Friday, August 27, 2010

A Book About Death . . # 3

The Call:
A book about Death - next step
 An Open Call to Artists to Contribute to RAY JOHNSON & A BOOK ABOUT DEATH.  WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS ABAD SHOW?  “RAY JOHNSON AND A BOOK ABOUT DEATH” is a new exhibition that will, for the first time, feature a copy of the original 1955 ABAD project by American artist Ray Johnson–the inspiration for this entire series of exhibitions. It will set the stage for all 480 cards from the original Emily Harvey Gallery exhibit together with new submissions created especially for this show.
Media/Size: Submit one 4"x 6" artwork in any media on the theme of death/life. Please include the words “A BOOK ABOUT DEATH” on the front and your name and your e-mail address/website URL on the back. The work may be sent in an envelope for protection or mailed as a postcard.
No returns.
Exhibition: Curated by Joan Harrison, LuAnn Palazzo and Constance Wolf, the new ABAD show will open in the SAL Art Gallery at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY, and run October 31 to November 4, 2010.  All submitted work will become part of a permanent Ray Johnson ABAD Archive.
You must submit both a physical work and a virtual one to be part of the project.  Submit a 4x6 jpg of the image with your name and e-mail and or web URL to LuAnn Palazzo at:
Documentation: Every submitted piece will be posted to the exhibition blog at
Deadline to be received: October 15, 2010

Mail 4" x 6" artwork/card to:
Prof. Joan Harrison
Art Department
C.W. Post Campus, LIU
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548

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