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Hello designers of C-U! You are receiving this letter because we heard you
enjoy making art, or enjoy riding a bicycle, or perhaps both. We do too.
We (Joel and Molly) are part of both the local design and bicycling
communities, and we got to thinking it would be nice to create an
opportunity for these two worlds to collide in Champaign-Urbana. We’ve seen
some of the great work that the
has done with bike-themed posters in larger cities around the
country and world, and we thought that bringing something similar to C-U
would be fantastic.
That’s where you come in. We’d like to invite you to submit a poster
Bicycles and Artwork<http://thecudo.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=57cffcc062e38f78438...>,
a bicycle-themed art show opening Friday, October 19 at Cafe Kopi. Artists
and designers will create posters or other artwork with a bicycle theme,
which will be displayed at Cafe Kopi and offered for sale. Our goal for the
show is to display 20 to 25 pieces from different artists and designers.
Your original artwork would be offered for sale at reasonable prices ($20
per poster is the suggested price). For posters, you may submit up to 10
copies of your work to sell, or if you prefer, you can submit one original
piece of artwork, which will be priced accordingly. You will get 60% of the
proceeds, and the remaining funds (after any expenses from putting on the
event) will be donated to The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign to help
establish a cooperative bicycle shop in North Champaign.
This shop aims to make the local cycling community richer in three key
ways: 1) by serving as a resource for cyclists who live in or ride through
the area; 2) by connecting with other community-based groups to further
opportunities for area youth to access bike-related resources and
knowledge; and by 3) increasing the race and class diversity within the
local cycling population.
Prints are preferred (screen print, letterpress, linocut, woodcut,
intaglio, lithography, mixed media, etc.) but other forms of work are
happily accepted. Sizes of work ranging from 4” x 6” to 4’ x 6’ will be
accepted, but please keep in mind our goal of keeping prices relatively low
so more work will be purchased. Note: Your submission does not need to be
flat, but it will need to be hung easily on a wall at Cafe Kopi. Please
email us with any unique requirements or questions.
Here are some key dates to keep in mind:
- Friday, September 21:
- Saturday, October 6: Deadline to submit your artwork
- Friday, October 19: Exhibit opening at Cafe Kopi in downtown Champaign
Sound like fun? We hope so. If you’re interested, please take a
minute and fill
out this quick online application
If you have any questions, drop us a line at i...@tandemcu.org. And if you
know anyone else who might be interested in participating, please either
pass this along to them, or let us know and we’ll make the connection.
Thanks so much for your interest in Tandem, and we look forward to working
with you on this project.
Joel Gillespie and Molly Poganski
Tandem: Bicycles and