EDIT 8/15/16: THANKS SO MUCH! Tiny Homes call for art is complete!
Watch for an update shortly with a full participating artist list!
CALL FOR ARTISTS!
a show about our sanctuaries, haunts, and home bases
Opening September 15th. 2016
March 14, 2016
So... I finally got evicted. It wasn't a big deal, really. All signs pointed to me leaving one way or another. I feel like I'm constantly on the edge of yes or no, stay or go, commit or look for something better.
So here I am, writing you with a leaky pen from the dash of my car, listening to the oldies' station for just a little longer before I'll have to shut off the battery for the night. It gets cold out here and the leather seats don't do me any favors, but the view is incredible. I've got a few good books, a trunk full of essentials, and some old tape decks that I found at Goodwill before I left the city proper. Thanks again for the wool sweater. It comes in handy.
It's definitely an adventure out here. I'm not sure where I'm headed, but in a strange way, it still feels like home.
This September we are looking for artists that would like to explore the idea of "home."
Beings inhabit an incredible variety of spaces, and there are countless unique ways animals and people have built, organized, survived, or come together in what one could call their "homes." During the month of September, we'll explore the ideas of small spaces, sustainable constructs, nomadic and moveable structures, and many natural formations that have been home to humans and animals over the years.
We are looking for artists that want to challenge our ideas of space: Interiors, exteriors, futuristic, historical, natural or personal. What spaces are indicative of it's inhabitants, and how can one illustrate the idea of symbiosis between dweller and dwelling.
We would love to see interpretations of homes of all types, and hear your thoughts on the subject. Who lives in holes in trees? What does a place of solitary reflection look like? What were the people of Sanmenxia, Henan living like 4000 years ago and have they kept the tradition alive? With populations rising, will underground dwellings become the new norm? Where are some of the world's most incredible castles?
Like many of our exhibitions, this show will feature prints of the works in our brick and mortar gallery in Minneapolis, as well as archived on our gallery for those people that can't make it in person. We will be printing the piece on exhibition in the gallery for free for all participating artists to make it easier to participate from afar! In addition, we'll be asking each artist to submit a small written statement about their work that will be featured alongside the piece in the gallery and online. We're really looking forward to learning more about the ideas behind the work!
If you're interested in joining us, please submit your information in the comments section like this by AUGUST 1st:
We will be jurying the call for art the week of August 1st, and will be posting a list of participating artists by the weekend of August 5th! All participating artists will receive a link to our artist log-in page with more information on submitting artwork, sizing, pricing, deadlines and other gallery information. Artists will also have the opportunity to sell prints of their work through our online shop through the duration of the exhibition -- more info on this will be provided to artists as well!
Dates to consider:
Because our show timelines are relatively short, we ask everyone to be considerate of the due-dates and only submit your name for consideration if you are able to meet the below timeline. Numbers for participating in our shows are always limited, and we always want to make sure to award spots to as many artists as we can. Thanks in advance for considering this!
AUGUST 1st: CALL FOR ART ENDS
AUGUST 5th: PARTICIPATING ARTISTS ANNOUNCED
AUGUST 24th: PROMOTIONAL ARTWORK (optional) DUE
SEPTEMBER 9th: FINAL ARTWORK FILES DUE
SEPTEMBER 15th: TINY HOMES EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
We are really looking forward to the show!
Thanks again and hope to see you apply!
Questions? Send us a note!