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Call to Artists:

Misercordiano – A Pop-up Exhibit at St. Ephrem Church, Brooklyn

Stand Exhibition #7

Submission deadline: April 10, 2016

Exhibition date: Sunday, April 17, 2016 Reception 2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m., Following a classical concert 1:30 – 2:30

This exhibition will take place at St. Ephrem Church, 7414 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11228

We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it. -Pope Francis

We watch the destruction of lives through war, injustice and poverty as abstractions making it possible to disconnect from their reality, but it is not possible to disconnect from the tangled mesh of life itself, the faint flutter of the butterfly’s wings that reverberate and set off a series of events that come full circle. Suffering that is inherited through the ages, a never-ending cycle.

Like the butterfly’s kiss our actions need not be large. A flapping wing, a merciful wing can alter a system. Giving justice is a salve that soothes, but granting mercy is anathema to our instincts for it calls for us to cede power. Mercy allows for an escape, it gives us a way out and leads us to love.

Life is a dynamic system and we are a part of its trajectories and iterations. Mercy counters behavior that destroys and fractures our fractal world.

We are granted mercy in all forms, simple and complex. It is critical for us to note the simple, the daily and the mundane aspects of divine mercy alongside the grand acts of mercy that inspire awe in order to become agents of mercy.

This show is a celebration of our interconnectedness and a call to illuminate the need for mercy, moments of mercy and avenues towards a more merciful existence.

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Works should be no larger than 9×12. Artists can enter more than one work.

No fee required. Open to all mediums. Digital submissions preferred.

Recommended sales price $300 or less. Artists keep 100% of profit.

Please send:

1. 1-3 .jpg images (72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each)

title each file: LASTNAME_TitleofPiece_Year_Dims(height first)

eg: SMITH_InteractionofColor_2012_24x18in.jpg

eg: SMITH_ColorTwo_2013_15x15x20in.jpg

1. Artist Statement (in the body of the email) describing how your work relates to the theme.

Call to Artists:

Giving up the Ghost, A Search for What the World Ought to Be

Stand Exhibition #6

Submission deadline: December 11, 2015

Exhibition date: Thursday, January 7, 2016

This exhibition will take place at Owl’s Head Wine Bar, 479-74th Street Brooklyn, NY from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The life principle or vital spark, the seat of intelligence, which gives way to our mind’s apparitions and haunts are how we may define the soul. The soul of an artist is often restless and searching and the exploration is a never-ending journey to mine more questions and shun definitive answers for fear it will lead to creation’s death.

We find those questions through our perceptions of our physical and subconscious worlds that partner to embody the spirits that inform us. We mingle with these “ghosts” as we navigate life’s terrain and we share them through the art we bring into being.

In this exhibit we will play with “ghosts” in a variety of forms.

-Revival- Ghosts who may lure us back to old haunts and persuade us into creating new ones. Mischievous spirits, like those of Owl’s Head who had a hand in crafting a place where drunk history and poetry is spoken and ghosts from the past reorganize into the dreams that define us today, a place where good souls toast with fine spirits.

-Invocation-The portals in our studios that transport us to a world of different possibilities. Where our faults whisper to us and employ us as conduits towards the cultivation of new concepts, our friendly ghosts.

-Phantom- an insistent fear that weaves through our personal or collective consciousness

-Ghosts in the machines- a place where our memories and private search efforts are “cookied” and sold to the highest bidder. Documenting the ghosts of our past and present, forever floating in a digital miasmic limbo, waiting to be plucked back into existence by the malevolent, predatory, curious or protective living who are searching for our marks, proof of a transgression or our private moments- an aid to understanding who we are in order to manipulate or expose our being.

-Visions- memories of past acts or people who inhabit our thoughts

-Apparitions- visible but not present, the history of place and the ghosts who leave us with our present

The ghosts of knowledge and the ghosts of emptiness continue their otherworldly battle using humans as their hosts. We acquiesce in our search for what the world ought to be by offering our souls not only to truth and beauty, but also to their pursuit.

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Works should no larger than 9×12. Recommended price: $300 or under

Artists can enter more than one work.

No fee required. Open to all mediums. Digital submissions preferred.

Please send:

1. 1-3 .jpg images (72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each)
title each file: LASTNAME_TitleofPiece_Year_Dims(height first)

eg: SMITH_InteractionofColor_2012_24x18in.jpg

eg: SMITH_ColorTwo_2013_15x15x20in.jpg

1. Artist Statement (in the body of the email) describing how your work relates to the theme.
Send all submissions to:

Jeannine Bardo by December 11 at jbardo.stand@gmail.com

Work does not need to be framed.

Because of the time constraints no work will be considered after that date.

Call to Artists:

Sheltered Past – A Pop-up Exhibit, at a historical carriage house in Bay Ridge

Stand Exhibition #5

August 7, 2015

An anthropological study of the creative and passionate denizens of Brooklyn proper.

This exhibit will take place in a historical carriage house on the cobblestoned street of Bay Ridge Place.

By its nature, the present succumbs continuously to the realm of the past. A memory, an image, an object arises as if to remind us that what came before continues to inhabit what is now. As artists we rekindle and rework the past either consciously or subconsciously in our process. Consider a memory, an image, an object from the past and how and why it continues to live. How do we curate the past and bring it into the present in order to deliver it to the experience of another?

This exhibit will consider works that mine the past. They may be made of objects found or collected, images, or words that have been written or spoken, the ten year old self that keeps finding its way into your work, a personal or world event or a response to the history of the venue itself.

This is a pop-up exhibit and 100% of the proceeds from works sold will go directly to the artist. Suggested price range is $300 or less. Artists can enter more than one work.

No fee required. Open to all mediums. Digital submissions preferred.

Please send:
1. 1-3 .jpg images (72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each)

title each file: LASTNAME_TitleofPiece_Year_Dims(height first)

eg: SMITH_InteractionofColor_2012_24x18in.jpg

eg: SMITH_ColorTwo_2013_15x15x20in.jpg
2. Artist Statement (in the body of the email) describing how your work relates to the theme.

Send all submissions to:
Jeannine Bardo by July 24th at jbardo.stand@gmail.com.

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Call to Artists:

Pop-up Paper Show at Reich Paper

Stand Exhibition #4

Friday March 27, from 6 to 9

Reich Paper is a family-owned business that sells quality old world papers with the innovation and needs of the new world in an environmentally sustainable way. It is located on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and has been chosen as the 4th venue in the Stand series.

Paper is visceral, a loved and invaluable material for every artist. Humble and hard working it is usually the first place for the artist’s ideas to take hold. For this show you are being asked simply to use it. Cut it, paint it, draw on it, sculpt it… Cultivate a relationship to it, but don’t get too attached. Enter it into the Pop Up Paper Show and give it a chance to form new relationships. This is our homage to the humble workhorse that is paper and it is fitting that we honor it by giving it a chance to find a new home and a new love. Make it priced to sell because it won’t be sitting for long. This Pop Up Paper Show will only be around for one evening.

Reich Paper will offer artists samples to use in their work and they are curious to see how you will respond to their precious product.
If you are interested in this generous offer, visit Reich the week of 2/23-2/27 between the hours of 11:00-3:00

Works are to be made on or with paper (Reich or other papers) and they are to be no larger than 9×12 and priced to sell at $300 or less. Artists can enter more than one work.

No fee required. Open to all mediums. Digital submissions preferred.

Please send:

1. 1-3 .jpg images (72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each)

title each file: LASTNAME_TitleofPiece_Year_Dims(height first)

eg: SMITH_InteractionofColor_2012_24x18in.jpg

eg: SMITH_ColorTwo_2013_15x15x20in.jpg

1. Artist Statement (in the body of the email) describing how your work relates to the theme.

Send all submissions to:
Jeannine Bardo by March 13 at jbardo.stand@gmail.com

Work does not need to be framed. Because of the time constraints no work will be considered after that date.

Call to Artists:

LandEscape at Greenhouse Café

Stand Exhibition #3

June 26 through July 16, 2014
  • The greenhouse is a manmade construct used to recreate a natural environment for the purpose of cultivating plants produced for sustenance and/or beauty.
  • An artwork is a manmade construct used to express one’s imagination, feeling or idea.
  • LandEscape is a show focused on work that uses the natural landscape as inspiration and humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

No fee required. 2D work, open to all mediums. Digital submissions preferred.

Please send:

1. 1-3 .jpg images (72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each)

title each file: LASTNAME_TitleofPiece_Year_Dims (height first)

eg: SMITH_InteractionofColor_2012_24x18in.jpg

eg: SMITH_ColorTwo_2013_15x15x20in.jpg

2. Artist Statement (in the body of the email) describing how your work relates to the theme.

3. Your Bio

Send all submissions to: Jeannine Bardo by June 12 at oceanhoriz@aol.com

All pieces should be ready to hang. Because of the time constraints no work will be considered after this date.

Call to Artists:

A Thousand Fibers at Brooklyn Stitchery

Stand Exhibition #2

April 4 through May 9, 2014
  • a show focused on work that uses textiles/fibers as materials, subject or both.

Inspired by Herman Melville’s words, “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men;…”  in which he reminds us of our interconnectedness, this show will highlight the fiber and textile arts that through culture and history connect us globally as well as the use of these materials through the art process in their literal, metaphorical and historical context.

No fee required. Open to all mediums. Digital submissions preferred.

Please send:

1. 1-3 .jpg images (72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each)

title each file: LASTNAME_TitleofPiece_Year_Dims (height first)

eg: SMITH_InteractionofColor_2012_24x18in.jpg

eg: SMITH_ColorTwo_2013_15x15x20in.jpg

2. Artist Statement (in the body of the email) describing how your work relates to the theme.

3. Your Bio

Send all submissions to: Jeannine Bardo by March 21 at oceanhoriz@aol.com

 All pieces should be ready to hang.  Because of the time constraints no work will be considered after this date.

Call To Artists:

Choice Connections at Butcher Bar

Stand Exhibition #1

February 8 – March 1, 2014

The “butcher “and the “bar”, once staunch neighborhood hubs are losing ground as integral social centers as communities are carved up to accommodate big box stores and large-scale businesses, and residents move on to more affordable pastures across the bay.  Once a community with as many bars as churches, with strollers parked outside of the butcher’s market, fish monger, grocery and fruit markets, Bay Ridge is not alone as a community in flux.

“It is not from the benevolence (kindness) of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”

This is a quote from the economist Adam Smith’s book “A Wealth of Nations” in which he pictures self- interest as “the invisible hand”.  “The invisible hand” as a force that drives commerce and people to make economic choices and create competition. While there is truth to his theory it becomes complicated when the complexities of the human experience come into play. This “invisible hand” is sometimes connected to a beating heart that may steer a choice of self-interest towards the interest of others.

We find this in strong communities – in places where the butcher is not just a purveyor of meat but also a family business, a place to gossip, meet neighbors and ask for culinary advice.  Many people know when they enter their local butcher that a connection is made to the animal by the person entrusted to provide it for the community.    Likewise, the local bar is not only a seller of spirits but also a place to connect and converse with others, where the social network is face-to-face and not on a computer screen.

It is the beating heart that sometimes makes choices that do not correlate with the work of “the invisible hand”.  That hand is often larger and stronger than the heart that feeds it, hence the replacement of the small family business with the large all-inclusive corporate entity.   

Is this what Smith is defending? When the butcher, the brewer and the baker cannot compete for their self-interest because “the invisible hand” belongs to a giant, whose interest is served with the replacements?  What is lost when we substitute craft and quality for convenience?  When connections, physical and social lose a place to take hold, does a community finally unravel? How does a dollar store out-live a butcher? Let’s pull up a bar stool and talk.

The focus of this exhibition is to illuminate how connections are made to seemingly disparate subjects through the social networks of language, community, commerce and tradition and how artists consider these connections within their work as well as place.  Like the butcher and the bar, art is a place where language is played upon and subverted, connections and traditions are made or destroyed and business is done whether it is the business of the hand, the heart or the mind.

Please send:

1. 1-3 .jpg images (72 dpi, no larger than 1MB each)

title each file: LASTNAME_TitleofPiece_Year_Dims (height first)

eg: SMITH_InteractionofColor_2012_24x18in.jpg

eg: SMITH_ColorTwo_2013_15x15x20in.jpg

2. Artist Statement (in the body of the email) describing how your work relates to the theme.

3. Your Bio

Send all submissions to: Jeannine Bardo by January 22 at oceanhoriz@aol.com

All pieces should be ready to hang.  Because of the time constraints no work will be considered after that date.