Somerville Arts Council and the Inside-OUT Gallery Call to Artists for July Window

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The Somerville Arts Council and the Inside-OUT Gallery is looking for submissions of intriguing conceptual
works and/or installations in honor of this year’s ArtBeat theme: Hatch. Applicants may submit individual pieces related to the subject or collaborate with other artists or organizations to develop a cohesive installation. Since we like to think of Somerville as a giant incubator where ideas hatch, we believe the possibilities are endless: tech-savvy artists might share newly hatched innovations in robotics; an artist collective might showcase work that has been created collectively, within an incubator; pet lovers might organize a photography exhibit of newly hatched critters or stage a puppy parade. We look forward to your creative interpretations. Let your imaginations run wild.

Submissions should include:

5 JPEGs of the available work you would like to show (1200 pixel in length)

Applicants work must be available from June 30 – July 31

For installations please include a sketch of the proposed window and samples of past works. For video submissions please include a link to your work.

The following information should accompany every image:

1. Artist name & Contact Info (phone & e-mail)

2. Title of the piece

3. Description of Medium

4. Complete accurate dimensions (length, width, depth, & approximate weight)

Submission deadline will be May 1.

You must be either a Somerville resident or have a studio in Somerville to be considered. Please submit completed applications to Heather Balchunas athbalchunas@somervillema.gov , include SAC and Inside-OUT July Call to Artists in the message header.

When choosing work to submit please keep in mind that the display space has the following dimensions: Height – 7 feet and 5” Depth – 16″Width – 3 feet and 5″

About the theme HATCH

We like to think of Somerville as a giant incubator, one in which ideas, dreams and art percolate and ultimately, hatch. And so, this year’s ArtBeat theme is “hatch,” a celebration of our city’s creative endeavors. “Hatch” evokes many things: chirping chicks breaking out of their shells, emerging creative projects and scientific breakthroughs, and indie businesses busting onto the scene. Let’s also consider “hatch” as a noun, as an opening or compartment in a ship, car or building—places where things can be stashed away from the public eye. TV fans might recall the mysterious “hatch” on Lost, a buried steel entryway to the subterranean Dharma Initiative Station. We look forward to your creative interpretations of this year’s ArtBeat theme. It’s time to bust out of our shells and let our ideas… hatch.

About the Inside-Out Gallery

The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.

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