Call for Submissions
The first (and perhaps only) Bailout Biennial will be held at Golden Belt – www.goldenbeltarts.com – an extraordinary site of artists' studios, exhibition spaces, loft apartments, creative office and retail spaces – all housed in 6 old tobacco buildings in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Bailout Biennial seeks work that addresses the current economic "crisis" or "scandal", the 700 billion dollar bailout, capitalism, global economy, post-industrialism, greed and profit. All media will be considered. Bailout Biennial will be curated by elin o'Hara slavick and Jeff Waites. Planned exhibition dates are January 15 – March 15, 2009.
Please note: All shipping and insurance costs must be covered by the artists. While there is a security guard at the main entrance where every visitor must sign in before going to the gallery, the gallery is open to the public during regular building hours and there is no security guard inside.
Please submit via email: 3-5 jpegs of examples of your work (if you plan to make new work for this show, that is fine, but curators reserve the right to exclude it from the exhibition if it does not "fit".); a brief statement about how your work addresses the above-mentioned issues (please include in this statement any descriptions of new work you plan to make for this exhibition.); a 1-2 page resume; and an acknowledgement that you are willing to cover the cost of shipping both ways for this exhibition. DEADLINE for submission is NOVEMBER 21. Please email all of the above requirements to BOTH curators:
elin o'Hara slavick firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Waites email@example.com