4Culture Seeks Media Art for Digital Display

e4c screen at the Gates Foundation © 2014 4Culture. Photo by Andrew Pogue

Apply to exhibit Media Art in 4Culture’s electronic gallery

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The application is now open for e4c, 4Culture’s storefront media gallery.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

 e4c, is a highly visible, public venue presenting dynamic electronic artworks while enlivening Seattle’s urban core. Since 2008, nearly seventy artists have presented media artworks on our screens, ranging from humorous paper-cut animation to challenging documentary. We are currently upgrading e4c. Visibility will be better than ever!

Independent electronic media artists residing in the US are eligible to apply. Up to twenty works will be selected for display at the storefront gallery. Because the audience for e4c is often on the move, comprised of bus and car commuters, pedestrians and bicyclists, artworks between 1-5 minutes duration are desired. Media artists working in all genres are encouraged to apply.

e4c is located in 4Culture’s Tashiro Building, at 101 Prefontaine Place South in Seattle, Washington’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. In conjunction with Gallery4Culture, e4c launches selected works for display during First Thursday Art Walk, Seattle’s largest art walk. 4Culture promotes e4c artists through a press release, 4Culture website highlight, and social media. Each artwork will be displayed with others on rotation, during e4c presentation hours for a period between three to twelve months.

Interested artists are encouraged to carefully read the guidelines before applying in order to submit a competitive application. Guidelines are available and the application is now open. The deadline is Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. The works to be displayed will be selected through a panel review process to be held mid-June. Artists will be notified in early July.

Selected works may also be considered for presentation on the Digital Art Display of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Throughout 2014, the Foundation is partnering with 4Culture to provide innovative media content at their headquarters in Seattle. Artworks will be selected from 4Culture’s e4c program and updated quarterly.

“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digital Art Display in Seattle is a significant and welcome addition to the urban art screen venues around the world.” States 4Culture Executive Director, Jim Kelly. “Together, we can more effectively present exciting media artwork, to benefit of the thousands of people who pass by our screens, as well as the artists who have so few opportunities to share their work.”

e4c screen at the Gates Foundation © 2014 4Culture. Photo by Andrew Pogue
e4c artist, Barbara Robertson’s work playing on the Digital Display at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation © 2014 4Culture. Photo by Andrew Pogue

This partnership has been running since January 2014 and has featured works by Andrew Binkley (Honolulu), Webster Crowell (Seattle), Ben Houge (Valencia, Spain), Tess Martin (Seattle/Netherlands), Long House Media (Seattle), Relja Penezic (Los Angeles), Dane Picard (Los Angeles), Barbara Robertson (Seattle) and Gazelle Samizay (Los Angeles).