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Title credit: “I’ve Been Everywhere, Man” is from a song composed by Geoff Mack in 1959.
October 3, 2014
November 6–November 22, 2014
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Jenn Harrington and Susan Berstler
We elevate our heroes. The gods are in the clouds. Superheroes fly. Marbled idols stand on pedestals. And our cameras aim at musicians where they are at their best—on stage. But how do they get there? And, more importantly—with days dedicated to cramped cars, thin wallets, beat-up motels, loneliness—why do they follow that long and winding road from one venue to the next? ‘I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road’ is an intimate exhibition of the reflections, adventures, humor, and hardships of musicians on tour.
The Nave Gallery Annex (Somerville, MA) encourages musicians, road crew, engineers, venue employees, and other supporters of the music scene as well as professional artists to submit work. All mediums will be considered. Applications will be accepted until October 3, 2014. There is no entry fee for this call for art.
A maximum of five pieces may be entered for consideration.
Submissions will be accepted through October 3, 2014.
The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold.
Artist is responsible for cost of shipping work to and from the gallery.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
Applicants must submit
1. Up to five images of work relating to this theme; email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. An image list with title, dimension, media, and date
3. Website (optional)
4. A brief description of the image/s (optional)
Each .jpg file should be 1200 pixels in the long dimension and named as “#_NAME.jpg” where # is the submission number and NAME is your last name.
Accepted pieces should be delivered to the Nave Gallery Annex located in Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA) ready to install.
Exhibition dates: November 6–November 22, 2014
Deadline for Entries: October 3, 2014
Notification of acceptance: October 11, 2014
Artwork drop off: October 22,2014
Opening reception: November 6, 2014
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Jenn Harrington’s curatorial projects include Winter, Get In My Shoes, PICNIC, The BIG BAD, and The Beast in Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man. An avid supporter of music, she documents performances on www.youtube.com/user/jenn999999999999 and has organized events, including a Tom Waits Tribute Series to benefit homeless organizations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a Johnny Cash Tribute Series to benefit prison book programs throughout New England.
Susan Berstler is the director of the Nave galleries and works as a visual artist, curator, and arts producer. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally including in Germany, the Czech Republic, Scotland and Canada. She has been instrumental in starting a wide variety of arts projects in her home town of Somerville, MA including the Windows Art Project, Project MUM, the Phone Art Box Project, and the SqueezeBox Slam. One of her main interests is in transformative events and media, especially in the realm of public art.