Submission Deadline: July 3rd, 2011
Location: Governors Island, New York, NY
Exhibition Dates: September 2nd – 25th 2011
The Governors Island Art Fair is accepting submissions for its 4th annual exhibition in September. Governors Island Art Fair is dedicated to promoting independent artists. Governors Island is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is, perhaps, the very last great expanse of undeveloped space for public use in New York City.
The call for submissions is open to all artists with 2D, 3D, video, sound, performance and installation works. Artists must set-up all artworks themselves or make arrangements for installation. To offset administrative costs, there is a $20 charge to apply to the fair. Art handlers are available for a fee. The deadline is July 3rd, 2011. For submissions and guidelines please go to www.4heads.org.
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in September, 4heads present The Governors Island Art Fair 11 AM to 6 PM
Run by artists, for artists, The Governors Island Art Fair enters its 4th year this fall as 4heads rally an exciting and diverse selection of artists from around the world. Well over 100 independent artists are selected entirely on the merit of their work and, once chosen, each is given a room of their own in which to create an exhibition environment of their own design. A selection of galleries are exhibiting in the Fair as well and, this summer for the first time,
4heads is a New York-based arts group that specializes in commandeering and beautifying unused spaces – developing unique environments for the purpose of exhibition, installation and performance so that artists from all over the world can make good use of dismissed areas.
4heads’ goal is to continually create diverse venues and forums to present, advocate and provide services for artists everywhere. The desire to structure valuable opportunities for creative individuals comes in part as an empathetic reflection of their own struggle as working artists surviving in NYC. 4heads are primarily focused on encouraging organically occurring culture by nurturing the evolving community of artists – who they see as the true voice of contemporary culture.