7 train for OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS “Artists of Long Island City” Summer 2011

M55 invites artists from all levels of experience to submit their portfolio for upcoming summer group exhibition. “Artists of Long Island City” will present a wider range of professional artists and their work to the public, LIC community as well as to the wider NYC arts community.

The exhibition will showcase the wealth of professional talent and output that is embedded in the Western Queens community. “Artists of Long Island City” is a collaboration between M55 and Long Island City Artists, Inc., celebrating their silver anniversary in 2011.

Submission Guidelines: The open call is open to all visual arts media (2D, 3D and Video/Installation artists) Artists who apply must be primarily resident or having a studio in Western Queens New York City. Deadline for Submission Entry March 1 2011

What to submit? 1. Artist statement (200 words)

2. Resume must Include artist name, address, telephone and email.

3. Examples of Past Work: a. Six JPG images of your past work Images should be only JPEG and 72 dpi

Images must be named as the following example:

01John_Doe.jpg

02John_Doe.jpg

03John_Doe.jpg

04John_Doe.jpg

05John_Doe.jpg

06John_Doe.jpg

AND/OR

b. Up to three videos of your past work. All videos must be link to http://www.vimeo.com/ OR http://www.youtube.com/

4. Images list Include number, title, size, medium and year.

For video list please include number, link, title, medium, duration and year.

Portfolio must be e-mailed to M55 no later than March 1, 2011, to info@m55art.org

Subject line: “Artists of Long Island City”

If you do have any questions, e-mail us: info@m55art.org. No phone calls please.

ACCEPTANCE: Notification of acceptance will be made via e-mail by the beginning of April 2011

About M55

M55 Art is a non-profit artists run contemporary arts organization located in Long Island City, New York. M55’s mission is to catalyze interaction between visual artists, the local community and the wider public, in order to preserve the neighborhood of Long Island City as a springboard for new art. M55 presents a year-round program of new exhibitions in its gallery, commissions site-specific art and provides educational programs for artists and students. Since moving to Long Island City in 2008 M55’s role has been pivotal in the establishment of Long Island City as a recognized neighborhood and cultural destination.

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