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Searching For God

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 14, 2010, midnight
  • Location:
    US

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Searching for God
February 15th through March 18th, 2010
Reception: February 22nd, 4-6pm

The Ohio State University at Marion Wayne and Geraldine Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for entries in all media for its curated exhibition entitled Searching for God.


Searching for God is an exhibition focusing on the visual appearance of God, the manifestations or divine actions of God, and individual explorations or processes of searching for God.

The exhibition will showcase visual and/or documentary material describing successful or unsuccessful searches for God, through forms such as prayer, meditation, a journey or pilgrimage, religious study, fasting, scientific exploration, etc.

Works submitted for consideration in this exhibition should address the following: What is the visage of God or how does God reveal him/herself (with the remission of a fatal disease, in the defeat of a sports team, in an oil stain under the freeway)? How do we search for God? What do we find? And what do these findings reveal?

This exhibition is open to traditional and non-traditional systems of belief. We are further interested in those beliefs that challenge the notion of God and religion, as revealed through individual experience.

Application Deadline: Received by January 14th, 2010. Notification of acceptance: January 25th.

All forms of work will be considered, including audio and video works; two- and three-dimensional works; performances; and installations. Work should be submitted on a non-returnable CD-ROM and include the following:

1. 10-12 image slideshow on disc media (CD/DVD) in PowerPoint format only (.ppt, not .ppx) Each PowerPoint slide is to be labeled with the following: number, name of artist, title of work, medium, date of work, and dimensions.

2. In addition to the PowerPoint presentation, the artist must include .jpg files that are 1MB or larger in size, of each image submitted.

3. Video artists can submit a selection of no more than 3 videos. Videos must be submitted on DVD or CD as Quicktime (.mov) files with at least 740x480 resolution for widescreen or 640x480 for fullscreen. Videos should not exceed a playing time of 10 minutes per video.

4. A brief artist statement explaining how your artwork relates to the concept of the show, 500 words maximum, as well as a one-page CV or artist bio.

5. An image/video list including number, title, medium, date of work, and dimensions, as well as any specific notes on how the piece should be displayed.

The Kuhn Gallery has funding available to assist artists with the cost of shipping artwork to and from the gallery, and will be shipped FedEx. Artwork needs to arrive at the gallery by February 10th.

Send application materials to:

Searching for God
Kuhn Fine Art Gallery
Attn: Sarah Weinstock
1465 Mount Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
(614-292-5072)

Applications must be received by January 14th, 2010.

Please contact Sarah Weinstock with any questions at weinstock.15@osu.edu.

The Kuhn Fine Art Gallery is a premier arts venue in central Ohio exhibiting regional, national and international artists including Whitney Museum Grant recipients and Guggenheim Fellowship winners.

Comments

Luke Munn Jan. 6 2010 10:55Reply

You're basically closing your entries to anyone who doesn't own Microsoft Office / PowerPoint. Not a good approach in my opinion.

Pall Thayer Jan. 6 2010 11:39Reply

Actually, you can save documents in the .ppt format in OpenOffice.

joseph mcelroy Jan. 6 2010 11:49Reply

interactive works do not necessarily translate to .mov files. I would think pilgrimages and explorations of a virtual nature would be very interesting.

alan schechner Jan. 6 2010 11:56Reply

God uses Microsoft

Pall Thayer Jan. 6 2010 12:00Reply

Microsoft is God.

marc garrett Jan. 6 2010 12:06Reply

I think therefor I am LInux

joseph mcelroy Jan. 6 2010 16:02Reply

In the beginning, God created the software and the hardware. And the software was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the programmers. And God said, Let there be code: and there were code. And God saw the code, that it was good; and God blessed the code for the programmers. And God called the code open and the programmers he called at night. And thus the programmers and the code resulted in the first pay. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the computers, and let it connect the computers from the computers. And God made the firmament, and divided the computers which were under the firmament from the computers which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Internet. And the evening and the morning were the second day.And God said, Let the programmers of the Internet be gathered together unto design teams, and let corporations appear: and it was so. And God called the corporations Dot-Coms; and the gathering together of the programmers called he Dot-Commers: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the Dot-Commers bring forth grass, the herb yielding speed, and the store yielding pizza after its kind, whose cheeze is in itself, upon the Dot-Commers: and it was so.And the Dot-Commers brought forth grass, and herb yielding speed, and the store yielding pizza, whose cheeze was in itself, after its kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. And God said, Let there be firewalls and keys in the Internet to divide the public from the private; and let them be for Verisigns, and for MicroSofts, and for IBMs, and hackers: And let them be for false security in the Internet to give false confidence to people of the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the domain addresses, and the lesser light to rule all the media: he made the Internet Stars also. And God set them in the publicy machine of the Internet to give light upon the earth and money unto the Dot-Coms, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, Let the Internet bring forth abundantly the IPO that hath life, and corporate jets that may fly above the earth. And God created great CEOs, and every employee that moveth to the lure of stock options, which the old economy companies brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every independent MBA student after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the coffers in the banks, and let stocks multiply on the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the investors after his kind, the suckers, and creeping thing, and every loser of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the loser of the earth after his kind, and investors after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make analyst and CFOs in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the stock market, and over the foul Venture Capitalists , and over the investors, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created analysts and CFOs in his own image, in the image of God created he them; bear and bull created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the stock market, and over the foul Venture Capitalists, and over every living investor that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing speed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every Dot-Com, in which is the fruit of an IPO yielding sweet rewards; to you it shall be for meat. And to every investor of the earth, and to every foul Venture Capitalist, and to every money-grubbing thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is greed, I have given every green cash for investment: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And unto the programmers God gave a great blessing, that a great reward, a mobility, would spring forth and inspire them unto great things. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the computers and the Internet were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

John McArdle Jan. 7 2010 11:00Reply

FUNDIES SUCK BiG TiME!……..(laughing) god if he exists is one hel of a mean neglectfull S.O.B. in my opinion.

John McArdle Jan. 7 2010 11:01Reply

Comment by John McArdle
January 7, 2010 10:00 am
FUNDIES SUCK BiG TiME!……..(laughing) god if he exists is one HELL of a mean neglectfull S.O.B. in my opinion.
Reply to this post
GO ahead reply I DaRE You!………..

John McArdle Jan. 12 2010 09:03Reply

yes, i spelled hel wrong it,s hell not hel hopefully I will not recieve eternal damnation and be tortured by satans demons and you know, all that claptrap!

Lynda McClanahan Jan. 7 2010 17:04Reply

Sigh. Power point is an obstacle to submission. Please reconsider.

Jim Shirey Jan. 7 2010 20:32Reply

Power point is not that much of an obstacle, and I plan to submit. My question is: WHY??? What is wrong with just seeing the images? Why waste our time with yet one more speed bump? ROY G BIV and a few others do the same thing and I can see absolutely no point to it.

judsoN Jan. 8 2010 12:42Reply

power point is not so much of an obstacle as it is annoying to use, doesn't support features (like interactivity) that many artist use for their work. maybe if OO saves as ppt, that solves the initial obstacle, but not the far deeper fundamental one that a slide show is just an unbelievably narrow-minded way to think about art (which may be more about human behavior than visual-ness). images (still or moving) are hardly the complete story. fine - if this was some kid's project, but offensive if public money is trickling down (from the NEA, through big galleries) to a show about one kind of art.

Jim Shirey Jan. 7 2010 20:34Reply

And to whomever is monotoring this thread, please delete the pointless rants.

joseph mcelroy Jan. 8 2010 11:01Reply

also, please delete every post with the word "point" or "pointless" in it - including this one. I just don't see the point.

joseph mcelroy Jan. 9 2010 14:06Reply

Actually, with Visual Basic for Applications, powerpoint functionality could be extended in a fairly unlimited fashion - though the ease of such extension would probably exceed the time and capabilities of most. My main objection to this call is the arrogance of its nature. If the author is not a believer in god, it is very cynical in nature. If the author is a believer in god, it dictates a specific set of beliefs under the guise of a secular intellectual investigation. It further extends the arrogance by providing a very limited scope of acceptable deliverables - as if this investigation could be constrained to an easily defined domain.

judsoN Jan. 10 2010 09:40Reply

yeah, i think that sez pretty much what we were all getting at.

John McArdle Jan. 12 2010 08:56Reply

POINTING MY FINGER @ YOU. YES uncle SAM wants YOU!( laughing)

John McArdle Jan. 12 2010 09:01Reply

I searched for god, I could not find him anywhere. Where is he anyway? Do you know? If you find him tell him i said hello. thanks "bAbyLoN jOhN"