Monday, August 16, 2010

Call for entries: BECA's "Article 19" exhibit

From BECA in Albuquerque:

Group Exhibition Opportunity: Call to Artists, Architects + Designers

Submission receive deadline is September 25

BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art, the global artist and designer run non-profit project, presents "ARTICLE 19."

Drawing inspiration from both the preamble and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artists, architects and designers from around the world are challenged to Explore, Discover and Act through Art + Design. The result will be an international group exhibition which embodies not only the spirit of Article 19 of the UDHR but also explores today’s ever-growing challenges faced by contemporary society from all corners of the globe when attempts are made to realize our human right to freedom of expression.

The ARTICLE 19 exhibition is being held in partnership with, "STREET ARTS: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture & Free Expression," a two month, city-wide event in Albuquerque, N.M.. The BECA Foundation is proud to be a part of this important arts + cultural event being held this October and November 2010. A complete schedule of STREET ARTS programs and events will soon be available at

Those at least 18 years of age from any country are eligible to submit their works for consideration. The BECA Foundation will host the exhibition at New Studio A.D., a new multi-functional studio, exhibition and event space located in downtown Albuquerque. The space allocated for the exhibition is 650 sq ft (60 sq meters) with a ceiling height of 14 feet (4.3 meters) allowing the exhibition to fill a full 9,100 cubic feet (258 meters cubed) of viewing space. A group of individual artists, architects, designers, or duos, groups or collectives will be selected by BECA Foundation directors + advisors to receive the exhibition opportunity which will run from November 2 - 16, with an opening reception from 5–7 p.m. on November 5 during Downtown Albuquerque’s First Friday ArtsCrawl. View past exhibitions at and

This is a multimedia and multidisciplinary exhibition without limitation therefore all works will be considered, including but not limited to: site-specific installations, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, illustration, digital art, interactive design, photography, video/new media, film, performance art, music and sound focused works, 3D animation, graphic design, product design, furniture design, haute couture fashion + accessories, architectural interventions/designs and functional art, etc. In other words, all creative culminations which address the specifics of this Call are welcome.

An ARTICLE 19 companion exhibition book will be published in both hardcover and softcover editions.

Please download complete information and submission guidelines at