Art of Mind - April, 2019 at Imurj
A Visual Art Exhibit About Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Mental Health
In 2018, there were an estimated 6 million people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the US, with cases expected to double by 2060. A condition so common in our communities that nearly everyone has had some interaction with or impact from it, Dementia and the security of affordable elderly care is a societal challenge our communities must work together to address to ensure our elderly are cared for. With up to 50% of adults over 85 showing symptoms of Dementia, it is likely that we each will face this challenge in some capacity in the latter years of our lives.
Imurj has partnered with Empathy Through Art, a non-profit launching this spring, to use art in all its forms to tackle the issue of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Together, Imurj, Empathy Through Art, and the Dementia Alliance are bringing together artists, musicians, dancers, writers, sculptors, and more to share their work related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. These works of art, while on exhibit, will serve as the foundation for a series of local, community-based events and projects on the topic, including a First Friday event in April, multimedia project created by local artists, and a fundraising event in the fall.
The art, music, stories, and conversations will be captured via a short film series and print magazine that will be used to increase awareness and empathy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. For more details click here. Works that don’t get accepted for the exhibit are still eligible to be put into print with full credit to the artist.
This call is for visual art that tackles the issue of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and the necessity of caring for our elderly. Works about mental health as a broader topic are also welcome. Imurj will be hosting this regional exhibit for the month of April, 2019.
Call for Art is open to Artists living in the United States
Artists submitting pieces for consideration have four opportunities. Please indicate further in the app via multiple choice which you would like to be considered for:
- Inclusion in the April exhibit at Imurj
- Inclusion in the print magazine
- 5-10 minute presentation of your experience with alzheimer’s/dementia at the - April community event
- 5-10 minute presentation of your experience with alzheimer’s/dementia at the September community event
2D artists (without prints):
Limit two (2) works per applicant. All mediums accepted, maximum size per piece is 50 inches in either dimension. All 2D works MUST be wired upon dropoff to hang from Imurj’s gallery cable system. Unwired works will not be accepted for display and will be shipped back to the owner.
3D artists (costume designers, sculpture, etc.):
Maximum weight for works that display on a pedestal or table is 90 lbs. Maximum weight for works that hang from the ceiling is 80 lbs.
Video and Digital artists not submitting prints:
To submit video works, complete this form with a sample image and send an mp4 to Imurj’s Gallery Program Manager at email@example.com. To apply with static digital works such as digital illustration, please apply normally. Digital works for display need to have a resolution of at least 200 pixels/inch. Samples for application purpose should not exceed 2 megabytes in size
Who can Apply: Visual artists living in the United States
Application Period: February 7th through the end of the day, March 11th. If your work is accepted, you will be notified the day after the call ends.
Application Fee*: $10 for Imurj Artist Members, $20 for non-Members
*If this application fee provides a financial barrier, please email Kenneth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, fees are an important part of Imurj’s funding, and go toward making Imurj sustainable toward funding our Art Department’s programs, staff, and events, and are non-refundable. If your work is not accepted, you are always welcome to inquire for critical feedback.
Expected Artwork Drop off/Delivery Dates and Times (Subject to change if needed)
Monday, April 1 from 12 - 7pm
Tuesday, April 2 from 12-7pm
Expected Artwork Pick Up/Ship-back Dates and Times (Subject to change if needed)
Monday, April 29 from 12 - 7pm
Tuesday, April 30 from 12-7pm
Shipping Details: If your work is accepted and you are shipping your work to Imurj, ship to the following address and under the below conditions:
-Please package the work as close to damage-proof as possible, in a returnable container.
-Please not use packing peanuts. Newsprint, styrofoam blocks/sheets are much better alternatives.
-Ship your work with return shipping paid for and a return label on the container. Imurj will invoice artists for works that do not have return shipping paid for and must be sent back.
Work must be wired to hang on Imurj's gallery wall. Unwired works will be be accepted for display.
Ship artwork to Imurj to be recieved by the end of the day, Tuesday, April 2:
Attn: Kenneth Proseus
300 S McDowell St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Exhibition Run: Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 28
Commission: 60% to Artists, 20% to Empathy Through Art, 20% to Imurj
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 5-9pm. Imurj’s First Friday receptions typically offer live music and other performances, interactive art elements, and vendors in addition to the main feature of the gallery.
Imurj is a fully accessible venue for artists and patrons of all lifestyles, and our gallery programs are no exception. We encourage anyone to apply for exhibition. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition or become an Imurj member, please email Kenneth Proseus or call 919-825-1515 ext 711 for assistance.
If you have any questions, please email our Gallery Program Manager Kenneth at email@example.com
Sample images for application purpose should not exceed 2 megabytes in size, and are recommended to have a resolution of at least 100 pixels/inch. Once accepted, exhibiting works should have a resolution of at least 200 pixels/inch
Video sample clips should be mp4s of < 2 minutes length, and can be emailed to Kenneth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full clips should be in mp4 format.
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. Imurj is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery, but does carry a blanket policy that covers most fine art works and craft items up to $2,000. Imurj reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent difficulties, high values, or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and details established in this call.
Please feel free to apply as well or share with others:
Call for music - link coming soon
Call for writing - link coming soon
– to promote amateur and professional artists and musicians to the next level of their career.
– to provide patrons of the arts a personal experience with the art and the artists that they love.
The Imurj collaborative arts community is composed of artist members that utilize member resources in the downtown Raleigh location and on the Imurj website. Designed with the artist and fan in mind, the Imurj space promotes the growth and development of North Carolina based artists. Through a wide range of workshops, performances, lectures, and classes Imurj is curating a new type of venue.
The 6,000 square foot space allows members to perform, engage, and create in the cafe, main event space, gallery, art studio, and production studio. Imurj facilitates access to services that artists need to elevate their careers.
About Empathy Through Art:
Empathy Through Art is a new nonprofit launching in April, 2019 that uses art in all its forms to build community around and empathy for societal challenges we face today. Empathy Through Art brings together artists, musicians, writers, dancers, and other creatives to work together to build multimedia exhibits and projects that provide a platform for communities to have open conversations about challenges they face. All work is captured via short films and a print magazine that can be shared both in and across communities. The kickoff series topic is Alzheimer’s and Dementia and is being hosted by Imurj in the City of Raleigh, NC. It will produce a gallery exhibit, community events, short film series, and print magazine. Donations to this series helps fund these as well as local Alzheimer’s and Dementia nonprofits and future series.