WHAT WE WANT
For the month of September, VAE will offer our Main Gallery space as a platform to promote video artists! OUR OWN TERMS is an opportunity for artists using video or moving images in their work to exhibit their most creative ideas, on their own terms (see what we did there?). The goals of the exhibit include exposing the Triangle to a wider range of video work, helping the public to understand how to purchase and collect video work, and to strengthen VAE's connection with video artists.
Entries considered for inclusion in OUR OWN TERMS include, but are not limited to moving images, videos, GIFs, assemblages, sculpture, installation works, web-based works.
Kelly McChesney, director, Flanders Gallery and LUMP. Kelly opened Flanders Gallery in 2006 and it has been one of Raleigh's leading contemporary art spaces for the past decade. In 2016, she began working with Bill Thelan as the new director of LUMP as it transitions to a non-profit experimental space. Kelly had been an advocate for video artists by educating the public and collectors about video and moving image works. Kelly has worked to place video pieces in large corporate and private collections and used Flanders to provide a platform for video artists to exhibit their work, including the frames per second exhibition in 2014.
In place of cash awards for this exhibition, three video artists will be selected to exhibit their work as part of Capitol Broadcasting Company’s video art and digital media program. The juror will select three artists to receive a $250 stipend to exhibit their work at WRAL in Raleigh, CBC headquarters in Raleigh, American Tobacco Campus and/or American Underground in Durham. Artists who wish to be considered for purchase into the CBC video / digital art collection, please include the purchase price and purchase specifications for each work in the entry form.
Selected artists’ work will be rotated monthly among the six monitors throughout the Raleigh and Durham locations. At the end of the exhibition period (4 months), CBC will return all artworks (files, SD cards, etc) to VAE Raleigh who will return the artwork to the artist. Artists participating in the program will be listed on the CBC website and will include a short statement of the artist’s work and a video still.
ABOUT CBC’S VIDEO ART PROGRAM: CBC acknowledges the importance of new media, not only as a vehicle for delivering content, but also for its use as contemplative and challenging fine art. By partnering with NC artists and organizations, CBC seeks to provide the public with a variety of video art and digital art selections. Both established and emerging artists working in video and film will be featured on a quarterly basis at the following locations: WRAL in Raleigh, CBC headquarters in Raleigh, American Tobacco Campus and American Underground in Durham. The goal is to develop and exhibit a contemporary art collection that embraces new technology.
Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Sunday, August 14, 2016.
Entries must fit through VAE’s 104″ x 71″ door to be exhibited. All entries must utilize video / moving images in some way. Videos should not be longer than 20 minutes. Juried digitally. Two entries per artist. Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
Projector - 6-8 videos, no longer than 15 minutes, will be shown sequentially, on loop, at 16:9 ratio, from a single Epson projector. Files will be saved to a single SD card and played through a Micca Media Player.
Monitor - 1-3 videos will be selected to play on loop via a wall-mounted monitor. Files will be saved to a single SD card and played through a Micca Media Player.
Artist Provided Equipment - works can be displayed on or with equipment provided by the artist. Artists submitting works that require specific equipment should plan to provide the equipment for the duration of the exhibit.
Files submitted but not selected to be exhibited will be deleted, passwords for web-hosted videos will be deleted. All rights to video works displayed in the exhibit will remain property of the artist. No duplicate files will be made and all files will be deleted following the close of the exhibition.
Use this simple, online entry form to submit your entries. The form will ask you to:
> enter your personal contact information
> upload your entries OR submit a weblink for web-based submissions
> details about your entries
> and allow you to pay your entry fee
FILL OUT THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM HERE!
Paper Entry Form- Online entries are strongly encouraged, but if you'd prefer to submit a paper entry form, you can download the form here!
Deadline for entries.............August 10, 2016 at 11:59pm
Notification..............................August 15, 2016
Artwork Drop-off...................August 26, 11am-6pm, & August 27, 11am-4pm
Exhibition Run……………..….…..September 2-29, 2016
Opening Reception…..…….….September 2, 6-10pm
Artwork pick-up..…...........……September 30, 11am-6pm & October 1, 11am-4pm
Members - $10
Non-members - $15
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- All files should be named like so: 01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg.
- It is strongly preferred that video & audio artists submit their work online through clips or url addresses to online sharing formats like hulu, vimeo, youtube, or dropbox. Videos submitted as uploaded files should be submitted as Quicktime files whose width is no larger than 720px and file size is no larger than 10MB (as that is the largest file eligible for upload on our entry platform).
- Video pieces will only be accepted for exhibition if they are captioned, either with open captioning that is integrated into the video, or closed captioning that can be turned on when needed. Read info about captioning videos on Youtube, with iMovie, or Quicktime!
- Audio should be submitted as separate MP3 files. Each sample track should be no longer than 2 minutes. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
- While web-hosted submissions are strongly preferred, video and audio samples can be submitted on CD if necessary. Please contact Brandon (919.256.6856) to make arrangements for CD delivery prior to deadline. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
- Still images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, not to exceed 2MB per image. 2D artists may submit one JPEG per entry. 3D artists may submit two JPEGS (one full shot and one detail) per entry. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
- Web-based work should be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Please only submit web-based projects. A portfolio website that features audio/video art and still images will not be considered.
OUR OWN TERMS is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. All entries must use video / moving images in some way. Two and three dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 3 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. VAE reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container. Artwork submitted on behalf of an artist requires written and signed authorization from the artist. Click here to view VAE’s exhibition policies.
VAE’s gallery space is physically accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition please email Brandon or call 919.256.6856 for assistance.
Ship artwork using a sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Do not include return postage in case the artwork sells during the run of the exhibition. Following the exhibition each artist who shipped their work should generate a FedEx label and email it to Brandon so the piece may be returned. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts. Shipments of artwork will be accepted August 22-26, 2016.
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VAE will retain a commission of 30% for VAE members, 50% for non-members on all work sold during the exhibit. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value in appropriate space during registration or on the consignment sheet. Click here to join VAE!
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine art works and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.
QUESTIONS? Email Brandon!