Downtown South calls for artist entries
The Downtown South Main Street organization, in conjunction with the eight other City of Orlando Main Street Programs is seeking artists for an exhibition in May at the CityArts Factory entitled “Picturing Main Street.” Up to five pieces will be chosen to represent Downtown South in the exhibition.
Picturing Main Street is an opportunity for Orlando’s Main Street organizations to present themselves to the rest of the city through the eyes of their artists. Picturing Main Street is also an opportunity for local artists to share their vision with wider audience of art collectors. Lastly Picturing Main Street is an opportunity for the City of Orlando to showcase the variety of artistic talent that thrives in its unique Main Street districts.
February 4, 2013 Call for Artists
Each Artist submitting artwork must live or work in the Downtown South District, live in a surrounding neighborhood; attend or could attend Blankner, Kaley, Pershing, Lake Como or Boone; or be a member of Downtown South.
Each Artists submitting artwork may represent only one of the eight City of Orlando Main Street Programs.
March 25, 2013 Deadline for Art Submittals
Artists wishing to participate must submit at least one finished piece of original artwork depicting their vision of Downtown South.
Graphical works must be approximately 16 inches X 20 inches, framed and ready for display
Sculptural and installation pieces must fit within a 3 foot diameter floor space and be ready for display.
Art must be accompanied by a narrative description of the artist’s vision of this district and how that vision is expressed in their submitted work
Artists are strong encouraged to send or provide links to images of other examples of their work.
April 18, 2013 Selection of Featured Artwork
Picturing Main Street’s producers will work with Downtown South to select up to five pieces to showcase their district. Picturing Main Street’s producers may also invite individual artists to show other examples of their original artwork.
Downtown South will retain possession of work selected for display until the week prior to the opening of the show.
May 16, 2013 Opening of Picturing Main Street
Picturing Main Street will be featured in the Third Thursday exhibit at CitArts Factory, downtown Orlando’s premier art event and gallery space. Third Thursday events are attended by art collectors from throughout Central Florida as well as by national and international guests.
June 14, 2012 Closing of Picturing Main Street
Picturing Main Street artwork will remain on display for three weeks during which the CityArts Factory staff will facilitate sales of artwork. Artists must collect unsold work by the close of the gallery on this date.
Downtown South was officially recognized as a City of Orlando Main Street Program in the fall of 2008 after a group of local residents and business owners, sharing a love for this area, recognized its potential and wanted to make a difference in the quality of life for both the residents and business owners. Boundaries of Downtown South include Gore Street on the north, Pineloch Avenue on the south, Division Avenue on the west, and Fern Creek Avenue on the east. http://tinyurl.com/7drue5c