Monday, September 28, 2009

LACDA | Snap to Grid

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

Every Entry Submitted is Shown!

November 12-December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm
(in conjunction with Downtown Artwalk)

Previous Snap to Grid Exhibit
previous snap to grid opening

Show your work at our gallery in our Un-Juried Competition: Snap to Grid. In our sixth 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 nignt of the exciting Downtown Art Walk which has drawn over 10,000 people (and also provides a new shuttle service between each cluster of the over 40 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: October 19, 2009

Show is international, open to all geographical locations.

Entrants submit one JPEG file of original work up to 2mb. 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.

Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee for each additional image.

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

Show Dates: November 12-December 5, 2009
Deadline for entries: October 19, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 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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