Debora Brown
Since 2004
Works in Kansas City, Missouri United States of America

BIO
Atlanta artist Debora Brown creates both experimental and documentary work addressing such issues as ritual, identity, sexuality, transformation, and transcendence. She works primarily in the mediums of video and photography.

Brown was born in 1971 in a small south Georgia town and raised by her single father. She received her BFA in Art with a concentration in Video from the Atlanta College of Art in 1999 and her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in 2002. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY and has participated in exhibitions with the Evolutionary Girls Club, a group of artists and activists.

Her work may be viewed via her website at
http://deborabrownonline.com .
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OPPORTUNITY

Last Call: Experimental Video at the Incubator


Deadline:
Mon Dec 11, 2006 17:11

Final call: Experimental Video at the Incubator

This is a call for experimental video work. It does not have to be new, but must be new to
the Kansas City, Missouri area. Artists worldwide are encouraged to submit work for
consideration.

Deadline:
Postmarked by December 18.
Please send an email letting me know when you've mailed work to naiad9nine@yahoo.com

Length:
Preferably under 15 minutes.

Number of entries:
May submit multiple entries.

Content:
It is not possible to restrict this show to mature audiences, so don't send work that would
need this.

Format:
NTSC mini DV or full size Quicktime file on DVD. Work will be added to looped show reels.

Process:
This show will be curated by Debora Brown, a video artist and photograper. See
http://deborabrownonline.com for more info about the curator. Decisions will be made by
December 27. Artists will be contacted by email to notify them if work has been accepted.
Note that decisions will be made based on quality of work as well as how well the work fits
into the show as a whole.

Exhibition Space:
This will be shown at the Arts Incubator, a non-profit arts organization that provides low
cost studio space to artists and teaches them business skills. It is located in the
Crossroads Arts District in downtown Kansas City, MO. The gallery is a storefront space on
the street level floor. The gallery is usually open for First Friday - an art walk the first
Friday of each month that attracts up to 12,000 people to the Crossroads area - and by
appointment. To maximize opportunities for people to see the work, the gallery will be
open every Friday evening in January, and monitors facing the street will be playing the
looped videos daily.

What to send:
NTSC mini DV or fullsize Quicktime file on DVD
Artist's statement
Bio
Resume
Digital still files that can be used for promotion- on CD or DVD or emailed (optional)

Fees:
NONE

Compensation:
None, sorry. This is a very low budget, but nice, space. The goal is to give people in
Kansas City a chance to see high quality video art that hasn't been shown here before and
expose the artists to a new market.

Return of materials:
Materials will be kept in the the curators' library unless you specifically ask that materials
are returned after the show is complete AND send a SASE. The work will not be exhibited
again without the artist's permission.

Students eligible?:
Yes, decisions will be based on the work itself, not the exhibition record.

Mail to:
Debora Brown
4116 Warwick Blvd. #2N
Kansas City, MO 64111
U.S.A.

Questions:
Don't hesitate to email Debora at naiad9nine@yahoo.com with any questions about this
exhibition.


DISCUSSION

Re: Threat to media arts in Atlanta


When I originally posted this, I mistakenly said that ACA was the only NASAD accredited school in the southeast. I believe that it is correct to say that ACA is the only private independent NASAD accredited art school in the southeast. Other schools that are NASAD accredited include Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, the University of Georgia and others in which the art school exists in the context of a larger university situation. A complete list of NASAD accredited schools can be found at
http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Member%20Lists I sincerely apologize for the error.

The threat, however, is still real and serious. Please, take a moment to visit ACA100.com for information including comparisons of ACA and SCAD and links to news articles about the current situation and past SCAD dealings. If you agree that a fine arts school should not be sold to a for profit institution that does not require portfolios for admission, please take a moment to sign our petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/aca100/petition.html

The final vote on this situation will be on Wednesday, August 24th.

Thanks,
Debora Brown

Debora Brown wrote:

> Atlanta has been extremely fortunate to have the Atlanta College of
> Art's fine arts based Digital Video BFA program, which has flourished
> under the leadership of Sara Hornbacher. That program, the only one
> of its kind in the region, from the only NASAD accredited school in
> the Southeast, now has an uncertain future.
>
> Recently, the Atlanta College of Arts' board of directors, with only
> about half its members attending, voted to recommend to the Woodruff
> Arts Center (home of ACA, the High Museum of Art, the Alliance
> Theatre, and the Atlanta Symphony) to "merge" the school with the
> Savannah College of Art and Design, which recently opened an Atlanta
> campus. This is NOT a true merger. If this recommendation is
> approved, the Atlanta College of Art will exist only as a community
> education program, and SCAD not have to compete with the 100 year-old
> ACA.
>
> The Atlanta College of Art offers a DIgital Video major, which
> includes classes such as Installation Art, Experimental Video, and
> Experimental Sound. SCAD offers a broadcast television and film, with
> classes such as Scriptwriting, Steadicam, and other job vs. fine arts
> oriented courses being the norm.
>
> http://aca.edu/maj_dvideo.htm
> http://www.scad.edu/academic/majors/film/index.html
>
> SCAD does not require a portfolio for admission, and it only hires
> faculty members on a one year at a time contract. ACA does require a
> portfolio and has many dedicated faculty members that have been at the
> school for 10, 20 or more years.
>
> Both kinds of programs are extremely important to the media community.
> Both institutions should continue, independently, instead of one
> school destroying the other.
>
> To find out the latest news on this issue and how you can help stop
> this takeover, please visit http://www.aca100.com.

DISCUSSION

Threat to media arts in Atlanta


Atlanta has been extremely fortunate to have the Atlanta College of Art's fine arts based Digital Video BFA program, which has flourished under the leadership of Sara Hornbacher. That program, the only one of its kind in the region, from the only NASAD accredited school in the Southeast, now has an uncertain future.

Recently, the Atlanta College of Arts' board of directors, with only about half its members attending, voted to recommend to the Woodruff Arts Center (home of ACA, the High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theatre, and the Atlanta Symphony) to "merge" the school with the Savannah College of Art and Design, which recently opened an Atlanta campus. This is NOT a true merger. If this recommendation is approved, the Atlanta College of Art will exist only as a community education program, and SCAD not have to compete with the 100 year-old ACA.

The Atlanta College of Art offers a DIgital Video major, which includes classes such as Installation Art, Experimental Video, and Experimental Sound. SCAD offers a broadcast television and film, with classes such as Scriptwriting, Steadicam, and other job vs. fine arts oriented courses being the norm.

http://aca.edu/maj_dvideo.htm
http://www.scad.edu/academic/majors/film/index.html

SCAD does not require a portfolio for admission, and it only hires faculty members on a one year at a time contract. ACA does require a portfolio and has many dedicated faculty members that have been at the school for 10, 20 or more years.

Both kinds of programs are extremely important to the media community. Both institutions should continue, independently, instead of one school destroying the other.

To find out the latest news on this issue and how you can help stop this takeover, please visit http://www.aca100.com.