Salon des Refusés - Sights Unseen. Call for projects

Salon des Refusés - Sights Unseen. Curated by Artist Stuart Keeler. Presented by the Public Art Network, a program of Americans for the Arts.
A notorious exhibition of work by French artists who were rejected from the official 1863 Paris Salon, the Salon des Refusés featured many of those now considered masters, including Cezanne, Manet, and Pissarro. Although critics and the public ridiculed the show in 1863, its structure became a precedent for today's independent, unofficial exhibitions. Stuart Keeler will present an opportunity for discussion on risk-taking in public art and the role of the artist as a cultural producer who re-imagines public space. Acknowledging that there are many reasons why artists and projects are not selected for public art commissions, this presentation of Salon des Refusés seeks to recognize the power of "what could have been."

Digital images of unrealized work are desired for presentation at the upcoming Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit, held in Baltimore, Maryland, June 23 - 25, 2010.

Artists, Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Designers, Visual Culture Practitioners and Students are all eligible to submit projects which have not been realized.

Works proposed between 1960 and 2010 are encouraged for submission. Images may be of any temporary, non-permissional and/or permanent proposals/projects designed for public spaces.

Submission Requirements
3 images with the following details for each:
Name of artist (or collaborative) - Year of the proposal - Materials - Dimensions (H x W x D format) - Value (optional, use $0 if necessary) - Description of each images (300 words or less), including the City or agency and commissioning party (if applicable)

Deadline: on June 10, 2010

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