A call from Locust Projects for South Florida High School Students.
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Call to South Florida high school art students
Opportunity: The LAB (Locust Arts Builders)
Deadline: April 1, 2011 – applications must be received by 5pm
Opportunity Description: Locust Projects is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida high school students for a chance to participate in a collaborative exhibition at the organization’s 2,700 square foot exhibition space in Miami’s Design District.
Locust Projects is alternative, not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces.
In furtherance of the organization’s thirteen-year commitment to providing an approachable arts venue for the South Florida community, for the second year, Locust Projects will offer an exciting program in which a select group of local high school students are given the opportunity to create a collaborative exhibition in a public venue.
Through this open call to artists currently enrolled in local high schools, Locust Projects’ Director, a Miami-based artist, and a local art professional will select fifteen students to participate in this unique initiative.
Students will collaborate in conceiving and executing an original artwork and/or installation under the professional advisement of contemporary artist, Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters collaborative. The project will be developed and exhibited in Locust Projects’ 2,700 square foot space in Miami’s Design District, and include a public opening reception to celebrate this important program. The goal is to promote contemporary art and project based learning as a means to encourage creativity, critical analysis, and problem solving, while building communication skills.
This invaluable opportunity will allow young artists to learn the practical and exciting aspects of creating a public exhibition in collaboration with their peers.
The LAB (Locust Arts Builders) Application Instructions:
1 Express your interest in The LAB and explain why you would be a good fit for this opportunity. (Half page maximum)
2 Submit a list of relevant art classes, projects and/or exhibitions in which you have participated.
3 Images: 5-10 images of completed artworks or projects. Submit images on CD in jpg format. Each file should be labeled with artist’s surname and image number to correspond with an image list. Image size should be under 2MB each. Please do not submit original artwork.
Applicants who do not submit all the required items may be eliminated from the review process. Materials will not be returned to the artist.
Send / deliver materials to:
Attention: The LAB
155 NE 38th Street #100
Miami, FL 33137
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.576.8570
About Locust Projects: Founded in 1998, Locust Projects is alternative, not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work and Locust Projects offers them a vibrant Miami experience to develop their ideas. Locust Projects is committed to offering an approachable and inviting venue for the Miami and international art community to experience the work and meet the artist.
About the artist: Monica Lopez De Victoria is a Miami-based artist that works in collaboration with Tasha Lopez De Victoria under the name TM Sisters. Together the sisters work in the mediums of video, digital video performance, VJing, collage, social experiments, zines, clothing, installations, and interactive video. The TM Sisters’ 2009 exhibition, WHIRL CRASH GO! at Locust Projects was featured in The Miami Herald. Their work has been featured in publications including L’Officiel magazine, The Guardian, STEP Inside Design, the New York Times, Vogue Italia, and on the cover of ARTnews. The sisters’ work has been included in the international traveling exhibition Uncertain States of America; the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; and PERFORMA 07 in New York.
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