Tiny Roost is a new way to display and see art in our community, soon to be featured in various locations in our area, beginning at the Gardiner Library!
What is Tiny Roost?
Roost Studios has created a fresh way to show, see, experience and interact with art outside the traditional gallery or museum model.
We worked with Ryan Solomons, A 3-D fabrication design artist to make our vision a reality. The first Tiny Roost; Art on the Outside gallery will be installed at the entrance to the Gardiner Library at 133 Farmers Turnpike in February of 2022.
It is a 24"x 36" moveable clear art gallery box that sits on a 36" high steel and wood base. It is weatherproof, powered by solar energy, and has both permanent and changeable signage, lighting and audio capability. It will house rotating exhibitions by various artists focusing on a variety of relevant themes. We are so excited to bring art outside for everyone to enjoy!
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS!
Submissions deadline is February 25, 2022
Notification of acceptance by March 15
First exhibition to take place April 1- April 29
Roost Studios will award 4 artists a solo exhibition opportunity to create a month long
installation in the Tiny Roost Gallery "Art on the Outside".
Artists chosen will receive a grant award ranging from $100-$500 per artist
What we are looking for
The challenge is to develop an innovative art project that meaningfully engages with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building.
All art forms will be considered — visual/ conceptual art, photography, new media, video, audio, creative writing, or other forms.
Visual art must be central to the project, and be designed to fit within the format of the Tiny Roost dimensions.
The proposal must reflect an informed understanding of the particular art form(s) being used, as well as of the issues relevant to the communities being served.
In addition Artists must explore supporting activities surrounding the installation that may take the form of “social practice” that engages communities in an interactive exchange. For example, a performance, drama or dance, a poetry reading, and artist talk, a garden, a meal, a website, a story exchange, or an urban planning project, and more.
Artist general info
Resume/exhibition list/ publications
Description of project
Themes being addressed
Images of past work
Photo or sketch of current proposal
The artists will be chosen by a diverse, qualified selection committee based on the strength of their proposals, statements, images or samples submitted through the Roost Studios application portal. The jurors will choose to highlight work in a variety of media that deals creatively with themes related to identity, gender, race, age, cultural and social issues.