Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"Call for Artists: SHELTER"

Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
Detroit, MI, USA United States of America
2006-01-30 until 2006-04-08

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) is soliciting proposals for its all media, Interdisciplinary exhibition SHELTER, to be held in September, 2006. The exhibition will be juried by artist and CAID board member Hugh Timlin. Artists (of any discipline) Architects, Community Workers, Researchers and others are invited to submit proposals or work specifically related to homelessness as a chronic or emergency condition, or shelter needs resulting from catastrophic events. Areas of investigation might include makeshift housing, abandoned buildings as shelter, design of practical and inexpensive housing for emergency and chronic conditions, the homeless experience and who is affected and more.

Proposals could include, but are not limited to, designs for temporary, emergency, or low income shelter; documentation of innovative shelter programs; expressions of the experience of the loss of shelter and its impact (emotional, cultural, and economic) on communities.

Hugh Timlin, Juror

In a more than thirty five year career as a sculptor, Hugh Timlin has become a well recognized and highly respected presence in the metropolitan Detroit Art community. He has exhibited extensively throughout the state and nationally including the Art Exhibit for the National Conference on Religious Architecture in Washington D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts.

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