Maybe, Probably: The Last Call For St. John’s Art & Literary Exhibition Submissions
2015 marks the beginning of a new era for Eastern Edge Gallery — a non-for-profit, community-run gallery in downtown St. John’s. Their new summer art festival Hold Fast takes place between August 13th and 16th; and even though there’s new name [previously the 24 Hour Art Marathon and the Art Marathon Festival] the festival stays awesome.
The festival will host great local, national and international contemporary artists and projects for three days and you have a chance to be a part of it.
Artist Amery Sandford and writer Allison Graves are collecting submissions until the deadline this Sunday, June 28th, for their art and literary exhibition Maybe, Probably that will be showing at the St. Michael’s Printshop for Hold Fast. Sandford and Graves are taking submissions directly and they must adhere to submission guidelines detailed here.
The exhibition will include submitted work inspired by how Newfoundlanders interact with technology, pop culture, and the internet.
“I guess we’re mostly interested with contemporary views on what Newfoundland art and imagery actually is and how geographical isolation influences people’s interactions with technology, social media to make it unique,” says Sandford. “Some of the artists applying, who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, are talking about experiences with things like NTV (which from a mainland point of view seems almost quintessential NL) and Blue Kaffee from the perspective of someone growing up here.”
The analog (print, prints and drawings) exhibition will include readings, a gallery as well as the release of Graves and Sanford’s new zine titled Like Me.
“Since I moved here, I’ve been thinking a lot about technology, social media, and when or what makes me feel isolated because of the geography. I think the theme being really broad narratives about experiences with technology or social media is really interesting, especially when thinking about images of Newfoundland and Newfoundland art,” says Sandford.
In the technology age we’re inevitably connected with everything and everybody, but at the same time the isolation of Newfoundland makes our perspective on pop culture unique through the ways we utilize and rely on internet and digital media. Maybe, Probably gives you an opportunity to express your side of Newfoundland’s modern perspective and to be a part one of the most exciting art festivals in Newfoundland this summer.