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Call For Entries

OPENSOURCE, an alternative art space accommodating a variety of non-traditional, community-oriented art projects and events within Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, requests submissions for an upcoming exhibition and sale of artists' T-shirt multiples. Artists and designers are invited to produce an original edition of at least 10 T-shirts in response to one of the following three themes:

Designers Do It Better

keywords: haute couture meets T-shirt couture, more is less and function follows form, Bauhaus in da house, aesthetic apparatus, good design is hard to find, my other T-shirt is a BMW, a machine for being (cool)…

Souvenir (See, I was There)

keywords: tourism (cultural and otherwise), place / history as commodity, kitsch and crap, collectibles (spoons and snow globes, right?), colloquialisms (co-localisms), viva Las Vegas!

A Pun Is Fun

keywords: “I’m with stupid,” ha-ha funny, word games and head games, welcome to the palindrome…

Deadline for submissions: January 21, 2005

There is no entry fee and artists may submit as many T-shirts as they like. However, OPENSOURCE will retain a 20% commission of all T-shirts sold in order to offset operating costs. Unsold T-shirts will shipped back to the participants and paid for by deducting the shipping costs from their total amount in sales. Local participants may arrange to drop off and pick up submissions in person at the gallery.

Exhibition Dates: January 28 – February 17