Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Gallery Space in Alto Pass, IL (Southern Illinois)

new art space in alto pass: the red ear
first official call for work: image-makers and travel
work will be collected until september 14th.

to all area artists and potential participants:
i have spoken to many of you about collecting artwork, particularly photography, for the first official group show at the red ear. for those of you who don't know, the red ear is located in a commercial building space on the alto pass boardwalk, right across from the root beer saloon. it is about 1600 sq. feet, white walls, and decent lighting. although i hope to be doing more with the red ear in the coming months--like workshops, artist socials/potlucks, and art trading sessions--at the moment, it is functioning as a gallery space and a wifi hot spot.

this show will be of work that was done while image-makers (not limited to photographers) have been traveling. this theme came about mostly b/c i know there are lots of you out there that have been traveling and shooting; but more so, i hope to collect work that represents travel and movement through both foreign and familiar places--landscapes, portraits, street photography, the snapshot aesthetic and documentary would all apply. by collecting work from several artists, i hope to install a show that will share experiences and perspectives with the viewer from the image-makers point of view, but at the same time, will give the viewer a chance to see photography as a method of both remembering and recording.
the call for work is not limited to photography, or even 2D work, so please keep this in mind as you think about what you might have in your archive or studio to show--also, please spread the word to those you think might also be interested.

if you are interested in submitting anything to this call for work, please respond as soon as possible.
i will be collecting work until september 14th, and the show will be opening the following weekend. work will be collected in carbondale, and there will also be drop off times at the alto pass location.

for details, or if you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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