If you are an artist in California and you’re living with paralysis, this is the place to show you work: Equity for all Artists
is an exhibition set for Los Angeles Art Association's prestigious Gallery 825. Artwork will be shown at the gallery, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069, from August 17 – 27.
The show is sponsored by a Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
But don’t wait – the deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 18 by 5 p.m.
This is a juried show. The competition is open to all California artists with paralysis and/or spinal cord injury. Entries must be recent work, created within the last three years.
Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by July 25. Delivery of accepted work will be August 13 and 14.
For those who want to see the show, and meet the artists, a reception will be hosted at Gallery 825 from 6 – 9 on Saturday August 17.
Important information from the gallery on submitting work:
There is no fee to submit art. Each artist can submit up to five works. The juror, Rebecca Hamm, will review only digital images of artwork on CD. No actual artwork will be reviewed prior to the show. Entries must be submitted on CD in jpg format - 300 dpi. Files should not exceed 1MB in size and should be named with artist’s last name followed by title of piece. For example, Jones.StillLife.jpg, Information for each piece must include artist name, contact information, title, date, price, medium and dimensions. This information must be listed and saved as a Word or PDF document onto a CD. Improperly labeled entries may be rejected. LAAA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Do not send resumes, bios or artist statements. All entries become property of LAAA. No entry materials will be returned. Submitted images of accepted work may be used by LAAA for press and promotional materials.
Other important detail:
All work must be properly framed and ready to hang - no saw tooth or clip on hangers - no exceptions. If works required specific hardware, it must be provided when work is delivered. No two-dimensional work shall exceed 6' vertical and 6' horizontal, or weigh over 60 lbs. At the juror's discretion, work that is dirty, in disrepair or otherwise deemed unfit for display may be excluded from the show. Decisions of the juror are final. Work must be unwrapped upon delivery - LAAA will not store any packing materials.
All work will be offered for sale to the public.
From Gallery 825:
Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) believes that the visual arts offer a powerful means for people with disabilities to think, understand, communicate and create in new ways. This exhibition will acknowledge and celebrate the contributions that artists with Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury make to the cultural and economic life of our community.
LAAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for emerging Los Angeles artists of all media. LAAA began as a civic art institution in the 1920s, connecting elite art interests to Hollywood collectors, emerging after World War II as the center of Los Angeles modernism and finally becoming the city's nexus for emerging artists of all media.
For more, contact Gallery 825, 310-652-8272 or visit www.laaa.org
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