ARTIST CALL OUT!!!

KAPISANAN Artist Call Out

This call out is for individual artists or collectives to submit NEW work to be part of the LAUNCH of KAPISANAN's brand new website (bookmark www.kapisanancentre.com!!) and the RE-LAUNCH of our store-front gallery slated for Saturday April 3, 2009.

We are open to all mediums including but not limited to paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, print work, film/video, performance (theatre, poetry, music), interactive multi-media, animation.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday January 8, 2010 Selected Artists will by notified no later than January 15, 2010

Proposals must include work that will be part of the KAPISANAN store-front gallery in Kensington Market AND/OR part of KAPISNANAN's website virtual gallery.

Theme: Pasalubong, Pabaon and Padala: The Story of the Filipino Diaspora Pasalubong (or welcoming gift) Things you bring for loved ones so that they may welcome you back. Pabaon Things you pack for people to take with them. Padala Things you send "home" or to people who are far away. We are a culture of “packers” -- balikbayan boxes, baggage (colonial baggage, religious baggage, immigrant baggage), packed lunches, or packed up left-over party food – To share, to send, to bring with us.

Once approved, on-line work must be ready to upload by March 10, 2010. Work to be exhibited in store-front gallery must be dropped off and ready to install by March 26, 2010.

Please Send Us: Name & contact information (phone number & e-mail) Prosposal (email info@kapisanancentre.com for a copy of the template) 3 images of previous work with description: medium (can be any including video, etc), size, brief artist statement for each piece.

Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.

E-mail submission to: caroline@kapisanancentre.com KAPISANAN is the curator of the exhibit and will select work that best delivers on the theme of the project. KAPISANAN reserves the right to refuse any artwork which does not represent or participate in the culture of KAPISANAN and any artwork that may be deemed offensive or inappropriate.

Fees: Selected Artists will be paid an exhibition fee. Fees will be determined by how many Artists are selected.

KAPISANAN Commission: If the Artist permits sale of the art work, any sale will be handled by KAPISANAN and a 30% commission will be retained by KAPISANAN on all sales during the exhibition period.

Show dates: April 3, 2010 - onward for a minimum 3-month installation or longer, TBD.

Location: www.kapisanancentre.com & 167 Augusta Ave. Toronto, ON M5T2L4

Hours: Wed-Fri 1-8pm, Sat 1-6pm