Open call: Guerrilla Art Park

Open call: Guerrilla Art Park

An opportunity to exhibit on the site of our future arts campus

 

Oklahoma Contemporary is inviting artists to participate in our first installment of Guerrilla Art Park – an outdoor sculpture exhibition to take place near our Showroom at NW 11th and Broadway, on the site of our future arts campus.

We are accepting submissions now through the month of May, and planning to install in June — it’s going to be a lightning-fast operation, but we are excited to activate the space for all of our summer activities.

DETAILS
Up to seven works will be selected for display. Jurying the competition/exhibition will be a selection committee of local artists and curators and Oklahoma Contemporary’s visual arts staff.

Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $100 honorarium. Additionally, Oklahoma Contemporary will cover transportation in the Oklahoma City metro and assist with installation and de-installation of the sculpture. Oklahoma Contemporary will promote the exhibition, the artworks and artists on its website, through social media and to print, broadcast and online outlets.

Since the exhibition area is outdoors and open to the public, some common sense rules apply: Entries must be works that are already complete, freestanding and of sound, safe construction. Sculptures must be weatherproof and made of durable materials designed to withstand outdoor climate conditions. Resistance to high-speed winds is important (we are in Oklahoma, after all). The artist is responsible for stand or base if necessary. Absolutely no digging or ground submergence will be permitted.

Sculptures will be installed in June 2016 and be on view until after Labor Day. The artist must install the same sculpture(s) that was submitted for entry. Artists may sell the work during the project period, but the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition.

The Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary, four repurposed shipping containers temporarily housing exhibitions, events and an art library, serves as the first step toward Oklahoma Contemporary’s future location. The 4.6-acre arts campus will be home to a new 50,000-square-foot building with exhibition, education and performance space, an industrial arts building, a three-block arts park and space for outdoor exhibitions, education programs and public performances.

Fault Line by Perpetual Motion Dance @ Oklahoma Contemporary Arts

Fault Line by Perpetual Motion Dance @ Oklahoma Contemporary Arts

Perpetual Motion Dance is creating an original concert of modern and aerial dance entitled Fault Line in collaboration with filmmaker Kyle Van Odsol that will feature the company’s signature blend of stunning visuals and technical ingenuity. The concert will take place May 15th-16th 8:00pm and May 17th 2:00pm at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Fault Line will explore the metaphor of seismic shifts by creating an eight by eight foot wall of boxes that will be deconstructed into multiple platforms. Kyle Van Osdol will integrate 3-D projection mapping onto these platforms, reflecting the seismic activity occurring below our feet. Aerial apparatuses such as a horizontal ladder and harnesses will lift the performance off the ground and into the air. The choreography for Fault Line will be created by director Michelle Moeller, company choreographers Stephanie Crosby, Kayla Jenkins, and Amy Nevius and artist in residence Amy Querin of Fresno Dance Collective.

Perpetual Motion Dance was awarded the Mid-America Arts Alliance “Artistic Innovations” grant for the creation Fault Line, one of only three awarded in the state of Oklahoma. The company was also awarded a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to assist in funding Perpetual Motion’s concert. Through state appropriations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council funds over 1,200 events annually with an estimated total attendance of over 3.5 million. Projects funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council generally account for over $20 million in grants and matching funds distributed throughout Oklahoma’s economy throughout the state’s rural and urban communities.

Tickets for Fault Line are available at www.perpetualmotiondance.org and at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center box office one hour prior to show time, located at 3000 General Pershing Blvd, OKC 73107. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Student/Senior discounts are available at $10. For more information about Perpetual Motion Dance, its performances and work with area schools, please call 405-206-2843 or e-mail perpetualinfo@gmail.com.

Fault Line by Perpetual Motion Dance @ Oklahoma Contemporary Arts

Fault Line by Perpetual Motion Dance @ Oklahoma Contemporary Arts

Perpetual Motion Dance is creating an original concert of modern and aerial dance entitled Fault Line in collaboration with filmmaker Kyle Van Odsol that will feature the company’s signature blend of stunning visuals and technical ingenuity. The concert will take place May 15th-16th 8:00pm and May 17th 2:00pm at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Fault Line will explore the metaphor of seismic shifts by creating an eight by eight foot wall of boxes that will be deconstructed into multiple platforms. Kyle Van Osdol will integrate 3-D projection mapping onto these platforms, reflecting the seismic activity occurring below our feet. Aerial apparatuses such as a horizontal ladder and harnesses will lift the performance off the ground and into the air. The choreography for Fault Line will be created by director Michelle Moeller, company choreographers Stephanie Crosby, Kayla Jenkins, and Amy Nevius and artist in residence Amy Querin of Fresno Dance Collective.

Perpetual Motion Dance was awarded the Mid-America Arts Alliance “Artistic Innovations” grant for the creation Fault Line, one of only three awarded in the state of Oklahoma. The company was also awarded a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to assist in funding Perpetual Motion’s concert. Through state appropriations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council funds over 1,200 events annually with an estimated total attendance of over 3.5 million. Projects funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council generally account for over $20 million in grants and matching funds distributed throughout Oklahoma’s economy throughout the state’s rural and urban communities.

Tickets for Fault Line are available at www.perpetualmotiondance.org and at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center box office one hour prior to show time, located at 3000 General Pershing Blvd, OKC 73107. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Student/Senior discounts are available at $10. For more information about Perpetual Motion Dance, its performances and work with area schools, please call 405-206-2843 or e-mail perpetualinfo@gmail.com.