Enter Jason Brown’s Mail Art Project. Fill His Pod with Your Art

Andee Rudloff's answer to "I Propose To Fill This Pod With..."

Andee Rudloff’s answer to “I Propose To Fill This Pod With…”

The call for participants for Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville (June 21-25, 2016) is long closed, but there’s still a way to get your art in the show.

Jason Brown is making his pod out of postcard-sized proposals for what he should put in his pod. Anyone can mail in a postcard proposal, including you. The art can be words, drawings, paintings, photographs, origami … ANYTHING that fits on a postcard. All you need to do is finish this sentence with your work: “I propose to fill this pod with…”

Jason has put on several successful mail art shows in the past, including Letter to Me and Reinvention: A Mail Art Show.

The deadline is May 1st, 2016. Learn more and submit at the project website.

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Modular Art Pods at OZ Announces Participating Artists!

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Modular Art Pods is pleased to announce the list of participating artists for our weeklong exhibition at OZ Arts Nashville,  June 21-25, 2016! To learn more about MAPs, go here.

We contacted all applicants about their status a few weeks ago. If you applied but DID NOT hear from me, please contact me at tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

Pod Makers:

Ashley Adkins and Leah Sawyer
Mika Agari, Alexine Rioux, and Kayla Saito
Art & Soul Studio
Matthew Batty
Tyler Blankenship and Sarah McDonald
Chip Boles
Amanda Joy Brown and Kyle Jones
Jason Brown and the Postal Provocateurs
Paul Cain
Erica Ciccarone
Carla Ciuffo
Ben Clark and Matt Fox
Alexis Colbert
Sarah Cozort
Jenn Deafenbaugh and Monica Bolles
Jim DeVault
Zach Duensing
Patricia Earnhardt and Elizabeth Sanford
Dylan Ethier and Molly Lahym
The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project
Osvaldo Gonzalez
Trey Gossett
Phillip Granke
Ben Green and Rebecca Steinberg
Rhendi Greenwell
Brandon Greer
Zack Hall
Briena Harmening and Jaime Raybin
Emily Holt
Robbie Lynn Hunsinger
Beth Inglish
Isle of Printing
Travis Janssen and Alex Lopez
Megan Kelley and Stephen Zerne
Jennifer Knowles (Brown Dog Bindery)
Shana Kohnstamm
Mia Krout, Ben Marcantel , Ryan Norris, and Christine Rogers
Emily Sue Laird and Jake Wells
Clayton Landiss
Ariel Lavery and Christopher Lavery
Sara Lederach
Jonathan Lisenby
Jovanni Luna
Becky Fox Matthews and Dave Matthews
Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society
George Miller and Vivian Saxon
Mary Mooney
Joe Nolan and Antonia Oakes
Luke Rainey
Beth Reitmeyer and ELEL
Kit Reuther
Gordon Roqué
Liz Clayton Scofield
Abbey Skojec
Brian Somerville and Will Somerville
Lain York

Performers:

Rebekah Alexander
Andri Alexandrou
Big Guise
chatterbird
Aubrey Derryberry
Dig Deep Light Show
droneroom
Marlos E’van
MKAV (Mike Kluge Audio Visual)
Lindsay Goranson
Dustin Hedrick and Bethany Langford
Madeleine Hicks and Paul Kintzing
Ashley Lawless
Ben Marcantel and Ryan Norris
Colleen Phelps
Sideshow @ Actors Bridge
Brian Siskind

Submissions Now Closed — Applicants, Check Your E-mail

Lauren Kussro's pod. Photo by Erica Ciccarone.

Lauren Kussro’s pod. Photo by Erica Ciccarone.

For those that applied to participate in Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville, thank you! We received over 100 submissions for pods and performances. You should have received an e-mail from me confirming receipt of your submission. If you did not receive this e-mail, please e-mail me as soon as possible at tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

Next, the organizing team will go over the submissions and send out questions to the applicants. We hope to notify the applicants about their status on or around November 28th.  We’ll then begin formally announcing the participants in early December.

We received SO MANY wonderful submissions. It’s going to be an amazing show!

One Day Left to Submit to Modular Art Pods!

Megan Kelly and Stephen Zerne's pod at inaugural show. Photo by Alison Rinner.

Megan Kelly and Stephen Zerne’s pod at inaugural show. Photo by Alison Rinner.

Hey everybody,

You have one day left to submit to participate in Modular Art Pods, taking place at OZ Arts Nashville June 21 to 25, 2016.

Get on it! Submit here.

For those who have already submitted (as of 8 p.m. on November 17), you should have received an e-mail from me confirming receipt. If you submitted before 8 p.m. tonight but HAVEN’T heard from me, please contact me as soon as possible: tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

One Week Left to Submit to Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville!

Alison Rinner and Becky Fox Matthew's pod. Photo by Alison Rinner.

Alison Rinner and Becky Fox Matthew’s pod at MAPs Abrasive Media, February 2015.

There are only 7 days left to submit a pod or performance for Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville, happening June 21 to 25, 2016. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 18th at 11:59 p.m.

Follow this link to apply.

Modular Art Pods @ OZ Announces Call for Artists!

Gordon Roque's pod at the Abrasive Media show. Photo by Alison Rinner.

Gordon Roque’s pod at the Abrasive Media show. Photo by Alison Rinner.

The call for artists for Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville in June 2016 is now open! The installation will be up for five days, June 21 to 25 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  As a part of OZ’s Thursday Night Things series, we will have special live performances on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

We’re looking for two types of participants: 1. Artists who will build their own art pods. 2. Performers who will perform in 3-hour time slots in special pre-built performance pods.

OZ Arts will provide a stipend for pod construction materials. We’re still working out the exact amount, but it will be at least $50.

Applications must be submitted between September 30 and November 18, 2015. Before you submit, please read our About page, the Pod Rules, and the Pod Building Guides.

You may continue editing your responses until the deadline of November 18th, 2015. You are welcome to submit multiple ideas. Just fill out a separate application for each.

When you’re ready, apply here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

Modular Art Pods coming to OZ Arts in June 2016!

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I’m happy to announce that the second edition of Modular Art Pods will be coming to OZ Arts in Nashville, Tennessee in June of 2016. The installation will be up for five days, June 21st to 25th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  As a part of OZ’s Thursday Night Things series, we will have special live performances on Thursday, June 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more about it at OZArtsNashville.org.

We are very close to announcing the Call for Entries. So you can better prepare your submission, please note the following changes this time around:

  1. We are shooting for approximately 50 pods this time. The inaugural event featured 30.
  2. The tunnel will be split into “levels” comprised of 4 to 8 pods each. Between every level will be open space, so attendees can enter/exit frequently and choose a nonlinear path if they wish.
  3. There will be at least 2 levels that are accessible and walkable, meaning guests will not have to crawl through. Most of the pods in these sections will be 8’x8′ or 6’x6′ pods. We want as many large pods as we can get, so if you’re interested building one, let us know.
  4. All crawling pods now require a comfortable floor, such as carpet or foam.
  5. Because the exhibit will be open for five days, we have to rethink how we do performance pods. There are at least two approaches you can take:
    1. Your pod can be self-sustaining without performances throughout the week, and on Thursday, June 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. you can host a special performance inside of it/around it.
    2. You can choose a range of days and times in special “performance pods.” In these 8’x8′ pods, which the organizers and performers build together, the performances rotate. For example, from 12 to 3 p.m., there may be an aerial silk collective performing. From 3 to 6 p.m., there may be an experimental improv music group.
  6. We will provide a stipend to help offset the pod costs. We’re still working on figuring out the exact amount and looking for sponsors to help subsidize. Let us know if you have recommendations for sponsors and/or grants.

Keep these things in mind when thinking about what you’d like to submit. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

Here’s a video of the inaugural MAPs at abrasiveMedia earlier this year.