Lacda Snap to Grid Un-Juried Exhibit every entry shown
Deadline: November 28, 2016
Application fee: $35 per image
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
102 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
“SNAP TO GRID”
the UN-Juried Exhibit
every entry shown!
Show your work in our un-juried exhibit featuring digital art and photography at the twelfth anniversary exhibit of this very popular program. All entries will be printed (8.5"x11" on heavyweight paper) and shown in our gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Multiple entries are permitted. Separate registration fee required for each image.
All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable.
Special consideration is given to "Snap to Grid" artists for inclusion in future exhibits. Entrants to our calls for submissions form the pool of artists from which we select the majority of our exhibitors. There have been a large number of "Snap to Grid" participants who have been included in group exhibits, as well as a number of solo shows. Proceeds for "Snap to Grid" benefit these gallery programs and keep LACDA thriving. Exhibit your work, build your resume, and support LACDA. Everybody wins!
Show Dates: December 8-31, 2016
Deadline for entries: November 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday December 10, 7-9pm
The exhibit is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $35US per image. Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each image to be exhibited.
Submission Rules: Registration and submission are done online only. JPEG file uploads are the only accepted submissions under 5MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
Every year for over 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited.
The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to the smart phones, tablets, apps and social nets around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life of its own.
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Works of individual artists remain the intellectual property and are copyrighted by their respective authors. No unauthorized reproduction, all rights reserved.