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OCC Exhibit Prospectus

Outside Circle Collective
Exhibit Prospectus

When:  May 2 - May 29, 2004
            Opening Reception:  1pm-5pm, Sunday, May 2
            Closing Reception:  7pm-10pm, Friday, May 28
            [Other OCC events during the exhibit T.B.A.]

Where: Cafe Latte, 110 Charles St., E. Lansing, MI  

Who:    This show is open to currently registered members of the     
            Outside Circle Collective,

Why:    Outside Circle is a web-based meeting of artists, musicians,
            designers and others interested in the creation and distribution
            of progressive art.  No specific visual, verbal, or aural     
            manifesto identifies Outside Circle, which is instead     
            distinguished by the unique output and cooperative efforts of its

How:    The show is limited to 15 artists, who may each submit 3 pieces
            of artwork.  There is a $7 entry fee per artist to defray costs.
            2-dimensional or wall-mounted 3-dimensional works will be
            accepted, with a maximum weight of 25 pounds.

        Please clearly label your pieces on the back with your name, the
        title, medium, price [or “NFS” if Not For Sale], and your phone
        number.  Name, title, and medium should be how you wish them
        to appear on title cards.  A price list will be maintained on-line at

        Please have pieces framed and WIRED for hanging.  We will not be
        able to provide for artworks that are not outfitted with a hanging wire
        that is appropriately strong and properly secured.  Questions?
        Contact Peter.

        A brief artist’s statement [100-150 words] may be included for
        display with your work.  Please e-mail the statement with your
        entry information.

        If you will be shipping your work, please have an account with
        U.P.S., and send it in a package that we can re-use to return the
        work to you.  Contact Peter Richards [ ] for

        Unfortunately, 3-D and 4-D pieces [with the exception of     
        mobiles] can’t be displayed during this show.  However,     
        opportunities exist for displaying this type of work         
        during the opening and closing receptions.  Contact Peter     
        [] for details.

        By entering, you are agreeing not to hold Outside Circle     
        Collective or Cafe Latte liable for loss or damage of any sort.
        However, all possible care will be taken when handling your
        work.  Any insurance is the responsibility of individual artists.
        Contact Peter with any special handling instructions.

Entry Procedure

Respond to this call for entries in an e-mail to Peter.  Include your name, the
title(s) of your artwork, and the dimensions of the artwork.  If possible,
include a .jpeg image of the artwork you are entering.  Sorry, no artwork
larger than 4 feet in any direction can be accepted.  Artwork must be dropped
off at Cafe Latte, May 1, 2004, between 5:00 and 9:00 pm, or by arrangement
with Peter.  Work is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The show
will be closed to further entries once 15 artists have responded.

Direct completed entries and any questions to:

Peter Richards

Thank you for your involvement with Outside Circle, and for your creative

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work should be framed, correct?3/12/2004 12:49:41 PM
yes. I mentioned this in the original post, but I must have left it out of the prospectus. Since the exhibit is in a public space, frames will not only distinguish the work, they will keep mats, etc. from being damaged.3/15/2004 12:37:16 AM
Just a clarification on the framing: Museum-wrapped canvases are fine, floated masonite is fine. If work is matted, however, it should be framed.

Basically, no soft corners, no exposed glass edges. I advise that people protect the surface of their work with glass or Plexiglas.

These are not just requirements because I am fussy (although I am fussy). They are for two reasons:

To protect your artwork from the unforeseeable, and

To mount a professional, uniform appearing show.

I fully anticipate, that if we each pledge to bring one or two friends who have spending money (in the spirit of the Garage Art Sales), that this show will have sales.
4/1/2004 3:16:37 PM
R.I.P. Caffe Latte...2/10/2005 2:23:09 PM
the latte is dead?3/13/2005 11:38:26 AM
Caffe Latte filed for bankruptcy and quietly disappeared with only hand-lettered "closed for construction" signs giving any clue that allwas not well with our smoky, shabby, beloved coffee shop. It has been replaced by Cafe Aroma (thankfully, a business that can at least spell "cafe") whose color scheme, I'm told, will be comforting to Green Bay fans...3/14/2005 2:03:30 AM
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