Open Invitation for The People’s Biennial (SMoCA)

Letter from Christine Htoon at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art:

To Whom It May Concern,

As part of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, I would like to extend an open invitation for members of the Gilbert Visual Art League to participate in an artists’ call for The People’s Biennial. Angela Young, a previous SMoCA intern, may have contacted you about this open call and upcoming 2011 exhibition. It is an exciting opportunity for creative individuals in our local community to engage in a highly collaborative art exhibition. In addition, all open call participants receive FREE SMoCA admission that day (June 5th).
Below, I included more information (i.e., date, time, location) to share with interested participants. If you would like to follow-up, I can also send you The People’s Biennial’s official press release, which has more information on the curators, the aim, and inspirations behind the project. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to e-mail me or


Christine Htoon
Intern, Curatorial Department
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

OPEN CALL: Present Your Art to the People’s Biennial Curators


Atrium in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251

WHEN: Saturday, June 5, 2010  2 – 5 pm

Participate in the People’s Biennial

Come share your creative pursuits with the curators June 5th 2-5 pm

(Scottsdale, AZ) The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is one of five American art institutions presenting and participating in the People’s Biennial, an experiment in exhibition making and a fresh approach to thinking about art. The exhibition will include works by five artists from each of the participating communities and will travel to the five venues across the nation. The People’s Biennial will be on view at SMoCA in the fall of 2011.

The organizers of this exhibition, curators Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffman, seek remarkable, under-appreciated creative endeavors by anyone and everyone, especially work done by people who do not consider themselves part of the art world. This could include a child who makes dazzling science fair projects; a knitter who makes fabulous clothing; a mathematician who makes visually compelling notations; a sign painter who creates window displays, etc.

Bring pictures of your work or the real thing! All those interested are welcome.

Sign-ups for meeting times will take place in person on June 5th, on a first come first served basis, starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The People’s Biennial curators have allotted 10 minute time slots for each person.

For questions about the June 5th event email

For more information about the exhibition see:


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