Ringling Underground: Call to Artists

The Ringling Museum is seeking emerging contemporary artists currently working in Florida to participate in the Spring 2013 season of Ringling Underground, a series of events combining live music and art in a block-party atmosphere. Artists are invited to exhibit sculpture, installation, interventions, video, performance and other works in the courtyard of the art museum. Artists are encouraged to consider the context of the Ringling, its history, collections and exhibitions when producing their works, but are not limited to these as themes. The next events will take place on February 7th, March 7th, and April 4th.

Photo credit: Malika Suleymanova
Photo credit: Malika Suleymanova

Open to artists working in any discipline. Current students, groups, and collaborations are also welcome. Artists must be able to attend the event as all works must be installed and de-installed on the same day. Creative professionals do not necessarily need to identify as visual artists. Past Ringling Underground events have welcomed engineers, jewelry makers, and actors to create installations, interactive objects, and performances.

Proposal Guidelines:

Detailed description of your piece including images, drawings, dimensions and technical needs
(Note: This is an outdoor event in the courtyard of the art museum. Power outlets are available but limited.)
Artist statement and/or statement about the proposed work
Artist bio and/or resume
Link to website (if applicable)
Contact information

Email submission to: ringlingunderground@gmail.com
Subject line should include: Ringling_Month_Your Name
Include your name on all attachments


January 18th (to be considered for February)
February 15th (to be considered for March)
March 15th (to be considered for April)

A map of the courtyard can be found at ringlingunderground.tumblr.com

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-5700

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