Axle Contemporary is creating a series of exhibitions, BROADSIDES, on the exterior of the mobile gallery. People will design works to be printed and wheat-pasted to the sides and back of Axle. We will print and paste up the selected works and park the gallery around Santa Fe where people can see the work while walking or driving, and while maintaining safe practices.
Now is an unusual and poignant time in our world. We encourage people to send work for consideration that engages and contributes to one or more of the important issues that are foremost in the public dialogue at this time such as the Covid-19 pandemic, police violence and racial Inequity in our culture, and climate change. We encourage critique as well as work which visualizes how we might start living in the world we want to see.
This is open to New Mexicans: artists, curators, scientists, and thinkers of all kinds, and can use images derived from drawing, painting, photography, collage, graphic design, writing, and more.
To be considered for this project, please send images of past work and a sketch, mock-up, or description of the proposed piece to email@example.com with “BROADSIDES” in the subject line.
The finalist will be provided a $100 honorarium and deliver a print-ready file to Axle for printing and installation. Our printer prints on roll paper in color. The paper is 40″ wide and strips can be ganged together to create larger sections, or individual images can be cut out after they are printed and placed in sections as the artist indicates. We hope to see work that engages the available space as a cohesive design.
Works should be designed to use the space behind the doors on the sides of the stepvan, as well as the rear. Works can cover those surfaces entirely or any portions thereof.
Deadline for entries: July 5, at midnight
Notfication: July 6
Final design/file due to Axle for printing: July 13
Exhibition opens: July 17