Monday, November 19, 2007

Calling All Artists & Photographers!!!

Manchester National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition 2008

Deadline (Postmark): Friday, February 8, 2008

12 12 Gallery is pleased to announce an open call to artists and photographers for its second annual Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition.

Artists age 18+, working in 2D and 3D any medium, in the United States and Canada may submit up to 10 slides or digital files of work to be considered for the exhibition. The exhibition will be curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions, University of Richmond Museums, and will award over $1000 in cash prizes.

N. Elizabeth Schlatter, has curated more than 20 exhibitions, including the recent exhibition “Leaded”, and of work by Andreas Feininger, Hans Friedrich Grohs, and Fiona Ross. As an independent curator and writer, Ms. Schlatter has organized exhibitions for contemporary art spaces in the mid-Atlantic region, and has authored several articles and essays for Focus and Photovision magazines, the National Women in the Arts Bulletin, and the American National Biography (Oxford University Press), among others. She is also author of the on-line publication “Become An Art Curator.” Prior to working at the University of Richmond she was an exhibitions project director for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in Washington, D.C.

You can submit your work online, download the Prospectus and a printable entry form or get more information about submitting work for this exhibition by visiting the Call for Entries page on the 12 12 Gallery website.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


What does SDS mean to you? How do you see us represented? SDS is revamping its public image, and we are seeking a new logo to help define what SDS represents now and where you would like to see the organization headed in the future. Design a logo that captures the spirit and sensibility of SDS and help us build a consistent "brand" to be used across all SDS materials that truly represents your SDS!

Please circulate this flyer to artists, advocates, educators, web designers, etc, creative and non-creative people alike.

Submissions need not come from SDS members. But they should meet the following criteria:

* All designs must be original artwork.

* The logo should represent disability in a way that people from diverse communities and perspectives can identify with.

* The logo should not represent any singular disability; instead, it should illustrate a multi-faceted, cross-disability design.

* The logo should have high contrast and/or other considerations for blind and visually impaired access.

* Submissions should consider universal design objectives generally

* There are no size requirements, but design should be able to withstand scaling (up and down) to various sizes.

* All else being equal, SDS members will receive priority. (So if you are not a member already, please consider joining now!

Please submit the logo as a power point slide or jpeg attachment, and include a short paragraph about how the design represents SDS. (Photos will not be accepted.)

The new Society for Disability Studies logo will be widely used on both formal and informal items: letterhead, web pages, merchandise, etc. It is one way to have a lasting impact on SDS and the disability community at large. The winner, selected by the SDS Board, will receive widespread recognition and a free one-year membership to SDS (other prizes available.)

Please email submissions or further inquiries to Christine Komoroski McCohnell and Michele Friedner

All submissions must be received by November 30, 2007. The winner will be announced in mid-December.