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ISSUE::003

ALL THE PRETTY HORRORS

Antenna is seeking submissions of short fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose for inclusion in Antenna::Signals 003, a print publication to accompany Antenna's quarterly, thematic "live arts magazine" event. Submissions should explore the Antenna::Signals 003 theme of "All the Pretty Horrors" (details below).

Each written piece must be 1500 words or fewer; we will accept up to 10 writings for inclusion. Each accepted submission will receive an honorarium of $50.

ABOUT ANTENNA::SIGNALS

Conceived as a “live arts magazine,” Antenna::Signals is a new sort of variety show by the artists and writers of Antenna. Each “issue” of Antenna::Signals will feature a spread of 8 local artists, writers, musicians, scientists and scholars whose practices relate thematically. The live event will be accompanied by the release of a two-dimensional print version, with each magazine dropping during the live event.

Check out the Antenna::Signals Issue.002 publication, Reflections on Exile::Displacement, Migration, Dissociation

Issue::003 will drop on October 4, 2016, 7-9pm.

Issue::003 of Antenna::Signals traverses the haunting crossroads of beauty and horror, featuring Antenna 2016 National/International Open Call selection Doreen Garner. Garner describes her work as identifying, extracting, and exploiting the tissues that bind the Sexual and the Grotesque, specifically in regards to the black female body. Her sculptures formulate a material mush of beads, swarovski crystals, silicone, rubber, teeth, condoms, teddybear stuffing, vaseline, etc., held together by glass walls or latex membranes. Additional featured Antenna::Signals presentations will probe subjects of exquisite ghastliness, including New Orleans cemeteries, predatory plants, and the Haitian origins of zombies.

Antenna is a New Orleans-based Non-profit organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of the city by creating and supporting artist- and writer-driven programs.

Ends on 9/15/2016$ 15.00
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Image by Nathan Halverson 2016 Open Call Selection

Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call 2017

Submission Deadline 9/15/2016

Submission Fee: $15 - this fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. Can't afford the fee? You can submit all aspects of this application in the body of an email, with images or samples attached, for free! For free submission email: antenna+57654@submissions.submittable.com . Please answer all the application questions in the body of the email and keep attachments at 1mb or smaller each. DO NOT SEND QUESTIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS! All app questions may be sent to info@antenna.works 

This opportunity is for those living and working in Louisiana. Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to the Antenna::Open Call. One applicant will be selected and will be awarded a solo show for the 2017 calendar year, an honorarium of $1,500 (split amongst the group, if collaborative. Please note these funds are meant to cover all costs of this opportunity, including any installation, shipping, or travel expenses if necessary), and given access to Antenna's print facilities to publish an exhibition catalog or other similar ephemera to be determined by the artists. As part of a new partnership with Parse, there will also be a group exhibition curated by this year's juror, Danny Orendorff, from the submissions, which will be presented in the new future home of Parse in 2017! 

To apply for this opportunity, you must be a Louisiana resident and must submit the following:
-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)
-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
-Artistic Statement
-Artistic Resume

Danny Orendorff will make the selection for this year's locally focused Antenna::Open Call. Orendorff is a curator, writer, teacher, and activist whose work explores the intersections of DIY and craft-oriented cultural production, histories of grassroots social-justice activism, and theories of gender and sexuality. Currently, he is a Lecturer within the Fiber & Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Program Manager for The Propeller Fund – a grant program offering $50,000 annually to Chicago-based artists as part of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Art’s Regional Re-granting Initiative.

He is the former Program Director for the Chicago non-profit gallery Threewalls, and was the 2013-2015 Curator-in-Residence for The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO, where he also assumed duties as Interim Director of Artistic Programs from mid-2015 to early-2016. He has curated exhibitions at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (Asheville, NC), SFCamerawork Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College (Chicago, IL), HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), and MU Gallery (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).

Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don't necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://press-street.org/antenna_layout.pdf 

Artists selected from the Antenna: Open Call process have included:

AnnieLaurie Erickson
Nathan Halverson
David R Harper
Doreen Garner
R. Eric McMaster
Christopher McNulty
Angela Piehl
Yoshie Sakai
Carlie Trosclair
Ying Zhu


Image: Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson's 2013 solo show at Antenna Gallery
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Image: Detail of "Candy Coated Rain Drop" by Doreen Garner, 2016 Open Call Selection

Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to the Antenna: Open Call. One applicant working outside of Louisiana will be selected and awarded a solo show for the 2017 calendar year, given an honorarium of $1,000 (split amongst the group, if collaborative) paid shipping, paid travel to and from New Orleans for the install and opening of the exhibition, accommodations in Antenna's residency space, and access to Antenna's print facilities to publish an exhibition catalog or other similar ephemera to be determined by the artists.

To apply for this opportunity, you must submit the following:
-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)
-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
-Artistic Statement
-Artistic Resume

All Applications will be reviewed by a panel of current organizing Antenna Gallery members. See a listing of current members at: http://press-street.org/members

Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don't necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://press-street.org/antenna_layout.pdf

Artists selected from the Antenna: Open Call process have included:

AnnieLaurie Erickson
Nathan Halverson
David R Harper
Doreen Garner
R. Eric McMaster
Christopher McNulty
Angela Piehl
Yoshie Sakai
Carlie Trosclair
Ying Zhu


Image: Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson's 2013 solo show at Antenna Gallery
Looking Local: A Library of Place exhibition in Reading Room 220 organized by Sea Farm City for April/May 2016. 


Open call for proposals for shows in the downstairs Reading Room 220 at Press Street/Antenna Gallery. Press Street's mission is to promote art and literature. Successful proposals for Reading Room 220 shows will connect these two ideas. 

Submissions should include a proposal for the space, an 8 by 8 foot wall. Proposals could be, but are not limited to:

-A curated selection of artists books. 

-A chapbook with a writer and artist in mind with samples of both of their works. 

-A show developed out of a newly published book.Books are not limited to traditionally published media. We are open to and encourage artists books, zines, book objects, sculptural books, one of a kind, and editioned books, etc.

Shows would be up for 1 month minimum and would have openings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna.