Saturday, August 14, 2010


Deadline: September 8

WPA announces a call for WPA-related ephemera to be installed as part of Catalyst, WPA’s 35th Anniversary Exhibition, on view November 9 through December 19, 2010 at the American University Museum.

CATALYST will be a dynamic, narrative recollection of WPA’s legacy, showcasing selected artists, exhibitions, programs, and events from its 35-year history. The exhibition, curated by J. W. Mahoney, will include recent and period artworks, documentation in both still and moving media, a series of related performances and public programs, and a fully-illustrated catalogue.

Throughout its 35-year history, WPA has produced a wealth of printed matter, merchandise and, more recently, digital images, and video related to its events and exhibitions. Much of it is now lost, but what survives acts as an informal archive of the organization’s history.

We want to create a ‘wall’ of WPA memorabilia from 1975 to today that will greet museum visitors as they enter the exhibition. Loaned items will be tagged and a loan agreement issued so that they can be returned to you. There is also an option to donate the item(s) to our archives. Ephemera in digital form, including videos of WPA performances and events, will be posted on the exhibition’s website.

Appropriate materials include but are not limited to flyers, posters, postcards, tee shirts, catalogs, photographs, and videos from WPA events/exhibitions. Accepted ephemera will be installed in the exhibition space or posted online for the duration of the exhibition and a list of contributors acknowledged.

See click here for submission guidelines and form>>

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