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Projections Annual Artist's Competition in Pasadena 

"Projections" @ Shops on Lake Avenue
Annual Artist's Competition
Call for Entries

Projections is a library of silent artists-made videos, films and still images
which will be drawn works to create nightly wall-projected programming as part
of the 1% for Art Program for the Shops on Lake development. Each year, 5 awards
will be given of $1000 each, one to an artist under the age of 18, for work of
merit to be included in the Projections library of work. A 5-person panel of
professionals will judge the submissions. The chosen works will be shown at a
reception for the artists and enter the library of works.

June 18th Projections Regular Programming Launch
July 27th Submission Deadline
August 20th Winners Announced
September 13th Artists Reception / Premier screening

The transient setting and varied texture of the programming dictate that
short, time-based media works as well as still images are most appropriate.
work with rich content of any duration, which can be appreciated in passing as
well as
studied at length will be considered. The work can be narrative or abstract,
but needs
to be sensitive to local community standards of decency for public art.

The projected images are cast directly on the wall at 415 South Lake Ave
adjacent to
the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. The projection surface measures approximately
15 X 20 feet in size. A website carries the schedule of that day's programming
with a brief
description of the work and short artist's bio. An outdoor LCD panel located
near the projection
displays a webpage for immediate information about what is on view at any given
time. The
schedule varies nightly throughout the week, so that the program appears fresh
to the regular

Work will be shown in MPEG2 video format, in various resolutions, up to 720p HD.
Final versions will be accepted in other computer digital file formats such as
Quick Time or AVI and encoded as MPEG2. Non-copy protected DVDs are
acceptable; tape formats are not. If accepted, digital file format files should
be as uncompressed as possible. FTP access is preferred.

Works which are submitted that contain sound will be considered with the
understanding that the visual component should stand on its own, and that the
audio should not be integral to the piece, as it will not be included in the

To submit works for consideration for inclusion in the "Projections" library:

You may provide links to a streaming version on the Internet


Email compressed representations no larger than 5 megabytes to

All submissions must include:
A short artists' biography and curriculum vitae and a short, one paragraph
narrative description
of the work.

Mailed submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed,

For more information, please visit:

David Bradshaw, Curator
2658 Griffith Park Blvd #386
Los Angeles, Ca. 90039
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