CALL FOR YOUNG ARTISTS – LET'S GET 2021 MOVING!
Garrison Art Center announces ArtQUAKE – our first ever exhibition of kinetic works and optical art. In addition to a juried call for adults, we welcome young artists, ages 5-17, to submit one work that moves naturally, is human powered, or gives the illusion of movement via optical illusion. To learn more about making a kinetic or optical work see links below or sign up for a "Make it Move" workshop with teaching artist Candace Winter.
Youth works will be on exhibition May 8-16 in our drawing studio/gallery concurrent with ArtQUAKE adult juried show in our main galleries. Learn more about the call for adult artists here.
TEENS (13-17) AND KID (5-12)
Works cannot exceed 20" in any direction and cannot weigh more than 20 lbs if they are to be hung on the wall.
Submit one item in either category:
Kinetic: three-dimensional sculptures and figures such as mobiles or machines that move naturally or are operated via hand crank, gravity or air movement. Movement cannot be powered by electricity, fuel, flame or batteries.
Optical Art: 2D or 3D works that give the impression of movement, flashing and vibrating patterns.
NO ENTRY FEE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS
HOW TO SUBMIT Youth works must be submitted for exhibition consideration via google form using the button below. We will accept as many youth works as we can show.
IMPORTANT: please title your images or videos starting with the following format: Last Name_First Name_Title of work
Opening reception - youth
Work pick up
5/4 – 5/6
5/6 – 7
5/8, 2-4 pm*
*if Covid guidelines allow
Age 5-12 – $50
Age 13-17 – $100
Honorable Mention and
WORKSHOPS TO INSPIRE AND ENABLE KINETIC WORK
10:30am-12:30pm AND 1:30pm-3:30pm
$35 ages 8-88
In this fun freeform class inspired by Alexander Calder’s Circus, you will be given tools and guidance in how to create kinetic sculptures from recycled and everyday materials. Make paper springs or a balance sculpture, mobile or anything you can think of that moves, whether it is from natural forces or “people power”. We will supply a wealth of goodies to work with, possibilities are endless. This challenging way to create is great fun and super satisfying for all ages. Put your thinking art cap on and make it move!
This workshop is open to folks ages 8-88. Children 10 and under need to be joined by an adult who has also registered for the workshop.
We hope you will encourage your young ones to participate. You are welcome to help them get their art moving! This can be a great family project.
tag your progress at #ArtQUAKE_GAC
HISTORY OF KINETIC ART https://mymodernmet.com/kinetic-sculpture-art-history/
TOP TEN KINETIC ARTISTS AND PIONEERS https://magazine.artland.com/top-ten-kinetic-art-artists-and-pioneers/
STEVE GERBERICH http://www.gerbomatic.com/
CRANKIE FACTORY http://www.thecrankiefactory.com/
SIMPLE MACHINE PROJECTS
Here is a fun video to watch for Inspiration!