May 23, 2011
Call for Art
MTA –Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project
CALL FOR ARTWORK: Phase 3
Northern Manhattan Artists
Deadline: Sunday, June 12, 2011 Midnight
Dear Artists, Friends and Community Members,
The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project, a long standing effort by the community is happy to announce this third call for artwork to be placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184h St (181st. Subway Stop) & 190th St. Subway Stations.
The two phases of this pilot project have been successfully completed acknowledging the uniqueness of our community and fulfilling Artists Unite Mission to bring art to the public in creative new venues. The second set of posters can still be seen in the elevators.
We are looking for six (6) original artworks by artists residing in CB 12* to be produced as posters and placed, one in each of the 3 elevators per station. Work will be seen by thousands of residents and tourists en route to the Cloisters Museum. See Instructions below.
* CB 12 covers Manhattan north of 155th street, river to river.
Deadline for submissions: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 12:00 Midnight.
Posters will be exhibited for a minimum of six months.
Please submit no more than 4 images in JPG format for viewing. JPG files should be no more than 1000 pixels in any direction (e.g., 700 by 1000, or 1000 x 700 pixels). Include artist’s last name in the filename for each image (e.g., Rodriguez-landscape1.jpg).
Original work may be in any medium: painting, collage, sculpture, photography.
Selected artists will be contacted regarding image specifications for reproduction.
Send Images by e-mail to: email@example.com along with your address in CB12 (Manhattan north of 155th street, river to river)
For More Information:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 212.740-9378
Artists Unite will convene a 5-7-person panel to select artwork. Final approval by the MTA in accordance with listed guidelines.
We look forward to your entries. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop a model for an MTA- community based arts program for our city’s subway system.
Co-Director, Artists Unite
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I am interested in participating in the CB12 MTA Poster Contest. Please direct met to winners from the past two years as I would like to see the MTA and the judges are looking for.
Thank you very much.
Hi...each contest is independent from the others....and has different judges...we are not looking for anything specific...there is no format/theme/idea...we just look for what we think is the best work for the "elevator" gallery for the given period. (the MTA is not involved in the judging process, they do however review our choices).You can see the current posters in the elevators....the one's with the grey border are the Artists Unite poster contest winners. The others are from the MTA's Art-in-Transit Program. We do not pick our posters in relationship to them. Sometimes, when we can, we choose the MTA posters that work best with what we have chosen.
We plan to post all 12 previous winners....soon on our site....thank you for your interest and look forward to see all the new work. rosa
We hope to be able to do so at the latest, early next month.