UPDATE: Baang + Burne Contemporary New Works Grant / Call For Artists 2013
One of the founding mission of Baang + Burne is to help artists. At the beginning of the year, we offered up a $2500 cash grant, wanting to help artists make new works. Except the emails we kept on getting are artists looking for representation and exhibit opportunities.
We’ve been listening and we’ve made changes based on your feedback.
You can now either submit for the cash grant to create new works OR you can submit your work for a spot on our roster and exhibit opportunities in 2014-15.
In fairness, all grant submissions we received up to this point will strictly be considered for the cash grant. You can submit for EITHER representation OR $2500 cash grant but not both. Please note your choice in the first line of your proposal / statement.
Baang + Burne Contemporary New Works Grant / Open Call for Artists 2013 is open to all visual artists of all mediums. The grant is a $2,500 cash award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in contemporary art as submitted. Representation on the gallery roster is a two year non-exclusive contract and you will join a prestigious roster of contemporary artists at exhibits and art fairs.
Show us what you have been working on in the studio and tinkering with in your mind.
Deadline: EXTENDED Midnight EST on July 15, 2013
Eligibility: Open to all artists age 18+. If submitting for representation, all artwork must but be available for sale.
Images: 5-10 images of either the proposed project in process, prelim sketches, location scout shots, and etc.
Describe the project in 500 words or less
When does this project start?
Estimate completion date for the project?
Provide a detailed list of expenses. (Ex. Printing: $1,500, Film: $500, Hotel: $99/night, etc.)
Images: 10 images of a complete body of work.
500 word artist statement
Application Fee: $35 paid via CAFÉ
Application Procedure: All submissions must go through CallForEntry.org (CAFÉ).
Note: Under no circumstances will we consider incomplete applications. Our 10 finials will be highlighted on our (www.baangandburne.com/blog)
Not only is Joshua King one of our fantastic artists on our roster, but he also is a huge in the Dallas, Texas art scene as the Co-Founder of an Aurora. Aurora is an annual one night free public art event that takes over 19 blocks of Dallas, Texas.
We would love for all artists to be able to participate. Below is the open call. Good Luck!
light | video | sound | performance
Location: Dallas, Texas – In the streets and on the grounds of The Dallas Arts District, covering 19 city blocks.
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:30pm
Entry Deadline: June 15, 2013
We cordially invite all emerging artists, established artists, museums, galleries, collectives and educational institutions to submit proposals for Aurora 2013. Proposals should explore innovate approaches to a one night free public art event that transforms the neighborhood of The Dallas Art District (68 acres/19 city blocks of downtown Dallas, Texas). Artists should create installations of light, sound, performance and projection art—creating an immersive exhibition for visitors to experience art in unexpected places.
Contributors will be asked to consider how their creative voice and perspectives reflect, contribute and influence society at large, and vice-versa. Large-scale video projections, performances and a variety of site-specific, multi-media installations will highlight this concept.
Based on a curatorial process, selected entries will be considered for compensated travel expenses. However, this is not guaranteed for all accepted entries.
For more Details :
We get this question a lot….How Do You Sell Art?
I am not sure we ever had to fully articulate the thinking and strategy behind it before. We just…do it. But the question comes pretty frequently so I thought it would be helpful to look at the why before we address the how.
What makes people to want to buy art?
Where does the initial spark of desire start?
What are the necessary components to grow that desire and what facilitates the final purchase?
Yossi Milo is showing works by a young photographer, Mike Brodie, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity. I saw the announcement for the show, read the title and was intrigued. The opening image echoed something within me so I started to look through the selection of Brodie’s work.
The essence behind these photographs of youth hopping freight trains and wondering across America speaks so loudly to the adventurer in me, I started imagining owning a piece. If I am actually thinking about buy it, then I wanted to see it in person.
A trip down to Yossi’s gallery only made me fall in love with Brodie’s work all the more. I want it. I chatted up with Elena and Yossi about the work, about Mike’s career to date, his story of hopping freight trains, which collections he belongs to —- all the various elements in which we believe matters in the sell. But in this particular instance, none of it really mattered. I want one. The only question is if the image I want is available and if I am willing to spend that much on it.
The wanderlust, the punk rock nature of train hopping, the sense of freedom and adventure — I am in these photographs. The self-identification sparks desire and Brodie’s unpretentious rendering of youth makes me want to own it. I’ve bonded with the work and the attraction is an emotional one, not a rational one.
This act of identification and emotional resonance is something I recognize from most of our sales. There is a sense of affinity and the work affirms an aspect of the collector’s identity.
The narrative of the artist, the process, history and all the illustrious collections the work has been placed in are all-secondary to the story the collectors construct for themselves. In order for the sale to be successful, we create enough space and distance for the collector’s narrative to exist instead of overwhelming it with the artist’s story.
Understanding how to create room in the art for the collector, respecting the emotional bond the collector forms with the work and not over shadow it with your own story is a first step in selling more art.
*All images are by Mike Brodie
Recently, Rich Tu was asked by creative agency Doubleday & Cartwright of Brooklyn to produce a piece of artwork that honors a moment in the great Michael Jordan’s career for his 50th birthday! Rich was among 50 artists asked to participate in this exciting homage to a world renowned basketball great.
The works were showcased in a “one-night-only art exhibit of Jordan’s storied life, held over NBA all-star weekend, at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston.” The walls told stories of Jordan’s career and pop superstardom and Rich Tu was apart of this amazing spectacle.
Whose jealous? I know we are!
We also scored an artist profile in the up coming edition of the ever luscious edition of Creem Magazine.
To continue our profiling of artists we adored from our Call for Artists 2012, we introduce to you another of our Top 10 picks, Davana Wilkins.
At first look, Davana’s works captivated our minds. We were taken aback by the scale, colors, and intricacy of each of the images she entered into the call for artists. During our interview with Davana, we found ourselves realizing her works were based out of a purely experimental stance.
Building upon each layer and producing a literally growing object. “My sculptures undergo an intense process of accretion, in a desperate attempt to live. They struggle against the surface of physicality, artificially growing under the artist’s hand- ultimately seeking the elusive barrier of awareness.”
She talked about her work with a sparkle in her eyes when we asked what medium she primarily used. Her response was just as intricate and experimental as her work. Part of her process includes building and making new material to bind together. We loved it! Producing work with brand new material is right up our alley of experimentation and science!
Davana is based out of Syracuse, New York where she is currently attending Syracuse University for her M.F.A in Sculpture. ”Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Modus Operandi in Berlin Germany, While in Class in Chicago, Illinois and a solo exhibition titled Growth in Hammond, Louisiana.”
We recently announced our New Works Grant for 2013. Apply for a chance to receive $2,500 in cash to complete a project you’ve been tinkering with in your studio!
Michael Kirchoff was recently interviewed by Light Leaked ”an online photography journal that creates dialogue about photographic creation, both conceptually and in business, through features and interviews. Light Leaked is inspired to create exposure and a community to emerging and established photographers.”
Our favorite question asked: “Did you get permission to photograph in these locations?”
MK: “Permission to me is a relative term. I will definitely ask it if I feel it’s my only option, but will often find my own way to get things done if I’m refused. Going in through the out door has allowed me to get places most people don’t get into, at least for a short time. I like to fly under the radar whenever possible, but often stand out in a crowd, so I find the need to be quick on my feet. I like to shoot well-known places as well, but in a much less than conventional way than people are used to seeing. I usually find myself taking on the role of observer while I’m shooting, so I’m constantly hiding, stalking, and trying to predict what will happen next within my current environment. This goes for weather I’m shooting people and events, or even an architectural subject, as clouds and weather patterns play a key role in many of these images.”
Read the rest of the interview and see the amazing photos of Michael here.
Over drinks one night, Sophia uttered the word, CLITERACY, to me and I was intrigued. Tell me more! She pulls out her phone and shows me images from the installation. Not only did I get it, I was riveted.
In the sea of good art, bad art, forgettable art, everything attempts to express, but few aims to connect with its audience or change the cultural conversation by creating a new vocabulary. CLITERACY: 100 Natural Laws does just that. It is a conceptual art with a social-political agenda.
It is creating a new set of vocabulary to address citizenship, sexuality, bodies, democracy and human rights. It seeks to connect, provoke and inspire a dialogue. The work itself is merely the tip of the iceberg.
Email us at press (at) baangandburne (dot) com and we’d be happy to arrange for a day pass for Scope NYC.
See you then!
Ed Smith has had an amazing opening to 2013, already with 3 shows! Beginning February 23, Ed will be showcasing various prints from his Beggars series at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland. The show, Sculptures’ Prints, opens with a private viewing on February 22.
Sculptures’ Prints not only highlights the true work that goes into thinking about and the makings of sculpture, but it also shows, “ The hands-on nature of printmaking.” This ”coupled with an often very graphic 3-dimensional drawing technique, brings many sculptors to realise their work in print.”
The show runs through March 31.
RSA Projects and RSA Finlay Room
The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture
Mr Baang + Mr Burne
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- UPDATE: Baang + Burne Contemporary New Works Grant / Call For Artists 2013
- OPEN CALL: AURORA 2013 New Media Arts Exhibition
- What Makes Someone Want to Buy Art?
- Rich Tu and His Homage to Michael Jordan
- The Word On Everybody’s Lips Is Cliteracy
- Artists We Adore – Davana Wilkins
- Michael Kirchoff Interviewed for Light Leaked
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- “Democracy without Cliteracy, Phallusy”
- Ed Smith at the Royal Scottish Academy
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