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Our November Open Juried exhibition '404' is an open call for work that yearns to escape the modern cult of technological fragmentation, and seeks to provide a cultural resetting experience by exploring creative solutions and works that espouse the pains of modern technological evolution that increasingly compete for our attention.

Juror Eric Preisendanz is a curator, organizer, and art advisor.

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Our limited minds have become addicted to highly processed, modern, engineered forms of visual fragments that show us only what it thinks we want to see. Algorithms are self-evolving to predict human curiosity as well as seek to capture, control, and imitate human creativity; and the result is truly unsettling. '404' is an open call for work that yearns to escape the modern cult of technological fragmentation, and seeks to provide a cultural resetting experience by exploring creative solutions and works that espouse the pains of modern technological evolution that increasingly compete for our attention.

Works will be selected based on their ability to craft narratives that pre-exist social media.

Works will be selected based on their intentional use of outdated tools and designed internal redundancy.

Works will be selected considering their overall invisibility, their 'searchlessness', their anti-technology roots or origins.

 

The use of social media, by all parties, during this exhibition is strongly discouraged.

 

"Not consumers. Not followers. Not data. 404."

 

Calendar:

Submission Deadline: October 10th

Notification of selection: October 18th & 19th

Drop off of work: October 26th, 6-8pm & October 27th 10-noon

Exhibition runs: November 1st-19th

Pick up: November 19th

Opening Reception: November 1st 6-8pm

 

RULES OF ENTRY

  • Exhibition is open to all types of work. If you have other installation needs or specific projects please contact jessica@davinciartalliance.org to make sure the work is eligible.

  • Artist may submit maximum of 2 entries. Suggest no larger than 36 x 36 however larger work may be submitted if approved before. Video is accepted less than 10 min.

  • Entry fee is $20 for members in good standing and $30 for non-members, please pay online when submitting the work form

  • We are a non-profit artist run gallery therefore we ask that exhibiting artists will be asked to gallery sit for a 2-hour shift during regular gallery hours during the exhibition.

  • 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.

  • At drop off please unwrap the work for inspection. If any packing supplies are left with the work they may not be returned. Make sure to give any specific install instructions. If the work needs special handling it must be approved by the exhibitions coordinator before drop off.

  • You may not submit work that has been exhibited at the DVAA previously

  • The artist receives 80% commission on artwork sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days or sooner after the show closes. All artwork left after pick-up date is subject to a $5.00 per day late fee unless other arrangements have been made. After 30 days the artwork becomes property of the gallery.

  • Label the back of your work with your name and title of work

TO SUBMIT

  • Total of 2 works may be submitted.

  • All images must be submitted as a jpeg, 72 dpi, 2500 pixels max on longest dimension. Please add these as an attachment to the email and do not embed them into the email

  • Identify each slide as follows: 1_full_name.jpg

  • Email to: jessica@davinciartalliance.org with the title- 404- category not found

  • Number your images to match this description list in the online form. The statement and images may be used for promotion.

  • Improper formatted submissions will not be accepted.