Sunday, January 25, 2009

Open Call for Artist Submissions - Paul Butler Curated, Exhibition in Print

Vantage Art Projects is super, duper excited to announce our first ever call for submissions for a VANTAGE POINT EXHIBITION-IN-PRINT curated by PAUL BUTLER.

OPENING DATE: Monday, January 26/09
CLOSING DATE: Saturday, March 21/09 (midnight)

30 selected artists will have their work published in a new art book along with a selection of Paul's own work and his collaborations with other artists.

Paul is currently attending “The Mountain School”, an alternative art school in Los Angeles, and will be in term from January to March 2009. All this alternative learning has us thinking about going off-the-grid with our education, doing some home schooling and then some re-tooling. As a result, we're grooving on ideas related to self-taught modes of reading, writing and arithmetic, and maybe even repeating Foundation year just for fun (not).

Luckily, much of Paul's practice involves collaborative activities and, quote unquote, an interest in multidisciplinary, social and alternative pedagogical practices. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 works for consideration in response to the concept: “Community and Collaboration as a Form of Pedagogy”.

What we mean by community and collaboration (and pedagogy) is collective methods of learning and creating. We're thinking this encompasses peer pressure, dating, father-daughter days, Rotarians, elder worship and good old fashioned “keeping up with the Joneses”.

Some other stuff you should know up front:

1) Your entries will be juried blind which is going to level the playing field - Paul won't see any names or resumes when he is selecting the work.

2) There is a small administrative fee to submit which allows us to make this project happen ($40). This is submitted through Pay Pal.

3) Submissions are preferred in electronic format. Our submissions process and rules are clearly outlined on the website.

Although we are accepting entries up to midnight on Saturday, March 21/09, we highly recommend that you try to submit as early as you can. This will ensure that all the technology stuff happens smoothly (full in-boxes and all that). We won't be extending the deadlines because Paul has a plane to catch!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Sherri, Luisa, Jen and Paul.

Click Here to Submit NOW!