Call for Entries

Call to Artists: Installation, Spirit Awards 2017

September 24 – October 27, 2017

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm

Opening reception: September 24, 2017, 6 pm

Closing reception: Date to be determined

Chandler Gallery invites artists working in all mediums to develop an installation that speaks to social engagement and public interaction. Proposals will be accepted by one or more artists working in any media. Installation will exist primarily in the gallery but project may also extend out of gallery space onto Agassiz Baldwin Community grounds for the opening reception or for the duration of the show. A stipend of $2,500 will be provided to the accepted artist/s.

This installation will be debuted on the evening of our upcoming event, Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards is an annual event that celebrates and supports the artistic and educational mission of Maud Morgan Arts: building community through the visual arts by connecting, inspiring and enriching individual lives. This event celebrates the spirit of Maud Morgan, a community resident and artist of exceptional vibrancy, who lived her life deeply in the arts, in her neighborhood and in the world (1903-1999). Once a year the arts community and our supporters gather for a unique evening to honor outstanding individuals who embody the “spirit” of Maud Morgan. This year, we honor Jason Weeks, Executive Director of the Cambridge Arts Council, for his tireless efforts to enliven and enhance the arts for all of Cambridge.

Juror

Annette Lemieux, Senior Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.

In March 2017, Lemieux was awarded the Maud Morgan Prize from the Museum of Fine Arts,Boston which honors a Massachusetts woman artist who has demonstrated creativity and vision, and who has made significant contributions to the contemporary arts landscape. As part of the prize, an exhibition of her work will be presented at the MFA in the fall 2017.

About Artist Annette Lemieux

Ranging from painting to photography to found-object assemblage, Lemieux’s conceptual works confront urgent subjects such as the horror of war, the nature of time, the elusive truth of memory and the relationship between personal experience and cultural history. She has influenced younger generations of artists as a teacher for more than 20 years.

Lemieux received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford in 1980. After graduation, she spent a decade in New York City, working as an assistant for artist David Salle and becoming part of a burgeoning scene of appropriation artists—alongside Sarah Charlesworth, Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman—who frequently incorporated text, images, objects and symbols from mass media and pop culture into their work. Her work was featured in the Whitney Biennial in 1987 and 2000, as well as the Venice Biennale in 1990.

Lemieux is the recipient of awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, Brown University and the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in Germany.

Eligibility

Open to artists in the greater Boston area working in all 2D, 3D, and digital media.

Submission Requirements

  • 1 page description of the proposed installation
  • Additional materials supporting the proposal are encouraged
  • Budget demonstrating feasibility of proposal
  • 5-10 images, saved as jpegs of work made in the last 5 years, video pieces can be submitted via link to Youtube or Vimeo.A list of images with title, medium, dimensions, year
  • Short bio or CV of artist/s

Submission Instructions

  • Save your submission images as jpegs. Each jpg should be 1200 pixels in the longest dimension and named as NAME_#.jpg where # is the submission number and Name is your last name: SMITH_1.jpg
  • Label each image with the number corresponding to the image list
  • Email your images and/or links and additional materials to: bkantcheva@agassiz.org.
  • In the subject line of your email write: Spirit Awards 2017
  • Entry fee of $30 per proposal. Payments can submitted via SquareUp at https://squareup.com/store/maud-morgan-arts/

Selected Project

  • The selected project will receive $2,500 towards artist stipend, materials, and installation.
  • Opening and closing receptions and printed show cards will be produced and installation will be documented and recorded to share at both reception events and via social media.
  • The installation will be featured at our annual benefit event, honoring Cambridge Arts Council’s Executive Director, Jason Weeks, on Sunday, September 24th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. There will be a gallery preview at 6 pm on the night of the event. Artist/s are expected to attend opening event from 6 – 9:30 pm.

Schedule:

  • Information Session: Monday, July 10th, 6 pm
  • Entry deadline: August 1, 2017
  • Notification: Between August 17 and 24
  • Installation dates: September 11 – 22, 2017. Artist/s are expected to install the work between these dates. The installation must be ready for the opening reception on September 24 for Spirit Awards event. Artists are expected to attend event from 6-9:30 pm.
  • Pick up of work and deinstallation: Monday, October 30

Delivery of artwork

  • Artists are required to transport artwork and materials to gallery space.
  • The Chandler gallery does not accept shipped work.

Project Specifications

  • Installations should be appropriate for the gallery’s size. Description and size of space can be found here: http://www.maudmorganarts.org/chandler-gallery/gallery-information/
  • Chandler gallery has the following equipment that can be available to the selected artist/s: DVD Player, iPad secure wall mount and an iPad to play a video/ film.
  • Chandler gallery asks that artists provide most of the A/V equipment, if needed.
  • Chandler gallery has a number of pedestals and basic hanging equipment than can be used for the project.
  • Only very light work can be attached to the ceiling.
  • Only acrylic based paint can be used on the walls and only to change wall color and pending approval from gallery coordinator.
  • No lasting damage or textural changes to the gallery walls is allowed.
  • Work cannot be attached to the floor.
  • Use of toxic material will not be allowed in the gallery space.
  • Proposals must consider the safety of guests and be appropriate for people of all ages.
  • Contract for the use of space will be provided to the accepted artist/s.
  • If selected installation or portions of installation are for sale, Chandler Gallery will take 30% of sold items.

Questions? Boriana Kantcheva:  617 349-6287 x22 or e-mail: bkantcheva@agassiz.org

 

Call For Artists: Postcards to Maud…Please Forward

An expansive artist postcard show to benefit the Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts

Dates: August 14 – September 7, 2017

Deadline for all postcards to arrive at Chandler Gallery is extended to July 13, 2017

Mailing Address:

Chandler Gallery, 20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Artists are asked to create work that is 6×8 inches. All work will be sold at $50 with 50% to go to the artist and 50% to benefit Chandler gallery. One piece per artist. There is no fee to participate in the show. The card can be sent in an envelope or sent directly. Please use heavier paper if choosing to send directly. Unsold cards will be held for 30 days for pick up by the artist or a representative.

The Fay Chandler Gallery began as an artist collective in the late 1970s and was known as the 20 Sacramento Street Gallery. For many years it contributed to the community by featuring local artists. In 2010, the gallery was renamed to honor artist Fay Chandler, and it is now a program of the Agassiz Baldwin Community and is administered by Maud Morgan Arts.

The Chandler Gallery’s mission is to engage, nourish, and honor creativity within the Agassiz neighborhood while expanding and promoting connections with all of Cambridge and the wider Boston art community. Our exhibition program balances a diversity of media by professional, emerging, and student artists while showing work of the highest quality and topical interest from the greater Boston area.

Maud Morgan Arts is a dynamic arts center that offers a wide range of classes, workshops, and events for all ages. We are committed to providing quality art education to all students who wish to participate, regardless of financial means. Our mission is to transform and inspire individual lives by building community through the arts.