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"Call for Artists: SHELTER"
2006-01-30 until 2006-04-08
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
Detroit, MI, USA United States of America

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) is soliciting proposals for its all media, Interdisciplinary exhibition SHELTER, to be held in September, 2006. The exhibition will be juried by artist and CAID board member Hugh Timlin. Artists (of any discipline) Architects, Community Workers, Researchers and others are invited to submit proposals or work specifically related to homelessness as a chronic or emergency condition,†or shelter needs†resulting from catastrophic events. †Areas of investigation might include makeshift housing, abandoned buildings as shelter, design of practical and inexpensive housing for emergency and chronic conditions, the homeless experience and who is affected and more.

Proposals could include, but are not limited to, designs for temporary, emergency, or low income shelter; documentation of innovative shelter programs; expressions of the experience of the loss of shelter and its impact (emotional, cultural, and economic) on communities.

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is a community based non-profit organization. CAID fosters and promotes the essential link between contemporary arts and contemporary society through its exhibitions, performances, critical and public discourse, and the funding of contemporary arts and art related activities. †For the history of CAID or other information please visit the website at www.thecaid.org.

Hugh Timlin, Juror

In a more than thirty five year career as a sculptor, Hugh Timlin has become a well recognized and highly respected presence in the metropolitan Detroit Art community. He has exhibited extensively throughout the state and nationally including the Art Exhibit for the National Conference on Religious Architecture in Washington D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts. His public commissions include work for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Detroit, Temple Beth Israel in Flint, Lansing General Hospital, Lansing Michigan and Georgetown University Washington D.C. He has taught at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and held adjunct positions at Mercy College and Wayne State University in Detroit. Timlin was the first Barstow Foundation Artist in Residence at Central Michigan University.

Timlinís life and work were the subject of a cover story for the Detroit Metro Times in March of 2000. His poetry, essays and sculptures have been featured in The Metro Times as well as TheDetroiter.com and markszine.com.

Hugh Timlin lives in a house that he built and works in a studio he built on his small farm in the central Michigan area. He is currently working on a collection of essays and poetry which he plans to publish in 2006

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