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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Real Art Ways Open Call for emerging artists

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006
OPEN CALL for emerging artists
Deadline for submissions, Tues., June 5, 2007

Press release

Six artists will be selected and featured in an emerging artists exhibition series. The series aims to give young and emerging artists from the New England/ New York region the opportunity for a solo exhibition and printed catalogue in Real Art Ways' gallery space. Submissions must be postmarked by Tues., June 5, 2007. For more information, and guidelines for application, please visit our special Go Web page.

One of Real Art Ways' primary goals is to provide opportunities and exposure for emerging artists at critical moments in their careers. For the last four years, Real Art Ways has issued an open call for emerging artists in the New York and New England area to submit work for consideration by a jury to be shown in one of the country's seminal alternative art spaces.

Eligible artists include those living and working in New England or New York who are no more than three years removed from a full-time educational program, or artists with less than five years of exhibition experience. Artists who do not fit either of these criteria, but feel they can make a compelling case to be considered as emerging may also apply; the jury will determine their competitiveness based on review criteria. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be aware of Real Art Ways' mission and commitment to innovative, non-traditional contemporary work. Submission guidelines and instructions can be found at

While artists are permitted to propose an exhibition of existing work, the jury will place special emphasis on proposals that call for the creation of new work.

The jury will select work based on: the quality of the artist's work, the innovation evidenced by the submitted work and proposal, the potential impact of the exhibition on the artist's career and the economic and physical feasibility of the proposed exhibition. Artists selected will receive an exhibition of approximately six weeks duration, an exhibition publication, and will be given an opportunity to participate in an artist's talk in conjunction with the exhibit schedule. Projects will be published on Real Art Ways' web site.

Jurors are Marek Bartelik, Author, Art Critic & Art Historian, NY; Jane Philbrick, Artist, CT; Olu Oguibe, Visual Artist, Writer, Scholar, and Curator, CT. He is the Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, another art "contest" that must somehow include New Yorkers who so desperately need the exposure. Why do I get the feeing that constantly relying on New York to make Hartford "hip" will only enslave us Hartfordinians even more. Why don't we just move RAW to New Haven or somewhere closer to NYC?? And only modern art allowed? They don't even do that in major New York galleries...

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