The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and artspace present CRITICAL MASS 3 – an open invitational exhibition for all Northwest Louisiana “Directory” Artists. The Exhibition encourages Artists to register on the NWLA Artists’ Directory (by the date of submission of artwork) and to submit work to be exhibited and critically reviewed by professional critics selected by “Critic Curator,” Robert L. Pincus, Ph.D. Pincus has selected the Critics for the past several Critical Mass exhibitions. The Critics will select the work of one artist in Visual, Literary and Performing Arts to advance to a “solo” Exhibition/Presentation in coolspace. SRAC will support the solo Exhibition/Presentation with a $2,000 cash award per category and an advertisement featuring the selected Artist in a national publication. The Critics will return to artspace to review the work; the review will be published.
AWARDS and PERKS
VISUAL and LITERARY: “BEST OF SHOW” – One $2,000 cash prize and a SOLO EXHIBITION at artspace during the 2015 summer. Artists submitting work to Critical Mass 3 must be prepared for this exhibition to open sometime in June or July. SRAC will purchase a ¼ pg advertisement in national publication applicable to the Art Discipline/Medium to promote the “Best of Show” Solo exhibition. Critics will review the “Best of Show” Solo exhibition produced by each selected artist, providing a one on one verbal review with the Artist and a public “Critic’s Talk” reviewing the work, explaining the elements of a strong review, and sharing the conversation with the artist. Finally, the critics submit a written review to local/national art publications/ websites.
PERFORMANCE ART: “BEST OF SHOW” – One $2,000 cash prize will be awarded to the overall “Best of Show” winner. Up to five (5) finalists will participate in a staged/produced LIVE public performance at an appropriate venue selected by Shreveport Regional Arts Council (on a date TBA during the Visual and Performing Arts solo exhibition in summer 2015). SRAC will advertise the “Finale Performance” in a national Performing Arts publication. The Critic will come to Shreveport to review the “Finale” Live Performance and will provide a verbal review with the participating groups. Finally, the Critic submits a written review to be published in a local/national performing art publication/ websites.