DFW MAC announces 2012 annual Membership Exhibition, Call for Entries!
March 5, 2012
The MAC Staff and Board of Directors requests MAC members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading relating to the theme Trans-. The Membership Exhibition will open with a reception for the artists Saturday, August 4th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
After eighteen years in Dallas, The MAC will be celebrating our coming of age at the Membership Exhibition opening reception with a birthday party! The exhibition will run through September 1st.
The Annual Membership Exhibition is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC – providing a place for creative expression and vigorous dialogue between artists and patrons of the arts. The Annual Membership Exhibition celebrates emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. Each year a theme for the exhibition is selected by The MAC staff and Board of Directors. Previous themes include: Meltdown, Border, XV, and Gastronomia: erótica y estimulante.
The 2012 Annual Membership Exhibition theme is Trans-
[from Latin trāns across, through, beyond]
This familiar prefix introduces common words we use on a daily basis to the most obscure in the English dictionary- Transcontinental, Transesterification, Transsexual, Transgression, Transparent, Transmogrify, Transportation, Transformation…
All persons with memberships valid through September 2012 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about membership benefits can be acquired at The MAC – 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 752040 or www.the-mac.org. A One (1) Year Artist / Student Membership is $30.
Member Artist Submissions & Requirements
Each artist can submit only one artwork but could also participate in one collaborative work.
Visual Art (2-D, 3-D and Electronic Media) cannot exceed 2 feet in any dimension and must be ready to install on date of delivery.
Performance Art / Literary Readings
Performance Art and Literary Readings will be presented during the opening reception.
Please contact The MAC to obtain the criteria for participation and guidelines for collaborative works.
Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. The MAC will not refund membership fees to those that have not complied with the submission guidelines.
1. All works must be labeled with the following information:
- Artists first and last name
- Title, media and date of work
- Indication of top of image if necessary for visual art
2. Work must have been produced within the 12 months prior to the exhibition.
3. Work must not have been previously shown at The MAC.
4. Dimensions of artwork, including the frame, should not exceed 2’ in any dimension.
5. Work must be ready to hang
6. Include a caption sheet with your name, address and contact information at the top left of the page.
The caption sheet should include:
- Brief captions or explanatory notes of work
- Price if the work is for sale
Drop Off Dates & Deadline
Drop off dates are July 27th, 28th and 31st from 11am to 6pm. All entries must be received no later than Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00pm. Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Out of town artists are welcomed to ship their artwork to The MAC before July 31st. Please include paid return shipment or make alternative arrangements for the return of your artwork.
Notification and Return of Work
The MAC will provide a time and date after the closing of the exhibition for all works to be collected. The MAC requests that artists who sell their work as a result of the show to arrange separately for the delivery of the work to the buyer.
The MAC is not responsible for the loss or damage of works while in transit. The MAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork in the 2012 Membership Exhibition on The MAC website and in any Membership Exhibition advertising or collateral associated with the exhibition. Submission of work to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.
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