Monday, January 17, 2011
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CABINET OF QUEER-IOSITIES
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:CABINET OF QUEER-IOSITIES: Lethbridge Pride 2011.
Cabinets of Curiosities (or Wunderkammers) were collections of objects which would later be separated into the distinct categories of geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art, and antiquities. During the Renaissance such collections were shown together in what are now considered the early precursors of the modern museum.
Cabinet of Queer-iosities is an exhibition of small format works celebrating GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered) history and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches. The exhibition will appear in the oak display cases at the Bowman Arts Centre from May 28 through July 10, 2011. Works that play with the Wunderkammer concept are encouraged.
This call is open to everyone but submissions should in some way address GLBT history and/or pride. Given the limited space and physical size of the cabinets, 2D and 3D pieces should not exceed 18" in any dimension.
The showcases are in a public hallway frequented by small children. Artists are asked to take this into consideration when submitting work for any exhibition in this space.
Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Drop off or mail in work to:
The Bowman Arts811 - 5 Avenue South
For further information contact Leila Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Darcy Logan (email@example.com) @ 403-327-2813.