We have some great art work heading out way for Relative Proximity!
Deadline for entry: Monday, April 1
Submit your work by emailing photos to email@example.com. Please name the photo file using the following format:
Delivery of Work: All accepted work must be delivered in gallery ready format to Austin College from Tuesday April 9 through Tuesday April 16 during business hours (Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or by special arrangement). More details will be provided in acceptance letter. Work that is shipped to us must include return postage!
Installation: Wednesday & Thursday, April 17 & 18. Austin College Art Department staff will install the exhibit. If your work must be installed by you personally, you can make arrangements to do it on these dates.
Pick up of Work: The exhibit will close on May 24. Pick up will be the following week starting after the memorial day holiday: Tuesday May 28 – Friday, May 31, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or by special arrangement. Work that has been shipped to us with return postage will be sent back this week.
The Ghost Town is seeking entries for our next exhibition “everything old is new again,” which will be in the Ida Green Gallery at Austin College March 26 – April 27, 2012. The calendar for submissions is below.
everything old is new again
Artists mine the past for material: both figuratively through subject matter and literally through the use of old media, imagery and materials. We take these old ideas, motifs, and materials and we tear them apart, subvert them, dissect them. Then, we rebuild, reimagine and reuse them for new purposes. This cycle of renewal, of death and rebirth, of new leaves on old braches every spring, will be explored and celebrated in this exhibition.
Work in all media will be considered for this exhibition. In order to submit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. In the email, include your name, phone number, email address and the following information for each piece: Title, dimensions, year, media, price, and a photo. Please label each photo with your last name, first initial, and the title or partial title, separated by underscores. For example: Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles D’avignon would be labeled “Picasso_P_Demoiselles”. If more than one piece is untitled, please number your entries (e.g. Schmo_J_Untitled1, Schmo_J_Untitled2).
For your convenience, there is a fillable list at the bottom of this post that you can copy and paste into your submission email.
Number of entries: Each person may submit up to four separate pieces.
Entry Fee: There is an entry fee of $5 for this exhibition, payable upon delivery of accepted work.
Monday February 27 – Friday, March 9: Submissions accepted by email
Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16: Notifications of acceptance
Monday, March 19 & Tuesday March 20: Work Delivered to Austin College (the show will be installed starting on the 21st)
March 26 – April 27: Exhibition Open (opening reception TBA)
Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4: Work to be picked up from Austin College
Submission Form (please copy and paste into your email submission):
You Will Know When You Are There: A Journey in Art and Modern Dance
The journey continues through the fall as the Ghost Town artists build an installation that is companion to the dance performance choreographed by Muscle Memory Dance Theatre. Taking cues from one another, the installation will shape the movement, and the movement will shape the installation.
The project will culminate in an evening length dance performance on November 4th and 5th at LIFE in Deep Ellum. Each evening will begin at 7 pm with a reception in the gallery. Once the doors to the performance space open, the audience will embark upon their own journey through the art installation and into the dance performance. The dance performance will begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors.
Muscle Memory and the Ghost Town are proud to invite you to this exciting and unique multi-media event.
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Muscle Memory Dance Theater and Ghost Town Arts Collective collaborate on multi-media event
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Life Drawing Workshops
Our life drawing workshops are off to a great start. It is an invigorating way to brush up on your drawing skills or a fun way to learn something new. The workshops meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 10 pm now through June 29. The cost is $10 per person per session, pay at the door. Email us to sign up!
Motley Fools Pickup
Pickup for the Motley Fools Exhibit will be on Saturday, June 11 from 10 am – noon. This will also be a workday for us, so the earlier you can come, the better. If you can’t come during this time frame, contact us to work out another time.
Summer Gallery Workday
We will be having another workday on the gallery space on Saturday, June 11 from 10 am – 4 pm. The main goal for this workday is to scrape up the old loose linoleum tiles from the floor, as well as to patch the walls and do some touch up painting. Please come give us a hand! We’ll have some tools, but bring scrapers, gloves, fans, as well as a low stool, kneeler or knee pads for yourself if you have them. If you volunteer during the workday for at least one hour we will waive your next entry fee for one of our exhibits!
Summer Exhibit at the new Ghost Town Gallery
Our next exhibit will be at the new Ghost Town Gallery on July 9 from 7 – 10 pm. There is as yet no theme for this exhibit (I’m thinking we’ll call it ‘Hot Hot Hot!’), and entries in all media will be accepted. There is an entry fee of $10 for three entries. I will send a full call for entries as more details emerge. Please go ahead and put it on your calendar, and if you’ll be around then plan to come and party with us!
Ghost Town website, now available in AWESOME!
The inimitable Cedra Wood has redesigned our website, and it is beautiful! Check it out -
Muscle Memory Dance Theater and Ghost Town Arts Collective Collaboration
We are pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with Muscle Memory Dance Theater, a modern dance company currently working out of Life in Deep Ellum in Dallas, on a project for the fall. This will be a multi-media event that will include an exhibit in the gallery at Life as well as a dance concert/ Avant-garde art and dance event in their performance space. We are still in the early planning stages for this event, but we are confident that it will be incredible; stay tuned for more information.
We’d love to hear about what you are up to, too. Send us an email, comment on our blog, or leave a note on our facebook page. Even more importantly, we hope to see you out at one of our events this summer!!
Ghost Town Arts Collective
Welcome to the Ghost Town Arts Collective’s Blog.
The Ghost Town Arts Collective is a non-profit artists’ co-op based in North Texas, with a gallery and performance space in Denison, TX. We are a multimedia collective dedicated to nurturing, sustaining, and raising the profile of all forms of art in our community.
Since our inception in 2006, the GTAC has held regular exhibitions and events showcasing visual and performance art, music, dance, spoken word, and film. Additionally, we hold ongoing workshops, including art critiques, life drawing, creative writing, bookmaking, and children’s art.
We plan to use this blog to share information about upcoming and past events, and to promote the goings-on of our members. If you like art and are interested in what we’re up to, follow us!