CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS: Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Application deadline: August 31; Exhibition: September 20 – October 14
CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
Broadway Rose Theatre Company (“Broadway Rose”) is seeking submissions from emerging artists around the Portland-metro area, for an art exhibition to accompany our upcoming production of Ordinary Days, which runs September 20 – October 21, 2018.
Set in the early 2000s, Ordinary Days follows the lives of four young New Yorkers as they navigate the highs and lows of life. A romance on the rocks, an artist’s vision stalled, and a graduate thesis in peril set the scene for this musical tale told which is through intersecting vignettes, cab rides, and trips to the Met. Unfolding through an intricate, original score, the individual journeys of Claire, Jason, Warren, and Deb ultimately overlap in one extraordinary moment that alters the course of their lives and reveals the simple beauty of letting go to truly live.
This exhibition seeks to explore the themes of connection, beauty, love, loss, and the overwhelming experience that we all know as ordinary life. Artists should feel inspired to use this theme as an opportunity to reflect on the world around them and within them. Literal depictions of the Ordinary Days script should be avoided.
Our goal is to share the voices and perspectives of our community, and to support emerging artists and the stories they seek to tell. As such, there is no fee for submitting your work for consideration, and no commission taken off of potential sales of works. Diverse artists are highly encouraged to apply.
WHO WE ARE
Broadway Rose is Oregon’s premier musical theatre company. Under the artistic direction of Sharon Maroney, Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area since 1992, enriching the region’s cultural life and increasing opportunities for Oregonians to participate in the arts. Broadway Rose is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to keeping live theatre affordable and making its productions accessible to all members of the community.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Broadway Rose believes that diversity brings a vital richness and depth to the stories it presents on its stages and that theatre should not just entertain, but expose audiences to new experiences and expand their worldview. It is committed to its work in improving its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and fostering an environment where all people are welcome.
In pursuit of this, Broadway Rose does not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, ability, economic standing, agender/gender identity or expression, sexual or romantic orientation, language, immigrant status, or religion. It hopes to use its art as an opportunity to appreciate both the similarities and differences between communities for the beauty they add to the world.
You are welcome here.
Submit the included application, brief artists statement (up to 150 words) for publicity, and three high resolution images of your artwork hanging on a wall. Image file names should be formatted as LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.ARTWORKTITLE and be .jpg, .png, or .pdf. No other objects or works should be in the photo with your entry.
Limit three entries per artist.
Artists selected for the exhibition will be awarded two tickets to the opening night of Ordinary Days on September 21, immediately following the exhibition’s opening reception.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
By submitting your application, you agree to have read and consent to the conditions of entry:
- Exhibition is open to Portland metro-area emerging artists.
- Artwork must be the artist’s own original work.
- Broadway Rose reserves the right to accept or reject any work at its discretion.
- Artwork can be of any medium, but must be WIRED AND READY FOR HANGING. NO SAW-TOOTH HANGERS. Items not properly wired cannot be accepted. Free standing sculptures and other such items cannot be accommodated by the venue. All paint, varnish, etc. must be dry. No exceptions.
- Dimensions not to exceed 36” in height or width, or 4” in depth including frame.
- Works must be hand delivered and retrieved during outlined dates. Artwork not picked up during the required time will be considered a donation to Broadway Rose.
- Sales are the responsibility of the artist. Broadway Rose will list eligible items for sale with prices, and have artists contact information available for interested in patrons. No commission will be required or accepted by Broadway Rose. Broadway Rose is not responsible for the facilitating of sales or communications between artists and potential buyers beyond the initial sharing of contact information. Broadway Rose is not liable for any aspect of the transactions between artist and buyer.
- Artwork must remain hanging for duration of exhibition, regardless of sale status.
- The selection committee’s decision is final, as well as conditional to proper submission of the artwork represented by the artist’s application, images, and all terms outlined by Broadway Rose Theatre Company. Broadway Rose reserves the right to reject or remove any accepted art throughout the duration of the selection process and exhibition.
- Accepted artists agree to having their original works of art on display for the public for the duration of the show. They consent to having their names and images of their accepted works published on social media channels, the Broadway Rose website, and in any media outlets coverage of the production or event. They agree to having their contact information published and made available to patrons interested in purchasing their artwork.
- The Broadway Rose New Stage is insured for temporary artwork; however, artists are encouraged to consider additional coverage if they feel it is required. Art value will be required on the application form for all works regardless of if they are for sale or not.
Application deadline: August 31; Selection by: September 8; Art drop off: September 17-18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Opening night reception: September 21 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Art pick up October 15-17, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Submit the information below to Michael@broadwayrose.org, with subject line “Ordinary Days Art Exhibition” by 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 31.
Include a brief artist’s statement (up to 150 words) for publicity, and three high resolution images of your artwork hanging on a wall. Image file names should be formatted as LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.ARTWORKTITLE and be .jpg, .png, or .pdf. No other objects or works should be in the photo with your entry. Limit three entries per artist.
Artists are also invited to submit a one-page, typed document, which may include biographical information, a photo of the artist, an artist’s statement, and/or contact information. These will be included in a binder for patrons to browse.
Click here for the guidelines and application.