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calls & deadlines in media art

call: 4 Aferro Gallery open calls

Call for entries
Deadline: 1 July 2011

1.
OPEN CALL FOR NEW MEDIA, PERFORMANCE, FILM AND SOUND ART GALLERY AFERRO, NEWARK, NJ

For Event and New Media Room Programming
Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ www.aferro.org
Artists working in new media, performance, sound or film are invited
to submit proposals for consideration as Gallery Aferro exhibitions or
events. The New Media Room is 800 square feet, with an 8 x 8 foot
projection screen, wireless signal, and seating if needed. It can be
used as a small black box cinema or as a gallery environment for
interactive works. Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery
during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email for a
floor plan of gallery spaces or other information you may need from
us.

Artists should email the following to submit@aferro.org, with the
subject line “Last Name_First Name_New_Media/Performance”
Every submission\proposal must include:

A CV\resume, artist statement, brief statement about the specific work
you propose to show with us, contact information, google checkout
order confirmation (see below) and work samples: jpeg under 1 MB or
mpegs/clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links. There is no minimum or
maximum number of images to include. (Please include title, size,
price and media information.)

There is a $5 USD fee per submission, via google checkout at
www.aferro.org If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact us
for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and have begun to
ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified
activities to support our nonprofit programs. For more information
about our gallery, events and programs please see our website or email
questions to info@aferro.org

2.
OPEN CALL FOR FIRST TIME SOLO EXHIBITION GALLERY AFERRO, NEWARK, NJ

Main Gallery
Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ www.aferro.org

Artists who have not yet had a solo exhibition are invited to submit
bodies of work for consideration. Selected artists will receive a solo
exhibition in Gallery Aferro’s main gallery, a 2,147 sq ft space with
street-view windows and high ceilings.

Artists working in any media worldwide are eligible to apply. Please
consider how your proposal will utilize the entire space, including
the street-view platform, which is 10×30 feet.

Please email the following to submit@aferro.org with subject line
“Last Name_First Name_Solo_Exhibition”

Every submission\proposal must include:

A CV\resume, artist statement, brief statement about the specific work
you propose to show with us, contact information, google checkout
order confirmation (see below) and 10-20 work samples: jpeg under 1 MB
(Please include title, size, price and media information.) or
mpegs/clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links. Applicants are encouraged
to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel
free to email for a floor plan of gallery spaces or other information
you may need from us.

If you submission requires any technology hardware please let us know
what you will provide and\or what you want the gallery to provide.
Whatever technology you can provide will greatly help.

Do Not refer us to a website without ALL the other required material.
We will review the listed material first, without it we will not visit
your site.

There is a $5 USD fee per submission, via google checkout at
www.aferro.org If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact us
for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and have begun to
ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified
activities to support our nonprofit programs. For more information
about our gallery, events and programs please see our website or email
questions to info@aferro.org

3.
OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS GALLERY AFERRO, NEWARK, NJ

Main Gallery & New Media Room
Fall 2011 & Spring 2012
Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ www.aferro.org

Proposals can be for either space, or for both. Curators should email
the following to submit@aferro.org,with the subject line “Last
Name_First Name_Curatorial Proposal”

1) A curatorial statement with a description of the proposed
exhibition and an explanation of your idea.
Minimum length 400 words, maximum 1500 words.

2) Work samples, short narrative biographies, and if available,
website links, for each proposed artist. There is no minimum or
maximum number of images to include. If new work will be created for
the exhibition, send images of their past work.

3) Curator’s CV/resume. Examples of past curated shows including
images and press if reviewed. Curator’s statement about these past
exhibitions and curatorial philosophy/approach in general.

4) There is a $5 USD fee per submission, via google checkout on
www.aferro.org. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact us
for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and have begun to
ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified
activities to support our nonprofit programs.

Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours
to look at the space. Feel free to email for a floor plan of gallery
spaces or other information you may need from us.

Proposals may be for exhibitions that have been mounted
previously/will travel, but please keep in mind that content seen
recently in the Newark, NJ area does not offer our audience new
experiences.

We expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected
to be in NYC/NJ area to make arrangements with the artists prior to
the installation week. The curator is expected to be at the gallery
throughout the full week of installation and the curator and artists
involved in the exhibition are responsible for installation of the
artwork. The curator should communicate to all artists when invited to
participate that
they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery,
installing and de-installing their work. It will be the artist’s
responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to
the artist.

Details about equipment that Gallery Aferro is able to provide will be
discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted.

We exhibit work we feel strongly about, regardless of your education
or exhibition history, but you must include this information. Do Not
refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. We
will review the listed material first, without it we will not visit
your site.

4.
OPEN CALL FOR ART/PERFORMANCE GALLERY AFERRO, NEWARK, NJ
DEADLINE JULY 1, 2011

S’Long As It’s Yours
Curated by Emma Wilcox
Exhibition Spring 2012
Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ www.aferro.org

S’Long As It’s Yours marks the return of a semi-annual exhibition at
Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ, each of which is a thematic exploration of
an aspect of local and global urbanism. Each exhibition is accompanied
by a full color catalog with original writing. Artists working in any
media, including performance, are invited to submit existing work, or
propose new work (including critiques of this call) in response to any
of the following:

Shiftwork
Habitus
Intrasubcultural Politics
Mistranslations, especially those that are reproduced over time.
“Biting,” Stance, and Coding
Commodity Fetishism, especially of handmade, functional items.

The title of this exhibition is derived from a brief exchange about a
fur coat, between two strangers on a train leaving Newark:

I didn’t know you could work it like that.

You can work it any way you want s’long as it’s yours.

Artists should email the following to submit@aferro.org, with the
subject line “Last Name_First Name_Yours”
Every submission/proposal must include:

A CV/resume, artist statement, brief statement about the specific work
you propose to show with us, contact information, google checkout
order confirmation (see below) and work samples: jpeg under 1 MB.
There is no minimum or maximum number of images to include. (Please
include title, size, price and media information.) Applicants are
welcome to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the
space. Feel free to email for a floor plan of gallery spaces or other information you may need from us.

There is a $5 USD fee per submission, via google checkout at
www.aferro.org If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact us for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and have begun to ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. For more information about our gallery, events and programs please see our website or email questions to info@aferro.org

Sat, February 5 2011 » calls: external, media art, new media, projects, proposals