Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Call for artists: new installation projects planned for vacant Georgia Avenue spaces

Here's something exciting I've been working on.

Anyone who spends any time on or around Georgia Avenue knows that it has lots of vacant storefronts, many with large (or large-ish) display windows, right? So a couple of the community and business development groups in the area got together and started discussing ways to spruce up the Avenue by allowing local artists to use those vacant storefronts for installations. (For a prototype, see District Modular at 3216 GA Ave.)

This call is for the initial phase of the project, which will consist of just one window (located at 2702 Georgia Avenue) and will serve as a model for the larger-scale project we're planning for the future.

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The community is providing an opportunity for artists to participate in the Georgia Avenue Window Walk, a project inviting local artists to create installations on vacant properties along Georgia Avenue:

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Georgia Avenue Window Walk - Installment 1
NOTIFICATION: September 19, 2011
EXHIBITION LOCATION: The window display case at 2702 Georgia Avenue NW, DC 20001 (on
the corner of Georgia Avenue and Fairmont Streets NW, adjacent to retail business, The Guild)

The Georgia Avenue Window Walk is a temporary public art project that engages residents, businesses and visitors to the community by placing art installations in vacant storefront spaces along the Georgia Avenue Corridor. The works on view will comprise of visual art and educational installations by local artists, organizations and youth groups. The projects on display will tie back to the Georgia Avenue community, culture, or its history in some way.

Note: This call is for the first window installation which will act a model for the larger scale project.

ELIGIBILITY ( Open to individual artists or organizations)
- This call is open to artists who live or work in DC and organizations located in DC
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old (if working with a youth group, lead applicant must be at least 18 years old).
- Submissions for site-specific installations in all media are welcome including (but not limited to) painting, sculpture, installation, street art, photography, educational installations, wheat-pasting, mural, digital art, and video art.

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members of the community, business owners, the building owners, and project leaders. Proposals not selected for this window may be kept on file for review as other window opportunities arise. The selected project will be warded a stipend of $200. Selected applicant(s) will be notified on September 19, 2011 and the nstallation must be completed by October 14, 2011.

An info session will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St NW DC.

For more information, see the Call to Artists online
You can also call (202) 462-2285 or email GeorgiaAveWindowWalk at gmail dot com

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