Thursday, October 23, 2008

2009 Woolworth Windows and Tollbooth Gallery Exhibitions

Deadline: November 10, 2008 at midnight (Email)

2009 Woolworth Windows and Tollbooth Gallery Exhibitions

2009 Urban Art Installations program
Tacoma Contemporary

Tacoma Contemporary seeks proposals for its 2009 Urban Art Installations program. This program invites artists, artist teams, and curators to develop temporary exhibitions for two spaces: the windows of the F.W. Woolworth building and the Tollbooth Gallery.

The Woolworth building has five distinct window spaces available for installations, totaling over 500 square feet.

The Tollbooth Gallery is a sidewalk kiosk with a video monitor and approximately 20 square feet of space for the installation of 2D or 3D work.

The exhibitions are lighted and available for viewing 24 hours a day.

Artists are responsible for installation and deinstallation of their projects. TaCo will provide a list of local art installers and holding locations for shipped artwork; artists are responsible for costs incurred with these services.

At the conclusion of the exhibition, the principal artist or curator will receive a $100 honorarium.


Applications are accepted via email only. The entire application should not exceed 3MB; compress the files if necessary.

Applications should include the following:

Project description – A Word or pdf file that includes project title, contact name, phone number and e-mail, names of participants, and detailed description of the proposed installation.

Work Samples
Work samples should be representative of the proposed project but do not have to represent actual works that will be included.

Woolworth Windows – Up to 15 jpegs, including samples of work by all participants.

Tollbooth Gallery – Send up to 3 videos in .mov or .mpeg format, compressed so the entire application totals no more than 3MB. In addition, send up to 5 jpegs of stills or work in other media.

Image Description List - A numbered list in Word or pdf format. For each image, list artist's name, dimensions of work, materials used, and date executed.

Other Support Materials - an artist resume is strongly recommended. Please enclose any other supplemental files or links you see fit to include.

Email proposals (3MB total size or less) to:
Hard-copy proposals will not be accepted.

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