Archive for February, 2011

Upcoming Art Exhibit – Call for Submissions!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The AMS Bike Co-op is calling for submissions for an art exhibit and fundraiser. The show will be exhibited in the AMS Art Gallery in the main floor of the SUB at UBC and will run from Monday, April 11th until Friday, April 15th.

We will prioritize submissions that incorporate the following concepts:
•    Recycling (bike parts or other recycled items)
•    Cycling advocacy (work that promotes cycling)
•    Viewer engagement (work that encourages the viewer to participate or engage with the art)
•    Work that the artist is willing to donate to the AMS Bike Co-op (to be auctioned in the closing fundraiser for the co-op)

Types of art accepted include, but are not limited to: visual art (painting, photography, video etc), performance art (music, theatre, spoken word, etc), or sculpture (metalwork, clay, etc). Other suggestions welcome. During the exhibit we will hold an evening event complete with refreshments and fun where performance pieces can be presented.

Please submit artwork proposals to Proposals can be for art that has already been completed or for an art project you have not yet begun.

Please include the following details:
•    An image of your artwork (if possible)
•    A description of your artwork and an artist’s statement on the piece including the purpose, message, or importance of the piece (100-300 words max)
•    Detailed list of materials used
•    Whether you would be willing to donate the work to the auction raising funds for the AMS Bike Co-op

We at the AMS Bike Co-op believe everyone can be a creator of art. Whether or not you have exhibited work before or identify as an artist, we urge you to consider submitting your work. Being part of a show can be an exciting and fun experience!

If you would like to work with the co-op to create your own fine piece of art – email to inquire about upcoming Bike Art nights or coordinate with us to use some of our scrap parts for your creations.