Bird Cage Call for Art

Bird Cage Call of Art


Design Art Concepts and The Directed Art Modern are partnering up for Miami Art Week 2018 for a special themed exhibit at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. We invite artists to submit work to this art call for a temporary public art installation at the Riverfront of Downtown Miami.

Design Art Concepts and DAM are asking artists to explore the theme of bird cages, which can either be handmade or hand embellished, all of which will be utilized to in our Art Week Miami installation. All accepted artists who create a bird cage for consideration will have their work showcased in our public installation.

When creating your work, please consider the many interpretations of a cage, which has historically been seen to hold the soul, has been the symbol of restraint not just for the object captured inside, but also the limitations imposed on women, on sexuality, and on dreams, in general. We would also like the bird cages to embody a wide array of cultures, identities, and ideas. Consider Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.”

To submit work – please complete the application and submit high-resolution images of the work from different angles – all images of the completed work must be submitted by August 30, 2018, to facilitate selection and delivery of work for installation by November 3, 2018. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping their finished work to our holding location.

Winners will receive:

– Participation in an exhibition during the prestigious Miami Art Week.

– Professional art installation.

– Tagging of all artwork.

– Promotion to our extensive clientele of previous buyers, interior designers, hotels, and private entities.

Call for Artists Terms & Guidelines:

Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world. Cages could be found or made. The sculptures will be used in a curated outdoor exhibition. All works require the use of a birdcage. All media is eligible that is impervious to environmental elements. All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Artists who have previously exhibited with DAC and DAM must submit new works to be eligible.

Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

Selected Artists: Selected artists will have their art displayed in an art installation at the Miami Riverfront during Miami Art Week, simultaneous to Miami Art Basel. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure and have the opportunity to sell works selected to thousands of members and guest who visit the Hyatt Regency and The James L Knight Convention Center daily.

Submission Guidelines: Artists must create a work that fits the criteria outlined above and submit it using the application within the established time guidelines in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Size Limitations: Please submit works that fit within a cage or fit around the cage.

Shipping: Artists will be responsible for the expense to ship art to Design Art Concept’s holding location before installation. Artwork must arrive ready to hang.

Image size, Format, and Resolution: Images must be in a jpg format only. Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality when saving your images). Do not submit slide shows, Flash files, PowerPoint, etc.

The resolution should not be greater than 150 dpi.

File size limitation: The file size for each image is limited to 2MB.

Acceptance/Notification: If the artist’s submitted work and application meets the established criteria set forth above, we will notify them no later than October 10, 2018 so that they can proceed to send their piece to us. All selected artists will be announced on our website June 1st, 2018.