Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Texas Biennale

2009 Texas Biennial
A quasi-independent survey of contemporary Texas art

not that kind of Texas biennial, Texas Paintbrush

Call for Entry runs
April 16-May 31, 2008

The 2009 Biennial is happy to announce our Call For Entry for two components of this upcoming project: the Group Exhibition and the Temporary Outdoor Project in cooperation with Austin Art in Public Places.

As an independent survey of contemporary art, the 2009 Biennial is excited to use this opportunity to investigate and promote the innovation that lies within Tejas.

All submissions will be digitally submitted online and artists of all medias are encouraged to submit. Launching on April 16th, the 2009 Biennial website will provide all information on the Call for Entry process, as well as detailed instructions for the two components of the project available to propose work for. The Temporary Outdoor Project will be funded by the City of Austin and will award budgets for projects from 3 to $10,000. Artists have the option to submit to one or both.

Calendar for AIPP Temporary Outdoor Project
Call for Entries Dates: April 16-May 31, 2008
Artist Notification of Selection: July 31, 2008
Funding awarded: August 1, 2008
Artists present final designs for approval: November 1, 2008
Fabrication Begins: December 1, 2008
Installation Begins: TBD on project/ Beginning of 2009
Exhibition dates: March 7 – Dec. 31 (or earlier, depending on nature of artwork)

Calendar for Group Exhibition for 2009 Texas Biennial:
Call for Entries Dates: April 16-May 31, 2008
Artist Notification of Selection: July 31, 2008
Artwork received ready to hang: February 16, 2009
Installation begins: February 25, 2009

Exhibition dates
March 6th - April 11th, 2009

Opening receptions
March 6th – Group Exhibitions
March 7th – Solo Exhibitions & Temporary Outdoor Projects

Group Exhibition Venues
Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin
Women and their Work, 1710 Lavaca St., Austin

Mexican-American Cultural Center

Temporary Outdoor Project Locations
Town Lake Metropolitan Park -Auditorium Shores
Mexican American Cultural Center grounds
Fiesta Gardens

Submission Fees

David sez: It’s a sucker tax, losers pay for the winners’ show. Boo for that.
$20 Submission fee per entry (Group Exhibition or Temporary Outdoor Projects)
$30 Submission fee to apply to both
5 works per entry, each work may be represented by up to three views
1 proposal per entry for Temporary Outdoor Projects

2009 Texas Biennial Jurors:

Michael Duncan is Corresponding Editor for Art in America.
Risa Puleo is the Assistant Curator of American and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art.

Please contact Xochi Solis at xsolis@texasbiennial.com or visit www.texasbiennial.com for further information.


Anonymous said...

Why do the best art shows that have the capability of pushing the boundaries of contemporary art get determined by some juror that has never created a piece of art his entire life, but has no problem judging others work. I personally enjoyed the Texas biennial more when there was a panel of jurors with a wider range of subjectivity in making decisions. Why is this a better way to create a diverse and well rounded show? Hopefully the exhibit will not devolve to a showcase of blue bonnets, cows, and figurative pieces that are similar to five million other Sunday painters. Keep it real, just like the other two shows for the love of God
of pieces that do not