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ArtLab artists are now selected for the upcoming two spaces for Summer and Fall. However,
artists are invited to submit work for consideration for the Winter and Spring spaces
for 2014. Read more below and 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 September 20th, 2013. Work must be completely ready for installation
no later than March 1st. The selected artist will be notified by February 25th.
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.
Jason Miller heads the ArtLab Selections Committee, and is looking for work that utilizes
the full potential of dealing with the space allotted through this exhibition opportunity.
"I have seen numerous exhibitions in ArtLab at AMUM over the course of the last
decade, and I have exhibited my own work in the ArtLab space in a multimedia installation.
When I review your submission, not only will I be looking for something that I haven't
already seen or that simply surprises me, but moreover I will be searching for the
artwork that bares the artist's savage-most blood and vigor. I want to see the struggle
of thought, I want to see heart and mind in the proposed ArtLab artwork. Yes, I want
to see the evidence of imaginative chess play. Above all, I want to show the public
an artist who considers sharing his or her artwork with other human beings to, in
itself, be the uttermost form of communicative reward."
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.)
The Art Museum of The University of Memphis
ArtLab Selection's Committee Chair
142 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
Now accepting electronic submissions: Send your submission to email@example.com
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 and submit a proposal for consideration to AMUM. Share informational flyer with a friend.