LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts) has an open call for entries (through 09/02/07) for a show called "Snap to Grid".
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SNAP TO GRID
the UN-Juried Un-Competition
September 13-October 4
Opening Reception Thursday September 13, 7-9pm
Deadline for entries: September 2
LACDA announces an open call for our un-juried show featuring digital art and photography: "Snap to Grid". All entries will be printed (8.5"x11" on epson heavyweight matte paper) and shown in our gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit one JPEG file of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media and digital installation are acceptable. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.
After the exhibition the images and artist information will be available to gallery visitors to view in our artist portfolios. Prints can be made available to buyers on an as needed basis (if there is interest in an art work the artist will be contacted and a price will be determined). Artwork for future exhibits will be selected from the portfolios, and will also be available for review by area gallerists, curators and arts journalists. Participants retain ownership of all intellectual property rights to their artwork and prints are made by permission only.
This call is international, open to all geographical locations.
September 13-October 4, 2007
Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited. The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to the "mobblogers" around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life of its own.