I had the privilege of being a juror this year along with Jennifer Blessing (Curator of Photographs, Guggenheim Museum) and Carl Hazelwood (Independent Curator, co-founder Aljira Contemporary Art Space)
So excited for the artists headed to Woodstock this year! Enjoy your time there and be sure to eat at least one meal and have one iced coffee w/agave and almond milk at the vegan spot — Garden cafe.
ANNOUCEMENT! -May 12th is the last day for the introductory price of Volume II!
After tomorrow, May 12th, we will be raising the price of Mambu Badu Volume II: Open Call to $10. We will also be raising the price of our first issue, Memory, to $5.
Your purchase will fund some special projects we have coming down the pipe that will amplify our mission statement: to find, expose (and most importantly) nurture self-identified women photographers of African descent. Your purchase will also help us maintain organizational costs such as domain renewal, website hosting, and the platform we use to offer online purchases.
Thank you all so much for your continued support!
MoCADA Call for Artist Submissions // Deadline: Rolling
MoCADA is committed to giving emerging, mid-career and established artists the opportunity to expand their portfolios and develop a relationship with the museum. In over 10 years, MoCADA has collected hundreds of artist submissions from working artists throughout Africa and the Diaspora.
Artist submissions are cataloged digitally and kept on file at the museum. As curators are selected to develop projects for MoCADA’s Main Gallery and Satellite Exhibitions, they are invited to browse the artist submission files. If we are interested in including you in an exhibition, you will be contacted. We encourage you to submit regularly to keep you file up-to-date with new work.
Artists should thoroughly familiarize themselves with the museum’s mission before submitting. All submissions must adhere to the outlined requirements. Should you have any questions please email us at email@example.com.
Welcome to MoCADA’s growing community of artists!
Artists are encouraged to submit work in any and all media
MoCADA strongly prefers to accept applications electronically. Please fill out the form linked to below, and send the additional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you need to make arrangements otherwise, please contact us
If MoCADA is interested in exhibiting your work, you will be notified by email
Complete applications will be acknowledged by an email. Incomplete packages will not be reviewed
There are no deadlines. We are happy to accept submissions at any time.
Artist Submission Form: Electronic Form
Resume or CV: Exhibitions, education and awards. No more than 3 pages. Resume/CV should be labeled: lastname_firstname_resume.pdf
Artist Statement: Brief and concise, ideas about work and approach to process. No more than 1 page. Statement should be labeled: lastname_firstname_statement.pdf
Images: 5 to 10 images of your work. All images must be jpegs in a zipped file of no more than 10MB. All images should be clearly labeled: lastname_firstname_imagenumber.jpeg. Zip file should be named: lastname_firstname_images.zip
Image Inventory List: List of images by number that includes artist name, name of work, medium, dimensions, and date. Inventory list should be labeled: lastname_firstname_inventorylist.pdf
Please email Resume/CV, Statement, Images and Image Inventory List to email@example.com.
UPDATES- Baang + Burne Contemporary New Work Grant
One of the founding mission of Baang + Burne is to help artists. At the beginning of the year, we offered up a $2500 cash grant, wanting to help artists make new works. Except the emails we kept on getting are artists looking for representation and exhibit opportunities.
We’ve been listening and we’ve made changes based on your feedback.
You can now either submit for the cash grant to create new works OR you can submit your work for a spot on our roster and exhibit opportunities in 2014-15.
In fairness, all grant submissions we received up to this point will strictly be considered for the cash grant. You can submit for EITHER representation OR $2500 cash grant but not both. Please note your choice in the first line of your proposal / statement.
Baang + Burne Contemporary New Works Grant / Open Call for Artists 2013 is open to all visual artists of all mediums. The grant is a $2,500 cash award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in contemporary art as submitted. Representation on the gallery roster is a two year non-exclusive contract and you will join a prestigious roster of contemporary artists at exhibits and art fairs.
Show us what you have been working on in the studio and tinkering with in your mind.
Deadline: EXTENDED Midnight EST on July 15, 2013
Eligibility: Open to all artists age 18+. If submitting for representation, all artwork must but be available for sale.
Images: 5-10 images of either the proposed project in process, prelim sketches, location scout shots, and etc.
Describe the project in 500 words or less
When does this project start?
Estimate completion date for the project?
Provide a detailed list of expenses. (Ex. Printing: $1,500, Film: $500, Hotel: $99/night, etc.)
Images: 10 images of a complete body of work.
500 word artist statement
Application Fee: $35 paid via CAFÉ
Application Procedure: All submissions must go through CallForEntry.org (CAFÉ).
Note: Under no circumstances will we consider incomplete applications. Our 10 finalists will be highlighted on our blog (www.baangandburne.com/blog)
Making Pictures of People — On Current Portraiture | A collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art | FlakPhoto.com
Making Pictures of People — On Current Portraiture
A collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Hello All, Touching base about a new Flak Photo project…
For the past seven years, I have promoted contemporary image-makers and archived their work in The Flak Photo Collection.
Last year, our team partnered with the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design to produce Looking at the Land — 21st Century American Views, a presentation of landscape images that aimed to expand the ideas of photographic publication and exhibition.
Today I’m excited to announce a new collaboration. In August 2013 curators April M. Watson and Jane Aspinwall will launch About Face, an exhibition of current portraiture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
They’ve invited me to curate a complementary show that highlights voices from within the online photo community. As with Looking at the Land, I’ll make selections from websites across the Internet. My aim is simple — to highlight compelling portrait photography produced since 2000. SUBMIT All are welcome to submit images for consideration by emailing portfolio links for review via the submission form. (You may submit more than one portfolio for consideration.) There is no entry fee or formal deadline. I’d love more people to hear about this; please share my call with photographers who would be interested in contributing.
Making Pictures of People will be presented digitally in the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri as well as online for public audiences worldwide. I’ll be posting project updates here and on my Facebook Timeline in the coming weeks. Thanks in advance for making time to share your work with me and for understanding that I’m not able to respond to each submission individually. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Best, Andy Adams
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“Lorna & Carrie Mae & Wangechi & Mickalene & Kara.” T-shirt designed by Aiesha Turman. (Proceeds fund Turman’s film The Black Girl Project.)
“My art practice is very detail-, labor- intensive and I think that that’s a way of slowing myself down so that I can hear myself think. That quieter voice has sometimes the more interesting idea, if I can get to it.”
Mark Bradford, our current 100 Artists featured artist, is seen here in his Los Angeles studio at work on his 2006 piece, Ridin’ Dirty. This scene is featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 episode, Paradox (2007).
Fascinating installment of Art21. Be sure to watch the full episode; some really keen insights are there. - DS