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Exhibition Opportunities and More

See below for details on two DC-area exhibit opportunities, studio space, and a vacancy on the Alexandria Commission for the Arts:

The Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially Engaged Art
Deadline: June 25, 2012. Washington Project for the Arts and Art Museum of the Americas seek submissions from artists based in the DC region (DC, MD, VA) for The Ripple Effect, a multidisciplinary exhibition that will offer a sampling of social practice and collaborative works produced within the United States and Latin America. The exhibition positions artists as architects of change building creative entry points into conversations on broad social issues while providing both poetic and concrete solutions. Through various forms, The Ripple Effect will critique, explore, and create a space for conversations on new possibilities of place and society. In line with the focus of the exhibition, the call seeks projects and artworks that engage viewers as direct participants, address pressing social issues, and blur the boundary between artistic practice and social engagement. The works in this exhibition will exemplify how socially engaged art can be ambitious, innovative, humorous, and self-reflexive. The Ripple Effect thus seeks to explore new and fresh cultural landscapes through social experimentations that alter the environment, if only momentarily, as the viewer moves into the position of an engaged and active participant. Full details and entry are on the WPA website.

Hillyer Art Space solo show proposals
Deadline: August 31, 2012. Hillyer Art Space is currently looking for local DC Metro area artists and international artists to submit work for solo shows for the 2013-2014 exhibiition year. Submissions must include 5–10 jpegs, a checklist of artwork, a resume, and an artist statement. For full details and requirements, visit the Hillyer website.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts Seeking Volunteers to serve on the Public Art Committee
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers to serve on the Public Art Committee. The Public Art Committee provides advice to the Arts Commission and staff on the acquisition and funding of public art in the City.  Volunteers should plan to devote 12 – 16 hours per month as members of the Public Art Committee.  All Committee meetings, held on a monthly basis, are open to the public. There are two vacancies.  One vacancy is for an individual who is artist or arts professional and a resident who will represent the West End of Alexandria.  This candidate will serve a partial term ending November 1, 2012.  The second vacancy is for an architect, and a resident who will represent Del Ray.  This candidate will serve a partial term ending November 17, 2012.  Successful candidates may reapply for a three-year term after serving the partial terms listed. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012.  The Commission will review the applications and appoint the new members at the July 17, 2012 Arts Commission meeting. For contact info, see the Commission website.

Art studio for lease
A warehouse about 2.5 miles from the Torpedo Factory is being remodeled for artists. It’s near the intersection of Duke Street and S. Quaker Lane.  Studios have full spectrum lighting, closely matching the color temperature of sunlight.  You will have free onsite parking and 24/7 access.  Each artist has a key to the building’s main entrance and a personal studio key.  For information contact Liz Boynton: ehboynton@gmail.com or call 703-759-4227.

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