Deadline:
May
01
2009
Call for Submissions:

SUMMER SESSION 101

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POSTED BY: damstuhltrager1 | Sun Mar 29th, 2009 4:27 p.m.

DAM , STUHLTRAGER GALLERY
C A L L F O R E N T R I E S

Currently accepting submissions for

"SUMMER SESSION 101"
Nurturing Emerging Artists in an Unsupportive Financial Time

Curated by Leah Stuhltrager, Rebecca A. Layton & Paige King
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About "SUMMER SESSION 101":

In this moment, the art world (like the rest of the world) is prioritizing where and how funds are spent. From museums to galleries to artists, from organizations to publications, creative minds have had to recently reevaluate, refocus and reinvent their way of spending.

Instead of financing a summer of exhibiting produced artwork, Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery will be funneling their funds directly back into artists creating. "SUMMER SESSION 101" explores what happens when a gallery directs funds away from exorbitant presentation and into artists themselves.

In "SUMMER SESSION 101", two artists selected from an open call will be given the Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery to use as studio space for two months. The artists' creation process and progression towards a finished work will be the gallery exhibit. In addition to exposure to the general public during the gallery's regular business hours, the artists will also have 5 different VIP guest "visits" from professionals who have achieved success and have insight into what no one ever learns in school.

About the GALLERY & CURATORS:

Founded in 1998, Dam, Stuhltrager is a contemporary art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since 2006, the gallery has presented public installations in Miami, Madrid, Lincoln Center/NY, Coachella/LA, Basel and Turkey. In Dec 2008, the gallery presented contemporary new media at The Hermitage in Russia. Dam, Stuhltrager's Berlin Annex opens this September. "SUMMER SESSION" is the gallery's fourth open call and follows the success of "Gritty", "SHOOT" and "Au Courant". Leah Stuhltrager, Rebecca A. Layton and Paige King are on the curatorial team at Dam, Stuhltrager.

"It is especially important at this moment to open dialogue that examines differences in funding pioneering Art and artists vs sustaining, chasing or defining commercial interests." - L. Stuhltrager Mar 29, '09

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DAM , STUHLTRAGER GALLERY
C A L L F O R E N T R I E S

"SUMMER SESSION 101"
Curators seeking emerging artists in any any medium to receive:

- Inclusion in a 2 month long exhibit / studio space at Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery
- 24 x 7 access of space (Sorry - work only/ no living.)
- Reception
- 5 Studio "visits" by VIPs
- Professional Development

CALENDAR:
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2009
Artist Notification: May 15, 2009
"SUMMER SESSION" install: July 7 - 10
"SUMMER SESSION COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION": July 11, 2009
"SUMMER SESSION": July 11 - Aug 30
"SUMMER SESSION" deinstall: Aug 31 - 3

ENTRY FORM / CHECKLIST:

All genres and mediums are encouraged to apply.
We ask artists avoid extremely caustic materials that would permanently damage the gallery space.

For consideration, submit the following materials:
___ Entry Form/Checklist
___ 7-10 images of work created within the last 2 yrs on
CD (300dpi JPEGs)
or DVD (No more than 5 min.)
___ Printed CD/DVD Image List w/thumbnails
___ Artist Statement
___ $25.00 submission fee (Check or Money Order. Payable to: Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery)
Materials will not be returned. Notification will be made by email.

Mail to: "SUMMER SESSION"
Attn. Rebecca A. Layton & Paige King
(c/o Dam, Stuhltrager, 38 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211)

ARTIST CONTACT INFORMATION:
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Address:
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Link:
http://www.damstuhltrager.com