OPEN CALL

“Where Horse Reach” 

 

 

 

Kencept Solutions (St Vincent and the Grenadines) and East Yard (Trinidad and Tobago)
invite submissions for "Where Horse Reach" - the Cross-Cultural Exhibition 
of the work of artists from St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

Curated by Kevon Foderingham (The I AM Experiment and East Yard) and Kenrife Matthias (Kencept Solutions)

to be held during The I AM Conference at

The Believers Club, Diamond Entertainment Complex

Diamond, St Vincent and the Grenadines

from 
5th - 7th August, 2022

Submission deadline - July 4th, 2022 before 11:59pm


A play on the well known Caribbean proverb, “Where horse reach, donkey go reach,” which means that everyone, no matter their size, stature or resources, they have the potential to reach where those who are already established have reached."

The theme is inspired by The I AM Experiment, which is an intense, personal and revealing exercise carried out in a circle of community - that allows for deep introspection while fortifying creative visioning and setting of missions for ways forward as a creative practitioner. Where Horse Reach, is equally introspective and is centered on the concept of perseverance. As a concept, perseverance embraces persistence, stick-with-it-ness and the drive to overcome obstacles in order to achieve a goal. Success looks different for us all, the goal looks different for us all but perseverance is universal. 

 

With this in mind, we welcome submissions from artists in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago working in mixed media, experimental film, performance art and digital art to submit work that centers on perseverance - continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties, opposition or failure - reinforcing the belief that everyone, no matter their size, stature or resources, has the potential to reach where those who are already established have reached - “Where horse reach, donkey go reach.”

The Selection Process

Kencept Solutions and East Yard’s committee will select artwork for "Where Horse Reach". The selections will be final. Work will be displayed during The I AM Conference at The Believers Club.

 

Terms and Conditions

Only citizens and residents of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago can submit pieces for consideration.  Artists can submit up to two (2) pieces of work. Work from early to mid-career artists is encouraged and can be in any medium including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and other 3D, prints, digital art or any other still or moving visual medium.

The work submitted must in no way contain imagery or messaging deemed inflammatory, discriminatory or promoting violence.

 

2D entries must be no wider than 36 inches. 3D entries must weigh no more than 20 pounds. All SELECTED hanging art should be able to be installed on standard walls without specialized or heavy-duty hanging hardware. SELECTED Pieces should be framed and ready to hang.

 

It is the responsibility of the artist to insure their pieces door to door. Kencept Solutions and East Yard are however committed to making every effort to safeguard and handle with care, all artworks delivered. 

 

Artworks in the exhibition will be publicly listed for sale, based on the artist’s instructions. Upon selection, the artist will be asked to submit the price they wish the piece to be sold for. If Sold, Kencept Solutions retains 25% commission.

 

Submission images and final, selected artworks will be used in any and all promotion of "Where Horse Reach". This includes, but is not limited to print and online media; national news broadcasts, and institutional print, digital, and social media promotion. Other than these uses, copyright remains with the artist.

Kencept Solutions and East Yard will only accept submissions through still digital images or short videos. Submissions for consideration must be received by July 4th, 2022 before 11:59pm or will not be eligible for selection. Notification of selection will go out on July 11th, 2022. Selected artwork must then be delivered to St Vincent by August 3rd, 2022 before 5pm.

 

To learn more about The I AM Conference visit www.kevonfoderingham.com/theiamconference

 

We ask that you please collect unsold artwork within the window that will be provided as we cannot store unclaimed work. Arrangements will be made between East Yard and TT based artists for unsold work.

 

Submission

  1. Submissions and questions must be emailed to kevon@forcommongoodplatform.org AND ken@kencept-solutions.com the subject - "Where Horse Reach"

  2. All images should be high resolution .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, or .PDF files around 300 dpi and less than 10MB.

  3. Videos should be in MP4 format and less then 100MB. Alternatively links to work are accepted.

  4. Proof of TT or SVG citizenship/residency (National ID or Passport) must be provided as an attachment. 

  5. Artists must submit a brief Artist Statement (not exceeding 250 words).

  6. An explanation of the piece submitted (not exceeding 100 words per piece) must also be provided.

  7. All images should be labeled in this format, last name (underscore) first name (underscore) title of piece (example: Brown_John_Phantasmagoria). Images must definitively reflect the artwork submitted.

By submitting an entry to "Where Horse Reach” the entrant acknowledges that they have read and accepted the below “Terms and Conditions” and that they are the artist and own the rights to the work submitted. Entrant also acknowledges that all information on the registration and submission forms is true and correct to the best of their knowledge and understands that any incorrect or misrepresented information could result in submitted artwork being ruled ineligible.

 
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