Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Intrepid Guest Curators: Enliven The Atrium Gallery

Deadline: March 5, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Open Call for Curators
Intrepid Guest Curators: Enliven The Atrium Gallery

Atrium Gallery
Ventura, CA
June 4 – July 13, 2010

Theme - There is no theme! We leave it to the guest curators who will select the work to be exhibited on each of the three floors of the gallery. The exhibited works should enliven the gallery in the most interesting and exciting ways. They may select existing work or create a new and unique installation just for this show. They may select work entirely by themselves or involve the County departments or other institutions in that process or in the creation of the art itself.

Selection Process & Awards - The Arts Council will select guest curators based on the strength and uniqueness of their proposals, and their proven ability to execute their proposals. No prizes will be awarded and no funds are available for the curators. However, a one-year membership in the Arts Council will be provided.

1. Artwork is consistent with Show Theme.
2. Original work produced in last two years and not previously exhibited in the Atrium Gallery.
3. The guest curators reside in Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles Counties
4. The work can be exhibited using the available spaces and mounting systems of the gallery, and is “prepared” to the
standards outlined in the prospectus.
5. The work projects not more than 12” from the wall, and is no smaller than 12” x 12” or larger than 72” x 72”; OR be a freestanding work.
6. The content of the work is appropriate for the work place in which the gallery is located.

Prospective curators should prepare a statement of qualifications supplemented with images of their past work. In addition they should outline the nature of the of the show they wish to curate and which floor and walls of the Atrium Gallery they propose to use.

Download the prospectus: intrepid-curators-prospectus [pdf]

Ventura County Arts Council
(805) 658-2213 (805) 658-2281 Fax

Atrium Gallery:
Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration
800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA

VCAC Office:
Ventura County Arts Council
646 County Square Drive, Suite 154
Ventura, CA 93003 - 0436