Gateway Arts – Call for Exhibition Proposals

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Call For Exhibition Proposals
M-NCPPC Gateway Arts Center Gallery

APPLICATION DEADLINE – February 28, 2010

ABOUT THE CENTER
The Gateway Arts Center is a dynamic space dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts, located Brentwood, Maryland. In addition to the M-NCPPC, the center is home to a dozen artists’ studios, a gallery operated by the Gateway CDC, and the Prince George’s
African American Museum & Cultural Center. The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission occupies approximately one quarter of the building, in which we feature a gallery, a contemporary craft showcase, and an arts class/meeting room. It is a place for people of all ages to meet, engage and learn about challenging art, purchase one- of-a-kind craft objects, and explore new talents.

GALLERY DESCRIPTION
The art gallery is approximately 1,300 square feet. It features high, open ceilings, track lighting, and pristine white walls.

ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older.
APPLICATION

Each application should include:

• An artist/curatorial statement that is no longer than one page.

• A résumé or Curriculum Vitae

• A CD/DVD containing 15-20 images of work samples; OR 2-5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work.

• A list of works/images that includes titles, media, size, and dates created.

• An SASE for the return of materials. Materials will not be returned unless an SASE with adequate postage is provided.

MAILING ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Attn: Gateway Arts Center
Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, M-NCPPC 7833 Walker Dr. Suite 430 Greenbelt, MD 20770

GUIDELINES FOR DIGITAL FILES
Effort will be made to review all submissions, regardless of format. However, please be aware that incompatible files may cause submissions to be rejected. Applicants are encouraged to format files as described below.

• No image or text files should be larger than 1MB.

• Image files should be formatted only as jpeg, tiff, gif, or png.

• Video and audio submissions may be submitted as a DVD, or on a CD and formatted as Quicktime, Windows Media, .wav, or .mpeg files, as appropriate.
• Name each file: “last name” underscore “document” Example: jones_worksamplelist.pdf.
• Name image files similarly, but begin with a two-digit number that corresponds with the Work Sample List: Example: 01_jones_untitled.jpg

• Web-based work may be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Web-based art is work of a nature such that it’s only appropriate manifestation is online. A portfolio website that features audio/video art and/or still images is NOT web-based art.

APPLICATION EVALUATION
Proposals will be reviewed by the M-NCPPC Gateway Arts Center Gallery Committee during March 2010. Selected artists will be notified shortly thereafter.

SHIPPING & INSTALLATION
When possible, the M-NCPPC will provide for handling and transportation for artwork within the Washington, DC region using M-NCPPC staff and vehicles. Exhibitions will be installed and removed by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance. Artworks should be properly presented and ready to install when they are delivered.

SALES & INSURANCE
The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during, or as a result of the exhibition. M-NCPPC will be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned artworks while they are in the custody of the Brentwood Art Center.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Phil Davis, Assistant Director, Gateway Arts Center
tel. 301-277-2863; tty. 301-446-6802; fax. 301-277-2865
phil.davis@pgparks.com

Gateway Arts District ‘Call for Entries’

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Call for Entries:
Artists of the Gateway Arts District
A Juried Exhibition

Application deadline: January 29, 2010 – 5:00pm
All submissions must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, January 29.

Dates

  • Application deadline: January 29, 2010.
  • Notification of selected works: February 9, 2010
  • Artwork drop-off period: February 23-24, 2010
  • Opening Reception and Center Grand Opening: March 19, 2010
  • Exhibition Closes: April 10, 2010
  • Artwork pick-up period: April 12-13, 2010

ABOUT THE GALLERY

The M-NCPPC occupies approximately one quarter of the Gateway Arts Center, in which we feature a gallery, a contemporary craft showcase, and an arts classroom. The art gallery is approximately 1,300 square feet. It has high, open ceilings, track lighting, and pristine white walls.

JUROR

F. Lennox Campello is one of the Mid Atlantic’s best known arts personalities. Educated in art at the University of Washington School of Art, Campello is a widely published freelance art critic, a curator with more than one hundred exhibitions under his belt, an award winning artist, a radio and TV personality often heard on NPR, the Voice of America, and MHZ TV’s “ArtsMedia News”, a former and charter Associate Dealer for Sothebys.com, and one of the internet’s seminal visual arts bloggers. His Daily Campello Art News (dcartnews.blogspot.com) is one of the web’s earliest and most popular art blogs with nearly a million visitors a year. Campello is also the co-founder of the Fraser Galleries of Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland, which he co-owned for ten years until 2006.

ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION CRITERIA

This call-for-entries is open to all artists 18 years old or older who live, work, or have studios in the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County, that includes Mt. Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Hyattsville, MD.

Due to space limitations and the high volume of traffic expected at the grand opening events, only 2-D and wall-mounted 3-D work will be considered.

WHAT TO SEND

Materials should be submitted by mail or delivered in person. We can not accept submissions via email. Please send:

A CD/DVD containing images and/or segments of audio/video, each no longer than five minutes in duration.

Artists may submit a maximum of 3 art works for consideration.

All works must be original (no reproductions.)

A printed list of the works submitted, with titles, media, and dimensions.

if you would like your materials returned, please include an SASE.

GUIDELINES FOR DIGITAL FILES

Effort will be made to review all submissions, regardless of format. However, applicants should be aware that incompatible files may cause submissions to be rejected. Applicants are encouraged to format files as described below.

All materials should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name.

Name each file according to the following format: “last name” underscore “document”. Example: jones_statement.pdf.

Please number each image file corresponding to the work sample list, the following format: Example: 01_jones_untitled.jpg.

Image files should not be larger than 1MB., and should be formatted as jpeg, tiff, or png.

Video and audio submissions may be submitted as a DVD, or on a CD and formatted as Quicktime, Windows Media, .wav, or .mpeg files, as appropriate.

Text files must be compatible with Microsoft Office 2003.

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

Artists are responsible for transporting work to and from the gallery. Art work must be delivered ready to hang and appropriately presented. Art works that differ significantly from the images submitted for judging may be rejected. We invite you to deliver your work in person. If you need to ship the work, please call us to let us know what arrangements you have made.

The exhibition will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance.

SALES & INSURANCE

The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during, or as a result of the exhibition. M-NCPPC will be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned artworks while they are in the custody of the Brentwood Art Center or while being handled by authorized M-NCPPC staff, from the agreed delivery date through the agreed removal date.

Send Materials To:

Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, M-NCPPC

7833 Walker Dr. Suite 430

Greenbelt, MD 20770

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Phil Davis, Assistant Director, Gateway Arts Center

tel. 301-277-2863; tty. 301-446-6802; fax. 301-277-2865

phil.davis@pgparks.com

Get Ready for the Washington Glass School Holiday Sale!

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It may be cold and nasty outside – but it is warm & toasty at the Glass School.
The Washington Glass School annual Holiday Sale is coming soon!
So many of the Glass School artists and instructors will have their work available – artwork for sale in many styles and media; beautiful jewelry & craft.

Plus the surrounding artist studios (ceramic studios like Red Dirt & Flux Studio, art studios like Ellyn Weiss’, Alec Simpson’s, Janis Goodman’s) will be open.
The Gateway Arts District will have their Fine Art and Craft Sale along Route 1 / Rhode Island Ave – make it a day of art.
Mark Your Calendar At Once!

Washington Glass School Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2 – 6 pm

Food, Music, and Glass, Glass, Glass!

Washington Post reviews Gateway Arts

>Today’s Washington Post Metro section had a full article about the Gateway Arts District, which includes Mount Rainier, MD where the Washington Glass School is located. For the past 10 years, the Prince George’s County area has worked at revitalizing the area and changing it from empty lots and abandoned warehouse storage into a funky arts community. The article’s tone was disappointingly snarky, but there were some positive elements – such as quotes from area superstar artists Margaret Boozer, Tim Tate and comments and a photo of Novie Trump.
Novie Trump working in Flux Studio
photo by Mark Gail – The Washington Post

The Post also had a photograph that was captioned with incorrect info – the imagery on the glass panel is not a photograph, but a drawing made from frit powder.
Michael Janis with sgraffito imagery on glass
photo by Mark Gail – The Washington Post

For the entire article – click HERE