Video: Behind the Wall, Traveling Exhibition and Art Book Project

Call to printmakers, street artists, comic artists, all print-based visual artists: create unique posters for traveling exhibit




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Calling all Artists: Submit your poster here on or before Dec. 15, 2014.

For the All of Us or None project, graphic artists, printmakers, street artists, comic artists, and other print-based visual artists who are interested in creating unique posters for a traveling exhibit are invited to create and submit.

Submissions should explore alternative approaches, new projects, or manifestos that seek to achieve lasting peace and justice

Check out this poster slide show to get you thinking!

Click here to Submit your poster on or before Dec. 15, 2014. Artists may submit more than one work.

Each submission must include:

*   Digital image of poster of sized 8.5” x 11” or 22” x 28” (300-600 ppi; TIFF or best resolution JPG; maximum 50MB)
*   A 250-word artist’s statement
*   A bio, maximum of 250 words

Jurors will select an initial set of work to be the core of a USA nationally traveling exhibit. AFSC will print and professionally display the chosen work in the traveling exhibit. AFSC will display the chosen work on their website and make it available for free digital download to the public. The exhibit website will identify each poster by artist, title of piece, short description, and your website if you so choose.

By participating in this project, artists are donating their work to AFSC to use in the traveling exhibit, in digital replicas of the work available for download for free, in informational brochures, and on the web. Work will be fully credited to the artists, with contact information included.

Selected artists will receive a $50 honorarium and a print copy of the catalog of the traveling exhibit.

Traveling exhibition — At each location of the tour, events and discussions will be held and teaching artists will work with youth to create more posters for the project.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Read more about AFSC.

AFSC is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Eyes Wide Open exhibit, which traveled the USA for years. AFSC’s mural art exhibit Windows and Mirrors, composed of work donated by U.S. and international artists, traveled to 60 cities in the U.S.  AFSC also produces the If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth video festival.

Guns and Roses, Shepard Fairy poster

Guns and Roses, Shepard Fairey poster

Supply and Demand Art Marketing

I finally read my signed copy of artist Shepard Fairy’s 20 Year Edition of Supply & Demand. I’ve had the book since 2009. Mainly I purchased it to review the images of the artists large body of work, and with the idea that the book could be collectible and more valuable in the future. I had in mind to read it some day, not thinking that three years would slip by before I’d get to it. But once I started reading the first essay I was intrigued with the artists’ story and read the 450+ page book in a day and a half.

In the Supply & Demand articles, written by Shepard Fairy as well as others, I learned how, with very little money and using low-tech images such as lots made with photocopy machines and some silkscreened, and wheat-pasting these images publicly, Fairy was able to market himself and his OBEY art brand into an international phenomenon. (Since the publication of the book, the artist has had large museum exhibitions and recently completed print editions with a top New York City gallery press.)

Ironically, several of the large corporations –whose billboard ads Fairy had altered with his own additions– have hired the artist to create logos and other designs for their companies.

Fairy, and others in the book, describe how the artist is able to navigate these different worlds and continue to grow as an artist and become increasingly successful.

You can buy the book on the artist’s OBEY GIANT website:

Also in his site store is a book Fairy recommends, titled The Fine Art of Corporate Sponsorship & the Corporate Sponsorship of Fine Art by Ryan McGinness