CUBAN SANDWICH SHOW
Visual Art Guidelines
The Cuban Sandwich Show is conceived as an annual event held for one full month each summer in numerous venues throughout Tampa, featuring art in all media including the visual arts, music, poetry, film, theater, cuisine…
ALL the works must have "Tampa" as the subject in some direct way. The work can be new or shown in previous shows. The artist can prepare as many works (including copies of photographs) as they wish for any or all the venues. The curators will select work based on adherence to the criteria, quality, and appropriateness to each venue's availability of space.
In general the art we are looking for is personally meaningful to the artist and not commercial. We are looking for fresh perspectives about our fair city; we welcome work that is intense, aggressive, experimental, satirical, humorous, whimsical, political, honest. And ready to hang.
Artists and Selection:
The final decision as to what and where artworks will be shown will be determined by curator David Audet and the Artists and Writers Group staff, and/or each venue's curator. Artists who have participated in other Cuban Sandwich Shows have been invited to show works. There is also an open invitation to everyone (call-for-entries). The artist does not have to live in Tampa or be from Tampa. The work has to be about Tampa. Some venues are curating and producing their own shows.
None. The Artists and Writers Group, Inc received a small grant from the Ybor City Development Corporation this year to help us get started (your tax dollars at work!). In future years, we will probably have a small entry fee to fund the event. If the artist sells a work, a small percentage (5%?) can be donated to the Artists and Writers Group for future projects such as Deep Carnivale Literature Festival.
The basic schedule for the full Cuban Sandwich Show is June 1-30, 2011. However, the actual dates are unique to each venue. Details about each venue are listed below.
Venues for Visual Arts:
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts; Bamboozle Café; Hillsborough Community College-Ybor Art Gallery; Tre Amici at the Bunker; Café Hey, Joffrey's and La France.
Organizations curating and producing their own shows include Café Hey (with David Audet), The Pyramid, McDonald Training Center, Tampa Regional Artists at Old Hyde Park Center, the Cigar City Brewing Company, La France and Ybor Art Association.
Information Required of Artist:
To help us keep careful track of the artwork we request each artist to provide us with two sets of information.
- Entry form: If possible, email to us. This will be used to create the wall titles.
- Tag with title, artist name, media (what-it-is), price, and contact info attached to EACH artwork. Note: If the work is not for sale NFS) still give a value for insurance purposes.
(if possible, please email this to us before delivery of art. Mail to email@example.com)
Name of Artist:
Contact Info: (Phone and email)
Info About Each Work: (This info is for the Entry Form AND attached to each work)
Price: If not for sale give a value
Work can be for sale or not. Each artist will handle sales under the rules specific to each venue. The general commission for Bamboozle Cafe and HCC Ybor Art Gallery is 20%. The museum does not sell work. Terms at Tre Amici, Joffrey's and Café Hey are to be announced.
Each artist will sign a simple release form allowing the Artists and Writers Group, Inc to show the work for this one exhibition. All rights belong to the artist. We will ask for permission to take photographs of work and display on our website and for use promoting the show and for the media and newspapers. All sales and commissions are the responsibility of the artist. Each venue has its own liability policy. The Artists and Writers Group will handle the work with care but cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss.
FRIDAY May 27 and SATURDAY May 28 (Memorial Day weekend)
Photo Museum, Bamboozle Café, Joffrey's and Tre Amici at The Bunker
NOTE: works intended for the HCC-Art Gallery and Café Hey shows will also be accepted.
Time and Location for Delivery of Work:
9:00am-5:00pm at Grown man Brand Studios, 6412 Central Avenue, Tampa (Between Sligh and Hillsborough Avenue). All work must be READY TO HANG or it will NOT be accepted. If the work is intended for the wall, this does not mean it has to be framed, just provide a way to put on the wall. Contact David Audet. 323-7830.
SATURDAY June 4 and MONDAY June 6
Hillsborough Community College-Ybor Art Gallery
Time and Location for Delivery of Work:
10:00am-5:00pm. HCC-Ybor City Campus, first floor of the Performing Arts Building, corner of north side of Palm Avenue between 14th Street and 15th Street. Gallery director: Carolyn Kossar, 813.253.7674 firstname.lastname@example.org Please have work ready to hang unless it is a pedestal work. Note: This is the only venue this year that can display pedestal/floor work and suspend work from the ceiling.
MONDAY, JUNE 13
Artist Receptions: Free and open to the public
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: June 3 6:00-8:00pm
Bamboozle Café: June 7 6:00-9:00pm
Hillsborough Community College Ybor Art Gallery Show: June 9 5:30-9:00pm
King Corona June 11 2:00-3:00pm
Tre Amici at the Bunker: June 11 3:00-5:00pm
Joffrey's June 18 1:00-3:00pm
Café Hey June 18 8:00pm-Midnight
Bamboozle Café May 31-June 30
La France June 1-30
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts June 3-July 6
Hillsborough Community College Ybor Art Gallery June 8-July 8
Joffrey's June 10-30
Tre Amici at the Bunker June10-June 30
Café Hey June 18-July 18
Deadline: "All Art-All Tampa"
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
Cuban Sandwich Show Program
The Exquisite Corpse
The 2011 Exquiste Corpse, a serial poem by 16 poets, writers and artists, will be performed at 2:00pm Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the King Corona Cigar Bar, 1523 East 7th Avenue, Ybor City, 33605 (map).
Preview all 16 stanzas on the Exquisite Corpse page.