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Encounters with Whitman: "These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers" VIDEO CALL

Open Call to all LGBTQ DVAA Members and the Public Deadline to Submit: May 17th, Midnight.

Casa de Duende in Collaboration with Da Vinci Art Alliance Present Encounters with Whitman: a Photography and Video Exhibition In Celebration of the Whitman Bicentennial June 7th through the 17th, 2019. Call for photography issued separately.

Casa de Duende issues an international call for entries for a juried video exhibition to coincide with the bicentennial celebration of the birth of the American Poet Walt Whitman, (1819-1892). “These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers, Erotic Celebrations of Self, lovers, and Comrades seeks submissions of video work that examines, reinterprets and celebrates Walt Whitman’s Calamus poems. Forming part of Whitman’s larger collection of Leaves of Grass (1855), the Calamus poems remain one of the earliest and most explicit poetical sequences celebrating homoerotic love and affection between men.

The Calamus sequence of poems contributed to a wide range of responses in the way homoerotic love would be viewed and expressed by subsequent generations of gay men in the USA and abroad, impacting art, literature, photography, music and film. The Calamus poems also helped to shape individual and collective gay male ideas of democracy, masculinity, sex, freedom, and community. It is the exploration of these aspects of Whitman’s work we seek to highlight through this exhibition. We seek a wide diversity of LGBTQ voices irrespective of age, race and or gender.

Stiofan O’Ceallaigh is a multi-media artist curator born in Ireland, currently working between the USA and Europe, O’Ceallaigh is both an artist and curator, also founder of Balaclava.Q - An international Queer Arts Project & Collective (Established 2016).

José Luis Cortes's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, New York, Miami, Vienna, among other locations. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and Out Magazine and many other publications. For over 20 years he's been painting on newspaper using only black and white, the color you see comes from the photographs and illustrations already on the printed media.

You may submit up to two videos under two minutes in length. All videos must be high quality and ready to display. Videos over 3MB should be sent to info@davinciartalliance.org with a Vimeo link. All foreign language submissions must have English subtitles. We welcome experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, and multimedia work, etc.,

SUBMISSION FEE: Members: $10 Non-Members: $15 TO SUBMIT: Simply fill out the fields below, attach your video, and click submit. You will then be automatically redirected to another DVAA webpage to pay the entry fee. And that’s it, you’re done!

PRIZES: 1st prize - $100 cash

Submission Deadline: May 17th 2019
Artist Notification: May 24th 2019
Opening Reception: June 7th 6-8pm
Run Dates: June 7th - June 17th

DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality. DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days. All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space. Submission of videos to this exhibition grants Casa de Duende and Da Vinci Art Alliance permission to use video images and stills for promotion of the exhibition as part of Whitman at 200.
For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.
*'Encounters with Whitman' is a multi-part exhibition and this call is strictly for video submissions. A separate call will be available soon open to all artists - focusing on portraiture and landscape photography.