PaperGirl-NY State rolled into the Dumbo Arts Center for its New York City debut this week. Featuring work by over 100 artists from 12 countries, the exhibit moves on to the Armory this weekend before taking Albany’s Marketplace Gallery by storm the following weekend. The exhibit includes all manner of styles and mediums and there are a number of pieces I wouldn’t mind landing on my doorstep!
Berlin-based artist Aisha Ronniger started the PaperGirl Project in 2006. The premise is simple: artists submit works on paper that are rolled up and distributed free of charge to random strangers via a roaming gang of newspaper boys and girls on bikes. Now in its fifth year, the Project has spread like wildfire with new sister projects popping up places as far-flung as South Africa, Romania … and now New York State. PaperGirl-NY State welcomes submissions from the public — note the deadline has been extended to August 1st — and only ask that submitted work be ORIGINAL, of GOOD QUALITY, and ROLLABLE (paper, plastic, cloth, t-shirts, etc). Take advantage of this great opportunity for visibility, as submitted work will be on view in Dumbo, Manhattan and Albany. Contact PaperGirl.Albany@gmail.com for more details.
The above comes by way of Billi Kid, who is judging entries in the Heavyweight Artist contest together with 14Bolt and Zoltron. Submit your designs by the end of March for a shot at having them printed on apparel and stickers as well as participating in a NYC show. Details at http://www.flickr.com/groups/heavyweightartist.
You are also invited to submit artwork for the 5th annual Papergirl project in Berlin. Like all good things, the idea is simple: rolls of artwork are distributed to random passersby by roving teams of bicyclists. You’ve got until May, but don’t snooze on this. Details at http://www.papergirl-berlin.de.