Across the Divide IV: The New Boondocks
Application Deadline: midnight, July 17, 2012 at www.cocaseattle.org/submission.php
"Imagination is the place where our landscapes begin." - Jeffrey Hopkins (1998)
Selected works submitted by featured Montana artists. Click each image to enlarge.
Since 2009, Seattle-based CoCA has explored the concept of exchanging artwork with contemporary art organizations, collectives, and art departments east of the Cascade Mountains in the interior west with their series Across the Divide.
For the fourth incarnation of the series, "The New Boondocks", CoCA will feature the work of 6-8 artists working in Montana alongside a group of artists selected from the west side of the Cascades.
The Exhibition addresses the proposition that the postmodern environment has spread into the rural landscape to the point where the art of the rural/ suburban/urban landscapes are indistinguishable.
We are seeking artists to respond to this idea. Works may be in any media. Sample images of what the Montana contingency is planning to exhibit are shown above CoCA will produce an exhibition catalog featuring maps, curatorial essays, images, statements, and biographies of the participating artists.
It may also be useful to note that since our Montana colleagues are mostly artists from urban settings who have moved to 'rural' surroundings, we are particularly interested in artists who come from rural backgrounds but now live in cities.
The New Boondocks will be curated by David Francis, PhD, Fulbright Scholar, author of Otherwise This Stone, the Heaven and Earth environmental art series, and the introductory essay to BHerd gallery's Look Up Here.
Submissions can be uploaded to CoCA's online submission system at http://www.cocaseattle.org/submission.php
(specify Across the Divide IV) Submission fee is $15, free for CoCA Members. The submission form allows you to join and submit at the same time for $40. PayPal preferred, checks accepted.
Application Deadline: midnight July 17
Notification by July 19
Delivery to the gallery no later than July 25, 5pm (hand-delivery preferred).
Submit up to 8 images of the same or different pieces.
Exhibition will occur in CoCA's newly opened, 4,600 sq. ft. Georgetown Gallery at Seattle Design Center, suite 258, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, with an opening reception on Friday July 27, 2012. The show will close on September 8.
More information: www.cocaseattle.org; CoCA Georgetown Gallery Director: Ray Freeman, firstname.lastname@example.org; Curator David Francis, email@example.com, (206) 851-9641
A pdf of this Call For Artists can be downloaded here.