(an ISACA and IMCAC
March 21, 2007
each make UP TO 13 collages, size 9"
X 12" (inches), and
send them to Fort Worth, Texas, to
arrive by March 21th, 2007.
(you may also send as few as one)
Packages that arrive too late for the exchange will be held for the
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collage is retained
to be part of the permanent collection of the IMCAC, while remaining
permanently on exhibition on the Museum's Internet site and exhibited
in an exhibition at the Museum in 2007.
other 12 are distributed into
parcels which are sent back to each contributing artist. So
you send 13 of yours, get back 12 of others.
works from the various
exchanges will be selected for representing the Museum's flagship
collection to be used for traveling exhibitions and as such will be
framed in matching museum frames as funds are available. This
be chosen by the director as being among the finest works in the
collection and promoted as important examples of 21st century collage
WHAT TO DO:
Make UP TO 13
9" X 12" (actual collage
area may be smaller, but the 9" X 12" outer size makes
easier and less prone to damage).
if you only want to donate a work to the
museum and not participate in the exchange aspect that is fine too.
collages: write on the back of each:
inventory #: BD8-05-06, title of work, name & address ,
email address (and the URL of your own
web site if you've got
one and want it listed)
- On a
paper your name & address , email address (and the URL of your own
web site if you've got
one and want it listed)
- If you
select which one go to the IMCAC indicate in a letter.
free to include a folder on yourself with
materials about your work to keep on file at the Museum.
PLUS return shipping cost (specify your preferred
method of return) OR include a self addressed stamped envelope large
enough for the return of 12 works. Can be a check from a US bank, [if
you add 4% for
the service charge you can use paypal (account: firstname.lastname@example.org), Visa,
and expiration date)] state clearly on participation form what
your paying for.
paying members of ISACA
or the IMCAC
may take a $10.00 discount off the
participation fee. Your
membership helps to care for and promote the collection. Additional
contributions always welcome and needed!
- BD9 Exchange
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
package to arrive any time starting now until the deadline March 21,
package of 12 collages by other artists will be sent to each
participating artist by the end of April 2007.
So that we can
keep an eye out for your package,
let me know if
you're going to take part.
- Quality / Curating / Acceptance?
All work by adults 18 and older is accepted. It is expected that you
have been working in collage long enough to be proficient at it.
will be sorted and exchanged as equally as possible according to
quality. The intention of all of the Museum's exchanges is to establish
a dialog and exchange of ideas about how to work in the mediums
collage and montage among colleagues. By exchanging actual examples we
get to see first hand how each other works. This is intended to lead
to higher standards and more inspired and satisfying work.
- Framed or mounted?
No frames. 9" X 12" base using acid free mat board, watercolor
paper, or other non acidic support of archival value
Collages can be any size smaller, then attached to an 9X12 piece of
watercolor paper or matted. Please use interleafing between collages. (Smooth newsprint, brown
craft or white butcher paper work well if you don't have any acid free
interleafing paper. I have noticed collages some times stick together.
It may also be a good idea to individually place each work into an
envelope or plastic enclosure.
- NOT TOO THICK. Please, no sharp big bits of metal sticking
up or unruly 3D items. Keep it flat!
Try to keep the maximum thickness down to less than 1/4 an inch.
- Originals, a series or copies?
should be original hand constructed paper collages, each unique.
If a digital collage or photo-montage is submitted, each should be
printed at professional quality and such works should be original in
that they are not reproductions of original works in other media and in
a limited edition of no more that 15. If you not sure then contact me
to discuss it before hand. If prints are used; prints of inferior
quality (such as prints from typical home printer on cheap 20 pound
letter paper for example) will not be accepted and will be returned to
The usual rule-of-thumb is to make something you're proud enough to
sign your name to and that you feel others will be proud to own.
- Please do not participate if you are unwilling or unable to
give it your best effort.
- International Participants: For getting through Customs:
Don't use plant material such as dried grass, twigs, berries ....
On the package label list contents as "collages, for exhibition only"
and write a low value.
If a package is listed as being worth much more than $100 or so then
Customs gets very interested.
By taking part
in this exchange artists are agreeing to allow one of
their collages to become part of the permanent collection of the IMCAC.
the work remains, as always, with the artist.
copyright is retained by the artist, your participation in
this exchange means that you grant unlimited and free copyright usage
of the work donated
to the IMCAC for the Museum's use for educational purposes,
publications, publicity, fundraising, etc. as the museum deems
shall, at its discretion, keep or dispose of works according
to the needs of the collection as it develops which may include selling
some works at some point in the future to raise funds for the