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South West Detroit


Barbed is pleased to present the seventh call for submissions, entitled South West Detroit.

Fifteen artists will be selected to be featured in the seventh issue. The selection will include local artists living in the area, and, although priority will be given to artists living in South West Detroit - Mexican Town, artists living in the surrounding regions, including Windsor in Canada, are encouraged to apply.

For this issue, we invite artists to submit work related to the history of and their relationship with the area. South West Detroit has had a rich Mexican heritage owing to people who moved to Detroit in the 1900s, and, while its population was predominantly from Mexico originally, it is now a thriving multicultural neighborhood. The call for submissions is intended to inspire artists to share their stories and works about their experiences living in, working in, passing through, and visiting Mexican Town. The issue wants to represent an alternative narrative based on personal experiences not only from artists but also from business owners, cultural trailblazers, and ordinary citizens with the aim of cultivating an authentic vision of the neighborhood. Submissions should include artwork that is experimental, including anecdotes, confessionals, personal and love notes, and classifieds, to mention a few samples.

All mediums will be considered, but works must have been created within the last two years. These could include works in painting, sculpture, photography, performance art, video, sound, 3D printing, poetry, or drawing. Works in progress, documentation, continuing series, and experiential works are highly favored. The deadline for submission is December 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Artists selected for the seventh issue of Barbed will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine and an artist's fee.** 

Instructions:
  • Please submit 1-5 images of your work along with a brief statement of 150 - 300 words. This should include an artist's statement and a description of the work being submitted
  • All material should be sent electronically to hola@artdossier.us with the  subject line: Barbed Submission - South West Detroit. For larger files please provide a link to download the files via DropBox or another online server service
  • File formats accepted: JPG, PDF, PSD, TIFF, PNG, DOC, MP3
  • Deadline for submissions: December 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM

*Image: Inside-look of Tamalería Nuevo Leon, a local business selling traditional-style tamales, where featured artist Elton Monroy Durán, was commissioned to do a mural on the exterior of the building located at 2669 Vernor Highway, Detroit, MI.

**Upon grant confirmation. Fees will be based on the fee category table established by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE), which advocates for fair payment standards for artists.


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January 8, 2017.

BARBED MAGAZINE ISSUE #05 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.

Barbed is pleased to present a call for submissions for our fifth issue, entitled "Surrender".

In this issue, we will study the subject of surrender and the diverse ways people interpret, solve, and deal with it.

We live in a world in which surrender has multiple meanings, many of them oppressive and even violent. At various times I might surrender my rights, privileges, values, desires. You might also surrender your space, your kitchen, your food, your house, etc.

The fifth issue of Barbed will examine these issues and more. Specifically we will consider ideas such as: how do we, as artists living in society, surrender to authority? To other people? This is not necessarily how we accept surrender, but also how we avoid it. Sometimes individuals surrender willingly and sometimes they are forced. What are the thought processes that occur in the split seconds before we make these decisions? What paths are created within ourselves and what are the outcomes of these decisions about surrender?

Artists are invited to submit forms of expression that they have created within the last two years. These could include works in progress, documentation, continuing series, and experimental works. There will be a significant emphasis on artists living in the Metro Detroit region, including Windsor; particularly those classified as emerging artists or from minority demographics.

Artists selected for the fifth issue of Barbed will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine and an artist's fee.*

Instructions:

Please submit 1-5 images of your work along with a brief statement of 150 - 300 words. This should include an artist's statement and a description of the work being submitted.

All material should be sent electronically to hola@artdossier.us with the subject line: Barbed Fifth issue - Surrender.

File formats accepted: JPG, PDF, PSD, TXT, DOC, TIFF.

Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2017 (midnight).

*Fees will be based on the fee category table established by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE), which advocates for fair payment standards for artists.

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BARBED MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES ISSUE #04 CALL FOR SUBMISSION

(Detroit, MI)..... March 17, 2016

Barbed Magazine is pleased to announce its latest call for submissions to be considered for issue #04, debuting in the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Barbed Magazine explores new works and artists with an especial emphasis on those working on relational and confessional art, in mixed media, documentation, process, and residual art. Artists are encouraged to submit works that have been not published before and which have been produced within the last two years. Please note, Barbed will give priority to artists living in the Detroit - Canada Border area.

Barbed magazine is printed twice a year and is gratefully supported through local ads. Those artists selected for issue #04 will receive complimentary hard and digital copies. Barbed is working towards a sustainable business plan to ensure artists' fees in the future.

Instructions:

Please submit 1-5 images of your work along with a brief statement of 150 - 300 words.

Deadline: April 23, 2016, at midnight.

Please send/share your submissions to:

hola [at] artdossier [dot] us

or by mail:

PO Box 2064 Birmingham MI 48012

Please do not send original artwork when using the mail option as damage can occur during or after the process. If you wish to have your artwork returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient stamps.