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GIVE US THE VOTE Exhibition: Barrier to the Ballot Artwork Commission

Barrier to the Ballot Artwork Commission 

Click HERE for link to application

Award:  $2,000

ArtsWestchester plans to award up to five commissions

ArtsWestchester invites 2D, 3D, digital, performance and new media artists to submit proposals to create new work that considers contemporary barriers to the ballot and their impact on the American democratic process. Commissioned works will be included in “GIVE US THE VOTE,” ArtsWestchester’s curated fall exhibition.

Artists interested in submitting a proposal are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30PM at ArtsWestchester (Click here for link). To RSVP, please email Lhanley@artswestchester.org. 

GUIDELINES:

The idea that American democracy is government “by the people, for the people” is fundamental to our national identity. Yet the history of who has access to the ballot box in America is troubled. Is the ability to vote a privilege or a right? “GIVE US THE VOTE” is inspired by the one hundredth anniversary of the victory for women’s voting rights in New York State, and examines the state of voting rights in America today.

“GIVE US THE VOTE” opens with a reception on October 7, 2017, and is on view through January, 2018. Selected artwork must be completed and delivered to ArtsWestchester no later than September 18, 2017.

The exhibition is made possible thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and to Westchester Medical Center.

The work should address one of the following contemporary obstacles to voting in American federal and state elections:

  1. The Voting Rights Act
  2. Alterations to the Voting Rights Act
  3. Photo ID Requirements/Voter Registration Restrictions
  4. Limits on Early Voting
  5. Voter Roll Purges

Artwork may also explore such issues as: voter turnout, voter demographics and/or women’s suffrage.

A bibliography of suggested readings on the history of Voting Rights in America is provided as a downloadable PDF Voting Rights in America Bibliography

ArtsWestchester will consider work in all media including, but not limited to: painting, photography, ceramics, paper, plastics, metals, wood, lighting, and fibers. Artwork may be kinetic and/or interactive. Proposals should take into account the artwork will be viewed by and accessible to audience of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Eligibility:    Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and must live, maintain a studio or be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in New York State.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All proposals must be submitted digitally via the link provided for each opportunity. Proposals emailed or mailed will not be considered. Artists applying to both categories must prepare and submit a separate application for each.

Complete applications must include:

  • Artist bio and/or CV
  • Existing work samples (up to 5)
  • Project statement
  • 2D rendering, with proposed dimensions
  • Material list
  • Description of how work is to be installed and exhibited.

Awards are considered all inclusive (artist honoraria and material expenditures.) Selected artwork must be completed and delivered to ArtsWestchester no later than September 18, 2017.

Click HERE for link to application

DIMENSIONS:  Work may be no larger than 72”h x 48”d x 60”w

EXHIBITION/DISPLAY:            Describe how works will be displayed during the exhibition (hanging work, on a pedestal, etc.) and whether or not the work will require access to an outlet. Interactive pieces should describe how the public is intended to engage with the work, and what staff resources may be needed to facilitate.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:                     July 17, 2017, 11:59EST

Artists will be notified of their proposal status no later than August 4, 2017.

 

Selection Process:

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee that includes the exhibition curator and the Arts Committee of ArtsWestchester’s board. Proposals will be evaluated based on artistic merit and their connection to the exhibition’s theme.

 

ARTWORK TRANSPORTATION:

Delivery and shipping of work to ArtsWestchester is at the artist’s expense. Return delivery and shipping will be at ArtsWestchester’s expense.

QUESTIONS:

Contact Logan Hanley, Gallery Manager: LHanley@ArtsWestchester.org, or 914-428-4220 ext 331.

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GIVE US THE VOTE Exhibition: “My Vote Does/Does Not Count” Voting Booth Commission

“My Vote Does/Does Not Count” Voting Booth Commission

Click HERE for link to application

Award:  $750

ArtsWestchester plans to award up to ten commissions

ArtsWestchester invites artists and artist collectives to submit proposals to create new works of art that incorporate a voting booth (suggested models are listed below.) Commissioned works will be included in “GIVE US THE VOTE,” ArtsWestchester’s curated fall exhibition.

Artists interested in submitting a proposal are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30PM at ArtsWestchester (Click here for link). To RSVP, please email Lhanley@artswestchester.org. 

Please read all guidelines.

 

GUIDELINES:

The idea that American democracy is government “by the people, for the people” is fundamental to our national identity. Yet the history of who has access to the ballot box in America is troubled. Is the ability to vote a privilege or a right? “GIVE US THE VOTE” is inspired by the one hundredth anniversary of the victory for women’s voting rights in New York State, and examines the state of voting rights in America today.

 

“GIVE US THE VOTE” opens with a reception on October 7, 2017, and is on view through January, 2018. Selected artwork must be completed and delivered to ArtsWestchester no later than September 18, 2017.

 

The exhibition is made possible thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and to Westchester Medical Center.

 

The voting booth is a power symbol of American democracy in action. Artists are invited to submit proposals for works of art that incorporate a voting booth (suggested models are listed below.)

 

Voting Booth works can consider any of the following prompts:

  1. My Vote Does/Does Not Count…
  2. What does the right to vote mean to me?
  3. “In the voting booth, everyone is equal.” — Former US Senator, Barbara Boxer
  4. “Suffrage is the pivotal right.” – Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist.
  5. “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they can do this is by not voting.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  6. The Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and delivered at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.

 

Voting booth works may also address: contemporary barriers to the ballot (i.e., voter suppression, the Voting Rights Act, alterations to the Voting Rights Act, voter registration restrictions, limits on early voting, voter Roll Purges), voter turnout, voter demographics and/or women’s suffrage.

Artists are responsible for sourcing their own voting booth. Suggested voting booth models are listed below, though Artists may use any form of voting booth they wish. Model and style of voting booth should be noted in proposals.

A bibliography of suggested readings on the history of Voting Rights in America is provided as a downloadable PDF   Voting Rights in America Bibliography

ArtsWestchester will consider work in all media including, but not limited to: painting, photography, ceramics, paper, plastics, metals, wood, lighting, and fibers. Artwork may be kinetic and/or interactive. Proposals should take into account the artwork will be viewed by and accessible to audience of all ages and backgrounds.

Eligibility:    Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and must live, maintain a studio or be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in New York State.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All proposals must be submitted digitally via the link provided for each opportunity. Proposals emailed or mailed will not be considered. Artists applying to both categories must prepare and submit a separate application for each.

 

Complete applications must include:

  • Artist bio and/or CV
  • Existing work samples (up to 5)
  • Project statement
  • 2D rendering, with proposed dimensions
  • Material list
  • Description of how work is to be installed and exhibited.

 

Awards are considered all inclusive (artist honoraria and material expenditures.) Selected artwork must be completed and delivered to ArtsWestchester no later than September 18, 2017.

Click HERE for link to application

 

Dimensions:  Completed voting booth works should be no larger than 80”h x 36”d x 50”w

EXHIBITION/DISPLAY:            Describe how works will be displayed during the exhibition (hanging work, on a pedestal, etc.) and whether or not the work will require access to an outlet. Interactive pieces should describe how the public is intended to engage with the work, and what staff resources may be needed to facilitate.

Recommended Voting Booths:

Full catalog:

https://www.printelect.com/wp-content/themes/print-elect/library/docs/printelect-catalog-2015.pdf

 

Recommended models:

https://www.printelect.com/shop/index.php/voters-choice-classic-voting-booth-1908-01

https://www.printelect.com/shop/index.php/used-ces-privacy-voting-booth

https://www.printelect.com/shop/index.php/poll-star-voting-booth

https://www.printelect.com/shop/index.php/smartpoll-handicapped-voting-booth

https://www.printelect.com/shop/index.php/voter-s-choice-cardboard-voting-booth

https://www.printelect.com/shop/index.php/used-election-products/used-voting-booths

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:                     July 17, 2017, 11:59EST

Artists will be notified of their proposal status no later than August 4, 2017.

 

Selection Process:

Proposals will be reviewed by the a selection committee that includes the exhibition curator and the Arts Committee of ArtsWestchester’s board.

 

Proposals will be evaluated based on artistic merit and their connection to the exhibition’s theme.

 

ARTWORK TRANSPORTATION:

Delivery and shipping of work to ArtsWestchester is at the artist’s expense. Return delivery and shipping will be at ArtsWestchester’s expense.

QUESTIONS:

Contact Logan Hanley, Gallery Manager: LHanley@ArtsWestchester.org, or 914-428-4220 ext 331.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: NEW Public Art Exhibition

NEW! Open Call: Proposals for Public Art

 

for the launch of the newly redesigned Wolf’s Lane Park in Village of Pelham

The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public art, including solo and group exhibitions to be installed within the five-acre Village of Pelham’s newly redesigned Wolf’s Lane Park. This exhibition will launch a newly created sculpture garden as well as introducing the entire park renovation to the public.  We are looking for work that will be sited for three to six months, activates the park, while considering the scale, landscape and overall use of the public space. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability. The work will be installed across from the Metro North Railroad Pelham Station, at 1st Street and Wolf’s Lane in the Village of Pelham. 

* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the park to experience the work further.

 * Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to Pelham day and night.

 * Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Receiving and Removal of Work: The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from Wolf’s Lane Park.  Pelham Art Center cannot pay for shipping. 

Installation: The artist will be responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center cannot provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Stipend: Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material or transportation costs.

Publicity:  Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through notices and stories to over 100 local media outlets, our email database of 10,000 as well as on our website (www.pelhamartcenter.org.) As a newly redesigned park spanning through the heart of Pelham, all community partners including the Village of Pelham, will promote this inaugural public art exhibition.  Wolf’s Lane Park is located directly across from the Southbound entrance of the historic Metro North Railroad Pelham station. The park is used frequently by residents, tourists, and commuters alike, and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three proposals will be realized per year.

 

Submission Process:

Email proposals to: gallery@pelhamartcenter.org

1.    Contact information:  name, address, email, phone number

 

2.    Images:  5-10 digital images of work to be exhibited or similar to what will be shown, labeled as follows, 01LastName_FirstName, 02LastName_FirstName…If the work is in the proposal phase- please submit a detailed proposal with to scale drawings, similar images, photoshopped images, etc. so we completely understand your proposal.

3.    Image List: The numbers on the image list should correspond with the digital images. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 50 words for each image).

4.    Project Statement: A brief (250-500 words) with a description of the work and how the work relates to one of the criteria listed above.

5.    Resume:  3 page max – Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.

 

6.    Artist Statement: 1pg max

 

5.    Installation Plan 

Details

Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 3/31/2017
Contact Name Kate Amato
Contact Email gallery@pelhamartcenter.org