Call To Artists
We are considering art and ideas for our upcoming exhibition “KITE” presented by Studio@620 in St Petersburg, Fl. Opening 4/11/2020
The show will be co-curated by Fahan Sky McDonagh & Drayton Callison. KITE will be a collection of experiences throughout the duration of the show from the opening event, to kite building workshops, a kite fly in the park, a poetry night and more.
What is a Kite: a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string.
But could it be more than that?
A kite seems to live at the edge of a dream. There is a bit of magic in this connection between sky and earth. That magic is experienced through kiting.
Conceptually, a kite can conjure childhood nostalgia, a feeling of lightness or a moment of Zen for the flyer. What is a kite to YOU? We are searching for artists who want to experiment with the notion of a kite, the materiality that is possible/or impossible, the emotional response to the experience, what lies at the edge of a dream.
All forms of art and materials will be considered: fabric, paper, ceramic, concrete, steel, glass, photography, performance, painting, drawing, poetry, video, etc.
Artist's Submission info:
Each artist may submit up to two pieces for consideration. Several shots of each piece may be submitted to accurately portray your work. If a new idea will be built for the show, we will need a written description and drawing with dimensions. The following info must be included with each submitted piece:
1. Artist name along with any collaborating artists.
2. Title of piece
3. A short description of piece
4. Dimensions and year made.
5. Suggested Retail Value
*Selected artists will also be asked to submit an artist bio/statement and a head or working shot for promotional purposes.
Please email submissions to Drayton@WorldsGreatestKiting.com with KITE SUBMISSION in the subject line by 2/14/20 for consideration.
The show will run for 3- 4 weeks until the closing party 4/25
You will be notified of your selection by 3/1/20.
All works are required to arrive in properly packed boxes or crates by 4/2/2020 to:
Attn: Kite Show
620 1st Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL
Selected artists are responsible for transport to and from the gallery. All artworks must arrive with a paid return label for shipping. All local submissions will have 10 days from the close of the show to pick up work.
Chosen works may be available for sale or just for show. A 20% commission will be granted to the gallery upon the sale of any available work.
Please e mail your submissions to: Art@WorldsGreatestKiting.com
*All accepted submissions must be received no later than 4/2/2020
Thank you for your time.
Fahan Sky McDonagh
Facebook.com/fsmcdonagh or fahanskymcdonagh