DEADLINE EXTENDED: 11:59pm on Monday, April 11, 2016
WANT WE WANT
We want to exhibit work that can be experienced through more than just sight alone. This exhibition will invite visitors to go beyond looking at artwork and encourage them to use their senses of touch, smell, hearing, and event taste to experience each piece (with staff supervision and protective ware). Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that have interesting tactile features that visitors could touch, that have an element that entices the nose, that are auditory, or even have a component that visitors could taste. We are basically asking creative people to get creative! Each entry submitted must have at least one component that is can be experienced with your eyes closed.
This call-for-art is open to all multi-sensory media. For example:
- Paintings/mixed media 2D work: example - a painting with tactile texture that visitors can touch OR a painting of a particular subject i.e. bees, complimented by an audio recording of bees.
- Sculpture/pottery/3D work: example - a ceramic piece with a texture that visitors can touch OR a ceramic piece, exhibited with an additional clay sample of the texture on the finished piece, that visitors are allowed to handle.
- Video & flat 2D work with interactive features: example - a photograph that of a child eating a lollipop, and a box of lollipops, for gallery visitors to taste, exhibited alongside one another.
- Something else we didn't think of! Have an out-of-the-box idea? Run it by us! We love to try new things!
- Works with other sensory components (smell, sound,taste) will also be considered!
While this exhibition will, of course, give existing art patrons a new way to enjoy and appreciate art, one of the main goals of TACTILE is to further VAE's focus on including people with disabilities in the arts community. VAE will invite people with low vision or who are blind to experience the work during gallery hours or during specialized tours with Audio Description and/or American Sign Language.
Entries must fit through VAE’s 104″ x 71″ door to be exhibited. No media restrictions. Juried with JPEGs. Two entries per artist. Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Monday, April 11, 2016.
ABOUT TATE SENSORIUM
Can taste, touch, smell and sound change the way we ‘see’ art?
Tate Sensorium is an immersive display featuring paintings from the Tate collection. You can experience sounds, smells, tastes and physical forms inspired by the artworks, and record and review your physiological responses through sophisticated measurement devices.
The experience encourages a new approach to interpreting artworks, using technology to stimulate the senses, triggering both memory and imagination. On leaving, you will be invited to explore the rest of the gallery using the theme of the senses as a guide.
Tate Sensorium is the winning project of IK Prize 2015, awarded annually for an idea that uses innovative technology to enable the public to discover, explore and enjoy British art from the Tate collection in new ways.
Prior to founding Flying Objects, Tom worked for Google in Europe, and lead Chrome and Brand marketing for Google in Asia. He holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford. He's interested in interactive projects, the role of digital in the arts, and what happens when things come together in unlikely ways.
Deadline for entries: 11:59pm on Monday, April 11, 2016
Jury Results Posted: April 15, 2016
Delivery of Accepted Work: Friday, April 29, 11am - 6pm & Saturday, April 30, 11am-4pm
Exhibition Run: May 6-26, 2016
Opening Reception: May 6, 6-10pm
Pick-Up of Unsold Work: Friday, May 27, 11am-6pm & Saturday, May 28, 11am-4pm
$100 - First Place
$75 - Second Place
$50 - Third Place
Members: $10 per artwork/$20 for two pieces*
Non-members: $15 per artwork/$30 for two pieces*
*All entry fees are non-refundable.
- 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 Brandon Cordrey 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.
If you are sending in your entry form by regular mail, please send your CD, entry form, & entry fee to:
Visual Art Exchange
Attn: Brandon Cordrey
309 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
TACTILE is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two and three dimensional entries 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. Artwork submitted on behalf of an artist requires written and signed authorization from the artist. Click here to view VAE’s exhibition policies.
While VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the exhibition submission process accessible to artists as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter a call-for-art please email or call (919.828.7834 ext 6) Brandon for assistance.
Visual Art Exchange strives to be accessible to all visitors! If you have an accommodation you would like to request for an upcoming program or exhibition, have a suggestion about our accessibility, or if you have an accessibility question please contact us at (919) 828-7834 ext 6 or by emailing Brandon.
- VAE is a single story facility and all galleries and facilities are accessible.
- All printed documents can be made available in Braille or large print.
- We are happy to provide audio tours and/or ASL interpretation for our exhibition and/or special events. A two-week advance request is requested, if possible.
VAE would like to invite members of the disability community to work with our staff and board to increase our accessibility and inclusion of artists and patrons with disabilities. If you have suggestions, criticisms or would like to be involved in increasing VAE’s accessibility emailBrandon or call (919) 828-7834 ext 6.
If you would like to become a member of VAE but the membership fee is a financial barrier please contact Brandon (919.828.7834 ext 6) today to start a conversation!
VAE is part of a Learning Community of eleven arts organizations that collaborate to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. This collective is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.
Ship artwork using a sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Do not include return postage in case the artwork sells during the run of the exhibition. Following the exhibition each artist who shipped their work should generate a FedEx label and email it to our Exhibitions Manager so the piece may be returned. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts. Shipments of artwork will be accepted April 25-30, 2016.
Visual Art Exchange
c/o Brandon Cordrey
309 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Visual Art Exchange will retain a commission of 30% for VAE members, 50% for non-members on all work sold during the exhibit. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value in appropriate space during registration or on the consignment sheet. Click here to join VAE!
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. Gallery visitors will be supervised at all times while in the gallery and guided through how to touch the artwork! VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine art works and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable, but will engage artists in open conversations/negotiations as needed. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.
Questions? Email Brandon!