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Call For Artists – Cradle to Grave II

August 1, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

Cradle to Grave II: Re-Appropriation, Obsolescence, and the Arts

An exhibition sponsored by the University at Buffalo Department of Art

September 25th – October 18th, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Department of Art Lower Gallery, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo

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Detail. Die Knowing Something by Michael Bosworth. Entry for last year’s Cradle to Grave: Re-Appropriation, Obsolescence, and the Arts, September 25th – October 19, 2013

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Call for Entries:

The UB Department of Art challenges participants to use seemingly obsolete art and technology objects to create new works of art, to be displayed in an exhibition.

Rules of Entry:

Participants must choose one or more items from a collection of objects assembled by the Art Department staff. Each participant must create a work of art for the exhibition that incorporates at least one of these items. Some examples of items available include: computers, keyboards, 35 mm slides, USB and power cords, televisions, VHS tapes, projectors, video camcorders (For a complete list, contact exhibition coordinators)

We encourage participants to develop work using novel or unconventional approaches to art. 2D or 3D, and multimedia work will be accepted.

Eligibility: Open to all


August 25 – August 29, 2014: Participants examine and choose objects from those made available in the Lower Gallery (B45), Center for the Arts, between 12:00 – 4:00 PM or by appointment with exhibition coordinators. Limit of two items per participant.

September 17, 18 & 22, 2014: The Lower Gallery (B45) will be open to accept completed work between 12:00 – 4:00 PM or by appointment with exhibition coordinators. Work will not be accepted if submitted later than 4:00 PM on September 22nd.

September 25, 2014: Exhibition opens with reception from 5:00-7:00 PM

October 18, 2014: Exhibition Closes

October 20 – 21, 2014: Pick up exhibited work in Lower Gallery (B45) between 12:00 – 4:00 PM or by appointment with exhibition coordinators.

For more information:

Please Direct Inquiries to Exhibition Coordinators:

Natalie Fleming & Jeffery Sherven

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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