CALL FOR PROPOSALS
ARTISTS AT WORK: PROJECT WINDOW
Maine College of Art is seeking proposals from alumni for temporary, site-specific installations in the Congress Street window adjacent to June Fitzpatrick Gallery located at 522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. The selected installations will remain on exhibit for approximately six weeks, and will be promoted as part of the First Friday Artwalk.
Applicants must complete and submit a proposal. Submissions will be evaluated by the Artists at Work review committee. The selection panel will review submissions according to the following criteria:
- Artistic merit of the proposal
- Appropriateness and feasibility of proposal
- Availability of applicants for scheduled installation and deinstallation dates.
- Artists are required to install the work.
- Artists are required to restore the space to its original condition.
- A stipend of $200 is available for each window installation.
- MECA will provide the artists with professional digital photographs of the installation.
- Only Maine College of Art degree holding alumni are eligible.
- Only completed proposals received by the deadline will be reviewed.
Email completed proposals to Erin Hutton, Associate Director of Artists at Work & Special Programs at email@example.com. A completed proposal must include the following:
- One to two page proposal addressing your project, concept and/or theme.
- Include a desired exhibition month. *Pick a month that best suits your schedule - March 2014 through September 2014.
- One to two JPG renderings or sketches. Refer to the window diagram attached.
- Artist’s resume and contact information. (Teams must indicate a lead contact and submit one resume per team member.)
- 5-10 supporting images of prior work. Images must be formatted as a JPG, 72 DPI and no larger than 1 MG. JPGS must be titled Lastname_Firstname_1, Lastname_Firstname_2 etc and correspond to numbers on annotated image list.
- Image list. Include the image number, artist name, artwork title, dimensions, media and year of completion.
Proposals due by midnight February 1, 2014
Artists will be notified by 5p.m., February 15, 2014
For additional questions call 207.699.5025.
The installation floor space measures approximately 15’5” [width] x 6’9” [length], with a height of 8’6”. The space has electrical access and receives passive sunlight. A small faceted window space measuring 4’9” [width] x 4’8” [length], with a height of 7’5” (viewable only during business hours through the exterior doors) may also be used. Glass window dimensions are as follows: (viewing from the street, left to right) 2’ 10.5” x 7’ 4.5”, 4’ 5.5” x 7’ 4.5”, 4’ 6” x7’ 4.5” and 2’ 10” x7’ 4.5”. A full detailed space narrative is available upon request.
Jenna Crowder (BFA '07) & Douglas W. Milliken
A Rebus of Identical Selves
January 20 – February 28, 2014
A series of six weekly performance-based installations. (Every Monday - 7-8PM) Auto-generated false reflections. A slow evisceration. Let's do dinner. Blindness. Real horse, real rider, real land and sky, and yet a dream withal.
Jenna Crowder is a visual artist whose practice involves installation, drawing, printmaking, research, collaborative and public art, and design. She has worked in the United States, Haiti, and Egypt, and has attended residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Studio Khalat at artellewa art space, and Hewnoaks Artist Colony. www.jennacrowder.com
Douglas W. Milliken is the author of the codex WHITE HORSES (Nada, 2010) and the forthcoming novel TO SLEEP AS ANIMALS (PS Hudson, 2014). Other recent stories have appeared McSweeney's, the Believer, and the Southern Indiana Review. Douglas is also a founding member of the sound-collective Father Time Records. www.douglaswmilliken.com
Angela Warren, MFA ‘11
Language in Color
November 29 - January 10, 2014
In this project I use books to build blocks of color rather than their original purpose as reading materials. I’m not interested in the content of these books. The color of their bindings is what attracts me. I am making a painting using books as the medium and source of color. This introduces the question: Where do books belong in the age of increasing new technologies? It also addresses the issue of our decrease in owning physical books. With this installation, I intend to reincarnate these books as a colorfield painting, breathing new life into them. Reusing and repurposing these items that have been thrown away, discarded as cumbersome or obsolete, and weaving them into art for viewing pleasure again.
Angela Warren works in painting, installation, and sound. She gains inspiration for her work through travel and singing. Her paintings are layered from many moments in time, light and sound. She earned her BFA in painting from Drake University in 2007 and an MFA from Maine College of Art in 2011. Angela has shown nationally in NYC, Connecticut, Iowa and Maine. She has taught classes in MECA’s BFA, Pre-College and Continuing Studies programs. http://www.angelawarrenart.com/
Alumni Poster Project
Poster design and installation by MECA Graphic Design Junior class
Shelion Buchanan, Brittany Jasmin, Frances Mahoney, Hugh McCormick, Jonathan Novak, Robert Ragonese, Rebecca Samowitz and Patrick Scholz
October 18 - November 15, 2013
Tony Bragg, BFA ‘07
August 20 - October 11, 2013
This work is an effort to depict our struggle for control of the world and a representation of the landscapes that shape us as individuals and societies. It is, in many ways, a theatrical set of growth and decay, construction and death, myth and belief – an absurd pile of American ruins. Do we manipulate landscape to understand and control our place in the world; to satiate and ease our nagging existential crisis and psychological confinement; or to just compulsively create and simultaneously destroy? Where is the line between trash and relic? Ruin and monument? Neglect and preservation? What are the intellectual and physical building blocks that we use to construct meaning, identity, and revisionist histories?
We are surrounded by an aimless and forgotten architecture, constantly struggling to assert dominance over our ungovernable environment. This work is not intended as a grand statement but rather a small sliver of the ugly, the horrible, and the beautiful things that our society has been built upon.
Tony Bragg graduated from Maine College of Art in 2007 with a BFA in painting. For the last six years he has been working and living in Boston, Vermont, and Brooklyn and is currently an MFA candidate in painting at Rhode Island School of Design. This summer, he was an artist-in-residence at the Pace House, a residency in Stonington, Maine available to Maine College of Art alumni. http://tonybragg.com/home.html