2012 Fictional Exhibition • Call for Entries
Contact: Enrique Fernández Cervantes
Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator
(214) 670-8723 email@example.com
• Exhibition Dates: July 7-August 4, 2012
Space is limited in this show. Registration will be done on a first-come first-serve basis. Once all the pieces have been assigned to artists, the call for entries will be closed and no more registrations will be taken, even if the May 18 deadline has not passed.
• Artist Registration Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012, 5 PM
The Bath House Cultural Center is seeking artwork for its upcoming art exhibition, Fictional 3, a collaborative project between the Bath House gallery and the 14th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT).
In the same spirit as FIT, which strives to celebrate the talent of local independent theatre companies, the exhibition Fictional also aims to provide a showcase for the innovative, transcendent, and thriving art created by local and regional visual artists.
The exhibition will present artwork based on themes that loosely derive from the plot of each of the 8 one-act plays featured in the Bath House’s 2012 Festival of Independent Theatres. Artists will choose from a list of blurbs/themes and they will create a work of art based on that selection. Our preference is to discourage artists from studying the content of the theater plays, so as to avoid exhibiting artwork that will merely illustrate the literary works. The list of short phrases that are being provided should be all the material that artists need in order to create personal, unique, and independent interpretations of the blurbs.
Local, regional, and national artists are encouraged to submit entries. Artists from outside of Dallas should keep in mind that the shipping of artwork to and from the Bath House is their responsibility.
With the exception of video or performance art, all other media will be accepted. Artwork should not exceed 48” in any dimension. Artists are welcome to entering artwork that was created before the publication of this call, only if it meets all the media and subject matter requirements for this show. The artwork, however, should not be older than three years. Artwork should be ready for installation at the time of delivery. No artwork shall be removed from the exhibition before the closing date. For a copy of the Bath House's Policy for Exhibitions, please visit http://www.enriquefernandezcervantes.com/bhccpress/policy.pdf
How to participate:
There is room in the galleries for about 40 works of art. We would like to represent all of the eight plays from the theater festival in the exhibition. Because of that, there will be a limit of 5 artists choosing the same theme/blurb from the list below.
To participate in the show, you should:
- Visit this page, http://www.enriquefernandezcervantes.com/fictional to check on the availability of the art themes (listed on the right column)
- Choose at least TWO THEMES from the list by Friday, May 18, 2012.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your choices. Send your e-mail ASAP. Registration of all 40 pieces only took two days in previous Fictional exhibitions. The earlier you submit your entries, the better your chances are of participating in the show.
- Wait for an e-mail confirmation that will tell you if one of your selected themes is still available. If it is, you will be assigned that theme. You must get a confirmation before beginning to create your artwork. This web page will be updated constantly to reflect the number of themes still available and the names of the participating artists.
- Create your artwork
E-mail a photograph of your artwork no later than Wednesday, June 20 (if it is finished by then), along with information about its title, size, and medium to email@example.com. Some of these images will be used for publicity.
6. There will be an entry fee of $15. Please turn in your entry fee on the same day you drop off your piece. Fees will be used to create a fund to give cash awards to artists.
Once all the 40 pieces have been assigned to artists, the call for entries will be closed and no more submissions will be taken, even if the May 18 deadline has not passed.
|To download an official exhibition prospectus (PDF document) with more details, please visit the Bath House Cultural Center’s News Center at http://www.dallasculture.org/bathHouseCultureCenter/pressRelease.asp and click on the document titled Call for Entries – Fictional 3 Exhibition (dated May 12, 2012).
SORRY. AS OF MAY 16, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS BECAUSE ALL OF THE AVAILABLE THEMES HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO ARTISTS. Thank you for your interest. Don't forget to come to see the show on July 7!
1. A sleeping man. Mysterious shadows in the dark. Mirrors and written notes.
Marilyn Walligore, J R Compton, Mark King, Marilee Vergati-Haynes, Maria Teresa Garcia Pedroche, Eduardo Ortega
2. A chance encounter with an urban coyote. Dreaming about a green island. Going back home.
Debbie Buie, Anna Marie Pena Kiewit, Angela Gallia, Janet Reynolds, Charles James Magallanes
3. Mayan prophecies. The end of the world. Bomb shelters.
Myresa “Mitza” Hurst, Elizabeth Bingham, Freddie McCoo, Mark Walden, Jeremy Moore
4. Three Texas women. The book “Eat, Pray, Love.”
A wild adventure to New York City.
Amelia Anthony, Juan Aguirre, Rosie Lindsey, Lisa Cannon, Sherry Houpt
5. A brokenhearted widow novelist. A womanizing portrait photographer. Suppressed feelings being released.
Tanya Slate, Patricia Waas, Carleen Clements Smyser, Maribeth Lysen
6. The transformative power of activism and tolerance. A young idealist woman in a world gone awry. Believing in the goodness of human nature.
Rachel E. Lord, Cuyler Etheredge, Cynthia Wilson, Angel Cabrales, Alfredo Rodriguez
7. Two young women who reject love. The complexities of human relationships. The difficulties of love.
Utopia, Sarah jane Harbison, Mary Ann Turner, Lupita Díaz, Roz Martinez
8. The changing relationship between two people long married. A story of a couple questioning their love. The answer to the ultimate question: Do you love me?
Christa Diepenbrock, Lynn McClain, Steve Danner, Rebecca Alexander, Jacque Forsher
Entry Fee / Award:
There will be a non-refundable entry fee of $15, payable to the Bath House Cultural Center Advisory Council, to participate in this exhibition.
Near the closing of the exhibition, a combination of public votes (from FIT Festival patrons) and the judging by art professionals of the exhibition will be taken into account to give one artist a $300 best of show cash award.
The Bath House Cultural Center will not return entry materials. Unless noted otherwise by artist, it is understood that the Bath House Cultural Center is authorized to reproduce the images submitted by artists for marketing and educational purposes.
Artist Registration Deadline:
Friday, May 18, 2012 (The call for entries will be open until the exhibition is completely full, as determined by the exhibition curator)
Artists Notification: Within 48 hours of artist registration
Photographs of completed artwork due: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Delivery of accepted artwork to BHCC:
Saturday, June 30, 2012 (11 AM-1 PM) $15 entry fees are due on this day, to.
Please make checks payable to the BHCC Advisory Council
Exhibition opens with a reception:
Saturday, July 7, 2012 (7-9 PM)
Best of show award announced: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Exhibition closes: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Artwork pickup: Sunday, August 5, 2011 (11 AM-1 PM)
The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs provides insurance on most works of art. In some cases, the City of Dallas may refuse to insure certain pieces of art. Artists have the option to purchase their own insurance separately. While on exhibition, the artwork will be given all reasonable care. The Bath House does not insure artwork while in transit to and from the center.
The Bath House Cultural Center Advisory Council requests a 14% donation on all art sold during the exhibition. Transactions for the purchase of artwork shall be directly between the purchaser and the artist or his/her official agent.
For more information about this exhibition, please contact Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator, Enrique Fernández Cervantes, at (214) 670-8723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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