Calls for Art

Work by Ae artist, Ashley Adams

Work by Ae artist, Ashley Adams

Bad Neighbor

Altered Esthetics seeks submissions of all mediums for Bad Neighbor, a group exhibition at Ae’s gallery at the Southern Theater in February 2018.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017.

About the Exhibition:

This February, Minneapolis is hosting the Super Bowl for the first time in almost two decades. With millions of dollars and years of preparation funneled into this one weekend, Altered Esthetics seeks to highlight community responses to the production of Super Bowl LII.

We seek work that responds to the impact the new stadium has had on our own community as well as work that addresses larger themes of displacement. Send us your eulogies for songbirds, reflections on disruption, tributes to the neighborhood, and more.

Submissions should specifically address Super Bowl LII and US Bank Stadium or speak to the larger themes below.

  • Public funds used for private interests
  • Devoting significant resources to a one-time event
  • Construction
  • Displacement
  • Disruption of daily life
  • People and things that are overshadowed or intentionally hidden
  • Neighborhood development
  • Local/community history

Submission Guidelines:

  • Up to five images/submissions relating to the theme
  • No submission fee, but if selected artists are expected to pay a $35 exhibition fee. Waivers are available for low-income artists.
  • 2D artwork must be ready to hang, preferably wired with eye hooks. Artists are expected to provide any special materials needed for installation.
  • An artist statement that specifically addresses your submitted work in context to the theme is encouraged.

Submission Instructions:

Please use this form to submit your work to Bad Neighbor by December 31, 2017:  https://goo.gl/forms/rv1YJaKFSzSc63Rp1

If you have any questions, please email us at alteredexhibitions@gmail.com.

 

Written/ Seen

Altered Esthetics seeks submissions of all mediums for Written/ Seen, a group exhibition at Ae’s gallery at the Southern Theater in Spring 2018.

Submission Deadline: February 11, 2018.

Submitted artworks should be related to literature, poetry, the written/spoken word, or art informed by your writing practice.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Up to five images/submissions relating to the theme
  • No submission fee, but if selected artists are expected to pay a $35 exhibition fee. Waivers are available for low-income artists.
  • 2D artwork must be ready to hang, preferably wired with eye hooks. Artists are expected to provide any special materials needed for installation.
  • An artist statement that specifically addresses your submitted work in context to the theme is encouraged.

Submission Instructions:

Please use this form to submit your work to Written/ Seen by February 11, 2018:

https://goo.gl/forms/rv1YJaKFSzSc63Rp1.

For each work submitted, please include relevant text in the “Notes” section of the submission form. This can be an explanation of how the work relates to writing or literature and/or a quotation, excerpt, or poem.

If you have any questions, please email us at alteredexhibitions@gmail.com.

 

5th Annual Altered Esthetics Film Festival

Ae seeks to exhibit short-form experimental film and video art at a length 12 minutes or shorter. The festival exhibits artists who explore the art of the moving image, including artworks that represent experimental narratives, genre-expanding documentary, contemporary art practices, and avant-garde poetics. The selections of short film and video work stretch the notion of what the moving image is and can be. For more information, visit our page on Film Freeway.

Dates and deadlines:

  • August 7, 2017: Submissions Opening Date
  • October 15, 2017: Earlybird Submissions Deadline
  • January 15, 2018: Regular Submissions Deadline
  • March 15, 2018: Late Submissions Deadline
  • April 13, 2018: Artist Notification Date
  • May 31 – June 2, 2018: Film Festival Dates

Submission Instructions: Submit your work via Film Freeway.