Call for Entries A-LAB: Event Date: February 19, 2011 Hosted by Crossing Art Gallery

In April 2010, A-Lab introduced the Forum, a series of monthly discussions designed as an opportunity for artists, working in various media, to present their work, share their visions and ideas in relation to specific topics and concepts. The monthly forums investigate issues in the field of art production, collaboration, and critical thinking. Each program consists of a presentation by five selected artists, followed by a discussion period with the curator and attending audiences.  Participating artists are identified, selected, and invited from a pull of entries for that month. The forums are open to the general public and take place at Crossing Art Gallery in Queens, NY.

Event Date: February 19, 2011
Hosted by Crossing Art Gallery

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, invites artists to submit works for consideration for the first A-Lab Forum of 2011, MEKANIKA. The February forum will focus on the presentation of artists whose work deal with notions of machinery and its representation in visual arts. We are looking for submission from artists who represent, use, and explore notions of technology, mechanics, physical structures, and industry in their work.  Interested applicants using various media (painting, sculpture, video, illustration, photography, digital arts, installation, mixed media, etc.) are encouraged to apply. See guidelines for submissions below.
To be considered, submit sample work(s) via email to:
Selected artists will present the digital images or videos submitted for the open call.
Each participant will have up to 10 min for his/her presentation. Artists will be notified of their acceptance in the program by February 14, 2011.
Selected artists will present their work on Saturday, February 19, at Crossing Art Gallery (136-17 39th Ave. Ground Floor, Flushing, NY 11354).


* Photographs:
– Up to 10 digital images of no more than 10 art works or projects. Images should be no larger than 1280 x 1280 pixels at 72 dpi.
– In your email include brief descriptions of your images including title, medium, date and up to 2 sentences describing the work(s) / project(s).
– Short Bio (One Paragraph, no more than 150 words)

* Videos:
– Up to 10 minutes in total. Videos submissions or video documentation of works, performance(s) or projects should be done by including in your email the link to a video(s) hosted online -YouTube, Vimeo or other hosting format.
– Include a two-sentences description of each video submitted.
– Short Bio (One Paragraph, no more than 150 words)

NOTE: Selected artists will present images or video of their works or projects. Images will be projected from a Power Point presentation prepared by A-Lab. Video(s) will be presented as Quicktime movies (.mov) or in DVD format no longer than 10 min in duration.

About A-Lab:
A-Lab is an artists’ collective to promote and forge stronger collaborative projects for artists working and/or living in NYC. A-Lab is an independent initiative whose mission is to inform and assist artists in various aspects of their development.  A-Lab’s monthly meetings have been designed as a collaborative effort among artists to share resources, know-how, and experience to compete in the market place. In addition, the A-Lab highly encourages and supports social activities to take place in local businesses and institutions in New York City. The convergence of the Arts andCommunity Building is another important component of the A-Lab as members can propose performances, shows, music gatherings, poetry readings, projections, public interventions, and more, in and around the various boroughs.


A-Lab Forum
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development

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