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Call to Artists: New Orleans Collage Artist Lab: City as Archive

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A five-day, in-person Collage Artist Lab with Kolaj Institute
November 2022

Deadline: Rolling with no applications accepted after 30 September 2022.

New Orleans Collage Artist Lab: City as Archive is a five-day intensive of workshops, discussions, and collage making designed to foster the integration of history and place into a collage artist’s practice. 

The Lab takes as its premise that the urban landscape can be viewed as a sort of archive with which artists can draw from, not unlike a material archive maintained by an institution. Literary critic Michael Sheringham spoke about the city as archive in a 2016 interview. “Many archives combine all sorts of matter; some of it vitally important and a lot of it just stuff, dross, repetitious bumph. But the other crucial ingredient is the idea of the archive as a process, something that takes place by virtue of the activities of compilation, preservation, juxtaposition, accumulation and so forth, that actually make archival space—at least potentially—active and dynamic. It’s the archive as a dynamic process that combines heterogeneous timescales, scrambles origins and mashes up elements from different horizons. That is what is exciting to us today…So, to think of a city as an archive is to think in terms of dynamic process, restless motion, multiple chronologies and levels of meaning.” Approaching the urban landscape in this way is fertile terrain for collage artists who seek to incorporate a sense of place into their practice. 

During this Lab, artists will tour New Orleans with an artist lens and develop strategies for drawing from the city material for their art making. Morning presentations will be followed by afternoons of collage making. Artists will explore working big by collaborating on a large-scale three-dimensional collage sculpture that will debut at Kolaj Fest New Orleans, 7-11 June 2023.  After the Lab, artists will be invited to submit 3-5 collages and a statement for inclusion in a book of collage about New Orleans that will be published by Kolaj Institute in 2023.

The goal of the New Orleans Collage Artist Lab is to equip artists with tools and strategies for picking up the unfinished work of history and speak to contemporary civic discourse around social, economic, and environmental issues. Through interactive sessions, collections research, and collaborative collage making, artists will explore their process and practice; present a slideshow of their work; receive supportive, critical, curatorial feedback about their ideas; and discuss contemporary issues. The Lab will speak to issues of appropriation, copyright, and fair use and explore how the artist’s choice and understanding of material shapes the narrative of the artwork. Artists will leave the Lab with a new perspective on their art practice. 

New Orleans Collage Artist Lab is intended for self-motivated artists, regardless of the stage in their career, who want to develop a practice of working with archives, place, and history and speak to their community about contemporary issues.

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30/September/2022

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Metamorphosis: From Marginal to Magnificent

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Metamorphosis: From Marginalized to Magnificent

August 16, 2022 through October 7, 2022

Call to Artist Deadline: August 1, 2022

Arabi Visual Arts - New Orleans, USA

 

Metamorphosis: From Marginal to Magnificent is a full-spectrum art exhibition including photography, traditional art, 3-D works, spoken word, performance art, and film.  Arabi Visual Arts is partnering with our neighbor Zeitgeist Theatre to produce this exhibition along with films and performances inspired by and/or created by all types of marginalized people. 

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Arabi Visual Arts 6707 St. Claude Avenue Arabi, LA 70032
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01/August/2022

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$10 for first entry and $5 for additional entries
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Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2022: Call for Papers, Artists & Projects

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How do you want to manifest at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2022?

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium, June 15-19, 2022. Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage (how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a movement.)

Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. The general public will be invited to join us for gallery visits, evening presentations, and collage making.

Kolaj Fest New Orleans plays a key role in the work of Kolaj Magazine and Kolaj Institute, as it is a way for us to become familiar with a professional’s work. Presenters may be invited to participate in future projects.

Responding to the Call is how you tell us that you would like to take on a presenting role at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2022. 

The program at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2022 will be a unique experience. Our aim is to breakdown hierarchy and foster dialogue among art professionals working in a variety of capacities. To that end, the editorial staff of the magazine works with presenters to craft a program. 

A presenting role can mean many different things: Presenting Your Topic or Art Practice on a Panel, Leading a Discussion on a Topic Important to Collage, Hosting a session in the Collage Making Space, Leading a Collage-focused Workshop, Exhibiting, Conducting a Special Project during the event.

Most presenters present slide shows about their practice followed by a Q&A with the audience. We also seek artists with projects that take the spirit of Kolaj Fest out into the city of New Orleans. 

In seeking presenters, we wish to know what stories you have to share. 

We are particularly interested in: historical perspective, art world economics, the role collage has played in an artist’s practice (particularly when their final work isn’t collage per se); mash up culture; the relationship between contemporary art and society; museum issues; surveys of how collage was presented in exhibition; collections where collage plays a central role; the role of collage in various art movements (Modernism, Surrealism, Pop Art, etc.); utopian and dystopian imagery in art; art’s role in the current political moment and, in particular, how art responds to sexism and racism; notions of power in the art world and its impact on collage. 

We are particularly interested in one’s experience as an artist: making art, showing art, selling art, identifying as an artist or a collagist, how the artist participates both in an art community and in society in general. We are interested in artists open to sharing how they navigate the art world. And we are interested in various approaches and strategies for collage making. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

Deadline: 
10/April/2022

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Presenters are responsible for their own travel to, accommodations at, and registration for the event. Limited resources are available to assist those presenters in need and only after their presentation submission has been accepted.
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Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods

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Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invite artists to face the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. Rising Residencies provide artists with a 6 week residency, $3000 stipend, $2000 materials budget, and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. Open to artists of all disciplines. Applications due March 10, 2022.

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$3000 stipend and $2000 materials budget
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Rising Residencies provide artists with a 6 week residency, $3000 stipend, $2000 materials budget, and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works.

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10/March/2022
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QUEER COLLECTIVE: The Art of Coming Out

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Marginal Art Projects announces a juried call for entries for QUEER COLLECTIVE: The Art of Coming Out, an interdisciplinary online exhibition.

The exhibition will feature artwork created by artists within the LGBTQIA+ community depicting thoughts on their coming out stories. Artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 images/media in participation. EXHIBITION THEMES LGBTQIA+ coming out experience: challenges, conflicts, and triumphs. Some identify early in life, while others later – some have full acceptance, while others deal with abandonment – some cling to their identity with open arms, while others struggle with it. Whatever the experience – all are unique, genuine and worthy of sharing in order to shed light on the full brevity of our existence. Share your story with us.

Artwork submitted may be any media or size, but must explore some aspect of our exhibition theme.

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14/September/2021

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25th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art

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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY proudly hosts the 25th iteration of our annual call for artists - NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 14 JUNE 2021 and the exhibition participants are selected by a prestigious group of five arts professionals. The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings on 4 September 2021 from 12-7 pm.

 

The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the newest creative talents.

 

Jurors this year include Laura Lee Brown, Thomas B. Coleman, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Billie Milam Weisman, and CCH Pounder.
 

As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY to take place the following year.

 

NO DEAD ARTISTS is an INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS, open to living artists of all ages, emerging and established, working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, performance, mixed media and installation art. 

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Solo Exhibition in 2022
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As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY to take place the following year.

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14/June/2021

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35 USD
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