Friday, September 23, 2011

Brooklyn Artists Gym: Collaborations

Deadline: December 18, 2012 (ONLINE)

Open Call: Collaborations
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Brooklyn NY
January 28, 2012 to February 6, 2012


Christo and Jeanne Claude. McCartney and Lennon. Cookies and milk. In collaboration, sometimes a sum is greater than its individual parts.

Compelling works of art have often been produced by the meeting of two creative minds, or as a result of one artist’s exposure to the work of another. Historically, schools of art were a breeding ground for new ideas, where artists could learn from their masters and grow from one another, bringing the large world in a little closer. To share images and ideas over distances was difficult, but expected as part of one’s training. It was simply a stepping stone to individual fame.

In the age of Flikr, FaceBook, and, artists may now share their work with the world at the touch of a button. We can choose to bridge an ocean in an instant, or to isolate our work entirely. It is entirely ours to decide. So the choice to collaborate may now be deliberate; choosing to ‘share’ can be more profound than an RSS feed, more mindful than physical proximity, and more creative than working alone. How have you combined your work, your world, and your vision with that of another artist? What have you chosen to create together? We are interested in seeing what the meeting of your creative minds has produced.

For our ‘Collaboration’ show, all entries must be the combined work of two or more artists. Please briefly indicate in your artists’ statement the nature of your collaboration, as well as a 1-2 paragraph explanation of your work.

Open to all media.

* Your application fee covers submission of up to three finished pieces.
* All submitted work must be no larger than 8′ tall and/or 8′ wide. Unless otherwise stated, large or structurally-invasive installations cannot be considered due to the size of our gallery.
* All artwork must be ready to hang or install.
* If you plan to frame your work, it must be a neutral frame (white, black, or natural wood not exceeding the size of the work by more than 3″ on any side) unless otherwise noted in your application. More elaborate framing is welcome as long as it is integral to the piece, and indicated in your images or application.
* Both US and international artists are welcome to apply as long as their work can arrive in the gallery on time. Shipping costs will be your own responsibility.
* If you would like insurance on your work, that is your own responsibility.
* BAG receives a 30% commission on any sales made during the show.

Application Fee: $20.00

Application and additional information online:

Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th Street
Brooklyn NY 11215
phone: 718-858-9069