Image Credit: “Yes” Cambridge Graffiti Wall, April 2014 © Karl Stephan
August 15, 2016
September 24 – October 30, 2016
Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
With programming and logistical assistance from the CHCP Social Justice Circle. The Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA), in partnership with the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church invites artists to participate in the curated gallery exhibition Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community (aka “W2W”).
W2W is a gallery exhibition of street art and street-inspired studio art that represents the ways art helps to build community. W2W will be held in conjunction with CHPC’s annual social justice program “Learn to Talk” and Somerville’s legendary HONK! Festival of Street Bands. W2W will consist of an exhibit, artist talks and other events and activities that engage participants in positive dialogue for the purpose of building a more equitable community. Artists in all media are invited to submit work that promotes such dialogue. Strong expressions are encouraged.
–There is a $15 entry fee payable through PayPal
-A maximum of 3 pieces may be entered for consideration
-Submissions will be accepted through August 15, 2016
-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:
Please send up to three artwork submissions as .jpg files to info[at]navegallery[dot]org
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 jpeg submission email, indicating submission number, title, size, process and year, as well as a brief artist bio and statement. In your statement explain the community-building aspect or intent of your work.
There is a $15 submission fee, payable through Paypal. Please include “W2W” in the memo.
Accepted pieces should be delivered to the Nave Gallery located in Teele Square (155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA) ready to install.
Deadline for entries: August 15, 2016
Notification: September 1, 2016
Artwork drop off: TBD
Exhibition dates: September 24 – October 30, 2016
Opening Reception: TBD
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Karl Stephan is best known for documenting the evolution of Rico Modica Way (also known as the Cambridge Graffiti Wall) in thousands of photographs since 2010. Karl is a practicing studio artist who teaches privately in Cambridge, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and in various community settings. His work has been widely shown.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
In May, 2016, the Nave Gallery marked its twelfth anniversary at The Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. CHPC’s support through the years has allowed the Nave to show and support the work of hundreds of artists, while reinforcing a mutual commitment to strengthening our community through art activism. Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community, is a celebration of this partnership and an affirmation that art helps build a more positive, equitable community for all.