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Call for Artists and Performers

CALL FOR ARTISTS & PERFORMERS

Art Show and Performance at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2012

Across the River Arts invites local emerging artists to submit visual or performing art pieces to be exhibited and performed at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on July 12, 2012. Pieces should center around the theme “Extraordinary in the Everyday.” This event is an opportunity for developing artists to showcase their work to a welcoming audience and reach an innovative section of the arts community.

Eligibility:
• Paintings and Photography no larger than 3 ft. x 3 ft.
• Sculpture and Mixed Media: ceramic, glass, and metal sculpture 20 lbs. or less.
• Video/Film: 5-10 minutes or less.
• Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Spoken word, Theater, and other formats welcome.
• Work must an original piece by the artist. New works and existing works are both eligible.
• Artists may inquire if they would like to be partnered with others. (i.e. dancers with choreographers, musicians, etc.)

To apply, please email the following to acrosstheriverarts [at] gmail [dot] com
1. Artist resume if available, 3 pages max (not required)
2. Application form http://www.acrosstheriverarts.org/call-for-artists/
3. Work sample: If you plan to create new work for the show, all samples should reflect your past work and help provide context of the style of work you plan to submit. If you are submitting existing pieces, please send the specific files for those and indicate that in your application.
• Visual Arts: Submit images of up to 5 works. (.jpg, .ppt, .doc, or .pdf)
• Music: Submit 2 audio samples of work (.wma or .mp3)
• Film/Performing Arts: Submit 1-2 videos of work (.avi, .mpeg, .wmv, .wma) or upload 1-2 videos to YouTube or Vimeo and email the link.

The application deadline is April 15, 2012. All artists will be notified by May 1, 2012. Accepted artists will submit finished work by June 25, 2012 for final curation and review. Visual artists may choose to sell work at the show.

The Partners:
Across the River Arts is dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging artists to show and perform their work. Through group art shows, community driven performances, and artist groups we seek to encourage, nurture, and instill confidence in artists. We are inclusive of visual artists, performing artists, musicians and more.

The Fremont Abbey Arts Center is a vibrant community venue for people of all ages and incomes to be supported in their artistic & social development through new collaborative arts & cultural experiences. The Abbey focuses on music, dance, visual, literary and culinary arts in formats including multi-arts performances, group classes & workshops, individual lessons, new exhibits and artistic life celebrations. It is a non-religious non-profit organization.

Contact: Ginny Sanchez Ballard acrosstheriverarts [at] gmail [dot] com
More information: http://www.acrosstheriverarts.org/call-for-artists/