NOTE: Receive Deadline is October 1, 2009
The BECA Foundation presents the second installment of CURATE THIS! opening this November, 2009 and will run through December 2009. The first installment of CURATE THIS!, held in 2008, was an experimental success with over 100 artists and over 400 â€˜guest curatorsâ€™ from 9 countries participating. Weâ€™re looking forward to even more participation from around the globe via CURATE THIS! 2009.
Once again we will be enlisting the input of art enthusiasts from around the world via an online juried event which allows anyone from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and email access to select their favorite 10 artists from the compiled selection of submitted works. On October 14 and 15, 2009 art enthusiasts from around the world will view the works submitted by artists from all corners of the globe and will vote to choose their favorite 10 artists of CURATE THIS! 2009. This yearâ€™s CURATE THIS! exhibition is being held in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2009 (www.photonola.org).
As such, we are seeking submissions of photography based works including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, installation, photography, design and functional art. Those artists whom the guest curatorsâ€™ select as their top 10 artists will have their works featured in the exhibition CURATE THIS! 2009 at BECA gallery and in the upcoming 2009 edition of the publication titled, CURATE THIS! 2009.
Artists selected for CURATE THIS! 2009 will also have their works featured online at The BECA Foundation website. PhotoNOLA is a month long celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide.
CURATE THIS! EXHIBITION DATES: November 21 – December 27, 2009. Complete information and submission guidelines may be downloaded from: http://www.thebecafoundation.org/global/calls-to-artists.html
Artist in Residence Program: This program was created as a complimentary supplement to the organizationâ€™s core emerging contemporary art exhibition program. Each year, 6-10 monthly studio residencies will be granted to one or two emerging artists or designers per month and take place at BECA gallery/Ju-Ju Space Studio in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District in New Orleans, LA, USA. Each Artist in Residence receives a non-living, semi-private studio space for a period of 4 weeks culminating in both a public Artist Talk and a public Open-Studio event at the end of the residency.
Artists in Residence are also featured on The BECA Foundationâ€™s website and introduced to art enthusiasts, curators, writers, collectors, galleries and other related arts organizations via BECAâ€™s public visiting hours, e-newsletters, announcements, printed literature and other outreach. The BECA Artist in Residence Program accepts applications from local, national and international emerging artists and designers who are at least 21 years of age. Complete information and submission guidelines may be viewed at: http://www.thebecafoundation.org/global/artist-in-residence-program.html