Biennial Roadshow Marfa 2014

Deadline: 12pm EST February 14, 2013

The Biennial Project is pleased to announce an open call to artists worldwide for Biennial Roadshow Marfa 2014- an online-juried competition and digital presentation.

 If your rousing work is selected it will be shown on our website and in a blog posting reaching 3,000 art world movers and shakers. Best of all your art will be presented a digital display at TheBiennial Roadshow Marfa 2014 Hoodang* (that is a reception for you non Texans) being held at El Cosmico, a 18 acre nomadic hotel and campground in Marfa, Texas. This shindig is being held on Friday April 4th where your work will be seen by the contemporary artists and artisans who inhabit or visit this Western hamlet and by The Biennial Project’s massive entourage who will be in Marfa that entire week. This is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

The Jurors will be the members of The Biennial Project.

The Biennial Project is a collaborative project started by artists Eric Hess, Anna Salmeron and includes our artists friends Stephanie Arnett, Sonia Domkarova and Martha McCollough. We wish explore the nature and understand the perception of biennial exhibits within the art world, and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennial exhibits as possible ­ especially the really cool ones.

Our special guest Juror will be Lizzy Wetzel. Lizzy is an accomplished artist Born in Austin, Texas. Lizzy Wetzel received her BFA from the School of Visual Art at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has shown work at Road Agent Gallery in Dallas, FotoFest Houston, the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Art Palace in Austin, 500X Gallery in Dallas, and Salon Mijangos in San Antonio. Lizzy is also the manager of El Cosmico, where The Biennial Prject will be spending the week and the location of TheBiennial Roadshow Marfa 2014 Hoodang. Lizzy likes the movies Copper Age and Beetlejuice and watches the show ‘Everything in Heaven is TV’ on AUSTIN LOCAL ACCESS TV.

Now you may ask why Marfa, Texas. Well for those of you who might not know, get all fired up because this tiny town perched on the high plains of the Chihuahua desert is nothing less than an arts world station of the cross, like Art Basel in Miami, or Documenta in Germany. It’s a blue-chip arts destination for the sort of glamorous scenesters who visit Amsterdam for the Rijksmuseum and the drugs. It all started when the acclaimed minimalist artist Donald Judd left New York City in the 1970s for this dusty dot of a town. He wanted to escape the art scene he claimed to disdain. With the help of the DIA Foundation, Judd acquired an entire Army base, and before he died in 1994, he filled it with art, including light installations by Dan Flavin and Judd’s own signature boxes. Now it’s a whole creative community. A creative community that needs to see your work.

Now how can turn down a shot at fame and fortune like this? You might get so rich you can eat fried chicken all week!! The potential for exposure is enormous! You’ll be running with the big dogs here. Duh!! It’s a no brainier…we want you to enter! We want the world to see your creations. We want you to be celebrated and wealthy. You must enter!!! You can be as happy as a boardinghouse pup if you do!

Once again all selected work will be displayed on our website gallery and in a blog posting that reaches an audience of 3,000. Your work will also will be included in a digital art display to be shown at The Biennial Project’s Biennial Roadshow Marfa 2014 Hoodang

In addition the artist who is bestowed the title of Town Marshall or TheGrand Prizewinner, will have a solo gallery show on our website, and a solo blog posting of 15 pieces or his/her work to our on-line audience of 3,000.

For more information about Biennial Roadshow go to http://biennialroadshow.com/?page_id=15

On how to enter The Biennial Roadshow click on submit your work or simply go to http://biennialroadshow.com/?page_id=44

Entry Fee and Payment:  The entry fee for Art Venice Biennale 2012 is $35 (US) for 3 images. Additional images may be submitted at $5 (US) each up to a maximum of 10 images. Payment is by Paypal:

ENTRY PROCEDURE:
Click on submit your work or simply go to http://biennialroadshow.com/?page_id=44 and follow instructions.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be submitted by 12pm EST Feburary 14th, 2014.

JURORS:  All work will be juried by the internationally known art collective The Biennial Project with special guest juror Lizzy Wetzel ……...  All decisions of the jurors are final.

OTHER CONDITIONS:
Incomplete or unpaid entries or will not be considered. Images of accepted work may be retained for publicity purposes. Entries will not be returned. The entry fee is non-refundable. All entrants will be added to our mailing list.

Acceptance Notification:  The names of all accepted artists can be obtained on the The Biennial Project Home Page (www.the-biennial-project.com ) by March 15th.  Artists will not receive individual notification of acceptance.

**For you behind-the-times urbanites, a hoodang is defined in the Urban Dictionary as « a party, festival or celebration. This word is used in the southern region of the USA to describe informal get-togethers that involve dancing and playing the fiddle such as hoedowns and lynchings. EX -« Hoowee! Boy, that sure was a fun hoodang! » »Which one? The dance, or when we hung that guy for lookin at our women? » »There are so many, I forget which one. » « both: HOOOWEE! ». Or” Hoowee! Boy, this sure will be a fun hoodang! We’ll get all gussied up and paint the town and the front porch then shoot out the lights. You can throw your Stetson over the windmill!!”

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