Sunday, 4 December 2011

THE ART OF IT: National Gallery set to host a pair of magazine issue launches

The National Gallery of Jamaica, in association with Arc Magazine and Caribbean InTransit, is scheduled to launch Arc Magazine (Issue 4) as well as Issue 2 of the new academic journal Caribbean InTransit at the gallery next Saturday, December 10, starting at 1:30 pm.

The National Gallery has developed a publishing panel that will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in art-journal publishing across the English-speaking Caribbean and its Diaspora. The proposed panel includes the editor and co-founder of Arc Magazine, Holly Bynoe; Marielle Barrow, founder and director of Caribbean InTransit; Keino Senior and Carol ‘Annie’ Hamilton, editors of the new Edna Manley College journal Jonkunnu; Kim Robinson, editor of Jamaica Journal; and Annie Paul; contributing editor of Small Axe. The panel will be moderated by Veerle Poupeye, director of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

To coincide with the launch, Arc Magazine is announcing an open call to all artists to submit work for review to be published in upcoming issues of the publication. Work may be submitted on a MAC compatible CD/DVD. Interested persons are asked to include: i) Biography ii) Artist Statement iii) 10 images in jpeg format @ 72dpi, no larger than 1000px on the longest side. Performance or new media artists send video links no longer than 5 minutes. iv. Image list: Please submit an image list with the CD/DVD ensure that the image list has your name, title of each piece, proper captions: date, medium and size of works.

Caribbean InTransit also announces a call for artworks for Issues 3 and 4. Works submitted for Issue 3 should speak of change while works for Issue 4 should be new media works. Works can be accompanied by critical reviews concerning the contextual positioning of the work (or body of work) and the artist. Images should be 300dpi and must be accompanied by an Artist Statement and a biography of no more than 60 words. Performance or new media artists should send video links no longer than 5 minutes. Also, please submit an image list with the CD/DVD, and ensure that the image list has your name, title of each piece, proper captions: date, medium and size of works.

Next Saturday’s launch, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the National Gallery of Jamaica and George Mason University.







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