First Look: New Art Online Exhibition + a whole gallery where you can draw or paint on the walls and floors

I worked with an artist a few years ago, who, in a series of performance events with her artist friends, placed a large blank canvas and paints and brushes in the event space on which attendees or audience members were free to paint what they wished. The canvas was then exhibited at the next performance and exhibition. This may have been idea circulating with young artists for some time, and which has now found its way into museum venues.  The New Museum in New York , which considers its spaces a leading destination for new ideas and new art, currently has the exhibition Paweł Althamer: The Neighbors,  which includes a whole gallery where anyone can draw or paint on the walls and the floors, and whatever you make becomes part of the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1gbRftO

The New Museum also has an online only exhibition series titled First Look: New Art Online,  a monthly series of innovative online projects and new commissions by the New Museum.

The New Museum wishes to become a hub of innovative artistic practice. The New Museum has also conceived the first museum-led incubator program called NEW INC. The NEW INC program, which will launch in the summer of 2014, will be a collaborative creative space with a lab-like environment for the development of new ideas and practices for creatives exploring cross-disciplinary  and technology based projects. The New Museum feels that because such creative individuals and artist groups are exploring work in still undefined cultural areas, that few resources and support systems exist for them, and so the NEW INC program offers a twelve-month residency to provide the needed space and resources. Find more on NEW INC here, including how to apply.

 

Art Production Fund Open Call For Artist Submissions

English: Kenny Scharf mural on Houston and Bowery

English: Kenny Scharf mural on Houston and Bowery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Art Production Fund, in partnership with The New Museum, is hosting an open call for inclusion in the public art installation After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, part of the IDEAS CITY Festival. The selected artist will have the opportunity to have their artwork presented on a Bowery storefront roller shutter, along with 14 other artists in the project. On view from May – October, 2013, the work will be displayed when shops close each evening along the Bowery between Delancey St. and East Houston St.
Submissions:
All artists, regardless of age, gender, and nationality, are eligible to apply.
All submissions must be sent to afterhours@artproductionfund.org.
Applications which are hand-delivered or mailed will not be accepted.
Artists will be selected based on artistic strength and vision, as well the work’s relevance to the “After Hours” mural concept.
Due to the volume of submissions, Art Production Fund can only respond to those artists whose proposals best fit the interest of the program.
No calls please.

PLEASE SUBMIT ARTWORK BY MARCH 18, 2013.

Application Review & Process:
Artists should format their proposal/submission as one PDF.
Please include full contact information, address, phone number, and email.
Artists should include one image that would be suitable for a 10 x 14 ft (approximate dimensions) roller gate.
Only graphic images that can be painted onto an uneven roller shutter will be accepted**. Artists should format their PDF to include any or all images within the body of the PDF. Additional material sent alongside the PDF will not be reviewed.
PDFs can include links to websites, galleries, previous exhibitions, and/or past reviews.

**Painting will be executed by Colossal Media. If selected, APF will request a high-resolution version of your image as well as a color match print.

The open call artist will be selected by a panel of judges that include:
Art Production Fund
Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, The New Museum
Linda Yablonsky, Art Critic
Bob Holman, Founder of the Bowery Poetry Club
– Youth artists from a mural making collaboration between the New Museum’s G:Class, Chinatown YMCA, Groundswell and University Settlement.

AFTER HOURS 2: MURALS ON THE BOWERY is a public art installation that plays with the practices of graffiti art, traditional mural painting and graphic posters, to ignite the neighborhood surrounding The Bowery. After Hours 2 invites artists to reflect upon the history and present state of The Bowery to create a site specific mural or poster. This public art project is both a destination for a specific audience and an unexpected art intervention for the passerby.

ART PRODUCTION FUND is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.

IDEAS CITY is a festival that explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are a driving force behind the vitality of urban centers. IDEAS CITY was founded by the New Museum as a major collaborative initiative between dozens of arts, education, and community organizations working together to effect change. The festival is held every other year in New York with satellite conferences and workshops taking place in international cities during the alternate years. IDEAS CITY was launched in New York in 2011.

IDEAS CITY Topic 2012/2013: Untapped Capital

As the world’s resources continue to be endangered, depleted, and destroyed, we need to come up with new solutions and practices and develop new approaches. Rather than focusing on our deficits, this year’s IDEAS CITY encourages an examination of surplus capital that may be under-recognized or underutilized. There are many ways of thinking about what untapped capital could be: people, ideas, networks, raw materials, varied resources, and modes of communication. The topic of Untapped Capital provides a meeting place for developing alternative thinking, new methodologies, new solutions, and new goals.

After Hours 2 is made possible with the generous support of Sotheby’s.

 

Art Station NYC Pop Up Exhibitions

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Art Station NYC Pop Up Ops include plans for exhibitions and art sales holiday events that you can get involved in! Each notice of an upcoming exhibition project or art sale listed on the Art Station NYC site contains an email address.

Do you know how to send a compelling contact email to these opportunities? My ebook guide gives you a quick and easy rundown on how best to make contact. Don’t kill your chances by making all those too common mistakes! Give the right impression from the very first contact. My ebook guide shows you how.