Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Second Annual Art Chicas Unidas - Call for Artists!

LA Reunion -- Second Annual Art Chicas Unidas - Call for Artists!

LA Reunion -- Second Annual Art Chicas Unidas - Call for Artists!
La Reunion TX: Second Annual Art Chicas Unidas - Call for Artists!

Second Annual Art Chicas Unidas -- Call for Artists!
Who: La Reunion TX teams up again with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and Dallas Art Dealers Association to produce Art Chicas Unidas, a program to engage artists in the Dallas area artists to become involved in the artistic development of high school girls. Women artists, minority artists and artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. The La Reunion TX artist selection committee is made up of Dallas area arts professionals who will choose mentor artists for this program.

What: Artists will lead teams of 5 girls in a day long project (9am -- 3pm) with the goal that the girls co-host an exhibit showing art they have created. The plan this year to create works directly inspired from or using materials from our 35 acre site. Think dirt, limbs, found materials, poetry inspired from the site etc. Get creative!

During lunch, members of DADA will lead a demonstration of the real-life essentials of how to create an artist portfolio including an artist statement, a bio, and an exhibition resume along with examples of their work. The day long workshop will end with an evening reception, open to their families and public, at La Reunion TX's gallery located at 2129 Farrington Street in Dallas.

When: Artists interested must complete the application, (scroll down) required digital portfolio with a $20 processing/background check fee and return to La Reunion by Sept. 30.

Mail proposals to:
La Reunion TX
2129 Farrington Street
Dallas, Texas 75207

Important dates:
Sept. 30: application deadline
Oct 10 (?): interviews for selected artists and their proposal
Oct 15: artists notified of acceptance (or not)
Oct. 20: materials list due
Nov. 8: workshop date

Stipend: Chosen artists will each be paid a $225 stipend for their time and planning of the day-long workshop. A materials budget of $75 is available for each chosen program.

For more information, please contact La Reunion TX Executive Director Sarah Jane Semrad at sarah@LaReunionTX.org or DADA Executive Director Lisa Taylor at info@dallasartdealers.org.

If you or your company would like to sponsor girls for this program, please contact Jessica Stewart at Jessica@LaReunionTX.org

More info here:
http://www.lareuniontx.org/lareuniontx/blog/2008/09/second-annual-art-chicas-unidas-call.html

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