Monday, January 31, 2011

Open Call / Punch Gallery

Punch Gallery

Hey folks, one of my favorite artist-run galleries is looking for new members. Punch Gallery has an open call for 2 artists or artist teams. I'm a big fan of the work, especially Justin Colt Beckman.

digital collage of the artist's face on found photo, 2008
image via artist

Here's a picture of him killing a bear. (He kills bears and I still think he's awesome!) Ever since I first saw Justin's piece Friend or Foe (in 2006 at Punch Gallery) I've been a big fan. He's done some really elaborate installations like Honky Tonk and Homestead. Most Punch members live outside the urban entrapment of Seattle and many of their shows reflect that. But artists Sol Hashemi and Jason Hirata were also members so they're not afraid to mix things up.

It sounds like a great opportunity but if you're interested you better hurry because applications have to be received by Feb 14, 5pm. No digital submissions - that's in hand at the gallery.

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