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  1. C4W:2021 – Elemental

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    C4W:2021 Features: Aidan Dillon, Alexandra Beaumont, Alondra M. Garza, Atzín Rayas, Ayana Figueroa, Ben DiNino, Ben Hering, Benjamin Wuest, Bo Young An, Buddah Jankey, Caryn Ann Bendrick, Christopher Harrison, Christopher Palbicki, CL Martin, Corinne Teed, Daniel Allyn Lee, Derek Meier, Emily Forbes, Helene Woods, Human Shaped Animal, Ilya Natarius, Ivonne Yáñez, Jacob Docksey, Jessica Kitzman, Jes Lee, Jordan Wiebe, Jorie Kosel, Kat Moon, Katie Robinson, Kristine Fretheim, Laurie Borggreve, Liza Ferrari, Lucy Comer, Lynda Mullan, Madison Rubenstein, Maria Quinn, Margaret Vergara, Nate Woodard, Sarah M. Sosa, Tchana Pierre, & Tiffany Lange


    Our annual Call-4-Work exhibition is not a show that influences what art should be. Instead, the chosen guest curator brings their unique perspective and interpretation of the submitted works ranging the full “Gamut” of visual media. When Cándida González accepted the invite to curate this year’s C4W:2021, they went in as a blank canvas and let the artwork choose them, empowering the 197 artists to lead the way through all 836 submissions.Through our guest curator’s lens and perspective, this body of work presented the theme Elemental.

    This year’s group exhibit will feature 43 artworks that Cándida has chosen to represent one of the foundational blocks of life, from the classical elements and human connections to life and death. The roots of all existing matter – earth, air, water and fire – are essential principles of life, each possessing an energy that when summoned has the power to ground us and heal during times of turmoil. For Cándida, these selected works embody a form of elemental energy that invites us to drop down from the chaos into the essential foundation of existence as life twists & changes around us. These artworks all create roots in the state of being that we return to inorder to help us make sense of the confusion.

    “We are living in a portal moment in time, transporting between two worlds, strapped into a rollercoaster ride that we didn’t even know we were in line for. As everything twists and changes arounds us, we reach for the things that stay constant, the things that we know, the building blocks of life.” – Cándida González

    PUBLIC OPENING NIGHT: Friday, September 10th
    6-9pm • $7, FREE for members
    Featuring 42 Artists, Icy Icy Baby Shaved Ice Truck & Pfunkus
    Pre-sales available and recommended
    • Entry will be available at the door
    • Masks required indoors

    Returning this year, there will be two “Best in Show ” awards. One will be selected by the guest curator and the other by opening night attendees. Both winners will be awarded $100 cash and Platinum Memberships to Gamut Gallery ($400 value). You will not want to miss the opportunity to help one of these artists take the best in show.

    C4W:2021 ELEMENTAL ARTIST TALK: Wednesday, September 22nd
    7pm • $5 pre-sales, $7door, FREE for members
    Featured Artists: Alondra M. Garza, Benja Wuest, Katie Robinson & Tchana Pierre
    Pre-sales available and recommended
    • Entry will be available at the door
    • Masks required indoors

    C4W guest curator, Cándida González, and Gamut Gallery’s director, Cassie Garner, sit down for a conversation with selected C4W artists to share about their processes, ideations and perspectives on current events.


    ABOUT THE CURATOR
    Cándida González is a queer, non-binary Puerto Rican native of South Minneapolis, they studied Latin American Art and History at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and went on to get their M.Ed. at The University of Minnesota in 2003. In their 15 years of arts education work in Minneapolis they worked on building art programs that focused on equitable arts opportunities, inclusivity of underserved populations, and deeper, culturally relevant arts experiences for youth and communities of color. Through their work they have also focused on providing opportunities and development for emerging artists of color. They approach their work by centering at the intersection of art, activism, healing and personal/community empowerment. They are deeply invested in the concept of using art and community design as tools to wage love and healing. Currently Gonzalez facilitates nationwide the Making it Public workshop series for Forecast Public Art, participates in select local arts and healing initiatives and creates mixed-media jewelry under the name Las Ranas Jewelry.

  2. C4W : 2016 Open Call for Work Exhibit

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    FEATURED ARTISTS: Christopher Palbicki, David R. Woolley, Don White, Donny Gettinger, Erik Andersen, Erik Farseth, Gena LaMothe, Hilary Greenstein, Jacob Eidem, James Zucco, Jane Wunrow, Jesse Aylsworth, K. Daphnae Koop, Karlijn Holzenthal, Kelly Kinnunen, Kevin Weeden, Kyle And, Lou Lou, Luke T. Benson, Margarita Sikorskaia, Natalia Berglund, Neal Breton, Pat Callahan, Seth Young

    For Gamut Gallery’s fourth annual “C4W: Call 4 Works” juried art exhibition, LGAL gallery founder and artist Lindsay Nohl has selected artwork from twenty-four artists out of a diverse pool of submissions. Hailing from a background of illustration and design, choosing work that communicated well was a top priority. The artists selected for the show represent confident creators whose artistic voices were strong, vibrant and intentional in the way they handled their media and craftsmanship.

    Though no theme is required in the original submission guidelines, each C4W curator has brought to the table their own unique perspective of and interpretation to the submitted works. This personalized stamp establishes an underlying theme or recurring motif that is a connective thread weaving together the exhibition. Throughout the selection process, Nohl was drawn to the elements of intention and communication, which can be seen in the clear and clever representation of emotions, stories and moments in the final chosen body of work. In each piece, the viewer can sense the personal behind the presented.

    “There’s always something very revealing about a personal body of work — it’s a self portrait without being a self portrait,” Nohl said about her selection. “Each work speaks volumes of the creator’s intentions, and their thoughtfulness in the execution of their themes. This body of work is a mix of very representational works amongst stylized illustrative work, and abstract pieces with collage and photography. I believe the works chosen are both strong pieces alone and within the context of the group exhibition.”

    Join us for an exhibit that highlights the concepts of readability and response, examining the mindset that you cannot separate the choices an artist makes in their approach to a piece from the final product. It’s all part of the work.

    OPENING RECEPTION
    Friday, November 4th 2017 7-11pm
    $5 admission with a live synth set from Modwell

    COLAB ART NIGHT
    Thursday, November 17th 2017 7–11pm
    Admission $5
    All visual disciplines welcome: painting, drawing, sewing, projections, photography, design, sculpture, and more.

    EXHIBIT FINALE
    Friday, November 18th 7-11pm
    $10 admission with touring group ARIADNE from NY

    Lindsay Nohl is the founder of Light Grey Art Lab, a Minneapolis gallery and collaborative arts space that brings together creatives from around the world to exhibit work, share process, collaborate and learn. Light Grey Art Lab has been featured on the websites of CNN, Kotaku, DesignWorkLife, Forbes and Nintendo Magazine. She has been a speaker on collaboration at GOOD Magazine; a panelist on Creative Business at ICON 9 and the Illustration Conference; a judge at for Adobe’s Creative Jam; and a lecturer at the Science Museum of Minnesota for her work at Light Grey Art Lab.

    Nohl is also the owner and lead designer of Paper Bicycle LLC, a product and surface design company in Minneapolis. Retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Tazo Tea, Radisson, and Sephora, among others, have produced her work in the home, stationery, apparel, and gift markets.

    Nohl has published a number of projects including the Girls: Fact + Fiction, an eighty-page celebration of flesh-and-bone as well as fictional heroines, and In Place: Wish You Were Here, which focuses on the beauty of Earth’s most intriguing spaces. She also contributed to Rolemodels: The Battle for Vyk’ Tornaahl, an artist-deck and RPG fantasy card game; the Great Personality visual novel series; Dream Arcade, a 27-level platformer video game; and most recently, COSMOS Tarot & Oracle Deck, retelling the stories of the night sky through the metaphors in the sky.

    Nohl is in her thirteenth year of teaching at MCAD in the Illustration Department. She has also taught at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the former College of Visual Arts. She has been a board member of the Twin Cities Licensing Group and a member of the Craft and Hobby Association and AIGA.

    MODWELL
    Zach Bleier aka Modwell is a 5+ year electronic music producer and performer. He passionately uses his love and knowledge of sound to communicate emotions and energy, and moves people on the dance floor. Deeply dedicated to his craft, he delivers a powerful genre-bending live performance where he creates all original music on the fly using synthesizers and other analog hardware. He studied sound locally at the Institute for Production and Recording, and is MOOG Pro Certified . Listen to his music on Soundcloud.