I would like to talk a bit about our upcoming show during Art Basel week called Multiversal. As you know, we have teamed up with a few other groups to put this together. There are two reasons we did this.
First, we knew that together, we could do a bigger and better show than we could alone. We have joined a great crew to do this. Cassie Williams is an artist and arts entrepreneur. In addition to being a painter, she also produces arts events all over south Florida. She is the founder of Multiversal and produced it the past two years. Laura Forero founded and runs More Than Art Group, a non-profit with a similar mission to ours: help to build and support the arts in south Florida. Joy Taylor is an artist and fashion professional, as well as working with the MLK Project. She is heading up the fashion component. Jose Jacho is the founder of Indiefilmclub and works with the Miami Short Film Festival. He is heading up the film/video component.
Second, one of our goals is to build the community. By teaming up with other groups, we can help them have a better show and grow their own organizations more. This means more benefit for everyone. All of these groups are dedicated to supporting the cultural fabric of our area.
We are very excited about this show. In addition to all of the visual art, we are having fashion shows and music performances every night. There is a full bar and lounge (one of only four full bars in the south Wynwood area). There are performances and installations, as well. It really is going to be multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary extravaganza.
It is taking place right in the middle of the Wynwood district, on 24th Street, just east of NW 2nd Avenue. It is an indoor/outdoor show, with a large tented area, flooring, a stage, runway and full sound and lighting, as well as an outdoor space for installations and performances.
Multiversal is a very inexpensive way to show during Art Basel. Hanging fee for standard sized art is just $150.00 for three pieces, that is $50 per piece. The sales commission is only 20%. Submission fee is $25 per artist, no matter how many pieces you submit. As always, our goal is to make shows accessible to all artists.
The Call For Artists closes at Midnight on November 1st, so you still have time to apply, but do not delay. There are actually TWO different calls.
The first is a regular juried show: http://lifeisartfest.org/?p=6301
The second is an unjuried show just for small work: http://lifeisartfest.org/?p=6305
In addition, we are accepting filmmakers and video artists, performers, fashion designers, musicians/singers/bands and installation artists. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you will join us, both as artists and as art lovers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Life Is Art, Inc.