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Artists are invited to submit work for consideration for the March 2014 calendar
allocation. Read more below and submit your proposal today.
Submission deadline extended until November 22nd! Submit your proposal today...
Opening Reception TBD*
*(The exact date and time of the opening of the exhibition that ArtLab's opening will
coincide is yet to be confirmed: The exhibition will open approximately Mid-Winter
/ early Spring, 2014.)
Entry Deadline November 22, 2013. Work must be completely ready for installation no
later than March 1st. The selected artist will be notified by February 12th.
winning proposal receives an honorarium of $250, museum sponsored online publicity
on AMUM's .edu website and our social media presences (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
Vimeo). Your ArtLab opening reception will share the larger reception of AMUM's new
exhibition opening, which will add to the abundance of viewers who will see your work
in addition to the viewers you bring in through your own publicity and the aforementioned
publicity offered by AMUM's Media Specialist. However, the highest incentive is the
opportunity, for emerging and established artists alike, to showcase your most experimental
artwork installation within a dedicated museum space. ArtLab offers all the benefits
of exhibiting within a museum environment, which includes track lighting options,
multiple electrical outlets, and a protected camera surveilled setting. Your work
will be secure within the safe climate controlled museum as priceless artifacts and
ArtLab Space Dimensions: 485 square ft, 87 running ft,
and 10 ft ceiling.
About ArtLab: The Experimental Art Space
AMUM's ArtLab is intended to be a space for new, experimental, unreviewed, non-mainstream,
and otherwise under-represented work that demonstrates the potential to broaden boundaries
for the understanding of expression and ideas. Download the prospectus below, and
please note that artists who exceed the minimal requirements of the prospectus will
fair better than artists with proposals that are too vague.) Please note that travel
and shipping expenses are not covered by the museum and are the responsibility of
the exhibiting ArtLab artist. Therefore, while this call is open to all artists, nevertheless,
it is necessary for the artist to deliver and install his/ her own work or have an
appointed installer or representative who can install your work to your specifications.
The Museum Media Specialist will assist in the installation, but the artist should
be involved physically as well as through blueprint. In short, it is advantageous
to local artists to apply, and yet any artists with the energy and ambition to make
it happen is eligible.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
(By mail or in person by dropping off to the front desk at
AMUM with the following labeling.)
ArtLab Selection's Committee Chair
The Art Museum of The University of Memphis
142 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
Now accepting electronic submissions: Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
directly through e-mail if under 15mb or to the above e-mail address through yousendit.com
if between 15mb and 50mb or wetranfer.com
if under 2 gigabytes. Your submission e-mail's subject should state ArtLab Proposal
Period/ Fall, Spring, or Summer.
Precautions: Please note that certain substances are not allowed within The Art Museum
of The University of Memphis due to safety precautions and equally important due to
the protection of all art and artifacts housed within the museum. Therefore, do not
submit proposals that include fog machines, water vapor or any other vapor, sparks,
fire, weapons, or anything that could hurt another human being.In short, make sure
your art proposes an idea that is safe and produces no harmful circumstances that
could jeopardize any of the other artworks in the museum. With the aforementioned
stated, now let your imagination run wild.
Artists interested in showing their work in this space may download the ArtLab prospectus