Second Annual Modus Union 2010
Presented by Labels For Love
Event: Modus Union- An exclusive evening of Fashion, Art & Philanthropy. Labels for Love founder Mary Amons created “Modus Union”, a one of a kind unique event to collaborate with the active philanthropic, political, and artistic communities within the Nation’s Capital. Modus Union was formed from two words that represent unification with positive intent. The Washington, DC area is the leading world capital and we are seeing the combination of artistic talent and a youthful energy not seen since the Kennedy Era. The time has come to collaborate with these disparate groups of influence to showcase opportunities in an effort to make a positive social and philanthropic impact by maximizing our impact on the Nation’s Capital and its global influence. Labels For Love beneficiary partner this year is Fran Drescher and her Cancer Schmancer Foundation. Cancer Schmancer is dedicated to saving women’s lives through early detection and prevention of cancer. Fran Drescher is a 10-year uterine cancer survivor and a leading advocate for the early detection of women’s cancer. Fran and her foundation are continuing to make a major global impact, by sharing her personal story as well as educating women on the causes of cancers and the importance and methods of early detection
Venue: The Lumber Shed in SE DC, Yards waterfront
Event Date: Nov 4, 2010 6:00pm- 10:00pm
Deadlines and important Dates
Submissions Due By: Oct 10
Submissions by: E-mail: email@example.com
Mail: Attention: Steph Holland – 272 M Street, SW – Washington, DC 20024
Artist Announced: Oct 15
Installation of art: November 3rd
Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years or older nationwide with special attention given to artists from the Washington DC metropolitan area. Accepting original works in 2-D, 3-D and photography including prints, drawings, mixed media compositions, paintings, photographs, and moveable sculptures, which depict the “Spirit of Women”, fashion, the female form, preventative health or aid.
Objective: To exhibit a small but cohesive selection of work reflecting the concepts listed above. (4-6 pieces depending on size). Work can be purchased the night of the event and the week leading up to the event online (website URL TBD).
Artists are asked to submit a portfolio of 8-10 samples of existing work, an artist vitae and or a website. If your existing work does not reflect the theme of the show please also submit up to 4 proposed pieces or concepts for the event.
Labels for Love and its representatives as the jurors reserve the right not to display all work submitted.
Fees: Free to submit Filmed: The show will be filmed for a major TV network Commission/ Donation: Portion of the sales will go to Labels for Love / Cancer Schmancer
“Night of the Living Art”
During this time of the year, the days grow shorter and the nights darker, longer and cooler. There’s an eerie, dark energy associated with Halloween. When we think of Halloween, we often envision darkness, supernatural and mythical monsters, and even death. National customs, works of gothic and horror fiction, such as Frankenstein and Dracula, as well as classic horror films, pop culture and current TV series (most notably Vampire concepts -Go Trueblood), lend to the imagery associated with this holiday even if they are not directly related. Another custom is of course the costumes! During this time of year, it was believed that the border between this world and the underworld became thin, which allowed spirits both good and bad to pass. Harmful spirits were warded off with costumes and masks in belief that they would act as a disguise and protect against harmful spirits.
DSAG asks artists to give their interpretations and explore the “dark” creativity associated with this holiday. Art can be inspired by various genres and art movements such as gothic, horror, sci-fi, expressionism, metaphysical and folkloric to a name a few.
DSAG encourages artists to come dressed in costume on Halloween for our opening reception to celebrate the “darker half” of the year with Design Studio Art Gallery. DSAG will host trick or treating at the gallery during the opening reception and all staff will be in costume!
Art Work Drop-Off Date: Wed, October 20, 2010
Participation fee: $15
DSAG asks that artists submit images of 2D or 3D works. Image of art should follow this format: width @ 480 pixels, height @ 378 pixels. If the work does not conform to those sizes, adjust size closest to that measurement. DSAG wants images size-ready so that they can easily upload them to their website. Any ideas specifically regarding a special, planned installation must be explained in a minimum of 2 paragraphs along with images of work.