It seems that I’m not the only one in Saskatchewan who has considered putting together an art exhibition in a garage. Jeff Nye and Sheila Nourse have started just such a project in Regina, under the umbrella of their Lane Level Projects enterprise.
The project is titled “The Garage Show” and is scheduled to take place on September 8, 2007 in Regina, Saskatchewan. As of this writing, there is an open call for submissions. If you’re interested in submitting something, the deadline is August 10, 2007. Here’s how the teaser on Jeff Nye’s site and the call for submissions describe it:
The Garage Show is Lane Level Project’s first. Lane Level Projects is a Regina based artists’ collective. Our mandate is to introduce the work of local contemporary installation, multi media and performance artists into private and semi-private venues – homes, garages, yards and gardens. Our inaugural project, The Garage Show, will culminate in a one-day exhibition/performance event in the garages and alleys of Regina’s Cathedral Area. 20 visual and performance artists will create site-specific installations and/or performances in response to the private spaces of people’s garages and the public spaces of the alleys that feed into them.
Here are the full details, taken from one of the blogs of my friend Carrie Gates:
Call For Proposals – The Garage Show
Themes: Intervention/ Urbanism/ Public Spaces and Private Spaces/ Garage- Related Activities
Lane Level Projects is seeking artists to create installation and/or performance works for garages to be exhibited in a one day art event in Regina, SK on September 8th, 2007.
An artists fee will be paid to the artists that are selected.
Proposals / Submissions should include:
- CV/resume and a brief bio including your discipline(s) and your roles within these.
- A one page project description which outlines the underlying ideas, processes involved, and material result of the proposed work or action, including timeline and workplan. (This will help us facilitate the right space for you.)
- Technical requirements for the successful completion of you project.
- Examples of past work enclosed in a SASE: 5-10 slides or jpegs on Cd-Rom, video on DVD
Submission Deadline: August 10th
Mail project Proposals to:
Lane Level Projects
c/o Jeff Nye
P.O. Box 374, Lumsden SK S0G 3C0
According to my cursory googling, this page tells me that “Jeff Nye is a Master of Fine Arts Graduate from the University of Regina. He has exhibited his painting and site-specific installations in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, and has presented his written work at national and international conferences. Jeff teaches classes in painting and drawing at the community and university levels.”
And further googling for Jeff’s collaborator on this project tells me that Sheila Nourse is a sessional instructor with the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Regina.