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Call for Art: “Implications” (Working Title)
Description: Calling all S.W.E.A.T. artists! We have been invited to do a two-month show at the Majestic Café in Detroit, Michigan beginning with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 10th, 2011.
After much thought about the venue, the time of year and the potential for sales with this demographic, we have decided that this show will feature erotic art that contains implied nudes and/or implied erotic content. No art containing visible pubic hair, genitals, nipples, or body fluid will be considered.
Eligibility: Artists must be members of the Society for Women in Erotic Art Today (S.W.E.A.T.). For more information on joining, please check out our website at www.sweatartists.com
Deadline: Sunday, September 25th at midnight PST.
Media/um: All visual 2-D media are invited to this Call for Art. Unfortunately, due to the venue, we cannot display pieces of art larger than 30” on any side, nor can we accept 3-D pieces. All pieces submitted MUST be offered for sale at this venue and the prices of each piece may not exceed $300.
Submission Process: Up to 10 images may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Implications Show – Submission [Artist’s Name]” and the images must be .jpeg format labelled with the artist’s name and the title of the piece (i.e. “Lisolette_Gilcrest_Playboy” or “Lisolette_Gilcrest_Imitating_Beauty”). Files can be a maximum of 1000 pixels on the longest side. Please also indicate the physical dimensions of each piece.
Fee: There is no fee to submit to this Call for Art; however, if accepted, there is a $25 fee per artist to assist with the expenses of the show, which must be remitted within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance via PayPal.
Selection Process: Whether or not your art has been accepted, you will receive a notification of the status of your submission by Saturday, October 1st. Shipped art will be due in Detroit by Friday, October 28th and Local Drop-Off will be at the Majestic Café on Monday, November 7th.
About the Venue: The Majestic Theatre is steeped in history. Built in 1915, the Majestic Theatre was touted as the largest theatre built for the purpose of showing motion pictures and also featured live vaudeville acts. In 1987, The Majestic began featuring live music and entertainment from touring blues, rock, jazz, folk, Reggae and Worldbeat artists – and now it offers a variety of entertainment activities, making it the “Premier Entertainment Center” for adults in Detroit, featuring music, food, bowling, billiards, karaoke, and more.
The Majestic Café is open Tuesday through Sunday until 2:00 a.m. and provides food and adult beverages to those who are visiting. The main demographic of the hundreds of people who visit the Majestic each day are ages 21 to 35, the hip, the irreverent, edgy and trendy.
Call For Submissions
Sex Still Spoken Here: More from the Erotic Reading Circle
Editors: Carol Queen, Jen Cross, Amy Butcher
Deadline: Nov 1, 2011 (earlier submissions preferred)
Compensation: TBD (at minimum, each author receives a copy of the finished collection and we will be sharing profits with contributors)
Editors Carol Queen, Jen Cross and Amy Butcher are collecting submissions for a second anthology of hot writings from the latest incarnation of the Erotic Reading Circle. Have you attended the Reading Circle in the last five years? We want your stories, poems, novel or memoir excerpts. All sexual orientation, sexualities, and gender orientations welcome: we want to showcase the diversity and power of writing that has been shared at the Circle. That being said, please do not submit stories featuring sex with children. Submissions welcome and invited from anyone who has shared their work at the ERC since 2006; we will read and consider all submission, though we will prioritize work that has been read/shared at the Circle. Reprints will be considered as long as you retain the rights to the work.
This follow-up to Sex Spoken Here (Down There Press, 1998) will consist of three parts: an introduction to the Erotic Reading Circle (a conversation with the editors); an anthology of erotic writing shared at the Circle in its latest incarnation; and a how-to manual for those wishing to start an Erotic Reading Circle in their communities. We expect to release the book in both electronic and print formats.
Keep in mind that there are three chances to attend the Erotic Reading Circle before the deadline: August 24, September 28, October 26.
Payment: Because we don’t yet have a publisher confirmed, payment is still being determined; we will share profits with contributors, and all contributors will receive at least one author’s copy of the anthology on publication. Contract is for one-time rights.
How to submit: Include story title, byline, and the date when the piece (in any form) was shared at the ERC (if it was) at top of first page. Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document (.doc only, NOT .docx) OR RTF of 1,000-4,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. In the body of the email, please include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to email@example.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name and pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as.
|Call for entries | Extended deadline | Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid|
|CALL FOR ENTRIES. UNTIL SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
||||||| EXTENDED DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
The call for entries is open until September 10, 2011, for the ‘Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid’ which will be held in Paris at the Centre Pompidou on Nov. 18 to 26, 2011, and in Madrid and Berlin in 2012.
PLEASE FORWARD this information to art and film organizations, art networks, production organizations, artists and filmmakers you are in contact with.
The ‘Rencontres Internationales’ offers more than just a simple presentation of works. It introduces an intercultural forum gathering various guests from all over the world – artists and filmmakers, institutions and emerging organizations – to testify of their reflections and their experiences, but also of artistic and cultural contexts that are often undergoing deep changes.
The ‘Rencontres Internationales’ is a non-commercial event without competition, supported by the Centre Pompidou, the French Ministry of Culture – DRAC Ile-de-France, the Regional Council Ile-de-France, the City of Paris.
• PASS/ACCREDITATION APPLICATION
12″ of Sin – So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In is an international juried erotic art show to be held at Sin City Gallery in February 2012.
Yes, we believe SIZE does matter and all art submissions are to be 12″ and under in size. It can be any medium and theme. $12 per entry, maximum of three submissions. Submission deadline is October 31.
25 Finalists will be chosen to exhibit at Sin City Gallery in February 2012.The Best of Show winner will receive a solo show at Sin City Gallery in January 2013 and will be flown to Las Vegas for their exhibition. The 25 finalists and the Best of Show winner’s exhibition will be featured in Sin City Gallery’s 12″ of Sin art book.
Please visit www.12ofsin.com for additional information and submission details.
** Submit before September 15, 2011 for one free additional entry.**
Be sure to tell your friends around the world about the competition!
OPEN CALL FOR ALL SOUTH BAY ARTISTS
Torrance Art Museum’s 2011 Annual
South Bay Focus
November 29 – December 16, 2011
Reception Party – Saturday, December 3, 6-9pm
To apply to participate in this great exhibition of local artists from all over the South Bay:
Send the processing fee of $30 and completed application form to
TAG, c/o Penny Kastagir, 22623 Evalyn Ave, Torrance, CA 90505
DEADLINE for applications is October 15th
Artists will be notified by November 5th
Delivery of accepted artworks is Saturday November 19th
Artists must live or work in these South Bay cities to be eligible to participate:
El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Torrance
The Juror for this years exhibition is Carl Berg of Carl Berg Projects at the Pacific Design Center.
Mr. Berg previously ran the Irvine Fine Arts Center as its Curator and has over 15 years experience as a Curator and Juror.
CURATORIAL OPEN CALL – VideoRow
The TAM is currently crowdsourcing proposals for long-term volunteer curation of its video art program, VideoRow. There are 6 opportunities for the 2012 year. Send proposals to TAM Curator Max Presneill at MPresneill@TorranceCA.Gov
CURATORIAL OPEN CALL – Performance art programming
The TAM is currently crowdsourcing proposals for long-term volunteer curation of performance art events to coincide with concurrent exhibitions. There are 6 opportunities for the 2012 year. Send proposals to TAM Curator Max Presneill at MPresneill@TorranceCA.Gov
OPEN CALL – Interventionists
Crowdsourcing From Street To Museum
In the continuing development of exhibition programming that explores new methodologies in curation we are introducing Interventionists. This crowd sourcing project asks you to send us a proposal of how you might transfer a street art or public art intervention into the museum.
We are looking for artists who can take their normal art practice from the studio into the streets, or from the street, and then envision a way to transport it into an art museum context. These proposals can be from art that is based on conceptual approaches or from the walls in the street, and should raise questions regarding this transfer, the contextual alterations to meaning posed by the project and acknowledge the wider meanings of Street Art and Public Art.
Although shipping budgets are constricted we will review proposals from anyone, anywhere in the world in the expectation that anyone selected will have covered their own expenses via grants, etc from their home countries. Deadline for sending proposals is December 1st, 2011. Selected artists will be notified by the end of the year.
Send proposals to TAM Curator Max Presneill at MPresneill@TorranceCA.Gov
The Torrance Art Museum is program of the Cultural Services Division, Community Services Department. Creating and Enriching Community Through People, Programs and Partnerships. For information about the City of Torrance and other programming at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, go to www.TorranceCA.gov or call 310.328.5310.
Martin Krenn / Oliver Ressler: Eurpean Corrections Corporation
‘Aspects of Appearance and Design in Public Space’
„Public Art’ – call for submissions of project proposals for up to € 150,000
For the year 2012 on the subject: ‘Aspects of Appearance and Design in Public Space’
Deadline: Friday, 21 October 2011
0049 (0) 89 233 25453
0049 (0) 89 233 21269
City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture
The shape and appearance of public space, its architectonic composition and visual design – by means of functional elements, commercial media and advertisements, objects of beautification and representation – are expressions of a people’s culture. Additionally, other aspects such as fashion and means of transport used by people in public places determine the latter’s perception and character.
In line with ‘Public Art – a Programme by the Department of Arts and Culture’, in 2012 the City of Munich subsidises projects dealing with the issues mentioned above, with a budget of up to €150,000 per project. The proposals submitted should particularly focus on the creative nature of public space and include aspects of design, architecture, fine art, fashion and light. The implications of public space on social life and communication should also be considered.
Professionals from different areas such as design, architecture, fine and performing art, fashion, landscape and light design, music are explicitly being invited to submit proposals. The City of Munich wishes to support co-operative as well as interdisciplinarily developed projects making use of various types of media and having a process-oriented and temporary character.
Submitted proposals should show consideration of education and communication strategies, as these are a crucial part of the realisation of art projects – especially in public space.
Requirements (for formally correct applications):
1. a coherent concept in writing (up to three A4 pages, images/visualisations if possible, either in German or in English)
2. a specification of the project’s duration/ time span
3. an indication of location or at least thoughts on possible locations (potentially a first assessment of necessary authorisations/ licenses and viability)
4. a list of costs/ budget
4.1 project costs: e.g. planning, realisation, licenses, dismantling
4.2 operational costs: e.g. servicing, supervision, insurance
4.3 artists’ fees
4.4 communication activities
4.5 other sponsors, total funding
5. significant vita of the applicant/s or participating individuals
Deadline for submissions: Friday, 21 October 2011
The submission of proposals in a pdf format via email is preferred. Please make sure that the total size of the attached documents does not exceed 10MB.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abteilung 1, Herr Erwin Hartel
The mailbox at the town hall entrance (Rathauspforte), Marienplatz München can also be used for submission.
Artist Statement for Becoming MILF
written by Madison Young
Becoming MILF is an examination of the journey to motherhood surrounding the balance of one’s identity as both a sexual being and a mother. The exhibit showed on April 19th – May 1st 2011 at Michelle Oconnor Art Gallery in San Francisco California, and was presented by Femina Potens Art Gallery with funding by the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Zellerbach Foundation. Thirteen new art works were created for this exhibit by myself and in collaboration with other local artists including Nancy Peach, Annie Sprinkle PHD, James Mogul, Malia Schlaefer, and my daughter, Emma Mogul, in mediums ranging from textile, video and photography to paint, soundscapes and found art.
At its core, Becoming MILF is an art exhibit about identity that navigates issues of motherhood and sex in an attempt to reclaim the word MILF to encompass a woman’s transformation into their post-partum sexual identity. It is a snap shot of the visual and sculptural manifestation of the first several weeks of motherhood.
One of the works of art in the Becoming MILF exhibit (which is one of a series of four photographic pieces) entitled “MILFing Marilyn” became a topic of controversy.
MILFing Marilyn – Madison Young & Malia Schlaefer
Marilyn Monroe – Richard Avedon © 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation
In this image I reference a well-known Richard Avedon portrait of Marilyn Monroe. This sexual iconography is used to explore my own morphing identity from a feminist sexual personality to nurturing mother by depicting myself as Marilyn Monroe breast feeding her child.
Bathtub Confessionals – Nancy Peach & Madison Young
This portrait allows the viewer into a moment of transformation, questioning, fear of the unknown, a mourning of her past and gazing into the future while embracing and nourishing her baby.
This work is reminence of Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills in which Sherman photographed herself as stereo-types or characters such as “house wife, actress, prostitute, woman in distress” to possibly explore these different characters that exist with in all of us.
This photographic work of myself and my daughter is a piece in which I constructed with the collaborative efforts of professional photographer and General Manager at Femina Potens Art Gallery, Malia Schlaefer.
Additional works in the exhibit included:
Bathtub Confessionals: I teamed up with painter Nancy Peach and photographer James Mogul to create a larger than life painting based on a photograph of me 9 months pregnant in my favorite pink slip in the bath tub. This painting was coupled with a soundscape of confessions about my relationship to my body during pregnancy.
Breast Milk Shakes: A performance art piece in which I sat in a corner of the Becoming MILF art opening, hand whisking whipped topping for milkshakes while pumping breast milk which was added to the desert. This performance uses traditional women’s work and the re-appropriation of breasts for nourishment to address our thoughts on breast-feeding. It spurred some fascinating conversations around nurturing versus sexualizing of breasts in the context of breast feeding and motherhood.
Porn Star Panty Quilt: This is a textile piece in which I sewed colorful panels of material together forming a small 5′x5′ quilt. On the quilt I sewed into the piece panties that I chronologically wore from my first trimester, second trimester, third trimester and post-partum. The panties tell a story of change, transformation and healing. Quilts are traditionally given as gifts at birth’s, are made with our hands and tell a story.
Post-Partum Pin-Up : In this photograph, I pose in a traditional pin-up fashion while wearing my nursing bra and full bottom panties. On the photograph I write out my flaws, insecurities, and battle wounds and embrace this change as part of my awkward transformation to motherhood.
See Full List of Exhibited Works
* Note due to time constraints several works listed in the original Press Release for Becoming MILF were not exhibited or performed including 30 Actions to Becoming MILF and Feminist Jazzercizing Pornographer
About the artist, Madison Young: My arts training and background informs the mediums in which I tackle both social issues as well as provides a vehicle of expression for processing my ever changing identity as a woman, mother, adult performer, and multi-dimensional human being.
I graduated with honors in the top ten percent of my class from art school at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts and majored in women studies and the arts at both Columbia College and Antioch College. I have exhibited my own visual art works across the country and have worked professionally as an artist for the past decade while also serving as the Executive Director and founder of the non-profit LGBT community art gallery, Femina Potens.
My professional trajectory spans past performing in over a hundred adult films and directing 26 films for my own production company and includes my contributions to the art world. Under the name Madison Young, I have handled the artistic curation of over a hundred art exhibitions over the past decade for not only Femina Potens Art Gallery but also The National Queer Arts Festival, SOMARTS, The SF LGBT Center, and the Traveling Erotic Art Show.
Controversy arose when the Avedon inspired photograph “MILFing Marilyn”, shot by Malia Schlaefer, began to circulate on the internet. The black and white portrait portrays Madison, wearing a period dress, gazing quizzically to the side while breast-feeding her diapered child.
The image created a flurry of combative and vocal view points on numerous news sites and blogs on topics such as breast feeding in public, the sexualization of women documented breast feeding their children, and a child’s consent to participate in either political or artistic works or performances.
Says Young of the image, “An image which explores the identity of any sexual being is not inherently an erotic image. This portrait that depicts my sexual identity while breastfeeding is not intended to be erotic, its intended to demonstrate a shifting, transformation in identity.”
Young comments, “Consent is an essential part of any healthy form of communication or expression including art. This is why releases of either your subject or your subject’s guardian is essential in communicating the conceptual and contextual elements of the work in question.”
Young plans to publish a document regarding consent in relation to the creation of art with children including input by California Lawyers for the Arts and fellow professional artists that work with children as their subjects.
Other artists that have included their children in their art work and performance include Yoko Ono, whose daughter was a part of the famous Bed In and Sally Mann who was dubbed as the “Worlds Greatest Photographer” by Time Magazine for the intimate photos of her family including her 3 daughters and husband.
Young also plans to work with Femina Potens’ FP Family program, on providing a skill share and lecture with local lactation specialists and post-partum doulas who will provide resources on lactation support and laws around public and documented breast feeding (both in and out of art galleries).
Breast feeding is not new to the art world. The Gugenheim Museum has displayed photography of well known artist Catherine Opie breast feeding, while celebrity photographer Annie Liebovitz has photographed Playboy model, Jerry Hall, breast feeding for Liebovitz’s latest photography book “Women”. The cover of W Magazine portrayed Angelina Jolie breast feeding her twins, which inspired several art works including a nude public art sculpture by New York City based artist, Daniel Edwards.
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