Mirror Image: An Art Show about Body (Mis) Perceptions
May 21, 22 & 23, 2010
Curated by Becky Jaffe, Carrie-Andrea Kaye and Lanell Dike
What does your culture, age, gender, and personal identity say about how you should look and relate to your body and the bodies of others?
What do you think defines human beauty – both in terms of the natural physical form and the ways that people choose to adorn or change their bodies?
What is it about a person’s physical being that can create such intense and varied emotional responses in others? How are our emotional responses to human appearance learned (personally and/or culturally) vs. hard-wired?
How do the natural and chosen processes and transformations that people’s bodies go through influence the way you relate to those people?
The latest Frisbie St. group art show – Mirror Image - explores body image and body (mis) perceptions.
** Accepting submissions in all types of art media.**
Email photographs (no more than five) of your work with an artist statement explaining how your piece(s) relate to the theme, Mirror Image: Body (Mis) Perceptions by Friday, April 2 to submissions (at) frisbiest (dot) com.
Include the dimensions of your artwork and a description of materials used. If you have a website please send us the url. If you’d like to create an installation piece on the theme, send us your ideas. We will respond to all submissions by April 5.
Cost to participate: $45 (Due by the end of April if your submission is accepted. There is no submission fee. Money is used for show materials including postcards, food, drinks, art materials for kid activities on the weekend & other show costs.)
Benefits for artists:
* space to exhibit your work & gain exposure for your art
* no commissions taken on sales of artwork – you receive 100%
* publicity (including show postcard to distribute to your networks)
* cool 3 day show with art activities by day and live music at night
* network and meet other artists
* display and promotion of artwork & link to your website
* April 2 * Submission Deadline
* April 5 * We will contact you regarding your submission
* April 16 * Show postcards printed & available for distribution
* May 8 * All Art must be delivered to Frisbie St. by this date
* May 16 * Pre-show potluck for Artists
* May 21, 22 & 23 * Art Show
Art Show Schedule:
Friday, May 21
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Show Opening, Spoken Word & Live Music
Saturday, May 22
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Art Activities for kids/adults, Spoken Word & Live Music
Sunday, May 23
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Show Closing, Art Activities for kids/adults
Of course you do not have to be present for the entire exhibition (come when you can) but we would love your participation in whatever way possible with set-up or clean-up and to invite & meet and greet with the people who come to see the show and your artwork.
About Frisbie St.
Frisbie St. is an alternative art space in Oakland, CA for artists to exhibit their work and for the community to gather to enjoy and create art together. We host one-weekend shows to highlight emerging and innovative artists in solo and group Exhibitions and monthly Art Days with fun, hands-on art activities for adults and kids.
Frisbie St. is a volunteer effort with the main goal being to share art & creativity and enjoy & build community. Check out our website for more information about past Art Shows and recent Frisbie St. activities.