Call for Entries: At the Point

AT THE POINT

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Angels Gate Cultural Center Call for Art Work

Schedule

Proposals submitted by July 8. Project approval by August 5.

Opening Reception at Angels Gate Gallery, Saturday, September 10. Exhibition continues at Angels Gate Gallery until the end of September.

On-site installation at White Point Nature Preserve, Sunday, September 11.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Angels Gate Cultural Center seek proposals for a site-specific artwork to be installed at the White Point Nature Preserve with documentation, ephemera and supplementary materials to be exhibited in AGCC’s Community Gallery. We invite artists to interrogate the relationship between “Site/ Non-Site,” as conceptualized by Robert Smithson.

The White Point Nature Preserve, located in coastal San Pedro, is a site of contradiction: a nature preserve situated amidst the remains of a nuclear-missile installation, it effectively embodies environmental renewal and conservation intermixed with once-envisioned annihilation. Yet both the nature preserve and missile site have been deemed worthy of protection and preservation, albeit by different organizations. Similarly, Angels Gate Cultural Center (which consists of 11 buildings with artist studios, classrooms and a cutting edge gallery) is located on Fort MacArthur, a former army base with preservation status.

How do the past and present of Angels Gate Cultural Center relate to similar contradictions posed by the Preserve? In what ways are the sites and their layered meanings distinct? AT THE POINT challenges artists to investigate the dilemmas of the desire by some to maintain landmarks of destruction and the urgent need by others to protect and restore precarious ecosystems.

We seek proposals from artists across California. Artists and/or collectives working in all genres are invited to apply.

Note: On-site artwork at the White Point Nature Preserve must be of ephemeral/impermanent media that is safe and leaves no footprint. Artwork should be site-specific and properly scaled to its surroundings. It cannot require viewers to leave preserve trails or otherwise enter protected areas. The installation must not pose a significant obstacle or hazard to plants or wildlife. Artists should recognize that the location is subject to persistent winds and strong sun and cannot be fenced or otherwise secured. Artists should consider use of repurposed materials.

Submission requirements:

  1. Title and Project Description
  2. Contact Information
  3. Artist Statement and/or CV
  4. Documentation of past work (up to 15 images)

Please email proposals as a single PDF with relevant links with “At the Point” in the subject line to Martabel Wasserman, Curator of Community Engagement at Martabel(at)angelsgateart.org.

Angels Gate Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 organization that provides space for artists to work and engage community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events.

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