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Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee: Call for Papers, Artists & Projects

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Call for Papers, Artists & Projects
Deadline 20 June 2021

Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee is a weekend festival and symposium July 30th to August 1st, 2021 at Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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. Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee 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 LIVE Milwaukee.

The program at Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee will be a unique experience. Our aim is to break down 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, or conducting a special project during the event.

Most presenters present short slide shows about a project or their practice followed by a Q&A with the audience. 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.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: Only apply to be a presenter if you plan on attending Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee in person. If you answer No to the question, “If accepted, will you attend Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee, July 30th to August 1st, 2021?”, your submission will not be reviewed and will be rejected. 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. If you cannot attend Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee, consider submitting to Kolaj Magazine another way. MORE INFO

Note: Members of the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory will be able to simply refer to their listing in the directory.

The deadline to submit is 20 June 2021. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We will notify Submitters via email no later than 30 June 2021.

Questions?
Please send an email to editor@kolajmagazine.com.

Deadline: 
06/20/2021

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Call to Artists: Collage as Street Art Residency

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CALL TO ARTISTS

Collage as Street Art: Letting the Art Find Its Own Audience

A four-week, virtual/online residency with Kolaj Institute in July 2021

Deadline to apply: 20 June 2021

In this 4-week, project-driven collage residency, artists will delve into the history, methods and major artists of the “street art” movement with a particular emphasis on collage. Participants will endeavor to put some of those methods into practice, taking their collage art out into the streets. Documenting the entire process will be integral to the project, as the resulting work will be published in a Kolaj Street Krewe book to be announced at a later date.

Leading the residency is Lance Rothstein, aka FANCLUB 13, who has been creating street art for over 20 years in over 25 US cities and 31 European cities. Rothstein writes, “I consider my work to be a bit like archaeology, collecting the discarded items from people’s everyday lives and rearranging them in new relationships. Then I usually send them back out to the streets in this new form, with a new purpose. I look forward to continuing my personal scavenger hunt, finding little trashy treasures and combining them into intricate relationships for people to come across on the streets.”

Each week, collage artists will join in an online session where we’ll highlight the work and methods of several established artists. We’ll discuss new techniques and strategies, with topics such as Placement, Materials, Visibility, Message, and Legality. Each week, we will challenge participants to get their work out onto the streets, document the process, and share it with the group the following week for discussion and critique. During the residency, at least one additional guest Street Artist will discuss their methods and experiences with the group.

Some of the concepts addressed during the residency include: What is Collage and what isn’t Collage? What are your artistic goals? How can Street Art add to your artistic process? Who is your audience? How/Why/Where should it be seen? Where should you put it to achieve the audience you want? Do you want to remain anonymous? How is this affecting your own consideration of the artworks? How does Street Art differ from more traditional forms of art exhibition? Letting go of your artwork and letting the artwork find its own audience.

Deadline: 
06/20/2021
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Call to Artists: Money Money Collage Artist Residency

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Collage Artist Residency: Money Money

A four-week, virtual/online residency with Kolaj Institute in June 2021

Deadline to apply: May 26, 2021

During this project-driven artist residency, collage artists work together to create a series of collages that illustrate Eleanor H. Porter’s 1918 novel, Oh, Money! Money!. The result will be a book published by Kolaj Institute. The residency is being done in conjunction with “The Money $how” at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The book will be released at an event in July.

“The Money $how” is co-curated by Frank Juarez, the publisher of Artdose Magazine, and Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine. A tour of late-stage capitalism, each artist in the exhibition uses collage to unpack ideas about money and its influence on our culture. The curators start from the premise that money is an idea that shapes contemporary life and present works that invite viewers to consider cash, labor, and capital. In addition to the exhibition, Kolaj Institute is publishing the book, The Money $how: Cash, Labor, Capitalism, & Collage, in which Kadour juxtaposes contemporary artwork against fragments of American history and literature as a way of showing how collage can help us deconstruct culture and understand the world differently. 

In Eleanor H. Porter’s 1918 novel, Oh, Money! Money!, a Chicago multi-millionaire struggles to decide to whom he should leave his money. As an eccentric experiment, he schemes to give his three distant cousins one hundred thousand dollars each to see how they handle the windfall. The book is a time capsule of early 20th century American life with a strong focus on the lives of women and observations about material culture and communities before the rampant consumerism of the 1920s and the Great Depression. In telling this story, Porter gives us a look at the role of and attitudes about money that remain relevant today. The book raises important questions about the role of money in our lives: What good is money? Is money cruel? How should one handle money? How does money change us?

The residency will unfold on four Saturdays where artists will convene in three-hour sessions. Artists will discuss the themes raised in Porter’s novel, hear from guest speakers, and collage together. Artists will take a virtual tour of “The Money $how” and receive a copy of the companion book. The group will collectively produce a series of twenty-six collages, one for each of the chapters in Porter’s novel.

Christopher Kurts will serve as art director for this project, lead collage making sessions, and facilitate the collaboration. Heather Ryan Kelley will speak about “The Midden Heap Project” in which she made a collage response to each page of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Jeanna Penn will speak about how she uses collage to interpret historical material including her project “Souls of Black Folk” collage series inspired by W.E.B. DuBois’ seminal book where he sets out to “have briefly sketched…with loving emphasis and deeper detail, that men may listen to the striving in the souls of black folk.” Nancy Bernardo will speak about collage as illustration, the visual essay she contributed to the book Deconstructing Brad Pitt, and how collage artists can engage with the marketplace for illustration. Ric Kasini Kadour will present a theoretical overview of collage, share “The Money $how” exhibition, and facilitate the discussion of Porter’s book.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Collage Artist Residencies are intended for self-motivated artists, at any stage in their career, who want to develop their practice by exploring a topic or working method and collaborating with others to produce a final product. Residencies are open to any artist over the age of 21 from anywhere in the world. 

COST

The cost of the residency is $500 per artist; however, no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package. 

Deadline: 
05/26/2021
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Call to Artists: Social Justice Collage Workshop

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Social Justice Collage Workshop

A four-week, virtual/online workshop in March & April 2021 with Kolaj Institute

Deadline to apply: 13 March 2021

Collage artists with a passion for equal rights and equitable opportunities for all are invited to apply for Kolaj Institute’s Social Justice Collage Workshop, a four-week program designed to provide a foundation for the intersection of collage and social justice with the end result of creating a collage for an exhibition in May.

Early social justice advocates focused on issues such as the distribution of capital, property, and wealth because of the extreme disparity between the rich and the poor at the time. Since then, the term social justice has adapted to include the environment, race, gender, and other causes and manifestations of inequality with a focus on human rights and improving the lives of disadvantaged and marginalized groups.

The workshop is designed to explore the purpose, meaning, context, history and problems of social justice through collage making, discussion, examination of other artists’ work, and hearing from dynamic speakers who make and curate social justice collage. Participants will engage with each other via Slack and meet once a week on Zoom for four weeks. The workshop faculty is Elaine Tassy, Gerald Leavell, Rachel Monique Walker, and G.E. Vogt.

Elaine Tassy sees social justice collage-making “as a way to participate in the cry for justice for victims in some small way, and to process my feelings around their victimization at the same time.” During the workshop, she will speak about her experience making social justice collage and present, Say Their Names, an interactive art experience that documents and reimagines the police killings of Black people. She will invite participants to contribute to this project by creating context for one of the figures.

Gerald Leavell writes, “Social justice, to me, begins with self-reflection. Honest, brave, and compassionate self-reflection.” Gerald Leavell will speak about artists who are currently using collage to make an impact and lead a collage making session.

For Rachel Monique Walker, social justice is “a form of living justice, where action is taken to counter oppressions and restore rightful respect to people who are dehumanized by our systems.” Walker’s vision board exercise will give participants a chance to reflect on their previous engagement with the idea of social justice, consider where they are headed with social justice in the future, and make a collage in response to these insights.

G.E. Vogt will lead a presentation of their own voyage of learning about the history of political collage. They write, “Art is one of the most powerful forms of expressing, or bringing attention to the different forms of social inequality, thereby acting as a catalyst to motivate the necessary work for social justice.”

Artists in the workshop will work alongside each other to conceptualize, contextualize, and create social justice-themed collages. At the end of the workshop, everyone will be invited to have one of their collages included in the May 2021 exhibition at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice along with Elaine Tassy’s piece, Say Their Names.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The workshop is intended for self-motivated artists, at any stage in their career, who want to develop a practice of making artwork in response to social injustice. The workshop focuses on creating collage that addresses modern issues and current political concerns. The workshop is open to artists anywhere in the world.

WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

Dates: March 18th to April 14th

Participants will engage via an online platform through group discussions. A two-hour virtual meeting will be held on each Saturday from 2-4PM EST.

COST

The cost of the Social Justice Collage Workshop is $350; however, no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package. The Social Justice Collage Workshop is limited to 12 artists.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your application HERE.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The submission process will ask you for: Contact information; Artist Bio (50-250 words); Artist Statement of Practice (50-300 words); 5-7 images of artwork; a statement of expectations; and ask you some questions about your work and financial needs. Applications are reviewed by the faculty. Space is extremely limited; however, the applications of qualified artists are kept on file and those artists will be invited to future workshops, if they wish.

CALENDAR

Deadline to apply: March 13, 2021
Notification to artists: March 15, 2021
Workshop dates: March 18-April 14, 2021

QUESTIONS

If you have questions, send an email to coordinator@kolajinstitute.org.

Deadline: 13 March 2021
Final Notification no later than 15 March 2021

Deadline: 
03/13/2021
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OPEN CALL: #COLLAGEBIENNIAL- FEB 15, 2021

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OPEN CALL: #COLLAGEBIENNIAL- FEB 15, 2021

CALL FOR ENTRY: #COLLAGEbiennial

Denise Bibro Fine Art is proud to announce our virtual open call #COLLAGEbiennial

#COLLAGEbiennial is one year after our amazing social media fueled call for entry, #Collage Now: Analogue Collage in an Instagram Era

Employing the internet and social media as a platform for showcasing art has become extremely important during the past year because of COVID- virtual exhibitions and showrooms are now part of our art viewing experience.

The selected artists will be simultaneously showcased on Artsy, instagram, DBFA website, and Facebook.

This call is open to artists working in collage or media that is 80% collage-based

APPLICATION INFORMATION
– Entry fee is $50
– Please pay via paypal info@denisebibrofineart.com. Include your first and last name
– Or make a check payable to Denise Bibro Fine Art and send to 529 West 20 Street, 4W, New York, NY 10011
– Application form: follow the link on website

 

Subject line: #COLLAGEbiennial
* Name, address, and phone number
* A maximum of 10 good quality images including: title, date, size, medium, and price
* CV (if applicable)
* Instagram handle (if applicable)

-Entry deadline is February 15, 2021
– Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the deadline

Deadline: 
02/15/2021

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50
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Call to Artists: World Collage Day 2021

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World Collage Day is May 8, 2021

World Collage Day is an annual, international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, we invited artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. World Collage Day is about artists connecting across borders against a global context of entrenchment and separation. The day is also about an art medium that excels at bringing different things together to create new forms and new ways of thinking. Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine, writes, “We created World Collage Day because we wanted to honor this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like.” The next World Collage Day is May 8th, 2021.

For those interested in joining in the spirit of World Collage Day, we offer a number of opportunities to join in the celebration:

Submit a Cut-Out Page to the Special Edition

In honor of World Collage Day, Kolaj Magazine will issue a Special Edition of the magazine that features Cut-Out Pages and articles about the collage community. A Cut-Out Page is a selection of fragments that one can use to make a collage. The feature reflects artists’ styles and approaches to collage making and shows how artists select and organize fragments. People use the Cut-Out Pages to make collage. For instructions on how to make and submit a Cut-Out Page, visit the Call to Artists. The deadline is January 31, 2021 to be considered for the World Collage Day 2021 Special Edition.

Apply to become the World Collage Day Poster Artist

Each year, Kolaj Magazine works with a collage artist to make a poster and other marketing collateral for the annual event. This year, we want to hear from artists who are interested in being considered. The 2021 World Collage Day Poster Artist will receive a $500 stipend and work with Kolaj staff to develop a series of elements and backgrounds that will be adapted to various marketing collateral. The work will be completed by the end of February. To apply, send an email to info@kolajmagazine.com with 1) the link to your listing in the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory; 2) a sentence or two about the themes or concepts that you’d like to work with; 3) any experience you have working with marketing teams. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

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The 2021 World Collage Day Poster Artist will receive a $500 stipend
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The 2021 World Collage Day Poster Artist will receive a $500 stipend and work with Kolaj staff to develop a series of elements and backgrounds that will be adapted to various marketing collateral. The work will be completed by the end of February.

Deadline: 
01/31/2021

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