Common Ground strives to be the center of a vibrant community. Our owners believe that a vibrant community is one that is alive with art.
Our gallery is located in our highly utilized Flatlander Classroom, a space dedicated to connecting the community, facilitating educational opportunities focusing on healthy living, and providing access to local artists. This multi-use space is ideal for integrating the arts into the urban environment and creating partnerships among artists, the community and business. This year, we will be hosting two artist at a time, allotting each artist a locked case that is 8’ long x 44’’ high x 4’’ wide. We always welcome kids and group shows to apply!
Common Ground will provide selected artists with:
1. Two months, or eight weeks of Art Gallery space in the Flatlander classroom.
2. Closing Night Celebration: Common Ground will provide a free Art Gallery reception including publicity and food.
3. Designed and printed postcards for distribution by the artist.
4. Promotion of artist and closing night events through various media sources (including but not limited to Facebook, Common Ground E-Newsletter, our website, print materials, etc).
If selected, artists will be responsible for:
*Timely installation and labeling of work
*Communication with the Outreach Coordinator
*Completing Art Gallery Application either online or submitted in person.
*Although the artwork is secured in a locked and protective case, Common Ground Food Co-op is not responsible for any damage or stolen artwork.
*To maintain our safe, welcoming environment we require that works are non-discriminatory and non-graphic/explicit in content, and must be appropriate for all ages. Selection is at the Co-op's discretion.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com for more information.
2018 Local Artist Application Available! Apply Here
Deadline: March 1st, 2018
Now Featuring Local Artists: Page Fredericks and Katie Maubach
Through to Joy by Page Fredericks
Page Fredericks Artist Statement:
From the dark pits to comfortably dancing in joy, we are brought along this journey as we allow love and beauty to hold and heal. Breakthrough does come and following that is the joy. Darkness comes often in life, in major ways and minor, but the journey to light is possible and I paint this for those yet in pain as well as those joyous. This is what I, the artist, see in this art, you are welcome to see something other.
To purchase artwork, contact Page Fredericks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maps of Reverie by Katie Maubach
Katie Maubach's Artist Statement:
My current work is an exploration of thoughts, ideas, language, and conversations through abstract maps. The relationships between shapes, lines, and colors in each piece are meant to navigate the viewer through an environment; sometimes balanced and calm, other times anxious and busy.
At first, these pieces began as studies of composition, but over time they have transformed into maps and landscapes of my thoughts. Sometimes I find it hard to focus, because my mind is constantly racing. I’m either stressing over something from the past or daydreaming about the future. This work is a way for me to release all of my musings and finally focus on the present.
I became interested in this style through studying the work of artists such as Malevich, Kandinsky, Mehretu, Miró, Mondrian, and Jonathan Lasker. These influences are very present in my work and will always have a connection to them; but, as I continue to work on these pieces, I hope to progress into a style that is more my own.
To purchase work, please contact Katie Maubach (email@example.com)