ArtBridge + Epic Records Present Beyond the Streets, Between the Lines

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ArtBridge, the New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming city surfaces into larger-than-life canvases for the work of emerging artists, announces a new call for entries with a musical twist.

ArtBridge, the New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming city surfaces into larger-than-life canvases for the work of emerging artists, announces a new call for entries with a musical twist. In creating its first indoor installation, ArtBridge has extended its reach beyond the bounds of city streets to partner with Epic Records for a Spring 2011 installation -- BETWEEN THE LINES -- at the legendary label’s Madison Avenue headquarters. ArtBridge invites artists from around the country with a dual passion for art and music-making to submit visual works that riff on the theme of “Sound.” Adam Granite, General Manager at Epic states, “we are thrilled to partner with ArtBridge in support of emerging artists and are very excited to experience their visual interpretations of ‘Sound.’” Each submission will be reviewed by an eminent curatorial team from the worlds of art and music, and pieces selected for exhibition will adorn the offices in a floor-to ceiling display and will become an integral part of the label’s daily creative environment for the next year.

ArtBridge is now accepting submissions for BETWEEN THE LINES via its website, http://www.art-bridge.org; the call will close at 11:59pm on April 1, 2011. Work in any medium (painting, photography, collage, digital art, etc.) is eligible for consideration and the fee to enter is $25 for one entry, $40 for two and $55 for three.

ArtBridge was founded in 2008 by artist and designer Rodney Durso, who was inspired by the nearly one million linear feet of construction scaffolding erected at any time in New York City alone, to create the organization’s first installation -- FIRST EXPOSURE -- installed on the scaffolding outside historic London Terrace Gardens in Chelsea. He saw the scaffold’s flat panel surface as the perfect “canvas” for the work of emerging artists. “It is my hope that our exhibitions will both alter the city landscape and give a significant push to emerging artists in an increasingly competitive art world,” states Durso. Rick Bell, Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects’ NY Chapter, has credited ArtBridge with jumpstarting the growing movement to re-introduce art into the daily lives of New Yorkers. “ArtBridge is a big part of our city’s integration of art into the daily life of pedestrians,” states Bell. “Because of ArtBridge, passersby stop for a moment or two to reflect on how the expected becomes unexpected and the manner in which the everyday becomes inspirational.”

Under the guidance of Jordana Zeldin, a participating artist in the inaugural competition and now ArtBridge’s Director, the organization has since introduced the art-enthusiast and passerby alike to the work of more than 25 new artists through the second London Terrace installation, IN PLAIN SITE. With BETWEEN THE LINES, “we’re expanding the ArtBridge community,” Zeldin states. “Now more than ever, people seem to be fluidly moving between mediums to express themselves. Through this competition, we want to give voice to those emerging artists as they take part in the exciting conversation between art and music.”

ArtBridge promotes its artists through a variety of media outlets — previous ArtBridge artists’ work have been featured in New York Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and Time Out New York, among others. For more information, please visit ArtBridge at http://www.art-bridge.org as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

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