CALL FOR ENTRIES: Ann Arbor Art Center Tech + Art Exhibition

Ann Arbor Art Center
Tech + Art Exhibit

117 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Event Dates: 7/24/15 – 9/6/15
Entry Deadline: 6/28/15


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Ann Arbor Art Center): $35.00




Juror: Brett Balogh, Faculty, the Art Institute of Chicago

Technology in art refers to the production of arts using technical processes, methods, or knowledge; the application of technology to produce novel visual imagery and sound; and the broadening of the viewer’s participation in the artistic experience.

Artists relentlessly appropriate, repurpose, and subvert technologies to create new visual imagery and sound and to enhance viewer interactivity. Novel ways of interacting with art once thought impossible are rapidly emerging. There are also novel ways of interacting and appreciating art never thought possible, such as art that is response to one’s presence in physical space, e.g., art responding to one’s presence in physical space.

The Tech + Art exhibit explores applications of technology in the creation and experience of art. It invites creating and manipulating objects, images, sound, text, music, voice, and movement in tandem with custom-written software, emerging materials, unconventional processes, and new methods of integration with other technologies and fields of practice. Examples include, virtual reality, experimental visualization and fabrication, new materials and processes, interactive and kinetic art, responsive environments, bio art, embodied networks that alter thinking, perception, and creative processes.

For this exhibit, technology is interpreted widely. We welcome artists using technologies in traditional art processes such as drawing, painting, photography, collage assemblage and installation. Examples might include the use of computer generated designs in painting, kinetic sculpture, innovative photographic processes, and data visualization in any medium.

This year’s juror is Brett Ian Balogh on the faculty of the Art Institute of Chicago. Brett is a Chicago-based artist working at the intersection of objects, sounds and spaces. He is currently an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, teaching courses in new media, architecture, digital fabrication, radio and sound. Brett is a free103point9 transmission artist and has exhibited and performed at P.S.1 (NY), Diapason (NY), Devotion Gallery (NY); The MCA (Chicago) and The Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago) among others.

Before receiving his masters in studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, Brett studied engineering and biology and received a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. Much of Brett’s knowledge of electronics, programming, embedded computing and robotics stems from his do-it-yourself practice and hacking ethos. Brett’s educational and artistic mission is to bring the DIY movement in the classroom and the community at large, empowering individuals with the curiosity and confidence to transform themselves and their environments through technology.”

Entries Submission Deadline: Sunday, June 28
Drop-off Deadline: on or before Sunday, July 19
Installation Period: July 20-July 23
Opening Reception (and Announcement of Winners): Friday, July 24
Exhibition Closes: Sunday, September 6
Pick-up of Work: Monday-Tuesday, September 7-8

Best of Show – Award $500
Second Place – $200
Third Place – $100
Two Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee of $35 entitles each artist to enter. ONLY credit and debit card payments are accepted; no cash or check payments will be accepted.

Works must be original within the previous two years. Works submitted must not have been previously shown in any competition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Works may be hand delivered or shipped UPS or Parcel Post. If shipping, the artist is responsible for complying with all regulations pertaining to works of art. An artist desiring return shipment of artwork must include return shipping label with work. Return shipment will be packaged using the same packing materials they were shipped in. Otherwise, works must be delivered and picked up by the artist on the dates specified in the calendar. Artists are responsible for all shipping and return shipping costs, including insurance or any prepaid return shipping that is no longer valid or sufficient.

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