Mixtapes for Hookers

Call For Entries: Body Of Work
July 13, 2009, 12:01 am
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Call For Entries:

Body of Work is the working title of a small group exhibit that will take place in Providence, Rhode Island in September of 2008.  Focusing exclusively on art made by sex workers, the show will attempt to shatter common myths about what it means to be a sex worker, while also providing much-needed gallery space for talented artists who may lack other means of showcasing their work.

With Providence quickly becoming the center of a national prostitution debate, it is vitally important to remind people that sex workers have minds as well as bodies, who should not be reduced to simple stereotypes.  Because of this, work submitted to the show need not necessarily be sex work-related or even sex-related.  Sex workers are a diverse group of people with diverse talents, interests, and skills, and this will be reflected in the final exhibit.

Submissions by hookers, strippers, rentboys, sex educators, porn stars, burlesque performers, dominatrices, go-go boys, and more are encouraged, though due to time and space constraints it should be emphasized that Body Of Work will ultimately focus on work by a small number of artists.  If the quality of work reaches beyond the scope of the gallery, a larger exhibit may take place in a different venue at a later date.

If you are interested in submitting your work to the show, more specific/logistical deets are after the jump:

2-D, 3-D, and video media are welcome, as are works by writers interested in reading or performing at the event.  Performance submissions are also encouraged, though the gallery’s small space will render large-scale performances very unlikely.  The show will coincide with the second anniversary of Mixtapes For Hookers and be promoted as such, both locally and online.

To submit work for the show, e-mail (with the word ‘proposal’ in the subject line) yurigellerbentme@gmail.com. Include your name, location, and information about your work (titles, dates, dimensions, media.) Jpegs should be included as attachments. Links to artists’ websites are also encouraged.

About the show:

Work can be no bigger than 24X24, including framing.  If the work is unframed, larger pieces may be acceptable.

Unfortunately, shipping will not be covered, so consider that if you are a non-local artist.

The deadline for submissions is August 7th.  Work must be delivered to the gallery by the first week of September.

Any sales will be split 70 (you)/30 (the gallery.)

If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail.

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I need the person who is in charge of this show to contact me! I am so excited about a proposal for the show, but would like to talk to you about it!..xoxo,mariko passion

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