OUTside the Box: a Queer People of Color Visual Artist Showcase/Exhibition/Sale Space

In preparation for the second annual QWOC WEEK, presented by Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston), the organizers of Boston’s multicultural LGBTQ festival (August 3rd-9th 2009) are accepting applications from artists interested in participating in “OUTside the Box: a Queer People of Color Visual Artist Exhibit.”

This year, for the first time, QWOC WEEK is featuring a week-long art exhibition and is accepting applications from  regional states, including MA, NH, VT, RI, CT, PA, and NY. There will be space available for 10 artists to show and sell works of fine art, print, photography, high-quality fine crafts, and original art including graphics/drawings, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, sculpture and wood.

The deadline for accepting applications is Monday, July 6th and notification of acceptance is scheduled for Friday, July 17th.

Questions and/or inquiries should be directed to art@qwocboston.org. For more details about QWOC Week, visit http://www.qwocboston.org/

Important Information and Guidelines for Submissions:

This art exhibit will be curated by the QWOC+ Boston Steering Committee. When applying, there is a limit of three submissions per artist.

In the event of acceptance, all participating artists will be required to sign an insurance waiver for work displayed at the exhibit and submit an exhibition/display fee of $30. The artworks will not be insured while on display, so the artist assumes all risk for damage or theft. Images of accepted artworks may also be published on QWOC Week promotional materials online and in print.

The primary intent of the art exhibit is to foster active interaction between regional LGBTQ Visual Artists of Color and QWOC Week participants. Thus, we expect all exhibitors to attend QWOC Week in some capacity.

If you would like to submit your work, please follow the instructions below. Nonconforming submissions will not be entered into the review process.

1.       Send 3 images representative of your work. Images should be e-mailed as JPEG files with a dimension of between 500 and 600 pixels in the larger direction.

a.       Color images should be in RGB format. Black and white images should be in grayscale format, not RGB, in order to minimize file size.

b.      The file names for the images must conform to the following format – Lastname1.JPG e.g. if Maya Upadhi submitted 2 works, the image for her second work would be called Upadhi2.JPG.

2.      Give us a list of how many pieces you’d be showing/selling.

3.      Your name, phone number, e-mail address.

4.      How you identify with or support LGBTQ people of color

5.      2-3 sentences on why your work is a good fit for an exhibit during QWOC Week

Please note that all the artworks should be hand delivered to the exhibit room by 3:00 PM on July 25, 2009. The exhibit participants are also responsible for picking up their works at the end of QWOC Week by Monday August 10th at 6PM.