CALL to VISUAL ARTISTS in the DMV area
We are currently looking for complimentary artwork to feature in the gallery for the duration of the SUPAFRIK pop-up shop. We are interested in all genres (realistic to abstract) and mediums of art (digital to traditional media, installations, paint, mixed media are all welcome). The creative criteria we look for is that there be a contemporary element of African inspiration. Please include a brief note to explain your inspiration if you do not think it is immediately apparent. Artwork selected will be featured in the gallery from October 18 – 21, 2012 and will be available for sale to the public.
Now in its fourth installation, SUPAFRIK will double as a space for programmed interactive events. We will feature the works of artists and designers that take inspiration from the African continent. It is curated around the theme of “Urban Contemporary Africana” and will showcase artwork and design that re-contextualize African aesthetics and traditions within a modern framework.
Format: Please submit a pdf or jpeg of your artwork to email@example.com. Preference will go to artists that reside in the DC/Marlyand/Virginia area. Limit of three pieces per artist.
In the email please include the following:
1.) Brief artist bio (50 words)
2.) A price list of each piece
3.) Dimensions of each piece(s)
4.) (optional) A brief note about the inspiration behind the art
5.) Contact information
Deadline (Extended) for Submission: Friday October 12th
Announcement of participants: Sunday October 14th
Gallery show: October 18 – 21, 2012
Want to win a pair of tickets to Afrotropolis Wanderland taking place on February 4, 2012? If so, take part in our contest for your chance to win! Be sure to read the contest rules carefully and good luck!
SUPAFRIK takes a moment to catch up with producer Lucy Hamlet and find out a bit more about her next project, “Africa at Underground” which aims to turn Toronto on to the wide gamut of African cinema.
We will be giving away five pairs of tickets to the first five people who send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All you have to do is mention one African actor and the film they were featured in. It’s that simple.
Hi Lucy can you tell us a little about yourself and your involvement in film and theater?
I have been involved in theater/events production for over 15 years. I owned and operated a live event production company for about 7 years in Toronto. Produced shows, (mostly theater some concerts) locally and internationally (UMOJA, Denyce Graves); also wrote and directed a few pieces for stage (Love ‘n Movement, VIBE). On the film side so far I have been more of a connoisseur. Always loved film, more importantly I love the long reach of the medium to take me to places I have never been right from the comfort of wherever I am existing in that moment, my living room, an airplane, wherever!
Watch the video below to find out if you are one of the three lucky winners who get to take home any piece that they covet from the Afrotropolis collection!
The t-shirt Chinedu is wearing is courtesy of the AITF collective out of Paris, France. He had a chance to sit down and build with them last time he was out there and we will be posting more about AITF on this blog. Stay tuned!