Sunday, September 18, 2016
November 10-December 18, 2016
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Boriana Kantcheva and Micah Eglinton-Woods
Fairy tales have endured the test of time. For hundreds of years they have entertained, taught difficult lessons, led us in dark and mysterious places and brought us home again. Have you asked yourself why?
Fairy tales, myths, legends, and folk tales, are often the inspiration for contemporary works of literature, film, and art. They continue to fascinate and charm audiences of all ages. Archetypes and traditional story telling can become a vehicle to explore and address a myriad of issues specific to life of today. The narrative structure of these writings provide the framework to explore issues like personal history, identity, gender politics, human nature, and many other topics.
To facilitate public engagement, the curators will produce a catalog and a public event. The catalog will contain all works selected for the show and artists statements or bios. The public event will be a writing workshop and story share led by a local writer.
We invite artists to submit work that uses fairy tales, myths, legends, or folk tales as a point of reference or departure. Work that is loosely based on a particular tale, legend, or myth, or conveys the sense of magic, danger, and humor found in these stories is eligible.
All 2D and 3D media will be considered. Small, site-specific installations, video work, and performance are encouraged. Artists submitting video will be required to provide their own equipment. Submitting artists will pay a $15 fee as suggested by Nave Gallery.
– There is a $15 submission fee, payable through Paypal. Paypal is available here. Please include “Fairy Tales” in the note field
– A maximum of three pieces may be entered for consideration
– Submissions will be accepted through September 18, 2016
– The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold
– Artists are responsible for cost of shipping work to and from the gallery
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
– Send up to three artwork submissions to [email protected]
– 2D and 3D works should be submitted as .jpeg images
– Each .jpg should be 1200 pixels in the long dimension and named as “NAME_#.jpg” where # is the submission number and NAME is your last name
– Include an image list with your jpeg submission email, indicating submission number, title, size, process, and year
– Video works can be submitted via link to youtube, vimeo, or a similar platform
– Installation and performance proposals should be no longer then 2 pages. Accompanying images or videos that further illustrate your idea are welcome
– Submissions should be accompanied by an artists statement or bio for use in the catalog
– There is a $15 submission fee, payable through Paypal. Paypal is available here. Please include “Fairy tales” in the note field
– Please indicate where you learned of the call
Accepted pieces should be delivered to the Nave Annex located in Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA) ready to install.
Deadline for entries: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Notification: Monday, September 26th, 2016
Artwork drop-off: TBA
Exhibition dates: November 10-December 18, 2016
Opening reception: TBA
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Boriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 17 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree Program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies in Cambridge where she has received several Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching awards. She currently works as a gallery coordinator for Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge.Boriana is a member of Bromfield Gallery.
Micah Eglinton-Woods is a designer and aspiring curator. Micah graduated from Montserrat College of Art in 2007 with degrees in Illustration and Art History. Her curatorial practice focuses on socially engaged art. She sees the arts as a vehicle for positive change through the amplification of marginalized voices.
For more information click here.