Call for Digital Art and Photography (Lá Fora… 54)

Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
      107 West Fifth Street
      Los Angeles, CA 90013

      LACDA invites you to exhibit your work in:
     the UN-Juried Exhibit

      Every Entry Submitted is Shown!

      October 9 – November 1, 2008
      Opening Reception Thursday October 9, 7-9pm
      (in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk)

      Show your work at our gallery in our Un-Juried Competition: Snap to
Grid. In our annual exhibition of this kind participants each upload one
image to be printed on high quality paper and hung in a grid in our
gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for
the artists.

      The show is mounted in our 1,200 foot storefront gallery in the
bourgeoning downtown arts district in the revitalized historic core of Los
Angeles. It is an area constantly building and creating itself, filled with
art, hipsters, restaraunts, clubs, music, shopping and urban loft living.
The area is frequented by celebrities, critics, curators and renowned
artists. The opening reception is on the night of the exciting Downtown Art
Walk which has drawn over 2,000 people (and also provides a new shuttle
service between each cluster of the over 30 galleries in the immediate
area). Thousands are expected to attend the exhibit.

      After the exhibition the images and artist information will be
archived by LACDA. Artwork for future exhibits will be selected from the
archived images, and will also be available for review by interested area
gallerists, curators and arts journalists. The ultimate resume builder.
Everybody wins!

      Entry fee $30US.
      Proceeds benefit gallery programs.
      Deadline for entries: September 30, 2008
      Show is international, open to all geographical locations.

      Entrants submit one JPEG file of original work up to 3mb. All styles
of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were
integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills
and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of
digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable.

      Exhibit is limited to space available, early entry is advised.

      Show Dates: October 9 – November 1, 2008
      Deadline for entries: September 30, 2008
      Opening Reception: Thursday October 9, 7-9pm
      Entry Fee: Registration fee is $30US.
      Multiple Entries: Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration
fee for each additional image.

      Gallery Statement:
      Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its “Open
Call” exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee
(to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles
Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the
same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by
the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like
installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980’s) where every
work submitted is exhibited.

      The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the
precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where
everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the
judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history
when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where
culture belongs to the “mobblogers” around the globe. From Thailand to
Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental
quantity and variety of “Snap to Grid” becomes an aesthetic experience
where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life
of its own.


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