Post-Gay? Call for Submissions
The Call
BLAA is a LGBTQIA group committed to providing support, resources, and community to Boston-based artists. BLAA’s goal is to provide a platform for LGBTQIA artists to showcase their work; promote public awareness of BLAA’s existence and mission; offer opportunities for artists to network with each other, other arts resources, and with new audiences; and foster dialogue surrounding queerness and art. We aim to build community and act as a hub, offering support and resources for queer artists within the greater Boston community.

With the recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States and the very public lives of trans celebrities, "Post-Gay?" is an invitation to LGBTQIA artists in and around Boston to respond to this increased visibility and consider ways they are investigating, celebrating or criticizing these changes. "Post-Gay?" considers the consequences of assimilation and progress. Where does growing mainstream acceptance leave more marginalized queer identities, and how do the myriad of LGBTQIA identities conceptualize themselves in the face of shifting cultural opinion? Concurrently, how do we respond to the hate and violence against the LGBTQIA community taking place alongside this moment? Works to be considered for participation in BLAA"s "Post-Gay?" show must touch upon these ideas and themes. Artists in all mediums, from painting to performance, are encouraged to submit.

JURORS: Jeannie Simms, artist and SMFA professor (http://www.jeanniesimms.com/special);
David Guerra, artist and founder of Darkroom Boston (http://www.darkroomboston.com/);
Pat Falco, artist and manager of the Distillery Gallery (http://www.illfalco.com/)

SHOW LOCATION: Distillery Gallery, the Distillery Artist Studio Building (516 East 2nd Street, Boston MA)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 1, 2016 by midnight
SHOW RUN DATES: March 18-April 16 2016
RECEPTION: March 18

Artists selected for the show will be notified by February 15, 2016. Please note that if selected, you may be responsible for installing your work.

Exhibiting artists are encouraged to attend the reception. We will also put on a potluck/social event as a way for participating artists to meet one another ahead of the reception.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
-Please fill out the Submission Form below.

-The submission of digital images of work will be used for press purposes. Please email JPEG files no larger than 2000 pixels max width @ 72 DPI to bostonlgbtqiaarts@gmail.com. ALL FILES MUST BE NAMED "lastname.firstname_title"

-Artists may submit up to 5 images/works for consideration. We suggest submitting wall pieces that are no larger than 48”x48”; exceptions may apply.

-******For time-based media, please submit a Youtube or Vimeo link where the work can be viewed. You may submit up to 3 video links.

-If selected, artists with time-based media must provide their own equipment.

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Participating artists must meet one of these requirements- if you have questions/are unsure, please email dhurwitz.blaa@gmail.com
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SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Email up to five images to bostonlgbtqiaarts@gmail.com, and fill out image information below.

If you are submitting time-based media, please provide links to up to three videos under the "Other Submission Information" section.

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