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CALL FOR ART: Keystone Progress x Casey Droege Cultural Productions

June 30 @ 8:00 am - July 8 @ 11:59 pm

Free

Keystone Progress Education Fund and Casey Droege Cultural Productions are thrilled to present a call for art for a series of exhibitions.

Consider submitting your work for a series of exhibitions in collaboration with Keystone Progress Education Fund. Taking place this Fall, the three exhibitions will create a dialogue around democracy and explore key voter issues such as reproductive rights and gun violence in our communities, particularly within our region as it prepares for the upcoming elections.
The exhibition series will take place across three sites:
Exhibition 1: October 16–November 2, 2024
Brew House Arts
Pittsburgh, PA
The Art of Democracy will feature a multitude of voices examining what a healthy democracy looks like in our direct communities, Pennsylvania, the broader US and beyond. We’re seeking art that creates a dialogue around democracy as a whole and the current political climate, especially in a year when we have an important election. We want to explore how democracy impacts things like censorship, reproductive rights and abortion access, worker’s rights, and economic justice. And, most importantly, what a healthy democracy should look like.
We welcome artists working in a myriad of mediums and artistic languages—from traditional to non-traditional art forms—including painting, printmaking, drawings, collage, sculpture, creative writing, photography, mixed media, metal, glass, fiber, ceramics, jewelry, installations, and time-based media. Please note: If your work was conceived as digital art, add all technicalities and procedures about the installation process, such as the need for outlets, speakers, and power cords, and whether you can provide these items.
Natalie Sweet, Executive Director of Brew House Arts, will serve as the curator.
Exhibition 2: A Satellite Venue (within a 100 mile radius of Pittsburgh)
Dates to be scheduled between August–November, 2024
Exhibition 2 (Title TBD) focuses specifically on reproductive rights and the impact on communities and individuals of having access to care. There is potential for the artworks to be additionally included within the larger Art of Democracy Show taking place at Brew House Arts in Pittsburgh in October.
We welcome artists working in a myriad of mediums and artistic languages—from traditional to non-traditional art forms—including painting, printmaking, drawings, collage, sculpture, creative writing, photography, mixed media, metal, glass, fiber, ceramics, jewelry, installations, and time-based media. Please note: If your work was conceived as digital art, add all technicalities and procedures about the installation process, such as the need for outlets, speakers, and power cords, and whether you can provide these items.
Michaela Blanc, independent curator and Wikimedian In Residence at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, will serve as the curator.
Exhibition 3: September 26 – October 19, 2024
The Fox Clark Gallery
Indiana, PA
Dates to be scheduled between August–November, 2024
In collaboration with CeaseFire PA, Exhibition 3 (Title TBD) will feature photography that highlights the impact of gun violence on people’s lives in Western Pennsylvania. The exhibited images will be further used in voter issue advertisement materials to encourage voter turn-out and votes addressing gun violence in this election season and beyond. There is potential for the artworks to be additionally included within the larger Art of Democracy Show taking place at Brew House Arts in Pittsburgh in October.
Only photography and other lens-based work (not including moving image) will be considered for this exhibition. Artists must sign a licensing agreement that allows the CeaseFire PA and Keystone Progress to use the images in voter issue advertisement materials beyond the exhibition. Compensation for this will be included in the artist fee.
Jillian Daniels, independent curator and Deputy Director of Operations at Silver Eye Center for Photography, will serve as the curator.
Overall Artist Eligibility:
Applicants must be 18 or over and living within approximately 100 miles of the city of Pittsburgh.

All 2D artwork must be ready to hang with wire or similar and cannot exceed roughly 20 pounds in weight per piece.

All sculptures must be roughly less than 20” x 20” x 20”.

All digital art must include specific instructions on required equipment and installation process procedures.

CDCP will work with artists to sell available works and artists will receive 60% of all sales in one payment at the end of the exhibition.

Artists will be required to drop off and pick up artwork at specific times and locations as provided by CDCP.

Each artist will receive a $200 stipend in recognition of their work. Artists exhibiting in Exhibition 3 will receive an additional fee of $100 to compensate for the required licensing agreement.

Details

Start:
June 30 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 8 @ 11:59 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://caseydroege.com/keystone-cdcp

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Cultural Calendar Event Type
Cinema, Visual Art, Auditions/Call for Entries
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