|Exhibition Opening June 25, 2011 @ Esperanza Peace & Justice Center|
|Call for Entries
- open to women in San Antonio and the surrounding areas -
The MAMAZ collective invites you to participate in the maiz-themed exhibition at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The MAMAZ collective, originating in Oaxaca, Mexico, is a group of women artists who arose from the questioning and reflection of what is happening with their nutritional base, maize. For our culture, the maize is sacred. However, the native seed of our indigenous towns is on the verge of its extinction due to the lack of support from the government, the loss of the tradition of sowing in our communities, immigration issues, water shortages, climatic changes that we are living, and the economic interests of transnational companies.
This traveling exhibit is different because the artwork changes as it tours, as does the curator. Hence, those who wish to participate must send proposals. You can propose a new work or one you have created or exhibited within the past year. Please send your proposal according to the specifications in the call for entries below to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25, 2011.
Call for Entries Due Date Extended to April 29
Click here to download a pdf with Call for Entries information below
|Videos||Participants can send up to three works in CD, CD-ROM and/or DVD form. The duration of said works must not exceed 10 minutes in each case.|
|Documentation||Each participant must mail her proposal to both email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject must read: Participant name.EXPOMAIZ (example:gonzalezmaria.EXPOMAIZ)
You must attach four files:
1. Resume- Maximum one page. The file must be titled name.CV (example: gonzalezmaria.CV)
2. Label with: Artist’s Name, Title, Medium, dimensions in cm, date, and price. The file must be titled “name.ficha.” (example: gonzalezmaria.ficha)
3. Complete image of the piece as a 300dpi jpg. The file must be titled name.imagen1 (example: gonzalezmaria.imagen1)
4. Supplementary image of the piece as a 300dpi jpg, titled name.imagen2 (example: gonzalezmaria.imagen2)
This information must be sent to the both email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of April. Write to the same address for more information.
|About the selection of pieces for each space:
It is important to clarify that a curator in San Antonio will decide which pieces will be exhibited.
Claudia Elisa Zapata will be working with the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center to select artwork. Claudia, born and raised in San Antonio, received both her B.A. and M.A. in Art History, with a specialization in Pre-Columbian and Latino Art, from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently the Exhibition and Program Coordinator at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin.
The jury will examine the pieces and consider them for their importance and quality. Once the results are issued, the selected artists will be notified via email or by telephone in order to organize shipping, drop-off, and/or installation.
If art is selected, San Antonio artists must deliver artwork to the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro, 78212.
ALL PIECES MUST BE PACKAGED. THE ESPERANZA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE CAUSED DURING TRANSPORTATION.
|Specifications for Installation||
If the piece is not from a local San Antonio artist, the artist must allow the piece to be easily installed by the Esperanza's staff—this will weigh heavily in the jury’s decisions.
Any piece that does not follow the before mentioned specifications will be disqualified.
|The Mamaz Collective will only receive inedited pieces, property of the artists,
created between March 2010 and the call for entry deadline.
Results will be released May 6, 2011—leaving ample time for shipping if necessary.
This is an itinerant exhibition. Those who do not participate in San Antonio
are invited to participate in other future shows.