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Call for Proposals: Digital Visions

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:05

Digital Visions: Computer Art Exhibition at Artlink
Call for Proposals, $2,000 in Award Money
Submission deadline: January 31, 2008
May 30 - July 9, 2008
Art created or manipulated via any form of digital technology will be accepted for consideration.

This includes: Digital painting, computer based illustration, digitally manipulated photography, fractals and algorithmic imagery, computer manipulations of traditionally created art, digital montages and collages, mixed media with digital elements, digital video art, computer animation, CGI, etc.

This does not include: Photographic images which are simply captured with a digital camera or photographic images which are simply printed with a digital printer. Photographic images must have some degree of visual manipulation, a noticeable alteration of the picture

Internet based work may be submitted and will be displayed on the Artlink website.

All artists 18+ and residing in the United States are eligible. Artwork must be original, created by the artist submitting the proposal.

JURYING: The Artlink Artists’ Panel will review all proposals.

AWARDS JUDGE: Daniel Marsh is a media artist whose work resides at the intersection of a wide range of disciplines including animation, video, sculpture, and interaction design. He is currently an Assistant Professor for the Design Initiative at Michigan State University. He has exhibited internationally, including the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Boston Cyberarts, and ACM Siggraph.

AWARDS: 1st Place - $800, 2nd Place - $600, 3rd Place - $400 and Honorable Mention - $200

Entries must be submitted as digital files in the JPEG format. Image size must be at least 1500 pixels wide (or high, for a vertical submission) and must be saved to a CD mailed to the address listed below.

Video art entries should be submitted in DVD format that can be viewed on a DVD player. Running video must be less than 15 minutes.

A $20 fee per proposal is required with check made payable to Artlink. Clearly label the CD or DVD using your full name with a label or permanent marker. Please include: an artist resume with contact information including email address and phone number, 1-2 typed page explaining the digital pieces in the proposal and one page explaining the equipment and space required to display the work. Artists may be requested to provide equipment to display their work for the show. Work must stay the duration of the exhibit. No exceptions will be made.

SHIPPING: All accepted work will be returned insured by UPS unless otherwise stipulated by the Artist. All artists shipping work should include payment or pre-paid return shipments labels and send work in a reusable box. Prepaid shipping costs will be returned if the work is sold. Notify Artlink if your address changes. Please do not send wood crates. Entries should be shipped or hand delivered by May 9, 2008.

PRESENTATION: All wall work must be suitably framed with PLEXIGLASS (if shipped), and WIRED FOR HANGING. No printed work should be sent unframed. Identification labels should be attached to back of all artwork.

SALES & REPRODUCTION: A 35\% commission will be charged on works sold. If work is not for sale, list NFS and give a value for insurance purposes. Artlink reserves the right to photographically reproduce accepted entries for publicity purposes. All pieces will be exhibited on Artlink website,

LIABILITY: The artwork will be insured while on exhibit. Artlink is not liable for damage or loss in transit.

AGREEMENT: Artlink reserves the right to exclude from the exhibition any artwork that does not conform to the submitted slide, CD or DVD.
Sending a proposal constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions stated above.

January 31, 2008CD/DVD and proposals due
February 11, Proposals reviewed by Artlink
March 1 Artists notified
May 9 Last day to receive artwork
May 22Exhibition mounted
May 24Award selection made
May 30 Opening reception, 7-9 pm
July 9 Exhibition closes/work returned

1. CD or DVD
2. Artist resume with contact information
3. 1-2 page typed proposal
4 1 page typed equipment & space requirements
5. $20 entry fee made payable to Artlink

All of the above should be mailed to:
Digital Visions, Artlink, 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

For more information contact Deb Washler at or 260.424.7195