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12x12x122 Summer Show: The first 122 artists to enter will have their works exhibited (according to guidelines – actual work will not be accepted for delivery until the end of May).

Exhibition: 12x12x122
Exhibition Dates: June 6, 2009 – July 18, 2009
Opening Reception: June 6, 2009 from 6pm-8pm

What: BECA gallery’s 2009 Summer Show titled 12x12x122 is an experimental, gallery packed show of 488 unframed works on canvas sized 12×12 inches (30.5 cm x30.5 cm) at a stretcher depth of no more than 1.5 inches. Works need not be flat but all of it must be secure on the canvas and not extend beyond the 12×12 inches (30.5 cm x30.5 cm) size.

Where: BECA gallery, 527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Gallery Directors will choose up to 10 exhibiting artists to feature at

Why: The purpose of this non-juried experimental, group exhibition ’12x12x122′ is to discover and highlight new approaches by emerging contemporary artists, as well as those established artists who are stretching their work into unfamiliar territory, working within the parameters of a format of 12×12 inches on canvas. We are encouraging artists to experiment. The only criteria is that the work must be unframed on (or somehow be incorporated into/onto) stretched canvas size 12×12 inches (30.5 cm x30.5 cm) (no smaller, no larger) with a stretcher depth of no more than 1.5 inches.

Eligibility: All artists at least 18 years of age from any country may participate according to the guidelines posted at

BECA gallery – Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 St. Joseph Street (across from the Contemporary Arts Center)
New Orleans, LA 70130