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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Whitney LaMora

LOCUS: VIII - call for visual artists!

LOCUS: VIII submissions are now open for visual + literary artists!

LOCUS: VIII structure will be as follows:

  • Submission period for all artists is July 18th - August 1st.. All artists will be notified shortly after and the process will begin.
  • Literary artists then have 3 weeks to submit a new or existing short work.
  • Visual artists will receive that work on August 22nd & will have 3 weeks to create a brand new work inspired by, in response to, or interpreting the literary piece.
  • Both sets of artists will provide numerous additions to the work including reaction videos, recordings, image descriptions and more - all details provided throughout the experience.
  • Pairings will remain anonymous until opening weekend at The Martin: September 17th + 18th.
  • Visual artists will be eligible for this quarter’s micro-grant including community-funded financing and a one week residency at Stay Home Gallery in Paris, TN in late 2022.

Donations will be collected for the show itself, split between the future of the LOCUS project and our nonprofit partner for this iteration, Brown Books & Paintbrushes.

If you consider yourself both a literary and visual artist, you may apply for both categories. If you have participated in a previous LOCUS iteration, you’re more than welcome to submit again.

Have any questions? E-mail today!

Deadline: 07.31.2021
Name: Whitney LaMora
Address: 2500 W Chicago Ave
Phone: 312-401-5782