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Galería/Studio 24’s Digital Mural Program

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR 24th Street Mural Series – Public Art Program

(Download a .pdf of the guidelines)

One of the most compelling mural sites in the city, Galería de la Raza’s public mural is a 30-year diary of San Francisco’s socio-cultural history through the eyes of Latino artists. From the dot-coms to immigration, to gender, war and dislocation, Galería’s Digital Mural Project engages diverse communities through its presentation of new genre public art billboards presenting artistic, social and political content.

Galería/Studio24 invites Latino artists to submit a public art project for Galería’s Digital Mural Program. The project should address what you consider a current critical issue (social, political, cultural). The selected project will be exhibited on Galería’s 10’x24’ street level billboard located on the corner of Bryant Street and 24th. The billboard will be exhibited for a 6-week period that includes digital publication on our web site, newsletter, and various media channels.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel made up of Galería/Studio 24 affiliated artists and past Digital Mural artists, such as Guillermo Gómez-Peña, John Leaños, Julio Morales and Carolina Ponce de León. The selected project will be produced and installed on Galería’s Bryant Street 10 ft. x 24 ft. billboard in January of 2007.

We recommend that you view the past five years of murals to get a feel for the issues and aesthetics of this prestigious public program at http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/program/murals.html. We also encourage those who are considering entering to visit the site at 24th and Bryant and get a sense of the size and dynamic of this busy San Francisco corner. Many will have questions around the content of the murals and questions around censorship. All we can say is that some of the most powerful messages have been subtle, nuanced and carefully crafted to represent personal beliefs as they relate to contemporary issues that affect the Latino population.

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SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A CD WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A 5.25inches by 12 inches Hi-Res TIFF Image File (600 dpi)
  2. Hard copy of proposed project image
  3. Brief narrative bio (of all participants) + exhibition resume (of all participants)
  4. Artist statement on proposed project
  5. Artwork title
  6. Artist contact info (Full Name, Mailing Address, Email, and phone)

* If submitting as a class/group or collaboration, please be sure to provide contact information for all participants.

SUBMISSION SCHEDULE

Submission deadline: Saturday, October 28, 2006
(In order to be eligible all requested materials; submission fee and contact info, bios and statement must be complete.)
Panel Selection: November 8-10, 2006
Artist Notification: November 15 , 2006
Exhibition dates: January, 2007

SUBMISSION FEE
$10.00 – Individual, Group or Class Entries
$5.00– Galería de la Raza Members and Galería-affiliated Artists
FREE if you submitted and paid in a previous round

(Please make check or money order payable to Galería/Studio 24)
*Please note that this fee is non-refundable

MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
Digital Mural Program CTA
Galería/Studio 24
2857 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

If you have any questions, please send us an email to info@galeriadelaraza.org.



Galería de la Raza. 2857 24th Street, at Bryant St. San Francisco, CA www.galeriadelaraza.org

Galería de la Raza’s Digital Mural Project is funded by the LEF Foundation.Galería is also supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation,California Arts Council/YEA!, Gerbode Foundation, Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Nelson Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Foundation, Westaf, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Zellerbach Family Fund, and Galería members.