PROSPECT PARK 150 OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

PROSPECT PARK 150  
OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS
 
THE CONNECTIVE PROJECT - 
JULY 7 - 17, 2017  
 
Open Call Deadline: MAY 15, 2017
 
"In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Brooklyn's Backyard, Prospect Park Alliance is bringing together artists, Brooklyn notables, and the public to create a site-specific artwork that celebrates the special meaning the Park has in the lives of millions of community members from across the borough and beyond." TimeOut Magazine, March 29, 2017
Artists are invited to submit images online of new or existing artwork for The Connective Project, a site-specific art exhibition to be installed in the grounds of Brooklyn's Prospect Park for the 150th anniversary celebration this summer. The exhibition aims to examine both the history and depth of Brooklyn's community and the role of the Park today with its far-reaching impact on local families, businesses and communities, the environment and Brooklyn writ large. Well known as Brooklyn's Backyard, the Park hosts 10 million visits annually. Artist submissions will be reviewed by a Jury Panel of recognized Brooklyn-based curators and qualified artworks will be reproduced as 12" pinwheels and installed as part of a larger outdoor exhibition in the park's historic Rose Garden July 7-17. All qualified artworks will also be part of the online gallery. Jurors will select 10 finalists + 20 runners up for "Prospect Park 150 Connect", to recognize outstanding submissions. Winners will receive various levels of awards as listed below.
 
PROSPECT PARK 150 CONNECT | COMPETITION AWARDS
 
*   1st Place Finalist: $2,000 gift certificate for BLICK Art Materials, the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States.
*   Viewer's Choice: $500 gift certificate for BLICK Art Materials, based on the highest number of likes from Prospect Park's public online Gallery
*   Top 10 Finalists: Brooklyn Museum Gift Shop prints (proceeds going to the artists)  
*   Top 10 Finalists and 20 Runners up (all options to be approved by the artist):
*   Artist's artwork can be part of Pinwheel, an outdoor art installation in PIONEER WORKS' Garden, July
*   Will automatically qualify for potential offsite exhibition opportunities around Brooklyn if available
 
JURY PANEL OF CURATORS (alphabetical)
James Bartlett, Executive Director, MoCADA
Regine Basha, Residency Director, Pioneer Works
Charlotte Cohen, Executive Director, Brooklyn Arts Council
Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President, Contemporary Art, BRIC
Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator, BRIC
Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at Brooklyn Museum
Oshun Layne, Manager, Exhibition and Programs at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation/ Gallery Director, Rush Arts Philly
Marisa Prefer, Landscape and Garden Steward, Pioneer Works
For more information, please visit Prospect Park 150 | The Connective Project

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