Art Conspiracy 7 Is Calling

Artists, consider yourselves called to action.

The annual goodwill-centered competition for wall space is upon you and word has been spreading via social media networks. We saw it popping up all over Facebook this afternoon, then shared, and shared some more:

ATTENTION ART CON ARTISTS: Art Conspiracy 7 is hosting a 24 hour open call for artists for the 2011 event THIS THURSDAY STARTING AT 12PM.

We will be posting a link to the call via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Once the 24 hour period (12pm-12pm from THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011) has expired we will be drawing a blind raffle of 120 artist spots taken from all submissions.

ALL APPLICANTS will be notified via email of their entry status the following week. Thank you for your interest in Art Con 7. We look forward to working with you at this year's event.

With such a limited amount of spots available and an increasingly successful turnout year after year, Art Conspiracy 7 will, no doubt, be don't-miss event even for those who don't make the lottery.

For proof, just check out the event's official press release after the jump.

Art Conspiracy Marks Lucky Number 7 on Sat., Nov. 12th!

Event to unite hundreds of artists, thousands of attendees to conspire for a good cause and a good time

September 26, 2011 - DALLAS - The roar of an approving crowd! Art of all stripes! A stage packed with musical talent! These are all hallmarks of Art Conspiracy and it's time, once again, to mark this one-of-a-kind Dallas event on your calendar.

On Saturday, November 12, Art Conspiracy 7 will kick off at 7:00 p.m. at 511 West Commerce in Dallas. Original works from over 150 artists will be auctioned live in a fun, animated, free-for-all format. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork with opening bids starting at $20.

Local bands Datahowler, The Hope Trust and J. Charles and the Trainrobbers will provide musical entertainment and the Art Conspiracy stage will be transformed into a Tetris-inspired multi-media installation created with video mapping technology by artist, Edward Ruiz.

"Art Conspiracy brings artists on-site to create artwork," says Erik Glissmann, Executive Director, Art Conspiracy. "We bring the artist community and audience involvement together for a unique style of fundraising. The event serves as an annual showcase of emerging visual artists and musicians. The all-volunteer Art Conspiracy Team transforms the venue into a pop-up gallery/concert hall with a fresh look every year."

Art Conspiracy 7 will benefit Musical Angels, a Dallas nonprofit that provides free piano lessons to hospitalized children. Musical Angels offers lessons at Baylor Hospital and Children's Medical Center and hopes to use the monies raised by Art Conspiracy to extend its reach and provide music lessons to children in additional area hospitals.

"I am very touched and beyond grateful that Art Conspiracy selected Musical Angels," says Dr. Gustavo Tolosa, founder, Musical Angels. "Their generosity will make a positive imprint on the lives of many hospitalized children through the healing power of music."

Art Conspiracy is proud to partner with Art&Seek, which brings coverage of North Texas arts and culture to KERA FM, KERA television, KXT 91.7 FM and to the web at atandseek.org. This year Art&Seek volunteers will be at Art Conspiracy offering all co-conspirators a chance to flex their creative muscles by creating a piece for the Art&Seek Con Artist Gallery.

Since 2005, Art Conspiracy has raised over $110,000 for groups including:

  • Today Marks the Beginning's MasterPEACE program
  • Resolana, a group that provides rehabilitative arts programming for women in the Dallas County Jail
  • Preservation LINK, an organization that teaches audio and visual media to students in South Dallas and Fair Park
  •  La Reunion TX, an artist residency in the making in Dallas
  • St. Anthony Community Center, a center that offers visual art, music and dance to more than 800 children in South Dallas
Art Conspiracy is street level philanthropy. Members of the creative community in North Texas pool their talents to create bi-annual fundraising events that support other nonprofit arts programs. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork at a reasonable level. Art Conspiracy is a 501c3 organization with IRS nonprofit status (so your donations are tax deductible!) More information is available at www.artconspiracy.org

Art Conspiracy Details: Date: 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12 Location: 511 W. Commerce, Dallas, TX 75208 Participants: 150 Dallas Artists, 3 Bands Admission: $10, opening bid for art is $20 Benefiting: Musical Angels

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