Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Attention: Artists in all Mediums

Call For Art

Revised Post: November 14, 2010

Uncharted Territories:

An Exhibition of Maps, Imagined and Real

Curated by Nirmala Nataraj

Uncharted Territories will feature blueprints for the inner workings of new civilizations. Maps of imagined cities, countries, worlds, and even entire solar systems will expose created landscapes that await the occupancy of a post-apocalyptic society. Artists may choose to infuse their worlds with fantasy and new, unfamiliar mythologies—or they may create their maps as a direct and literal response to current ideology and politics: places that stem from the natural consequences of our current political, social, and environmental discourse. However large or small artists choose to conceive their map (or whether or not maps represent an actual or metaphysical space), maps will be demarcated by issues that are of special importance to their creators (for example, an interrogation of how space and identity get juxtaposed in urban surroundings, or a study of our disappearing natural habitats and their effect on various species). Through these studies, observers will get a palpable idea of what gets preserved and what disappears in each of the worlds being represented. Drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and video are welcome.

NOTE: There are no entry fees or sales commissions to participate in this exhibition.

Deadline for art: Monday, January 10

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, January 15, 2010-February 28, 2011

Information: CBD Gallery Coordinator

The CBD Gallery is a project of the

North of Market / Tenderloin Community Benefit District

For Immediate Release to the Press 11/19/10


What Tenderloin Art Lending Library

Where !34 A Golden Gate Ave

(Between Leavenworth and Jones)

When Friday and Saturday 12noon -3pm

Cost Free

Contact Project Coordinator

(415) 756-2325


TALL, the Tenderloin Art Lending Library announces it is open has commenced its free art lending program.


TALL is an artist run project for lending and borrowing artwork to Tenderloin residents, and others, free-of-charge. It is a trust-based where artists, the majority of whom live in the Tenderloin, provide artwork to be checked out by any member of the Tenderloin Community, all in the spirit of trust, sharing and celebration.


It is as important to understand the beauty of a musical phrase or the composition of a drawing, as it is to learn how to read or compute numbers. TALL is based on the belief that each person in the Tenderloin community can appreciate and enjoy paintings, prints, drawings and all forms of visual arts expression. TALL provides this opportunity.


  • The primary focus is on serving the tenderloin neighborhood, but people from other neighborhoods may borrow art work as well.
  • People must register with TALL prior to borrowing art. To register one needs a CAL ID and verification of residence, such as a utility bill or letter from your landlord or building manager.
  • TALL receives support from the North of Market / Tenderloin Community Benefit District and Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant