Call: 2nd Annual Gulf-South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition

Call to Gulf South Artists: A call for 2D and 3D submissions for a group exhibition featuring the works of emerging artists from TX, LA, MS, AL and FL. **This exhibition will open Jan. 3, 2009 during the upcoming biennial, Prospect 1: New Orleans, “the largest biennial of contemporary art ever organized in the United States” which runs from Nov. 1, ’08 – Jan. 18, ’09. Email submissions will be accepted according to the guidelines listed below through Nov. 10, 2008. Physical CD submissions will be accepted through Nov. 14, 2008.

2nd Annual Gulf-South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition

On its 1st Anniversary, BECA gallery presents the ‘2nd Annual Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition’ from January 3 – February 28, 2009. This competition for group exhibition is open to all visual artists, without representation in New Orleans, residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and working in 2-D and 3-D mediums. This Call is being issued well in advance of our November deadlines because we want to give maximum time for artists to adequately prepare. Due to the rare nature of this opportunity to exhibit works during a contemporary art biennial, we expect the competition to be strong. Our gallery location is directly across the street from the primary Prospect 1 biennial venue. Plan to put forth your best work and please make sure that you are presenting high quality images of your work for consideration.

The purpose of the annual ‘Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition’ is to discover and highlight new emerging Gulf South contemporary artists, their current work and the ideas that are motivating their creative processes. The exhibition is juried by the gallery’s Co-Directors who are seeking the most engaging and innovative works to feature during this group exhibition.

GALLERY INFO: BECA is an acronym that stands for Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art. We strive to serve as a bridge by which emerging contemporary art flows between New Orleans and the larger national and international contemporary arts community. The artist run gallery is an 1100 square foot renovated warehouse space situated in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse Arts District. Our gallery program exists as a place for both innovative local, regional and international emerging contemporary art to grow and flourish in an environment that is accommodating to both artists and collectors. Half of our exhibitions feature local and regional emerging contemporary art and half feature international emerging contemporary art.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all visual artists, without representation in New Orleans, residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and working in 2-D and 3-D mediums including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles and photography. We are currently unable to accept the mediums of performance art, film or video. All works submitted must have been created within the last 2 years and must be original works or limited editions of no more than 10. Artwork submitted must be for sale and not previously exhibited at BECA gallery. All selected works must be made available for the duration of the exhibition.

Complete information and submission guidelines may be downloaded from http://becagallery.typepad.com/my_weblog/call-to-artists.html

BECA gallery – Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 Saint Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
www.becagallery.com
(504) 566-8999