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Better than Me group Exhibition at Antenna, February 2020 


Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call 2021
Submission Deadline 9/24/2020


Submission Fee: $20 - 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+162408@submissions.submittable.com . Please answer all the application questions in the body of the email and keep attachments at 1mb or smaller each, to ensure proper upload. 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 2021 calendar year (we will work with the selected artist for a month that works best for their schedule), 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). The award includes the publishing of an exhibition catalog, artist book, or other similar ephemera to be determined in collaboration with the artist and Antenna's publishing center, Paper Machine

We are excited to have Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, founders of the Spring Break Art Show as the jurors for this year's Louisiana Open Call! Their creative supergroup, The They Co. has organized, curated, facilitated and produced events with the New Museum, Brooklyn College, Art Hamptons, Flux Factory, Collective Show, Nuit Blanche New York, Silvershed, The Metric System, The Underground Library, Gowanus Studio Space, and numerous other community-based arts organizations. In May of 2011 and 2013, the group organized the SCHOOL NITE exhibition event for the New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City, and in September 2011 intercepted the city's San Gennaro Festival with a 90-foot sculptural interpretation of the Roman oculus, created by SOFTlab. Under the gender-melding moniker BOYFRIENDGIRLFRIEND, Gori and Kelly have collaborated on several formal projects, most recently their SIGHTSEERS photographic series. 
 

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

-Artist Bio

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://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf

The ever growing list of artists selected from our open call processes include:

Fumi Amano 

AnnieLaurie Erickson

Doreen Garner

Nathan Halverson

David R Harper

Juliana Kasumu 

Maria Lux

Marta Rodriguez Maleck  

R. Eric McMaster

Christopher McNulty

Sara Nance

Angela Piehl

Macon Reed

Yoshie Sakai

Kristine Thompson

Carlie Trosclair

Lorna Williams

Ying Zhu

 

Oxbow Index, Adam Crosson 

  
Antenna :: Inter(national) Open Call 2021
Submission Deadline 9/24/2020
Submission Fee: $40

 This opportunity is for Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives living and working outside of Louisiana. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply, with one applicant selected and awarded a solo show for the 2021 calendar year (we will work with the selected artist for a month that works best for their schedule), 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 publishing of an exhibition catalog, artist book, or similar ephemera to be determined in collaboration with the artist and Antenna's publishing center, Paper Machine.

To apply for this opportunity, you must be outside of Louisiana 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
-Artist Bio


All Applications will be reviewed by a panel of current organizing Antenna Gallery members. See a listing of current members at: http://antenna.works/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://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf

The ever growing list of artists selected from our open call processes include:

Fumi Amano
AnnieLaurie Erickson
Doreen Garner
Nathan Halverson
David R Harper
Juliana Kasumu
Maria Lux
Marta Rodriguez Maleck  
R. Eric McMaster
Christopher McNulty
Sara Nance
Angela Piehl
Macon Reed
Yoshie Sakai
Kristine Thompson
Carlie Trosclair
Lorna Williams
Ying Zhu


Sophie Lucido Johnson : How To Do It All

  
 Throughout the year we welcome proposals for exhibitions in the downstairs Reading Room at Antenna Gallery. Successful proposals take expansive or experimental approaches to exhibitions of artists books, literary culture, or collaborations between artists and writers.  


 Submissions should include a proposal for the space, 4 walls minimum (note ceilings are 8 feet tall). See floor layout here, with two ways to set up the 1st floor gallery space, a smaller more select show or a larger show that utilizes most of the 1st floor.

  Proposals could be, but are not limited to:
 -A curated selection of artists books.
 -An curated exhibitions of books and artwork exploring a singular theme.
 -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 will be on display for 2 months and would have openings and closings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna. 


 Visit our Reading Room exhibition archive to see examples of past exhibitions. If selected, Antenna will pay for shipping expenses, and depending on the budget at the time of selection, may also have modest funding for other expenses. 

Antenna’s Paper Machine Residency supports artists and writers in the development of creative projects and public programs that explore and expand the possibilities of print-based artistic inquiry. The program annually welcomes up to 5 local and national/international creators to realize unique proposals for print-focused projects. Over the course of a month long residency at Paper Machine, Artists-in-Residence will: 1) develop original editioned work under the broadly-defined rubric of printmaking, including publications, sculptural books, zines, multiples, and other such works; and 2) will present complementary programs that engage the public in their artistic process, including participatory compositions, workshops, or artist talks.  Selected Artists will be awarded a $1500 honorarium, paid travel to and from New Orleans, a month long stay in the Paper Machine residency space, and assistance in development/execution of a 300 piece edition with 50 copies given to the creator (Please note that all of these resources are shared or split for collaborative projects). All materials will be provided by Paper Machine for the production of the edition.        

Paper Machine is a 5,000 square-foot center for creator-driven publishing in the Lower 9th Ward, which houses a range of new and traditional technologies: commercial-grade digital & foiling presses as well as letterpress and silkscreen, direct-to-garment, 3D printing equipment, and full book bindery. The second floor offers affordable studio space for local artists and the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, a teaching collection of artists’ books, editioned and one-of-a-kind productions spanning visual art, literary art, graphic design, printmaking, bookbinding, papermaking, and publishing.

Projects
Creators must apply with a proposed project. We understand that these ideas may morph throughout the residency, or even between application and arrival. Ultimately, Paper Machine exists to support your creative process and what happens where it intersects with print-based technologies. We ask for a written proposal and supporting images in the application in order to get a sense of how an artist might use their residency, but we know that things may change. Because the print center may be an overwhelming environment for some at the beginning, a proposal provides a great place to start, but we expect many creative projects will diverge from the original proposals.

Public Program
We ask that all Paper Machine residents propose some kind of Public Program. This could be an artist talk, workshop, collaborative project, or anything else that creates a moment for our community to engage with you and your project. This will be proposed after selection.
 
Support Materials
Support Materials can include examples of past work, focused on a detailed explanation of one past project and then a portfolio of up to 10 works. You are asked to describe your project proposal and you can include a pdf that expands upon your project proposal description.

Important Dates
October 22, 2020: Deadline for applications 

Late January 2021: Announcement of awardees

April 2021 - November 2021 : Month long residencies hosted (timeframe based on the schedule of the artist)

Eligibility
-Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.
-Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5 years.
-Cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs.
-Artists-in-residence can come to the program with little experience working in print, but we ask that artists come with an open mind and eagerness to learn and work. 

Juror

We are excited to have the incredibly thoughtful and amazing former Paper Machine Resident, Patrice Aphrodite Helmar helping to make the selection for the 2021 Paper Machine Residency. Patrice is an artist and independent curator who lives and works in New York.  A graduate of Columbia University's Visual Arts MFA program, she is currently visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Columbia University, as well as founder of the Backyard Biennial, and the Marble Hill Camera and Supper Club

Helmar's work has appeared internationally, including at the Jewish Museum, National Museum of Iceland, Houston Center for Photography, New York Photo Festival, BOSI Contemporary, Fisher Landau Center, Judith Charles Gallery, and the Anchorage Museum. Helmar was a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann and Gordon Parks Prize, and a recipient of a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship. Her work is included in public and private collections including the Centre Pompidou Library, Rasmuson Foundation, Juneau Douglas City Museum, Duke University, and the Barnard Zine Library.

Previous Paper Machine Residents

Amanda Burnham

Cheryl Derricotte

Patrice Aphrodite Helmar

Marta Rodriguez Maleck

Alison Leialoha Milham

Mouthfeel (S*an D Henry-Smith & Imani Elizabeth Jackson)

People's Paper Co-op (Courtney Bowles and Mark Strandquist)




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