Thursday, January 13, 2011

Now accepting proposals for Movement: A Kinetic Exhibition

Our next major exhibition is coming up this June (2011) and, ARTISTS, you now have a chance to involve yourself in our next experience! Above is an image of Clifton Cultural Arts Center (Clifton, Cincinnati, OH). This is where the kinetic-themed show, "Movement", will be home-based. CCAC will also be accompanied by a few shipping-container-gallery-spaces spread throughout the city of Cincinnati, OH.

Hopefully, this combination of venues already has your interest!

So please apply or suggest a talented artist and/or art collective you know to do the same. As long as the work incorporates moving parts, your proposal will be accepted for consideration.

Details on how to apply can be found/downloaded HERE ...or after the break (click Read more >> below).

Thanks again,


Group Exhibition: MOVEMENT
Kinetic based artworks

Accepting Proposals for Installations :

+ Clifton Cultural Art Center

+ Mobile Installations inside 20'(d) x 8'(w) x 8'6"(t) ISBU Shipping Containers

Deadline for Proposals: March 14th for kinetic exhibition. Exhibition begins mid
June. Selections are made and planned by April 1st.

Types of proposals:

- Group exhibition (Single Instillation or Group of traditional art objects for

- Instillation (Space inside the CCAC) or (20ft Shipping Container Space)

Eligibility: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for
a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting.

Media/Genre, etc: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media
focused around the theme of movement. parProjects sets out to survey, locate,
exhibit, and document excellent quality amongst all types of art…focusing on
Kinetic arts for this particular Exhibition

Jury and Curator: Exhibition is curated by parProjects.

Delivery and Return of Work: Artists must cover the cost to transport the artwork
to and from the gallery. All work selected for the exhibition must arrive ready
to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may
be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the
submitted images or suffers from poor presentation will be disqualified. Please
note that professional-level presentation is a must. Work may be hand delivered
or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/
packaging. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/
USPS. Exhibited work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Insurance: Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers
theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with
insurance policy). PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused
during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure
of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to
work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or
disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.

Sale of Work: All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available
for sale during exhibit. parProjects will retain a commission of 40% on all artwork
sold during the exhibition.

Entry Checklist:

1.CD or DVD of Images or Video (10 Images
and opt. video samples

2. Image List and Descriptions

3. Proposal Statement

4. CV

How many works should I submit?
 For proposals we request 10 images be sent
for consideration or when appropriate 2 video samples only excepted in Quick
Time. If the proposal is accepted, additional images may be requested or offered
for consideration and further discussion.

Images and Info: In an effort to conserve resources parProjects accepts only
digital images and documents for consideration. See specifications below. The
gallery will retain the submitted images of exhibited artwork and reserves the
right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. Mailed proposal
materials will not be returned. (digital entries preferred)

Digital Format: Digital images and resume should be emailed. Video works may
be submitted on CD or DVD or by e-mail (send to:
The email and online submission process is HIGHLY PREFERRED because
it makes our process more efficient and saves postage and materials for the
artists. Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for exhibited works about
six weeks prior to the exhibit. If suitable images are not provided, the work may
not be included in the printed material and press release.

To send via email: (send to: The email should include
the artist's full name as subject along with 'PROPOSAL submission.' The images
must meet the following specifications:

File names (for images AND other documents) = artist's last name (underscore)
first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the proposal form

Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the
filename (i.e. Jones_Mike_1detail1.jpg).

Detail info should NOT be included on the entry form. The image files should be
in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels
in width and 72dpi.

Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should
not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work. Video work
should be sent with similar naming conventions in a quicktime compatible format
file (preferably not DVD format for the jury process). If selected, a DVD copy
will be requested for gallery presentation.
 Optionally, artists may package, zip,
and transfer the entire set of images using a free online transfer service such
as or similar. Still, all emails regarding the submission need to
reference the artists' name and 'proposal submission' in the subject line.

If mailing, send items to:


3432 Glenmore Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45211

with any additional questions.

(PLEASE feel free to print, share, or forward this information.)

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