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Brickbottom Artists Association

Call to Artists - Nationally Juried Show at Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA. Deadline November 2, 2008. MYTHOLOGICAL RENDERINGS - INTERPRETING MYTHS AND LEGENDS THROUGH ART - January 22 - February 21, 2009. Visit to download the Application and Prospectus or E-mail Juror: George Shackelford; Chair of the Art of Europe and Curator of Modern Art at the MFA, Boston. 70/30 artist/gallery sales split. $35 entry fee for 3 pieces, $5 each additional piece.

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Call to Artists - MYTHOLOGICAL RENDERINGS Somerville, MA
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Category: Art / Creative
Mythological Renderings
Interpreting myths and legends through art

Eligibility: The competition is open to all artists 18 or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, installations, and mixed media are eligible. All works submitted must be original in design and concept, and may not be done under supervision. Entries previously shown at the Brickbottom Gallery, or work that is over 3 years old, are ineligible.

Theme: The theme of the show is Mythology. This theme is open to the artist’s interpretation: Greek/Roman/Egyptian Mythology, Urban Myths, Comic book Mythology, Myths and Legends, Fairytales, etc… are all acceptable. Artists are encouraged to take a broad interpretation of the theme.

Entry Requirements: Artists must submit a completed entry form, images of 3 to 5 works of art, and an entry fee of $35 US dollars for the first 3 pieces, and $5 for each additional piece. Brickbottom members receive $10 off the entry fee. (To become a Brickbottom member please visit Entries received without payment will not be reviewed. Acceptable forms of payment include personal checks and money orders made out to the Brickbottom Artists Association.

Juror: George Shackelford; Chair of the department of the Art of Europe and Solomon Curator of Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which he joined in January, 1996, as curator of European paintings. Before his appointment at the MFA, Shackelford was for eleven years Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. After graduation from Dartmouth College in 1977, he received the Ph.D. from Yale University in 1986.

Sales: All work, while on display at the gallery, will be sold through the BAA. Commission for the show will be 70 artist / 30 BAA.
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Since 1987, Brickbottom residents have volunteered their time, energy and effort to make the Brickbottom Artist Association what it is today - a vital community arts organization in Boston's contemporary art scene. The Brickbottom Artist Association was founded by residents of the Brickbottom Artist Building, one of the oldest living and working artists communities in the country. In 1984, a group of artists came together, in search of a stable and affordable working and living environment. They eventually purchased two semi-abandoned buildings which were originally erected in the 1920's as the cannery and bakery of A&P stores. The community, named after the section in Somerville for the clay deposits used for brickmaking, has become a well-known model for other artists' live/work developments throughout the country. Today, the nearly 150 condominium spaces, each of a unique size, shape and design, serve as both home and workspace to BAA member artists and non-artists alike.
Years Experience: 21