Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Opportunity for Artists
Deadline: October 15, 2005.

The Cultural Affairs Division of the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services invites the submission of proposals for individual and group exhibitions for its 2006/07 gallery season screening. Exhibition proposals will be reviewed for programming in two city galleries: the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery at 800 South Brush Street or the Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery at 821 Las Vegas Boulevard North.

To download a pdf with images and floor plans of these gallery spaces click on "Gallery Floor Plans" under related links at this website.

To participate in the screening, artists/curators must submit a written exhibition synopsis (no more than one page) with 15-20 supporting images (slides or jpegs on CD) with an identification list, artist statement(s), and artist resume(s). Other suitable supporting materials include color prints, exhibition cards and press clippings, all of which are optional. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.

All visual art practices suitable for gallery installations of 10 to 12 weeks will be considered. All applicants can expect notification regarding their proposal by mail by February 1, 2006. Address submissions to:

Catherine Borg
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 South Brush Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107

Call (702) 229-4674 or e-mail cborg@lasvegasnevada.gov for information.

Role Play at Target

The exhibition "Role Play: The Definition of Self in Contemporary Society" is currently on view at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. This thought-provoking show was curated by my good friend J. W. Mahoney, Washington, DC, Corresponding Editor for Art in America magazine.

This exhibition looks at the range of societal roles and assumptions placed on individuals in contemporary American life. Mr. Mahoney selected artists from some 200 applicants nationwide. The exhibition goes through October 16.