Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Art Call for "Day With(out) Art" Exhibition at the Compass Community Center



"Day With(out) Art" Exhibition 
December 2-11, 2015
This exhibition is in conjunction with the
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition




ART CALL
Call for Submissions Deadline November 24, 2015
All media accepted
Open to all artists

Please note:
If the work is for exhibition is not a donation and is included for exhibition and sale there is a 50/50 split between Compass and the Artist.

World AIDS Day Art Show: Application for Artwork

Name: (How you want to be listed in all program materials)

Address:
City: State:
Zip: Phone Number:
Email Address:

I am willing to donate artwork for the event (Y/N):
Medium: The value of my artwork: Description of the artwork:

Please attach:
  1. Artist Biography/Resume
  2. Artist’s Statement – A brief statement no more than one page on why the artist would like to participate in this community event.

Please submit application with artwork by November 24th, 2015:



Rolando Chang Barrero 
RCBFineArt@gmail.com (786) 521­1199


Contacts:
Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator, at RCBfineArt@gmail.com
Julia Murphy, Program Development Dir., at julia@compassglcc.com


Compass Community Center is currently accepting submissions of artwork from local artists for a curated group exhibition to commemorate World AIDS Day from December 1st through December 11th. We invite visual artists in diverse mediums (painting, drawing, printing, photography, murals, collage and more) to donate artwork related to, or inspired by, the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The work will be auctioned at our opening exhibit of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on December 2, 2015. We are accepting work that communicates a clear message on the theme. The event will showcase the work of local artists, as well as, support HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the local community.

Art has been an effective mechanism to inspire deep and lasting social change. Our goal is to elicit new actions, provoke new dialogue, and catalyze new ideas that facilitate social change as it relates to HIV/AIDS. We look forward to each invited artist submitting a piece that will reflect the ability of art to promote respect, love, and change in the battle against HIV/AIDS, as well as celebrate the talent of all contributing artists.The intention of this event is to:

Commemorate the loss of artists and arts professionals Create greater awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS Publicize the needs of people with HIV/AIDS

Event Details:
On December 1st Compass will host Day With(out) Art (more information about Day With(out) Art below) in which all pieces in the exhibit will be shrouded in black fabric. On December 2nd we will celebrate with the Unveiling of Art and Artist Reception for NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. We will hold an auction of donated pieces, enjoy a live performance by Palm Beach Opera, and a wine reception. Selected artists will be provided with a 6 foot table to display/sell their artwork. Artists will provide their own displays (i.e. easels) and tablecloths.

Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699
www.compassglcc.com History of Day Without Art

An International Day of Action and Mourning in response to the AIDS Crisis
In 1989, in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day on December 1, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art. A Visual AIDS committee of art workers (curators, writers, and art professionals) sent out a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educating diverse publics about HIV infection; and finding a cure. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S. participated by shrouding artworks and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances. Visual AIDS coordinated this network mega­event by producing a poster and handling promotion and press relations

Important Dates:

November 24th: Submissions and Application Form Due
December 1st: Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day: All artwork is shrouded in black cloth to represent the loss the art world has experienced due to HIV/AIDS
December 2nd: Artist reception, unveiling of art, and auction
December 2nd through December 11: NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition on display

Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699

World AIDS Day Art Show: Application for Artwork

Name: (How you want to be listed in all program materials)

Address:
City: State:
Zip: Phone Number:
Email Address:

I am willing to donate artwork for the event (Y/N):
Medium: The value of my artwork: Description of the artwork:

Please attach:
  1. Artist Biography/Resume
  2. Artist’s Statement – A brief statement no more than one page on why the artist would like to participate in this community event.

Please submit application with artwork by November 24th, 2015:

Rolando Chang Barrero
RCBFineArt@gmail.com (786) 521­1199

More Information:

Each year
, Compass Community Center hosts the largest display of rotating panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day in South Florida. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the largest folk art exhibit in the world. This year, we invite you to join us in honoring World AIDS Day during our two week celebration beginning December 1st, with A Day Without Art, the International Day of Mourning and Action in response to the AIDS crisis. Arts organizations, museums, and galleries participate in this international movement by shrouding pieces of art and replacing them with information about HIV prevention and local resources. For more information about this campaign and the origins of Day With(out) Art, please visit www.visuala ids.org.


About Visual AIDS:
FOUNDED IN 1988, VISUAL AIDS IS THE ONLY ARTS ORGANIZATION FULLY COMMITTED TO RAISING AIDS AWARENESS AND CREATING DIALOGUE AROUND HIV ISSUES TODAY, BY PRODUCING AND PRESENTING VISUAL ART PROJECTS, EXHIBITIONS, PUBLIC FORUMS AND PUBLICATIONS - WHILE ASSISTING ARTISTS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS. WE ARE COMMITTED TO PRESERVING AND HONORING THE WORK OF ARTISTS WITH HIV/AIDS AND THE ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE AIDS MOVEMENT.


World AIDS Day serves as a platform to increase awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to inspire positive action through education, testing, and standing in solidarity with those affected by the virus. HIV/AIDS has had a major impact locally and globally:

    • 35 Million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS
    • Over 1.2 Million people in the U .S. are living with HIV; almost 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection
    • 8,197 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County
    • 5,897 newly diagnosed HIV infections in Florida in 2014

      How to get involved:
    • Become a sponsor
    • Donate a piece of art to be displayed at Compass from Dec. l-Dec.11
    • Cover or remove your artwork and replace it with information about HIV prevention and local resources Compass will provide material to cover your art and/or images and information to display.
    • Attend one, or more, of our events held at Compass from Dec. I - Dec.
11. See attached calendar.

We look forward to collaborating with local artists, arts organizations, museums, galleries, art enthusiasts, and our community to commemorate World AIDS Day like never before. Thank you for your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS in our local and global community.

With commitment and passion,


Julia Murphy, Program Development Director