I NEED 5 DETROIT ARTISTS
As I was leaving the Joy Colby tribute downtown, I was handed a package in a plastic bag. I first was caught of guard thinking I was an secret agent receiving instructions for my first mission. Well, it turns out I was not far off. The contents were instructions for THAT DAM BOX SHOW - UNDER THE RADAR: THE WILLIS REMEMBERED. I have been asked to make a box and curate a part of the show by selecting 5 artists to participate by also creating a box each. In an attempt to break up art cliques and avoiding asking my closest art buddies to do boxes I have decided to do a call for entries to pick 5 metro detroit artists. It's sort of like Detroitarts Blog is curating my portion of the show.
If you are interested, submit a few examples of your work and art resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions due by Wednesday, July 26 because boxes are due to the Detroit Artists Market by August 31. I will let you know if you are selected by July 30 and give further instructions for the box pick-up.
Here is the printed info:
In the spirit of another of Detroit's original artist-driven spaces, That Dam Box Show will be curated by a panel of selected Willis Gallery founding members, past gallery directors and other writers, curators, neighbors and new and old friends that demonstrate that spirit.
Each curator is expected to create their own box for the show, as well as to ask 5 others of their choice to create a box. Enclosed are six 3.9x2.5" rectangular hinged tin boxes and instructions.
The donated boxes will be exhibited and auctioned with proceeds to benefit DAM 75th Anniversary Fund.