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The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces its 2010 Annual August Membership Exhibition

Dearly Departed, 1994 by M.C. Roman, 2009

Dearly Departed, 1994 by M.C. Roman, 2009

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) announces its 2010 Membership Show theme: Border.

The MAC Board of directors requests all members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading. This exhibition will open Saturday, July 31st with a festive Sweet Sixteen theme reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through August 28.

This year’s Membership Exhibition is a celebration of the MAC’s sixteenth anniversary. Since its inception in 1994, The MAC has remained true to its mission of supporting freedom of creativity and promoting a dialogue between the artists and the audience. Over the last sixteen years, The MAC has exhibited work by more than three hundred artists.

Border: [1]

bor·der /ˈbɔrdər/ Show Spelled[bawr-der] Show IPA

-noun

  1. the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary.
  2. the line that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another; frontier line: You cannot cross the border without a visa.
  3. the district or region that lies along the boundary line of another.
  4. the frontier of civilization.
  5. the border,
    1. the border between the U.S. and Mexico, esp. along the Rio Grande.
    2. (in the British Isles) the region along the boundary between England and Scotland.
  6. brink; verge.
  7. an ornamental strip or design around the edge of a printed page, a drawing, etc.
  8. an ornamental design or piece of ornamental trimming around the edge of a fabric, rug, garment, article of furniture, etc.
  9. Horticulture.
    1. a long, narrow bed planted with flowers, shrubs, or trees.
    2. a strip of ground in which plants are grown, enclosing an area in a garden or running along the edge of a walk or driveway.
    3. the plants growing in such a strip: a border of tulips along the path.
  10. 10. Theater.
    1. a narrow curtain or strip of painted canvas hung above the stage, masking the flies and lighting units, and forming the top of the stage set.
    2. border light.

-verb (used with object)

  1. to make a border around; adorn with a border.
  2. to form a border or boundary to.
  3. to lie on the border of; adjoin.

-verb (used without object)

  1. to form or constitute a border; be next to: California borders on the Pacific Ocean.
  2. to approach closely in character; verge: The situation borders on tragedy.

1/ Source: Thesaurus.com

The MAC Board of directors requests all members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading. This exhibition will open Saturday, July 31st with a festive Sweet Sixteen theme reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through August 28.

This year’s Membership Exhibition is a celebration of the MAC’s sixteenth anniversary. Since its inception in 1994, The MAC has remained true to its mission of supporting freedom of creativity and promoting a dialogue between the artists and the audience. Over the last sixteen years, The MAC has exhibited work by more than three hundred artists.

Eligibility

All persons with memberships valid through September 2010 are eligible to submit a work. Entrants must be or become members of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about Membership Benefits can be acquired at the MAC – 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 752040 or www.the-mac.org. A One (1) Year Artist / Student Membership is $30.

Member Artist Submissions & Requirements

Each artist can submit only one (1) work either visual, performance art or literary reading, but could also participate in one (1) collaborative work.

Visual Art

Visual Art (2-D, 3-D and Electronic Media) cannot exceed 2 feet in any dimension and must be ready to install on date of delivery.

Performance Art / Literary Readings

Performance Art and Literary Readings will be presented during the opening reception.

Collaborative Works

Please contact the MAC to obtain the criteria for participation and guidelines for Collaborative Works. ( 214.953.1212 or macmembership@the-mac.org)

Submission Criteria

Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. The MAC will not refund membership fees to those that have not complied with the submission guidelines.

1. All works must be labeled with the following information:

  • Artists first and last name
  • Title and date of work
  • Indication of top of image if necessary for visual art
  • Work must have been produced within the 12 months prior to the show.
  • Work must not have been previously shown at the MAC.
  • Dimensions of work, completed size, not to exceed 2′ in any dimension.
  • Work must be ready to hang

2. Caption Sheet

Include a copy of a caption sheet with your name, address and contact information at the top left of the page. Do not use any staples on caption sheets.

The Caption Sheet List should include:

  • Title
  • Date of Work
  • Dimensions of Finished Work
  • Medium
  • Brief Captions or explanatory notes of work
  • Price if the work is for sale
  • Phone number of the artist

Drop Off Dates & Deadline

Drop off dates are the 26th and 27th of July. All entries must be received no later than Tuesday July 27th (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

Notification and Return of Work

The MAC will provide a time and date after the closing of the exhibition for all works to be collected. The MAC requests that artists who sell their work as a result of the show arrange separately for the delivery of the work to the buyer.

Liability

The MAC is not responsible for the loss or damage of works while in transit. MAC reserves the right to reproduce accepted works to Membership Exhibition on the MAC website and in any Membership Show advertising or collateral associated with the exhibition. Submission of work to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist roll in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC cultivates this relationship through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

More information can be found at: www.the-mac.org.

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