Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Call for Artists - Greenpoint Open Studios

Call for Artists - Greenpoint Open Studios (Oct. 1-3, 2010)
The Ugly Art Room Presents
(Brooklyn, NY)
Deadline: September 1, 2010
As part of GOS, The Ugly Art Room Presents: A Cinderella Story: From a Bomb to a Bombshell
  A fire left 60 Greenpoint Ave a burnt out shell that was reconstructed by hand into Paulie Gee's. In a space disfigured by fire, a wood burning oven glows. Here, The Ugly Art Room will explore the battle between man and nature, how we thrive on what consumes us, the violence of beautification, the destruction of ugliness, and the paradox of transformation.
 Themes include: fire, man versus nature, the glorification of the grotesque and the debasement of beauty. 
Note: Critical attention is being paid to the interior design elements of the space as an important theme in the exhibit. Artist's are encouraged to visit the space for inspiration and to submit work that will reciprocally enhance the space. Warm tones, reclaimed wood, raw materials, concrete floors, exposed brick walls, high tin ceilings and hand crafted furniture are elements to consider when submitting work.      
Opening Reception: 11pm, Friday, October 1, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 12-6pm, Saturday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 3rd
Location: Paulie Gee’s - 60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Submission Requirements: All original artwork will be considered in the form of photography, film, paintings, sculpture, collage and mixed-media. Artists must submit:
Deadline - September 1, 2010
1) A website or blog that contains images of the artwork to be reviewed.
2) A short artist’s statement and bio in the body of your email.
3) The subject of the email: “GOS 2010 - (your name)”
We will contact you via email if we are interested in your work. If selected, artists must be available to meet at the exhibition space prior to the show (60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn) for a portfolio review and to discuss installation logistics. Artist’s are encouraged to attend the Opening Reception on October 1st, 2010 at 11pm. The Ugly Art Room works closely with artists to price and sell work accurately and fairly. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to benefit Greenpoint Open Studios.

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