Facing East: 48 Hours in the Life of East Austin (2012) Creative Opportunity
Who: New East ArtGallery
What: Call for Entries: Photo/Film capturing life in East Austin
Where: East Austin
When: Shooting weekend: August 24th @ 6PM to August 26th @ 6PM
Submission deadline for photography: September 7th @ 5PM
Submission deadline for film/video: September 14th @ 5PM
Participant Notification: September 21st
Opening Reception: September 29th @ 7PM
New East Art Gallery
1601 East 5th Street; Suite 106
DiverseArts Culture Works’ New East Gallery is looking for photography and film/video entries to be exhibited in “Facing East: 48 Hours in the life of East Austin,” an annual documentation of Central East Austin’s culture-rich community that reflects diverse views of rapidly changing – or unchanged – aspects of East Austin as seen through the eyes of various artists. Images are to reflect the identity of East Austin.
“Facing East” is part of founder Harold McMillan’s larger mission for the Austin Blues Family Tree Project. The Blues Family Tree Project is the living record of Austin musicians and artists’ oral histories and performances created in an effort to address the large-scale scarcity of collected archival materials that document the personal lives, neighborhoods, and institutions found east of IH-35.
In December 2007, the Austin City Council designated Central East Austin an "African American Cultural Heritage District." "Facing East" serves dual purposes: to further the development and appreciation of this cultural heritage district and to document East Austin's vibrant cultural community through the creative lenses of Austin's resident artists.
Artists can access the entry form on the DiverseArts website, www.DiverseArts.org, or pick up a hard copy at the New East Gallery located at 1601 East 5th Street, suite 106, and other locations throughout Austin – consult website or call 512.477.9438 for locations.