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OPPORTUNITY

CALL for Vacuum Cleaner Art


Deadline:
Mon Jan 08, 2007 00:00

“Our Man in Havana” Call for Submissions
The Vacuum Cleaner in Art
To be exhibited at Gallery Aferro in Spring 2007

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street
Newark NJ 07102

PLEASE SEND TO: 248 Sherman Ave #43 NY NY 10034

www.aferro.org

Please see our submission guidelines on the website
Send to newark@aferro.org

Call for art in any and all media dealing with:

Vacuum cleaners

Vacuum cleaning

Small appliances and women
Women’s work (do only women do it?)

Industrial and consumer design
Appliances as commodities
Commodities, marketing and consumer desires, fears

Fear of dirt (disease, chaos)
Fear of being dirty

What gets vacuumed (or resists being vacuumed)?

Dust, dirt and

Hair, once it isn’t attached to our bodies

The microscopic world: the unseen, critters and other things (see The Secret House)

Labor of housecleaning: who does it, for free or for money?

The idea of a “vacuum”

Please submit work and/or proposals by Feb 15, 2007

Feel free to pass on this call

Send to newark@aferro.org


OPPORTUNITY

Curated Film Series CALL


Deadline:
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:01

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
www.aferro.org

Short Film Program Open Call for Submissions
Curated by Kellee Hughes

"...a sort of delegated onomatopoeia that must be produced, must be projected, so that it can be heard, a sort of abstract onomatopoeia that gives voice to a trembling eyelid."
--Gaston Bachelard from Water And Dreams

"deterritorialization of the cinema into the gallery means that spectators who come to these spaces may have a different set of priorities, beyond the normative expectations of a general cinema audience."--Isaac Julien interviewed by Kass Banning

"...shows no potential for abuse or dependance in clinical studies"
--excerpt from advertisement for sleep aid

We welcome short films with any content and in any style, whether it's live-action, documentary, animation, etc. While we prefer to keep this program open, should you want topical guidelines the curator is currently intrigued with the following, which can be interpreted as broadly as one likes:

Plasticity
Futility/Mundanity
Voyeurism/ Surveillance
Obsession
Objects
Landscape
Consumerism/Usage
Transparency

Submissions must be received by January 30, 2007.

Entries must be under 30 minutes in length. MINI DV, NTSC VHS or NTSC DVD copies may be submitted for consideration. We also have 8mm, super8 and 16mm available for exhibition purposes. (Please contact before mailing 8mm, super8mm or 16 mm). Submission material will be returned upon request only (please supply SASE), as we will keep it on file to share with independent curators. Please see submission guidelines on our website: www.aferro.org

Selected submissions will be notified by e-mail February 28, 2007.
Please send materials via mail to:

Gallery Aferro Short Film Program
752 DeGraw Ave.
Newark, NJ 07104

e-mail for further questions or details:

studiothirty4@hotmail.com
ewilcox@aferro.org


OPPORTUNITY

Vacuum Cleaner Art CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Deadline:
Fri Oct 13, 2006 08:40

“Our Man in Havana” Call for Submissions
The Vacuum Cleaner in Art
To be exhibited at Gallery Aferro in Spring 2007

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street
Newark NJ 07102

www.aferro.org

Please see our submission guidelines on the website
Send to newark@aferro.org

Call for art in any and all media dealing with:

Vacuum cleaners

Vacuum cleaning

Small appliances and women
Women’s work (do only women do it?)

Industrial and consumer design
Appliances as commodities
Commodities, marketing and consumer desires, fears

Fear of dirt (disease, chaos)
Fear of being dirty

What gets vacuumed (or resists being vacuumed)?

Dust, dirt and

Hair, once it isn’t attached to our bodies

The microscopic world: the unseen, critters and other things (see The Secret House)

Labor of housecleaning: who does it, for free or for money?

The idea of a “vacuum”

Please submit work and/or proposals by Feb 15, 2007

Feel free to pass on this call

Send to newark@aferro.org


DISCUSSION

In the Country of Last Things 4-Ever at Aferro


Please join us for the opening reception of "In the Country of Last Things 4-Ever" on
October 20th, from 6-9:30. The exhibit runs from October 20-November 11, 2006

Limited Engagement
A Production of Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street
Newark NJ 07102

www.aferro.org

An "In the Country of Last Things" is curated annually by Emma Wilcox at Gallery Aferro
around ideas of home, urbanism, fear and endurance.

In assembling a disparate collection of artists, many of whom explore Sisyphean tasks or
the suggestion of inorganic fecundity that discarded urban objects hold, this re-curation is
an attempt to own painful experiences of urban life, to tear the house down before anyone
else can. Purchase a copy of Eric Brown and Lori Baker's book of homemade signs after
Katrina and the proceeds will rebuild the houses of those in need.

Utilizing film, installation and the detritus of cities...such as statistical information, the
artists make visible Cormac McCarthy's character's words: "There is no later. This is later."

Eric Harvey Brown and Lori Baker
Maximilian Goldfarb
Bradley Lucas Hyppa
Reuben Lorch-Miller
Sreshta Rit Premnath
Christian Marc Schmidt
Pascual Sisto
And Claritas PRIZM Demographics

OPPORTUNITY

Black Rock Call for Submissions


Deadline:
Wed Oct 11, 2006 20:25

BLACK ROCK: THE METAMORPHOSIS OF HOME FROM ISOLATION TO CONNECTION TASK FORCE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 11
SHOW OPENS JANUARY 27

Love is real.

Please forward this call far and wide. This show is a conversation by artists of the African Diaspora and those influenced by the diaspora's cultural forms in transforming our most ideepest fears and conditions and our most innovative visions through an artistic call and response.

http://rebornhome.com/BlackRockCall.html

REBORN
transforming and innovating collective vision
www.rebornhome.com

BLACK ROCK: THE METAMORPHOSIS OF HOME FROM ISOLATION TO CONNECTION TASK FORCE

Produced by Noelle Lorraine Williams (REBORN) www.rebornhome.com
Curated by Noelle Lorraine Williams and Kevin Darmanie

Hosted by Gallery Aferro (Limited Engagement) www.aferro.org
73 Market Street
Newark, NJ

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND PROPOSALS- DEADLINE NOVEMBER 11 l Black Rock Meditation Page

"Isolation to Connection Task Force identify and gather yourselves!"

BACKGROUND : Isolation to Connection Task Force identify and gathers yourselves! Artists of the African Diaspora of the last two centuries have been uplifted and burdened by being of a community that shares the story of a homeland, forced departure and a limited citizenship in their new homes.Like the conflicting and disturbing history of Plymouth Rock and the constant conversation with world - the relationship of a home has been mythical, burdened with dislocation, conflicting, tense and profoundly innovative and beautiful. Spanning from Catlett to Baraka to Shange to Dash to Rivera to Walker to Chuck D to Gerima and Basquiat we have claimed on the world stage a complicated Home space. Straddling the multiple desires of mastering tradition, reflecting communal concerns and desires and innovating the imagination of the nation and the world at large. Artists of the African Diaspora and those that utilize its forms have re-imagined what it means to be at Home and what it is to be an artist... We are accepting work from artists of the African Diaspora (Including but not limited to Multiracial, Blacks, Latinos and Indigenous Native) and those influenced by its traditional and contemporary forms.

CALLThis show brings togetherfine, performing, craft, intellectual, activist and commercial visual artists. Specifically we want those who see art as ritual as a gesture - idea or physicalto release the isolation of the mind, heart and body. One of the goals to re-shift the imaginationregarding community. We are welcoming submissions for a dynamic installation of artists whose work is at the forefront of birthing a “Call and Response” between their inner selves, community, nation and world. It is a presentation of Home. We are accepting work that explores of our greatest disappointments, fears and most innovative visions about our historical, contemporary and future Home. This show is coming together of mythic and historic proportion. It marks the conversations with Home in a post 20th Century Civil Rights Movement and Black Arts Movement and independence and nationalist movements in the Caribbean, South America and Africa. It is welcomes multiple violent and gentle visions of Home. A visual and performing art metamorphosis by descendants of the African Diaspora and those who utilize the images and cultural practices.

GENERAL REQUEST: Fine art (all mediums sculpture, painting, photography) Video Film and Craft
SPECIAL REQUEST
a) Installation Art -
b) Installation of Communal Circle space (Space will be used for performances and panels)
c) Interactive Art
d) Innovative Black Doll Displays and Makers
e) Black Comic and Comics who do work utilizing Black characters
f) Home objects redefined There are spaces for three installations. Also we are taking proposals for the installation of the community forum space which would be the stage/platform, circle that speakers and performers will use for call and response performances.

RESPONSE1- Biography 2- Resume/ Curriculum Vitae 3- Artist Statement 4- CD or DVD. or Web Links 5- Listing of Submissions and Price Listing (please adjust prices to include a 70\% (Artist) 30\% (Gallery) split)

OPTION 1 - E-MAIL SUBMISSION ATTACHMENTS OR LINKS TO: BlackRock@rebornhome.com

OPTION 2 - MAIL SUBMISSION TO:
Noelle Lorraine Williams
P.O. Box 22448
Newark, NJ 07102