massvisualarts

A Florida Non-Profit Visual Arts Organization

MASS 5 – FIRST MAGNITUDE – SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 1, 2015

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We are very excited this year to announce that FIRST MAGNITUDE BREWING (fmbrewing.com) will be hosting the MASS annual exhibition opening November 6 through November 15. Would you, or anyone you know, like to participate in this annual event? MASS has released an open call to artists for recent work produced in the last two years, and selected works will be displayed at First Magnitude. Deadline for submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2015.

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CALL TO ARTISTS – MASS 5

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2015 MASS VISUAL ARTS FIFTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION

OPEN CALL for recent works produced within the last two years.

MASS is a non-profit organization run by artists committed to a consensual decision making process. We produce annual exhibitions in North Florida featuring innovative art from a diverse range of contributors both regionally and nationally. The goal is to both bring arts to the public as well as create a critical mass of artists and supporters in the region.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Submission form is available at www.massvisualarts.org. Submission is open to all artists and all forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. You may submit up to 5 pieces for consideration. Send 5 digital jpeg images (minimum 300 dpi and maximum 1200 dpi), artwork list (title, medium, dimensions, and, if the piece is for sale, artist’s compensation expected for each piece submitted inclusive of a 30% commission to MASS), and a processing fee of $20. Applications must contain an accurate representation (including any planned framing or display apparatus) of work to be exhibited. We will be inviting an independent panel of renowned artists to review the submissions and make recommendations for inclusion in the show. (Please title jpeg images using your name and image number, for example: John Doe = DoeJ_Image1)

DOWNLOAD FULL CTA AND SUBMISSION FORM HERE.

EXHIBITION: Selected artists will be exhibited in a large event space at First Magnitude Brewery (fmbrewing.com) in downtown Gainesville, FL. The exhibition will open Friday, November 6 and remain free and open to the public through Sunday, November 15.

EXHIBITION TERMS: Works in the show that are for sale will be subject to a 30% commission fee. This fee will be retained by MASS Visual Arts to support future exhibition production costs and arts promotion. We are a non-profit organization. The artist will determine the sale price. All sales must be arranged through MASS Visual Arts.

ENTRY FEES: There is a $20.00 entry fee for up to five artworks submitted. Presentation is by digital JPG image files (300dpi). Artists will not be charged additional fees of any kind. Payment must be submitted by check or money order to MASS Visual Arts. Entry fees will be used to produce the exhibition, promotional materials, and opening. Entry fee does not guarantee placement in the exhibition.        Mail a check or money order payable to MASS Visual Arts, CD with jpeg images, hardcopy and digital copy of application and artworks list to:

MASS Visual Arts

PO Box 13891

Gainesville, FL 32604

The final entry deadline is October 1, 2015. Entries must be postmarked by this date.

IMAGE USE / COPYRIGHTS: Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. Digital images submitted with artist entry are for exhibition selection only and will be deleted after completion of the selection process. Artists selected for the exhibit grant MASS Visual Arts rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only. MASS Visual Arts retains no copyrights.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than October 9, 2015. Notification will be made via email and by posting on the webpage. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified via email, if no email is provided, artists will be notified via postal mail only if accepted to exhibit. Be sure to type your email address correctly, if a mistake is made we may not be able to contact you.

PRIVACY POLICY: Artist contact information is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists and is only used internally by MASS. All artist emails will be added to our future events announcement email list. Artists who do not wish to be on the email list may unsubscribe when they receive their notification.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Artists can either deliver in person or ship their works to 111 SW 3rd ST., Gainesville, FL 32601. Shipped works must arrive by October 30, 2015 and include a return shipping form with prepaid postage (USPS, UPS or FedEx). Improper framing or mounting may result in refusal of delivery. Hand delivery of works will need to take place on November 2. Pickup will be on November 15, 2015.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 – MASS Spec No.1

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MASS Spec are shows co-produced by MASS with other artists around a singular or focused theme and/or body of work. While generally smaller than our annual show, MASS Spec provides the opportunity to explore collaborations and themes in novel venues and formats. MASS Spec shows will occur with some frequency throughout the year. Like all MASS productions, they are imbued with a spirit of inclusiveness and exploration of artistic boundaries. We are always looking for new collaborations so feel free to contact us with your ideas.

In conjunction with J. Amber Mathis joining MASS visual arts, she presents:

HABITATION 

Humans posses the capacity to imagine new environments and create them through the manipulation of the initial. Whether willful or unintentional, we impose order upon all that we encounter. Habitation is an exploration of this order, its limitations and the outcome of its service.

featuring:

Kyle Novak
Matthew Whitehead
Julia DePinto
Jason Kofke
Anna Kell
Jon Frey
Micah Daw
Erin Bowers
Evan Galbika
Erin Curry
Hilary White
Christopher Warton
Shawn Maschino
Amber Mathis

The exhibition will be at The Wooly, 20 N. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

7:00 pm -10:00 pm

TWO MASS ARTISTS ACCEPTED INTO TALLAHASSEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AT MOFA

We are proud to announce MASS board member, David Peck, and MASS 4 exhibitor, Victor Perez, have been accepted into the 29th Tallahassee International annual juried competition organized by the Florida State Museum of Fine Arts. The competition is open to all media and is juried by a panel of faculty from within the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance. David Peck’s sculpture Rollaway and Victor Perez’s paintings Flesh and Wishbone are on display starting Monday, August 25. On Friday, August 29, MOFA is hosting an opening reception. The exhibition closes October 5. Please click here for a link to the MOFA-Tallahassee International website and gallery hours.

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David Peck          Rollaway

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Victor Perez          Wishbone

MASS Spec No.1 – HABITATION

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MASS Spec are shows co-produced by MASS with other artists around a singular or focused theme and/or body of work. While generally smaller than our annual show, MASS Spec provides the opportunity to explore collaborations and themes in novel venues and formats. MASS Spec shows will occur with some frequency throughout the year. Like all MASS productions, they are imbued with a spirit of inclusiveness and exploration of artistic boundaries. We are always looking for new collaborations so feel free to contact us with your ideas.

In conjunction with J. Amber Mathis joining MASS visual arts, she presents:

HABITATION 

Humans posses the capacity to imagine new environments and create them through the manipulation of the initial. Whether willful or unintentional, we impose order upon all that we encounter. Habitation is an exploration of this order, its limitations and the outcome of its service.

featuring:

Kyle Novak
Matthew Whitehead
Julia DePinto
Jason Kofke
Anna Kell
Jon Frey
Micah Daw
Erin Bowers
Evan Galbika
Erin Curry
Hilary White
Christopher Warton
Shawn Maschino
Amber Mathis

The exhibition will be at The Wooly, 20 N. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

7:00 pm -10:00 pm

MASS INTRODUCES MASS SPEC – COLLABORATIVE PRODUCTIONS

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MASS Spec are shows co-produced by MASS with other artists around a singular or focused theme and/or body of work. While generally smaller than our annual show, MASS Spec provides the opportunity to explore collaborations and themes in novel venues and formats. MASS Spec shows will occur with some frequency throughout the year. Like all MASS productions, they are imbued with a spirit of inclusiveness and exploration of artistic boundaries.  We are always looking for new collaborations so feel free to contact us with your ideas.

ARTIST LEELA CORMAN WINS SILVER MEDAL FROM SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS

CONGRATULATIONS to Leela Corman for winning the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators.  Yahrzeit, a five panel graphic illustration was displayed in the MASS 4 exhibition. Visit Tablet Magazine to view the entire illustration. If you would like to view more of Corman’s artwork, please visit leelacorman.com.

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Sunday, April 6 – Last day of MASS Exhibition

 

Join us on our last day of the exhibition! We are open from 10 am – 6 pm. Hope to see you!

Opening Night!

Photographs by Julie Eirikis

FINAL WEEKEND FOR MASS 4 EXHIBITION

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Ray Hale talks about his photography on Thursday night at The Wooly, 20 N. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida.

Come see us, this is the last weekend the exhibition is open!

 

OPEN HOURS

April 4     Friday 6 – 10 pm
April 5        Saturday 10 am – 10 pm
April 6      Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

We would like to thank all the artists that participated in our first artist lecture series. Thank you for making it a success!

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Frank Curtis

Robert Ponzio

Jonathan Yuhas and Josh Leeper

Jasper North

Annemarie Poyo Furlong

Cindy Steiler

Leslie Tharp

Ian Clontz

Ray Hale

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Ian Clontz discusses his photograph “The Abolition of Man”

ARTIST LECTURE SERIES ADDS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

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Jonathan Yuhas and Josh Leeper talk about “simian.interface”


Please join us for an informal artist lecture series by our participating artists in the Mass 4 exhibition at The Wooly, 20 N. Main Street. Gainesville Florida:

Tuesday April – 1
7:00 pm Frog – Video/Audio Installation
7:15 pm Frank Curtis – Assemblage/Found Object Sculpture
7:30 pm Robert Ponzio – Painting/Carving on Wood Panels
8:00 pm Jonathan Yuhas and Josh Leeper – Interactive Video Installation

Wednesday April 2
7:00 Jasper North – Sculpture
7:15 Annemarie Furlong – Photography/Video
7:45 Cindy Steiler – Mixed Media
8:15 Leslie Tharp – Sculpture

Thursday April 3 – 7pm
7:00 pm Ian Clontz – Photography
7:15 pm Ray Hale – Photography
8:00 pm Nitin Jayaswal – Architecture/Sculpture

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Jasper North “Sign Language”

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Annemarie Furlong “Pass Through”

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Cindy Steiler “Forgotten no.40”

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Leslie Tharp “Out of the Woods”