Overstimulated, Overexposed, and Overextended
Seeking works by artists who explore the idea of overstimulation, excessiveness, and bombardment, be it through too much information, activity, expectation, or by any other means.
June 14 – August 19, 2018
Cash Awards of $2,000
April 13, 2018, midnight
Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the citywide public art project, 5x5, a major initiative sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. She has organized exhibitions in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. including at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Artisphere, IA&A at Hillyer, Project 4, Fusebox and the DCACArts Center
Roulet is also a frequent contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her other publications include many catalogue essays, encyclopedia entries, articles in American Art, Art Journal, Art Nexus, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art, the Guogua Aereo, the Trojan Horse and the Temite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.
All Mid-Atlantic artists (DC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, DE, WV)are invited to submit up to 4 jpegs of paintings or works related in some way to painting completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at MPA. Work that combines painting with other materials or is conceptual in nature is acceptable and encouraged as well. Each of the submitted works must be available for exhibit if chosen by the juror. Works must fit through an 81” x 64” doorway.
Cash prizes totaling $2,000 will be awarded by the juror. Decisions are final.
Artists may submit up to four digital images or up to 10 minutes of recorded material. Please do not email submissions.
Whether your piece has been selected by the juror or not, notification will be sent to you via email. Please be patient with the gallery and be sure to provide an accurate email address.
A 25% sales commission will be retained by MPA on all sales. Work will be sold at the price listed on the typed image checklist unless marked Not For Sale (NFS).
Works are insured for the sales price minus the commission or the stated insurance value from receipt of artwork at the gallery through designated pick-up date and time.
Artists are responsible for shipping artwork (delivery and pick-up) to and from MPA according to the calendar.
All works must be received ready for installation with proper hanging devices attached and instructions where necessary. MPA reserves the right to refuse any work that is improperly presented or unsafe for display.
All accepted works must remain for the duration of the show. MPA reserves the right to photograph accepted works for publicity and educational purposes. MPA or the juror reserves the right to reject works that differ from the submitted image. MPA is not responsible for works left after the pick-up dates following the close of the exhibition. Submission of an entry constitutes understanding and agreement with all the conditions set forth in this prospectus.