Saturday, April 1, 2017
April 27-May 27, 2017
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Susan Berstler and Greg Cook
This call seeks work of all mediums that speaks to the current political climate in the United States and elsewhere.
Themes explored may include but are not limited to:
• Alt facts
• Big Oil
• Black Lives Matter
• Coal mining
• Drinking water
• Election fraud
• Fake news
• National security
• President Agent Orange
• Sanctuary city
• Social media
• The 1%
• Women’s bodies as “host”
In addition to the gallery space, we encourage proposals for interactive installations that utilize the gallery porch, front yard and/or fence in an interactive manner.
We are waiving our entry fee for this exhibition in order to encourage the broadest possible participation. Artists and supporters are welcome to make a donation through Paypal but it is not required. Corporate sponsorship is also welcome. Please email email@example.com for details.
• If you are able to make a donation, please include #RESIST and the artist’s name in the note field.
• A maximum of 3 pieces may be entered for consideration
• Submissions will be accepted through Saturday, April 1, 2017
• The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold
• The artist is responsible for cost of shipping work to and from the gallery
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
• Please send up to three artwork submissions as .jpg files to firstname.lastname@example.org
• 2D and 3D works should be submitted as .jpg images
• Each .jpg should be 1200 pixels in the long dimension and named as “#_NAME.jpg” where # is the submission number and NAME is your last name
• Include an image list with your .jpg submission email, indicating submission number, title, size, process and year, as well as a brief artist bio and statement
• Please indicate where you learned of the call
• Video works can be submitted via link to YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar platform
• Accepted pieces should be delivered to the Nave Gallery Annex located in Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144) ready to install
• Deadline for entries: Saturday, April 1, 2017
• Notification: TBD
• Artwork drop off: TBD
• Exhibition dates: April 27 – May 27, 2017
• Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27th; 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Susan Berstler 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.
Greg Cook is an arts reporter and critic for WBUR.org. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, Art New England, Juxtapoz Magazine, Art & Antiques, PoetryFoundation.org and several newspapers in suburban Boston. He founded and ran The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research for seven years, which won a 2009 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Lately, Cook organizes festivals like Somerville’s Pity Party, The Tiny Tall Ships Festival, the AgriCultural Festival, and the upcoming Tiny Great Outdoors Festival and How To Fix The World Festival. He also created The Saddest Parade On Earth, which has processed through Cambridge, Beverly and Gloucester, and organized groups for parades in Gloucester and Malden.
His own pictures have appeared in fancy publications like Nickelodeon magazine, Publishers Weekly and The Believer, and have received honorable mentions in the 2006 and ’07 editions of “The Best American Comics.” He’s exhibited his artwork in Italy, France, Canada, Abu Dhabi, the United States, and the bathrooms of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.