Call For Artwork: “#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday” (Deadline: 8/5)

Call For Artwork

“#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday” will open at Calico Gallery (67 West St #206) in September as part of the next Greenpoint Gallery Night. The exhibit will consider the theme of “nostalgia” as it pertains to the artist regarding his/her former works. Please read the “call for work” below if you’d like to submit. There is no submission fee.

Jurors for this exhibit are:
Scott Chasse, founder/director of Calico
Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief & co-founder of Hyperallergic

Throwback Thursday: When you put a picture from a “while” ago on your social media sites. -Urban Dictionary

Instagram and other social medias are flooded at the end of each week with “nostalgic” images featuring the hashtag notations “#throwbackthursday and #flashbackfriday”. These pics of our former selves sporting bad hair, tacky prom dresses, sitting on dad’s lap, or playing the oboe in high school band used to hide under the bed in an old shoe box. Their weekly resurrection has become money-in-the-bank in our online economy of “likes” and “shares”.

As artists, are we as willing to share images from our potentially cringeworthy artistic pasts? Or, could the older work be a “younger, hotter” version of its modern incarnation? Perhaps there is an outright cohesiveness in your work that has withstood the test of time? Calico invites you to dig deep into your portfolio and submit your artwork from yesteryear for consideration in the upcoming juried exhibition “#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday”.

Selected artists will exhibit one current piece (for perspective) and one piece from the past – the longer ago, the better. Space is limited and submissions will only be accepted in the following format:

send one email to calicosubmit (at) gmail.com

subject line: “throwback”

• Submissions due by Mon, Aug 5 – midnight
• Selected artists announced Fri, Aug 16
• Exhibition dates: Sept 13 – Oct 4, 2013

include in your submission:

-1-3 images of OLD work that you currently have available

-2 images of CURRENT work that is currently available

( web-friendly 72dpi images preferred)

-title, medium, dimensions, and year produced for each image

-your website or comparable link

Selection will be based on how interesting the relationship is between current and former works.

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!

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