The Challenge: La Reunion TX (LRTX) is an artist residency in the making that currently exists as a 35-acre urban forest engaged as studio and gallery space. Each winter we jury-select four to seven artists (or teams of artists) to create site-specific installations. In the past, to embrace La Reunion’s commitment to making the space sustainable, we inaugurated a program called Tree Carving in which we transformed dead or dying trees into decomposing sculptures. The program was such a success that for 2010 we have decided to expand the vision that led to Tree Carving and focus on installation work made from found and natural materials. The La Reunion TX Artist Selection Committee, made up of Dallas area arts professionals, will jury the applications.
The Caveat: There is no electricity available at La Reunion TX so you must use hand tools or self powered tools ie: axes, chisels, chainsaws or gas powered generators. Consistent with our sustainability mission, we encourage you to use elements from the surrounding area such as rocks, twigs, and branches. You may also bring your own raw materials but we are strongly encouraging a green/environmental consciousness.
Inspired by: Andy Goldsworthy, Ansel Adams, Nils Udo, Henry David Thoreau…
What will you do? Send La Reunion TX a sketch and a short description of your project. Please note that unless a SASE is included, all material will become the property of La Reunion TX. Please include a $20 application fee with your proposal. Please send a resume and five examples of your work on a CD-sized at 1000 pixels in the longest direction.
The Facts: Tours on Jan. 2 or Jan. 9 available for visitation with Q&A on the LRTX site. Special times can be arranged by emailing [email protected]. Selected artists (or teams) will receive a $200 stipend. Projects must be complete by the Feb. 27 Open House event.
January 15: Submissions due by 5 p.m.
January 22: Artists notified of selection
January 23: Artist orientation, 10 a.m.
Jan 23 – Feb 26: Work on site
February 27: Open House and Reception, 2-4 p.m.
Download and return this form by Jan 15!
Courtesy of the La Reunion website.