June 18th – August 13th 2016
What’s Your Elephant: Art + Performance + Community Outreach
Produced: Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio, Alana DaCosta & at 1310 Gallery
Deadline for entry: May 27, 2016
Installation dates: June 15-17, 2016
Opening night: Saturday June 18, 2016
Location: 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
Open to: all mediums.
Paintings, Sculpture, Installation art, Video art, Mixed media, 2D & 3D works. Preference given to
interactive & installation pieces.
Submitted artwork should fit or complement the theme “Elephant in the Room” which can be either conceptual or literal in context:
Media themes seeking: controversial, hidden agenda, taboos, secrets, discrimination, inequality, privileges, challenges to social norms, masks, cover -ups and other uncomfortable issues we sometimes choose to hide.
Let’s go there again! “What’s Your
Elephant” as in ‘the elephant in the room’ is metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss, It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.
An important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but which isn’t discussed, as such discussion is considered to be uncomfortable.
There will be a panel discussion as well as a month-long interactive piece inviting the community to share their ‘elephant’.
Artists are welcomed to participate in a community outreach art project with local at-risk youth. Artists who are interested in volunteering in the art project please contact the producers of the show. All participating artists are encouraged to participate in all of the events; however, the only requirement is to be available the opening night.
Submission donation of $25 for up to 5 pieces, https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-pas-cher/ payable through paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
100% of any artwork sales goes to the artist.
Opening night will include DJ, live performance. Performers, please send an email to email@example.com with links to music
Two- months long exhibit will include: performance, drink & draw night, community outreach, and closing/open mic. Dates TBA
Artists/Organization wishing to collaborate or partner, please contact curator.
Select vendors will be available during opening night. There is a $30 donation & vendor application required.
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This will be the 8th annual exhibit. Some clips from previous events include:
About the curator:Niki Lopez is a multi-media artist & activist who works primarily in acrylics, “My representational work allows me to share and explore stories, symbols and concepts from ancient cultures and ideologies, as well as provoke thought as to the probability of life in other dimensions, multiple universes and galaxies, how they are all inter-connected with us here on planet earth”.
Known for her vibrant color palate, Lopez’s often ‘other-worldly’ art has been exhibited across South Florida, New York, and California.
Lopez is also a Graphic/Web Designer known for her community spirit and avant-garde art shows. Niki is passionate about community outreach, and is affiliated with many local non-profits.
- June 18th – Opening Night + Performance
- Other Dates – TBA- please check back shortly.
Submission donation of $25 for up to 5 pieces, payable through paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
100% of any
artwork sales goes to artist.
Up to -5 pieces $25 DONATE HERE
For consideration, email images (no larger than 2mb)
to the curator Niki Lopez (email@example.com)
Include on the subject line “What’s Your Elephant“
-Name each JPG with your first initial, your last name and image number. (Example: JSmith1.jpg, JSmith2.jpg, JSmith3.jpg).
If you need to make special accommodations for submission of your work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preference given to interactive & installation pieces.
All work must be original artwork – ready to hang or be displayed.
Artwork must include story about
One Piece $25 DONATE HERE
About 1310 Gallery: A 37 unit live/work art community housing multi-disciplinary visual & performing artist. The Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts hosts monthly shows every third Saturday of the month since 2008.