ARTIST BENEFIT COLLECTION VOL. II OPEN CALL

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2020-05-15
  • Organization: Artist Benefit Collection (ABC)
  • Organization Type: Collective/Commons/League
  • Location: Marfa, TX
  • Primary Discipline: Visual Arts
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

The Artist Benefit Collection (ABC) is seeking 8 artists to present work in Volume II of our online T-shirt collection. ABC offers artists a platform for sharing, producing, and selling an artist made t-shirt online. In addition to hosting work on our platform and managing the production of all garments, final designs will be featured on our website and social media pages.

Launched in 2020, ABC takes inspiration from the history of artist’s t-shirts. Based on a belief that artists must continue to create work and build independent networks during this difficult and precarious moment in human history, ABC seeks to build alternative channels for the sale of art. All proceeds generated through this project will go directly to the artists involved.

Artist Benefit Collection Vol. II will launch on June 1st, 2020. Artists will be notified by Friday, May 22nd if their design has been chosen for the collection.

Examples of ABC artists to date include Paul Elliott, Juriel Furukawa, Owen Geary, Harrison Glazier, Devin Khan, Xander Rapparport, Kyle Telman, Olivia Iris Vigo, Tyler Cala Williams, and FagTips. All the works included in ABC Vol. I varied greatly in content, scale, and concept.

Submission Deadline: May 15th
Campaign Launch Date: June 1st

Please send 1-2 images (.png format at 300dpi) of what you’d like to see on a t-shirt to ABC’s email by Friday, May 15th.

T-shirt designs should be limited to the front and back of the t-shirt. Additionally, your email should include a rough mock-up contextualizing how your design will fit onto the t-shirt, a title, and a small statement of no more than 2-3 sentences introducing yourself. Please send all of this information to ArtistBenefitCollection@gmail.com. 8 artists will be curated into an Artist T-Shirt collection available for order online. There is no application fee.