Let's think about Art Slam

By Ron Swarner on August 31, 2010


The Tacoma Arts Commission knows you're a little blue today due to school/rain/construction work. Therefore, they sent out a little blast of excitement today:

The Tacoma Arts Commission seeks South Puget Sound artists to participate in an Art Slam as part of Tacoma's 9th annual Art at Work month. On Nov. 17, from 7 - 9 p.m., visual and performing art submissions will be projected on the big screen of the Rialto Theater, set to a soundtrack of musical accompaniment. Live performances by performing and spoken word artists will be interspersed between segments of the show, followed by a reception.

Artists working in a broad spectrum of media including visual art, music, dance, performance, film and literary arts are encouraged to submit work to be projected during the show. Visual artists are asked to submit up to 10 digital images; performing artists, one 2-minute performing arts piece on DVD or CD to be projected on a large screen. Submission deadline for projected art is Oct. 25, 2010.

Performing artists who are interested in performing live at the Art Slam are asked to submit up to five pieces, each no longer than three minutes in length, for consideration. Work can include, but is not limited to spoken word, dance, poetry, acoustic music and theater. The submitted work must be the pieces that will be performed during the show. Submission deadline for live performances is Oct. 18, 2010.

Entry is open to current residents of the South Puget Sound region. Applications and guidelines for all submissions can be found at www.ArtAtWorkTacoma.com. There is no fee to apply.