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Art contests by playhouse, museum, community compact

March 01, 2020

https://www.capecodtimes.com/entertainmentlife/20200301/art-contests-by-playhouse-museum-community-compact

By Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll

Posted Mar 1, 2020 at 7:04 AM

Updated Mar 1, 2020 at 7:04 AM

 

Artists of all types: Local cultural organizations are looking for your visions.

 

About summer theater, or democracy, or both.

Two requests for submissions went out over the past week, with March deadlines for spring projects. Here are chances to win audiences for artwork:

The Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Playhouse — two parts of the 22-acre Cape Cod Center for the Arts campus in Dennis — are partnering for an international visual-artist call-out to create the main image for the theater’s summer programs. All 35,000-plus of them.

The winner of the Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020 will have the work featured on the front of booklets for the 94th season of what is known as the longest-running professional summer theater in the country. There will also be other “visibility opportunities” after the work is unveiled at a May 1 VIP event at the art museum during Massachusetts Art Week.

The deadline for the first round is March 16. Artists may submit a sample portfolio of up to three examples for consideration, artwork that officials said “should demonstrate proficiency in interpreting an uplifting narrative on the competition’s chosen theme of ‘summer play.’” Details are at callforentry.org or ccmoa.org/upcoming-exhibitions.

A panel of judges will, by March 18, select five semi-finalists, who will then create their vision for the playhouse program for submission by April 24. Besides visibility, the chosen artist will win a $500 cash award, a subscription to the playhouse’s six-show season, and two VIP tickets to the theater’s annual gala auction.

Questions on the competition: Michael A. Giaquinto, exhibitions curator, at 508-385-4477 ext. 11 or exhibit@ccmoa.org. Information on venues: ccmoa.org, capeplayhouse.com.

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The Provincetown Community Compact invites artists of all genres -— including visual art, sculpture, video, music, dance, writing and performance of various types — to re-imagine and recreate a response to the Mayflower Compact.

The questions being considered relate to “the first democratic document in the ‘new’ world of 1620,” according to curator Jay Critchley: What does democracy mean in 2020? How does sustainability of land and environment reflect sustainability of our democracy, and vice versa?

Artwork chosen will be part of an exhibit “Democracy of the Land 2020: The Mayflower Compact Untethered” that will run May 8-31 at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims in Provincetown Harbor, where they wrote the Mayflower Compact. It was signed, he notes, by 41 of 102 passengers “excluding women and those designated ‘sinners’ by the signers” and “laid the groundwork for the radical takeover of the indigenous land and peoples.” Critchley, founder of the Provincetown Community Compact, wants to “update and expand the 1620 document by engaging the entire community regardless of race, religion, class or sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Deadline for proposals is March 27, and applicants must include up to five images and/or five minutes of video, and a project budget. Limited funding and honorariums are available. To apply: https://form.jotform.com/200416739658159. Winners will be notified by April 10.

 

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