An Open Call from NewTown
for Installations/Sculptures Incorporating Media
Date of Show: Opens September 12, 2010, runs ca. 2 months
Venue: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
Prop. Deadline: March 26, 2010 (postmark)
For purposes of the open call, "media" will include video, film, digital moving image and radio.
What is Wanted
We are looking for works integrating media art with sculptural elements or installation. Due to the nature of the site, we will be able to incorporate only a limited number of larger works or works requiring darkened or blacked out areas for optimal experience.
* Artistic Quality
* Seamless integration of media and sculptural or installation elements
* Demonstrated quality of prior work
May I Propose an Existing Work?
Existing recent work will be accepted. However, when if all else is equal, new work will take preference. If the work has been widely exhibited it may not be accepted.
A minimum of $500 per accepted proposal.
May I Send Multiple Proposals?
Yes. Be sure to mark them clearly. Avoid sending us a "shopping list".
How Specific Should My Proposal Be?
The more details you provide, the more likely we are to understand your intent and how you will realize the project. If your proposal is more speculative and/or in development, we will need to look much more closely at
your previous work and assess your ability to complete the project in terms of addressing the show¹s criteria.
The following is a strongly urged format for your proposal. Should you opt for another format, it must be clear and somehow convey the same information as requested below.
Please include, in a simple narrative format:
* Your name, address, email address and phone number
* A concise description of the proposed work
* A brief biography
* A resume (optional, but not a replacement for the biography)
Representative work sample(s) demonstrating your ability to complete the project. Although work samples showing similar skills to those needed to complete your project are helpful, we always encourage you to take new directions and risks. If this is the case, please try to send us materials that show a variety of skills, both conceptually and technically. Work samples may be provided in the following formats.
* A DVD that is either edited to a 6 minute presentation or with track(s) indicated.
* A CD that is either edited to a 6 minute presentation or cued to a desired 6 minute section
* Web site
* NOTE ON DVD'S AND CD'S All should be region 1 format.
When feasible, please provide a sketch or other representation of the proposed work. If you want work samples returned, you must enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you want more than work samples
returned, be sure to let us know.
Send All Materials or Direct Questions to:
c/o Richard Amromin
2259 Country Club Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 398-9278 € email@example.com
NewTown is a dedicated consortium of accomplished professional artists and artist/administrators - musicians, dancers, film and video makers and visual artists - all of whom donate their time to ensure new creative opportunities for their colleagues throughout Southern California. It is a leader in the resurgence of artist-run, not-for-profit organizations currently emerging in Southern California and leading the way to an art world outside institutional confines, reinstating art in the pantheon of public discourse, private pleasure and plain old fun.