Raíces y Sueños: the Artistry of Cuba Call for Art – Exhibit Application



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Raíces y Sueños: the Artistry of Cuba

Call for Art – Exhibit Application

Call for Art



Deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014 by 12PM

 

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts seeks submissions for a curated art exhibition that reflects Cuban identity and the performances in the Raíces y Sueños: the Artistry of Cuba series: “A Night in Havana with Nachito Herrera and his Cuban Orchestra” on October 5, 2014, Creole Choir of Cuba on October 22, 2014 or Latin social dance and activist group, CONTRA-TIEMPO on February 7, 2015.

 

Exhibit Dates: October 2-22, 2014

Drop off of selected work will take place on Tuesday, September 30.


Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Lobbies, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

 

Exhibition Application Instructions



Cost: No entry fee
Eligibility: Open to any artist producing original works of art in any media (including but not limited to traditional drawing, glass, printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, textiles, etc.)
Artwork in the exhibit will not be available for purchase. Contact information for the artists will be available and artists whose work is selected for the exhibit will receive a small stipend.

 

Procedure: All submitted files and images should be titled with the artist’s last name, first name and title of enclosure. For example: lastnamefirstnameexhibitapplication.doc, lastnightfirstnameartiststatement.doc


What should be included:

  • Completed Exhibit Application Form.

  • Submit up to 10 clear digital images of up to 10 pieces of artwork to be considered for exhibition. Materials may be submitted by email (preferred), copied to a CD and either mailed or dropped off in person at the Ordway.

    • Images should be JPEG format (.jpg) and low resolution (72dpi).

    • Each photographic file must be labeled with the artist’s last name, first name and entry number (ex. Lastnamefirstname2.jpg).

  • Photo of artist

    • Image should be JPEG format (.jpg) and high resolution (300dpi).

  • Artwork Description Microsoft Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) file. Please include:

    • A listing of the title(s) of artwork, medium, size and a short description of the work.

  • Artist statement (200 words or less) Microsoft Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) file. Please include the following information:

    • A brief description of the artist / art form (medium, techniques, subject, etc.);

    • How the artwork makes a connection to Cuban cultural identity; and

    • How the artwork relates to the content of one of the three performances in the Raíces y Sueños: the Artistry of Cuba series: “A Night in Havana with Nachito Herrera and his Cuban Orchestra,” Creole Choir of Cuba, or CONTRA-TIEMPO.

  • Artist bio (200 words or less) Microsoft Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) file.


Options for delivery

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Attn: Raíces y Sueños Art Exhibition

345 Washington Street

Saint Paul, MN 55102



  • Drop off all materials to:

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Stage Door

133 West 5th Street (near the intersection of Washington and 5th Street)

Saint Paul, MN 55102
Jury process statement

Selected works will reflect connections to Raíces y Sueños: the Artistry of Cuba series: “A Night in Havana with Nachito Herrera and his Cuban Orchestra,” Creole Choir of Cuba, or CONTRA-TIEMPO in the context of the Cuban identity.


The curators, in consultation with the Ordway, will select the works and artists to be included in exhibition. Selected artists will be notified via email by Thursday, September 25. Drop off of selected work will take place on Tuesday, September 30. Submitted materials will NOT be returned and may be archived for possible future Ordway exhibition opportunities.

Art Exhibition

Selected work will be on display in the Ordway Center’ lobbies October 2-22, 2014. It will be open to ticket holders of performances at the Ordway during the month of October. The Art Exhibition will be free and open to the public for viewing on Wednesday, October 15, 11am-3pm and Thursday, October 16, 11am-3pm.


Raíces y Sueños: the Artistry of Cuba

Translated as Roots and Dreams, the name refers to the connections that each artist has to Cuba (their artistic and cultural roots) as well as the aspirations and visions communicated through their art forms. Through this series and the surrounding programming, the performing artists and collaborating community partners honor their ancestors, their mentors, the legends that continue to inspire and the dreams that have been passed on and continue to be reimagined.

The Ordway is pleased to present a series of events with connections to Cuba and Cuban culture in the 2014-2015 season. As enhancements to the performances of Nachito Herrera and his Cuban Orchestra, the Creole Choir of Cuba and CONTRA-TIEMPO, the Ordway will present a series of community engagement activities including master classes, cultural conversations, workshops, and lecture demonstrations that will open new doors into Cuban culture for artists and audiences alike.

The work is guided by Twin Cities-based artists, community leaders, and organizational partners whose ongoing work is rooted in Cuban culture and artistic expression. Generous funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Arts Access program allows for multiple pathways of participation, from community events to transportation support and special group rates.

For information regarding ticket subsidies and community engagement events, visit Ordway.org or call 651-282-3015.

Taking Our Place Centerstage is a multiyear initiative that demonstrates the Ordway’s ongoing commitment to community engagement, education and audience development. It includes the recent cultural celebrations of the African Diaspora in Harmony, Máscaras y Milagros, and this year’s Raíces y Sueños. For more information, visit: http://www.ordway.org/education/community
ABOUT ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and soon-to-be completed Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. The Ordway also sponsors a charter high school, the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment that trains aspiring pre-professional performing artists. Together with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances.



Artist Name
Title
Website (optional)
Mailing Address
Phone
Email
Submit

Up to 10 clear digital images of the artwork to be considered (JPEG, low resolution).

Artwork description (title, medium, size, short description of the work).

Artist photo (JPEG, high resolution).

Artist bio (200 words or less).

Artist statement (200 words or less).


Email (preferred) to: artexhibit@ordway.org.

Mail to:

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Attn: Raíces y Sueños Art Exhibition

345 Washington Street

Saint Paul, MN 55102

Drop off to:

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Stage Door

133 West 5th Street (near the intersection of Washington and 5th Street)

Saint Paul, MN 55102


Agreement

By submitting this completed application, the artist grants permission to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to photograph and publish the artwork, artist’s biographical information, and descriptions of the artwork for promotional purposes in print, broadcast and/or electronic media, including the Internet.




Signature of Artist (or typed) Date


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