Call to Artists-Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue
A place inspired event celebrating the intersections between local business, community members, and artists.

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  • Entries Due: June 26th
  • Event Date: July 25, 2015

CALL TO ARTISTS
West Side Community Organization (WSCO) is looking for artists to participate in the 3rd annual Art on the Avenue (AoA) 2015. AoA will take place from 3-8pm on the West Side Neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN. AoA is a community art festival that aims to activate the indoor and outdoor spaces on Smith Avenue, from the High Bridge in St Paul to Dodd Road in West St Paul.

We are looking for all types of artists working with all types of media. Possible options for artists participation: community engaged take-away project, performance, music, dance, placemaking, live art making, straightforward gallery exhibition inside a local business, outdoor sales/display tents, etc.

Mini-grants may be available for creative placemaking artists. AoA wants to encourage artists to try something different; artists work samples don’t have to match what they are proposing. Projects need to have a presence at Art on the Avenue, but can begin in the weeks leading up to July 25th and can happen anywhere on the West Side. Additionally, artists that install work in local businesses may be able to display for a longer duration than July 25th.

Artists will be supported through the entire process by Artist Organizer Sara K Udvig.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit the following via email to sara@wsco.org
Note: All types of media are welcome and encouraged, however some business/artist collaborative spaces will necessitate certain parameters.

  1. Paragraph or two introducing yourself as an artist or artist team answering the following questions: What do you do? What are you interested in? What is your connection to St. Paul, the High-bridge, Smith Avenue or the West Side Neighborhood? What are you proposing for AoA? What would be the ideal space for your work? What is your past experience with this type of work?
  2. 5 digital images of your work*, or for performing artists-links to an online portfolio.
  3. Artist Resume

*if you are an artists trying placemaking or community engaged work for the first time, submit a sketch or images representative of the type of work you intend to carryout.

DETAILS

Entry Requirements: There is no entry fee, but artists *must be able to install their work.
*Assistance will be provided for PWD, please indicate needs.
Timeline: July 25, 2015 (possibility to extend per agreement with business)
Installation will take place:  TBD
Entries Due: June 26, 2015
Selection Process: Selection is first come, first serve. We will match you with an appropriate business owner to work with.
Notification to artist:  July 6
Artist Mixers: TBD
Event Day: July 25, Installation period will be determined with the aid of WSCO Artist Organizer
Pickup Artwork by: TBD
Sales: Artists will receive %100 of sales and be responsible for %100 of negotiations
Contact: Artist Organizer- Sara K Udvig, West Side Community Organization, sara@wsco.org