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"CALL FOR ENTRIES - Drawing the New Millennium: The Challenge of Media and Idea to the Nature of Drawing"
2001-04-30 until 2001-08-01
Maine Artists Space, Danforth Gallery
Portland, ME, USA United States of America

This exhibition of all mediums by artists residing from New York to Newfoundland will take place October 12 – December 1, 2001. On a level with speaking, the act of communication through making marks is a fundamental human instinct. In this humans have forever used the act of drawing as a means to express meaning, emotion and ideas. Currently, the discipline of drawing, is being profoundly effected in numerous ways. With a proliferation of new media , technologies, and diverse approaches, the perception and reality of what constitutes a drawing is rapidly expanding. At the same time, many are looking to, embracing, and expanding upon, the historical approaches to drawing. As such, it seems to be a time when the dialogue between innovation and tradition has never been stronger. This exhibition seeks to explore this dialogue by embracing the breadth of what drawing is. It will do such by exploring the use of new technologies, understanding the impact of drawings continuing traditions, and to engage the expanding range of ideas that are brought to this basic human expression. As we are entering into a new millennium, our culture is undeniably changing with ever greater swiftness. Drawing offers, as it always has, a profound mirror to that change. We invite all those involved in drawing, in whatever form, to be a part of this dialogue.

Maine Artists Space, 34 Danforth Street, Portland, Maine, 04101, Member of the National Association of Artists Organizations since 1988. For more information see www.maineartistspace.org

The Curators:
Elizabeth Finch, Curator at the Drawing Center, New York. John Murchie, Independent Curator within the Maritimes and the rest of Canada. (Bios and Statements will soon be available on line)

Visual artists residing in: New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec.

Conditions of Entry:
Send: slide sheet, labeled as shown (SEE DIAGRAM): no glass or original slides. Maximum 2 videos and/or CDs. Images of accepted work will be used for scanning onto our Web site. Resume/bio and artist’s statement. Numbered slide list. Work must be ready for proper presentation upon delivery. Plexiglas only. For installations the artist must furnish clear instructions. Prepare videos so program loops for 3 hours and label gives time for each piece. No film. Interactive computer works must be on a Zip or CD-ROM and made without a visual or obvious quit button to prevent the visitor access to hard drive, or computer desk top. ( Hardware needs will be considered by the gallery.) If work is misrepresented by slide, it can be disqualified . MAS retains slides of accepted work. Send a SASE for the return of slides and notification card. MAS will not be responsible for loss or damage to any slides. Entry Conditions must be complete.

Entry Fees:
MAS regrets that it must charge an entry fee of $25. per submission: minimum of four (4) slides. $5 per extra slide up to ten (10). Send check payable to Maine Artists Space with entry. Payments must be made in U.S. dollars. Because of the dollar exchange, Canadians pay 70% of the fee and help may be available for shipping from Canada. Check our Web site for news of the latter.

The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and in transit insurance. Under separate cover, send: check for return shipping and insurance charges, or C.O.D. instructions stating the carrier and insurance values, weight, dimensions, a properly sized, self-addressed shipping label and a brief artist statement about the work. Shipping container must be reusable; please use bubble wrap.

A commission of 30% on sales unless labeled NFS

$500 purchase award and 3 honorable mentions.

Liability: MAS will insure work up to 70% of sales price at Danforth Gallery. MAS does not assume responsibility for damage incurred in transit. By December 10 a registered letter will be sent to artist if work is not picked or if shipping provisions are incomplete. If arrangements are not made by the artist within thirty days MAS may dispose of the work in any way it sees fit without liability or further notice to the artist.

August 1, postmarked deadline for slide entries.
August 25, Curator notification cards and slides of unaccepted works mailed out
(In all cases one slide by each artist who enters will be kept, digitized and be shown on our Web site, unless you indicate you do not wish your images to be shown ). Delivery of Artwork : September 30-October 2
October 12 – December 1: Exhibition Dates
October 12, 6-8PM: Reception
October 12, 5-6PM : Discussion: led by the Curators about the Exhibition
December 1-2 : Hand Pick up of Artwork

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