Call to Artists:
We are considering art and ideas for our upcoming exhibition “KITE” presented by Studio@620 in St Petersburg, Fl. Opening -TBA
The show will be co-curated by Fahan Sky McDonagh & Drayton Callison. KITE will be a collection of experiences throughout the duration of the show from the opening event, to kite building workshops, a kite fly in the park, a poetry night and more.
What is a Kite: a light frame covered with some thin material, to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string.
But could it be more than that?
A kite seems to live at the edge of a dream. There is a bit of magic in this connection between sky and earth. That magic is experienced through kiting.
Conceptually, a kite can conjure childhood nostalgia, a feeling of lightness or a moment of Zen for the flyer. What is a kite to YOU? We are searching for artists who want to experiment with the notion of a kite, the materiality that is possible/or impossible, the emotional response to the experience, what lies at the edge of a dream.
All forms of art and materials will be considered: fabric, paper, ceramic, concrete, steel, glass, photography, performance, painting, drawing, poetry, video, etc.
Artist’s Submission info:
Each artist may submit up to two pieces for consideration. Several shots of each piece may be submitted to accurately portray your work. If a new idea will be built for the show, we will need a written description and drawing with dimensions. The following info must be included with each submitted piece:
- Artist name along with any collaborating artists.
- Title of piece
- A short description of piece
- Dimensions and year made.
- Suggested Retail Value
*Selected artists will also be asked to submit an artist bio/statement and a head or working shot for promotional purposes.
Please email submissions to us both with KITE SUBMISSION in the subject line by June 2020 for consideration.
The show will run for 3- 4 weeks until the closing party TBA
You will be notified of your selection TBA.
All works are required to arrive in properly packed boxes or crates by to:
Attn: Kite Show
620 1st Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL
Selected artists are responsible for transport to and from the gallery. All artworks must arrive with a paid return label for shipping. All local submissions will have to pick up after the closing of the show-TBA.
Chosen works may be available for sale or just for show. A 40% commission will be granted to the gallery upon the sale of any available work.
Thank you for your time.
Fahan Sky McDonagh
Facebook.com/fsmcdonagh or fahanskymcdonagh