De aqui y de alla (Of here and there)
VAE is seeking proposals for our upcoming November/December project. VAE is looking for artists and creatives to submit for consideration artwork, programming, talk, and event ideas that relate to the De aqui y de alla (of here and there) project outlined below.
De aqui y de alla is a contemporary art project with the goal of exploring the duality that our Latinx community members feel. This feeling comes from living in the United States but not being white enough to be accepted without discrimination, while being seen as too gringo to be fully accepted in the culture they identify with. The project will feature the work of Latinx artists who use their unique identity to combat this lack of acceptance and carve out space for themselves both here, and there.
BUT REALLY, WHAT IS THIS?
This project is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, multi-cultural showcase of talent that highlights the work of Latinx and Hispanic artists and community members who are carving out space in their world by drawing from both their geographical location and cultural identity to be their own individual selves. This project will be presented by VAE Raleigh in conjunction with a steering committee of local administrators, artists, and activists.
Liani Yirka, Diversity Outreach Specialist, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Angeline Echeverria, Executive Director, El Pueblo, Inc.
Cecilia Zuvic, Board Member, VAE Raleigh
Michelle Bermeo-Betancourt, Development Coordinator, El Pueblo, Inc.
Gui Villalba Portel, artist, Programs, Elsewhere
Niccolo Roditti, AmeriCorps VISTA, Witness for Peace Southeast Board of Directors
Emily Rhyne, Field Organizer, Witness for Peace Southeast
Jose (Pepe) Luis Estrada, Manager, Centro & Gallo Pelon
Emily Kotecki, Podcast host, former Manager of Interpretation at NCMA
All files should be named like so: 01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg.
Still images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, not to exceed 2MB per image. 2D artists may submit one JPEG per entry. 3D artists may submit two JPEGS (one full shot and one detail) per entry. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Video samples should be edited to no longer than 2 minute excerpts. It is strongly preferred that video & audio artists submit their work online through clips or url addresses to online sharing formats like hulu, vimeo, youtube, or dropbox. Videos submitted as uploaded files should be submitted as Quicktime files whose width is no larger than 720px and file size is no larger than 10MB (as that is the largest file eligible for upload on our entry software). Please only submit video art or video documentation of an art piece that requires video to be fully experienced. Do not send video walk-throughs of static exhibitions or video slideshows. While web-hosted submissions are strongly preferred, video and audio samples can be submitted on CD if necessary. Please contact Kyle Hazard to make arrangements for CD delivery prior to deadline. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Audio: Audio should be submitted as separate MP3 files. Each track should be no longer than 2 minutes. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Web-based: Web-based work should be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Please only submit web-based projects. A portfolio website that features audio/video art and still images will not be considered.
De Aqui y De Alla request for proposals is open to any living artist. Two and three dimensional entries, installation work, programming and event ideas, and will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. Visual Art Exchange reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container.
We will not exhibit or financially support work that co-opts the story of a community without representation from that community acting in a decision making role.
VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition please email Kyle or call 919.828.7834.