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CAA’s Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the 2012 Annual Conference. Free and open to the public, ARTexchange will be held on Friday, February 24, 5:30–7:30 PM, in a central location at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A cash bar will be available.

ARTexchange is an annual event showcasing the art of CAA members, who can exhibit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and digital works using the space on, above, and beneath a six-foot folding table. Artists may also construct temporary mini-installations and conduct performance, sound, and spoken-word pieces in their space. In the past, many ARTexchange participants found the event to be their favorite part of the conference, with the table parameter sparking creative displays.

To be considered for ARTexchange in Los Angeles, please send your full name, your CAA member number, a brief description of the work you want to exhibit (no more than 150 words), and a link to your website to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs. Artists presenting performance or sound art, spoken word, or technology-based work, including laptop presentations, must add a few sentences about their plans. Accepted participants will receive an email confirmation. Because ARTexchange is a popular venue with limited space, early applicants will be given preference. Deadline extended: January 6, 2012.

Participants are responsible for their work; CAA is not liable for losses or damages. Sale of work is not permitted. Participants may not hang artworks on walls or run power cords from laptops or other electronic devices to outlets—bring fully charged batteries. For the first time, CAA will provide wireless internet to ARTexchange participants free of charge.

Top image: The artist Dennis Olsen chats about his work with a fellow printmaker, Pantea Karimi, at ARTexchange in 2011 (photograph by Bradley Marks)

Bottom image: The interdisciplinary artist Rachel Hines performs a work called Interview during ARTexchange in New York (photograph by Bradley Marks)




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