-line at :

Deadline: Wed May 1st, 2013


LES Delancey St Plaza: History Tribute Fence
Delancey and Clinton Streets, NY 10002
New York, , New York 10002
United States of America

Curatorial Open Call at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Lower East Side Manhattan

Hello, This is from Allegra LaViola Gallery.

We hope to post on Curatorial Open Call on Artists Marketing Resources.

Thank you for considering.



Curatorial Open Call at Allegra LaViola Gallery.

Allegra LaViola Gallery welcomes applicants to its 2012 Curatorial Open Call
We invite curators and artists alike to submit exhibition proposals for a 4-6 week show in our Project Space during the fall of 2012. The Project Space is on the lower level of the gallery and features built-in fluorescent lighting, 8’5” high ceilings, and the ability to totally control the lighting for video work. Please see below for the floor plan of the space and examples of past installations. Chosen applicants will receive a $100 stipend for exhibition related materials, as well as having 250 postcards printed by the gallery for the exhibition, an opening party, and full support of the gallery in promotion.

About the gallery: Allegra LaViola Gallery is located in Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Gallery’s focus is both established and emerging artists, with an emphasis on painting, installation and performance related work. Allegra LaViola Gallery is interested in promoting the fullness of the artist’s vision, and has been host to a variety of conceptual projects and installations, including performance series and one-night events.

Project Space front

Project Space back

Submission Requirements
Due August 30th, 2012

Curatorial Statement: Please submit a statement, no more than 200 words, describing the concept for the project, artist(s) and works submitted (word document or PDF).
CV /Resume: No more than 300 words highlighting previous curatorial efforts (word document or PDF).
Images: Please submit up to 5 JPEG images, no more than 10” wide and 72 dpi.
Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $75 is due upon submission and can be submitted by clicking the icon below.

E-mail all materials as attachments to

Chosen applicants will be notified by September 30, 2012.


Marie Kazalia and William Phelps Montgomery Both Featured On the American Flat Site!

Untitled #279, by William Phelps Montgomery

American Flat licensed images of three of my paintings and now they’ve added me to their site. You will now find my name–Marie Kazalia–listed with the other artist on the American Flat site. (Only one of my art images is showing at this time).

 Another artist, who is a member of our Artist Marketing Resources LinkedIN group, William Phelps Montgomery is also newly listed on the American Flat site with eleven artworks!
American Flat prints art on canvas for sales to interior designers and decorators.   Their custom artwork has been featured in New York City restaurants, nightclubs, retailers and film studios including– 15W, Soho, City Swiggers Beer Shop and Tasting Room, Upper East Side, and The Dressing Room, Lower East Side.