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Sweeping Up the Mess Exhibition – Sept. 16th – Dec 16th 2011

September 12, 2011
You are cordially invited to The White Carpet Gallery for an art exhibition,
Sweeping Up the Mess which explores the notions related to marginalized,
overlooked, unappreciated, work, identity, as well as political and social
issues such as current issues, war, refugees, and in general cleaning up
the mess of life. The exhibition is free. Donations will be accepted to
support the Refugee Community Center.
b.a.l.m.’s co founder | co director, Darin M. White is the guest juror/
curator for this exhibition in Des Moines, IA. The opening reception
is this Friday Sept. 16th from 6-9pm and the exhibit will be on display
till Dec. 16th, 2011.
Artworks include, site specific installation, performance work, video,
interactive, yarn bombing, textiles, painting, drawing, sculpture and poetry.

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Sweeping Up the Mess – Call for Art and Poetry Entries

July 30, 2011
Update Aug 17: Deadline Extension, Included and Highlighted Artists and a few changes
Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – December 16, 2011 in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Exhibit Includes Artists:

Rex Hausmann

Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, Hausmann has been included in the Venice Biennale, Smithsonian Museum of Art, and currently has a solo show at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

 

 

Above: The Brothers Hat Shop

Rex Hausmann, 2010

Acrylic on canvas

Deb Seeger

Ms. Seeger’s career spans 4 decades, and has shown National and Internationally. Her Longleaf Project, a knitted dress using plastic bags as yarn, combines social issues, community, and art.



Above: The Longleaf Project 
Deb Seeger, 2008

Jason Barr

Trained as a printmaker, Barr uses bright colors and juvenile imagery to address larger world issues. He is currently working on a video/performance project in

conjunction with the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art

Above: Snowman the Barbarian

Jason Barrr, 2011

Katherine O’Hara

Katherine Marie O’Hara earned her BFA in interdisciplinary arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010.  Three months after graduation, she was awarded a residency with the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project.  In the past year, her multi-medium installation and sculptural works have been shown with Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, b.a.l.m 739 Flash Space, and Urban Culture Project.  She has also curated at the Monarch gallery, contributed to Bread & Glitter Magazine, and taught for the Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education Program.

Above: Con & De-struction I-VI

Katherine O’Hara, 2011

The Yarn Dawgz

The Yarn Dawgz are a knit graffiti collective founded by visual artists Dino Foxx and Billy Muñoz. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the Yarn Dawgz knit and crochet art for commissioned gallery shows and public art installations as well as guerrilla style graffiti pieces installed during their travels as professional performance artists. With over 15 years of experience as visual and performance artists, the Dawgz have displayed their fiber art in San Antonio, Austin, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and most recently in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Having just completed a large public art installation at the Culinary Institute of the America’s for International Yarn Bombing Day, the Yarn Dawgz are now at work completing their first full gallery show that will open at Jump-Start Art Gallery in July of 2012.


 

Above: Yarn Dawgz in Action, 2011
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Sweeping up the Mess

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Call for Entries:

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – 18, 2011 in a flash space provided by Terrus Real Estate Group (Location TBD) in the downtown region of Des Moines, Iowa. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 15, 2011 Updated to 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Notification: See website TBD www.sweepingupthemess.blogspot.com

Selected Artwork Received:

August 29, 2011 – September 9, 2011

Receiving Address:
Hillyard
4267 109th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322

Contact:
Chad Cox, General Manager, Hillyard
ccox@hillyard.com

1-800-584-9237

Website: www.sweepingupthemess.blogspot.com (company site) www.hillyard.com

Guest Curator: Darin White

Hillyard is excited to announce that Darin White, Lawrence, KS, has agreed to guest curate and jury the Sweeping up the Mess exhibit. White’s recent curatorial work includes: Anthropoi, White Show, Dry Bones, and TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent which was hailed by Review Mid-America’s Visual Arts Publication as being “mesmerizing, beautiful, puzzling, and disturbing, but what perhaps makes it successful overall is the effective curation. White has put together an exhibition that is direct and sensible; it creates an environment capable of producing dialogue between viewers.” In its review of Anthropoi, the publication states, “White’s curatorial and promotional skills are causing much murmur in Lawrence’s fairly tight-knit arts community.”

White graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in sculpture. He is also a founder of b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement), a regional artists’ group and organization that welcomes artists of all disciplines. www.cargocollective.com/darinwhite.com

Submission Guidelines:

1.      Email ccox@hillyard.com for Complete Submission Guidelines and Entry Form.

2.        $5 Entry Fee must be paid before entry will be considered. Mail checks payable to Hillyard or process cash payments in person (see shipping address). Credit Card payments will be processed at 1-800-584-9237. All correspondence should reference “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Artwork –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by, and make use of, custodial supplies. (Example: paint with a toilet bowl brush, urinal block sculpture, string mop installation piece, etc.)
  • ·          There is no size or material requirements, however, the flash space ceilings are estimated to range between 11’ and 12’.
  • ·          All 2-D and 3-D mediums will be considered.

Poetry –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by custodial supplies. (Example theme: ode to the plunger)
  • ·          Selected poems will be displayed in unison with the exhibit as determined by the guest curator.
  • ·          All poetry styles will be considered.
  • ·          Three poems = One Entry. You may submit up to Three Entries, or Nine Poems.

Exhibit Sales/Awards:

Hillyard takes a 20% commission of all sales with 80% going to the artist. Three Artists and Three Poets, whom the jury considers deserving, will be awarded solo shows on display in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard.  Total awards and display dates may vary at the sole discretion of Hillyard.

Email ccox@hillyard.com for Entry Form.

See on fb:

Additional Call for Entries for Final Fridays in Lawrence, KS-

http://finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/calls-for-artists/


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