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Mapping as Source - the Personal Catrography of Art Maps
For National artists

Mapping as Source – the Personal Cartography of Art Maps

July 29 – August 27, 2017

Katharine Harmon, Juror

Deadline: June 30, 2017

There has always been a mapping impulse in human consciousness. The map is the quintessential tool for charting human progress, collective knowledge, and personal experience. Maps establish boundaries and meanings. They are a source of discovery and use a specific language. They also provide windows into the unknown.

“Artists chart singular perceptions rather than assert any collective truth." (Katharine Harmon) The artist map conveys personal territory, calling out to viewers, “I Am Here”. Art maps can be used for exploration of the personal, the political, or as a tool to investigate the experimental. Mapping as Source focuses on the many ways artists use or create maps for personal expression. 
 

About Katharine Harmon: Katharine Harmon produces books that showcase the work of artists, photographers, and illustrators, and use engaging writing and graphic imagery to explain sometimes esoteric concepts. She is principal at Tributary Books in Seattle and author of “You Are Here, Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination”“The Map as Art, Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography”.

ACCEPTED MEDIA: All media accepted, included but not limited to collage, assemblage, mixed media, new media (video), digital, and installation. Multidisciplinary work is encouraged.

SIZE RESTRICTIONS: None

ENTRY FEES:

Arts Benicia members: $25 for up to 3 entries. $5 each additional entry. You may include one close-up detail for each entry at no additional charge.

Non-members: $35 for up to 3 entries. $5 each additional entry. You may include one close-up detail for each entry at no additional charge.

You may also pay by check or by phone.

To Enter: 

Email your images and entry information to: mary@artsbenicia.org.

Email subject heading: “Mapping as Source”

Provide complete contact information including: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email

ENTRY INFORMATION: Provide a PDF or Word document with the following information. Do not paste entry information into the body of your email.  

  • Title
  • Dimensions
  • Value
  • Media

ENTRY INFORMATION: please label your file with your name and the exhibition title:

Last name_Mapping.doc
Last name_Mapping.pdf

IMAGE FILES: Label your image files as follows:

Last name_Title.jpg 

If your artwork is untitled, please give it a number:
Last name_Untitled1.jpg.

Send your high-resolution images as email attachments to mary@artsbenicia.org.

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

For Audio Files: 

  • MP3 only

For Video Files:

  • Provide a private link to Vimeo, You Tube, or similar channel
  • MP4 (audio and video)
  • Or mail a DVD or flash drive to Arts Benicia

*Include brief descriptions with links to websites, short videos, etc.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday, June 30 AT MIDNIGHT PST IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

Notification: All entrants will be notified of acceptance/rejection by July 9, 2017.

Delivery: Accepted work must be delivered to Arts Benicia on Wednesday, July 19 between 3 and 5pm.

Address:

Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St. #114, Benicia, CA 94510

Sales: Artists receive 60% on the sale of their work.

Shipping: Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Please include a return shipping label.

Return: Unsold artwork must be picked up from Arts Benicia on Wednesday, August 30, 3-5pm.

A late fee of $10/day will be applied to work picked up after August 30.

Contact Arts Benicia if you need to make alternative arrangements for artwork delivery or pickup.

Eligibility: All U.S. artists are eligible; all media will be considered.

Please share with other artists.

About the Arts Benicia gallery:

Arts Benicia’s pristine 2,000 square foot gallery is the focal point of a large artists’ community based in Benicia’s Historic Arsenal District.

About Arts Benicia: Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit organization that provides quality exhibitions in its gallery and at other venues in Benicia, engaging public programs, stimulating workshops for adults, and inspiring family and youth art programs. For 30 years, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the local and regional art community, furthering and supporting artistic development, and enriching the larger community.

Questions?

Email mary@artsbenicia.org or call 707.747.0131.

Alternative payment options:

  1. Pay online. https://artsbenicia.org/call-for-art-mapping-as-source/
  2. Pay by check: Mail fees to: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St. #114, Benicia CA, 94510. Checks payable to: Arts Benicia. Write “Mapping as Source” on the notes line on your check.
  3. Pay by phone: Call 707.747.0131 during office hours. Office hours are 12-5 pm, Wednesday through Friday. 

To become an Arts Benicia member or to renew your membership: 

  1. Online: Visit  https://artsbenicia.org/membership/
  2. Pay by check: Mail $35 artist membership fee to: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St. #114, Benicia CA, 94510. Checks payable to: Arts Benicia. Write “membership” on check. Please include full name, address, email, and phone number.
  3. Pay by phone: Call 707.747.0131 during office hours. Office hours are 12-5 pm, Wednesday through Friday. Messages will be responded to within two business days. 


Deadline: 06-30-2017
Arts Benicia
Benicia, CA

Contact: Mary Shaw
email: mary@artsbenicia.org
Phone: 707.747.0131
Website: https://artsbenicia.org/call-for-art-mapping-as-source/

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