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call for artists and guest curators

Machines with Magnets is seeking artists and guest curators to coordinate gallery exhibitions beginning in June 2019. 

Curators will coordinate 6 week-long exhibitions focused on (but not limited to) the following disciplines:

- Fine art (e.g. sculpture, painting, printmaking, illustration, and drawing)
- Craft (e.g. textiles, glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, and furniture)
- Design (e.g. graphic, industrial, product, typographic, and environmental)
- Architecture and landscape architecture (e.g. blueprints, models, and concepts)
- Installation and performance (including video, sound, light, interactive works)

Exhibitions should focus on contemporary/postmodern works by emerging and/or established artists. Preference will be given to exhibits that focus on installation, large format, site specific, multimedia, and interactive works. Please note that we are not currently accepting proposals for solo exhibitions.

Specific responsibilities vary for each exhibit and curator, but can include: creating attractive, design-forward promotional materials, and promoting the exhibit through a variety of channels; coordinating exhibit schedule with MWM’s Creative Director (including installation dates, receptions, artist talks and other special events, optional open gallery hours, and exhibit duration); booking musical and/or performance acts for opening and closing receptions (optional and as desired); being available and present for opening and closing receptions, and any open gallery hours, and locating and contacting artist(s) to exhibit, and conducting studio visits as needed.

We're looking for driven, dedicated, reliable artists and curators interested in creating innovative exhibitions and bringing a new audience to a unique art space.  Individuals, groups/collectives, and organizations are welcome to apply; students should be graduate level and above.  Past curatorial experience is not necessary, and it’s helpful to have your own transportation (but not required).  We accept proposals on a rolling basis.

Machines with Magnets is a recording studio, experimental music venue, art gallery, event space, and cocktail bar located in Pawtucket's downtown Arts & Entertainment District.  Our 800 square foot gallery, established in 2006, has hosted a broad range of exhibits including the 2012 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition and artists including Umberto Crenca, Pneuhaus, COLLISIONcollective, Aimee Odum, Leah Piepgras, Devra Freelander, Keri King, and more.  The Gallery is adjacent to the venue and bar, which host a variety of music shows and private events each month.

To submit a proposal please email Catherine Hood, Creative Director, at the address below with a brief description of your proposed exhibition/project and 6-10 related images.