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Polka Zombie Contest   09.13.12

With the impending Polkapocalypse (http://www.spacesgallery.org/events/polkapocalypse-11-03-2012), SPACES' Annual Benefit and Art Auction, we announce a call for polka zombies. Channel your Czech-Polish supernatural powers into depicting a polka-dotted ghoul, a zombie barmaid, or even an undead James K. Polk. Entries may be drawings, paintings, digital manipulations, or photographs of your awe-inspiring make-up skills—any medium that can translate into a 2-dimensional jpg.

A panel of local bloggers and luminaries will jury all entries and announce a new semi-final winner each week in October starting October 10th. Keep in mind, that your entry is only considered for the week it comes in. Avoid being part of a massive Oct 24th pile-up and enter early and often! Weekly winners will receive one free general admission ticket to the benefit (8 p.m. – 1 a.m.) where one final winner will crowned Zombie King or Queen and claim the grand prize of a package of original art (of his/her choice), a gift card to a local merchant, and spooky surprises from beyond.

The (un)deadlines are:
Week 1: October 3rd | Winner announced: October 10th
Week 2: October 10th | Winner announced: October 17th
Week 3: October 17th | Winner announced: October 24th
Week 4: October 24th | Winner announced: October 31st

All entries must be emailed in JPG format to submissions@spacesgallery.org by the (un)deadlines listed above. All submissions must include the following information:

Name:
Mailing Address (street, apt. number, city, state, zip):
Phone:
Email:

By submitting the attached Material(s) and information, you acknowledge that you are at least 18 years of age and are the creator and copyright holder of Material(s), and grant SPACES unlimited, non-exclusive rights to publicly exhibit/perform and make publicly available digitally the Material(s).

FAQ

Q: How old do I have to be to enter?
A: At least 18 years of age at the time of submission.

Q: How many times may I enter?
A: As many times as you like, but don't kill yourself over this (even if you think you'll rise from the dead).

Q: Does it have to be just one zombie?
A: You can depict a murder (herd? clutch? coven? pod?) of zombies if you like, but there must be at least one. Heck, it doesn't even have to be formerly human. Bring on the undead raccoons and cats!

Q: Must I include a polka theme?
A: Yes! It is the Polkapocalypse after all. But we use the term "polka" very loosely and welcome puns, wordplay and creative rule bending.

Q: Do you have to enter every weekly contest?
A: No -- for example, if you miss the first week, enter the second, or third. Just be sure to enter by the final deadline on October 24 to be considered for both the general admission ticket and the grand prize package.

Q: If I apply in time for a deadline and don't win, is that same work considered for all future deadlines?
A: Nope. Sorry. You may resubmit the same work, but it won't carry-over. These aren't your unused mobile minutes.




Keywords: benefit, contest, polkapocalypse, zombies
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Events

SWAP Artists Take Cleveland By Storm!   09.12.12

If you, like us, cannot get enough of the shining stars we call our SWAP artists, you will have not one, not two, but THREE CHANCES next week to bump elbows with ones past, present and future.

** Cleveland SGS opens their show, Ontario Gold at the William Rupnik Gallery on Saturday, September 15, from 8-11 p.m. http://www.1117.wrgcleveland.com/2012/08/ontario-gold/

** This weekend at Ingenuity Fest, find out more about William Pope.L's ambitious project Pull! through our roving info booth. You can also meet the artist himself at a community meeting on Pull! Wednesday the 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Church.

** And then next Thursday, the 20th, at 7:00 p.m., the long-awaited screening of Jef Scharf's Euclid Square Mall Project documentary will grace the walls of SPACES.

Hope to see you there!

Ontario Gold.  Cleveland SGS. 2012.
Ontario Gold. Cleveland SGS. 2012.

Keywords: swap; jef scharf; cleveland sgs; ontario gold; pull!; william pope.l; euclid square mall; ingenuity
Author: Kate Sopko, Residency Champion
Category: Events

Podcast: Interview with Jef Scharf   09.11.12

SPACES Executive Director Christopher Lynn sat down to talk to Jef Scharf about The Euclid Square Mall Project (http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/the-euclid-square-mall-project) —Scharf's combination installation and non-narrative experimental video document. This interview is a second take, since the first time the audio sounded horrible. It's too bad, because there were some gems in that first conversation. That being said, the second take is chock full of goodness as well. Take a listen:

Interview with Jef Scharf 09.11.12 / Download »




Keywords: capitalism, christopher lynn, cleveland, euclid square mall, installation art, interview, jef scharf, podcast, swap, video
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Artists

Polkapocalypse, 12x12 Art Sale   08.28.12

This is a Call to all artists!!!
SPACES' 12x12 will take place during our annual benefit costume party Polkapocalypse, Saturday, November 03, 2012, 8:00PM - 1:00AM. http://bit.ly/polkapocalypse

To donate artwork to the 12x12 please fill out the form below.
Artwork does not need to fit within the theme of the party. But your pants do.

NOW...Then get your costumes ready…polka dots, polka dresses, accordions, survival gear, zombies, bibles, all things Polkapocalypse

For more details or if you have questions on anything contact Marilyn at msimmons@spacesgallery.org or check out this link for FAQ http://bit.ly/polka12x12faq.




Keywords: 12x12, apocalypse, apocalyse, benefit, donate, john c. williams, polka, polkapocalypse, spaces
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

Podcast: Interview with Brent Budsberg   08.25.12

SPACES Executive Director Christopher Lynn sat down to talk to Brent Budsberg about his collaborative practice with Shana McCaw and the project they created for SPACES titled An Inventory of Absence (http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/an-inventory-of-absence). Take a listen:

Interview with Brent Budsberg, 08.25.12 / Download »




Keywords: architecture, brent budsberg, christopher lynn, installation art, interview, podcast, r&d, shana mccaw
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Artists

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