Call for Artists

Calling all artists, 2D, 3D, and IRL, we want you to be a part of the first Golden Gallery interactive art exhibit at Burning Man, August 26—September 1st, 2019.

The Golden Gallery is a 12′ x 8′ space looking to feature a variety of artists.

Painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, graphic artists, mixed media, illustrators, lighting designers, mixologists, performance artists, we want it all!

This is perfect opportunity for artists that don’t have the means to get a large scale piece out there – show us a tiny version of it! Not able to go home yourself this year? Send your art instead. (we’ll cover shipping!)

The 2019 theme of Burning Man is:

met·a·mor·pho·sis

/ˌmedəˈmôrfəsəs/

a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.

Submissions close June 10th, 2019. Full timeline below 👇

THE ARTWORK

We encourage artists to dig in to the topic and play with the following themes:

  • exploration : discovery : interactivity
  • curiosity : surprise : delight
  • evolution : revolution : transcendence

→ Read more about the Burning Man 2019 theme.

Other Important Considerations

  • Artwork Details / Requirements
    • Art will need to be designed to predetermined size, which will be determined after artists selection.
    • Dimensions – various sizes ranging from 4″ x 4″ to 23″ x 17″.
    • 3D artists will be sent a box to build their art inside. The boxes will be placed behind the frames.
    • Must be able to withstand the elements on playa, with all parts secured. No moopy art allowed.
  • Infrastructure
    • 3D artwork must include LED lighting.
    • Any special infrastructure needs should be called out in the proposal.
    • Lightweight materials are preferable.

BUDGET

All accepted art is based on artist donations. We will reimburse the cost of shipping artwork. Artwork can be returned, but will be covered in playa dust.

We’re accepting donations to cover the cost of materials, lighting, power, transportation, and storage.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Artworks will be selected based upon the following criteria:

  • An artistic vision that delivers on the design attributes noted above (dynamic, interactive, transformative, etc.)
  • Portfolio of previous work
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work within a specified timeframe and budget
  • Proposals should include:
    • Concept Statement – What is your concept of the artwork to be featured? How will it demonstrate the design attributes noted above?
    • Design Sketch – Show your conceptual idea, lo-fi sketches or inspiration boards are fine.
    • Work Samples – Link to your portfolio or an attachment of relevant previous work.
    • Technical requirements – List any technical or special requirements such as:
      • Power requirements – if needed
      • Lighting plans – required if 3D

TIMELINE

  • April 3, 2019: Submissions open
  • June 10, 2019: Submissions close
  • June 15, 2019: Selected artists notified
  • August 1, 2019: Artwork completed and shipped

TELL AN ARTIST

QUESTIONS?

Contact us to let us know how we can help.