Call For Art > THE CRIES OF SAN FRANCISCO - deadline to submit FEB 24
THE CRIES OF SAN FRANCISCO - deadline to submit FEB 24
a temporary public art project that   takes as its inspiration the historic tradition of street peddling as an alternative or underground economy and a form of sculptural drag
Jan 15, 2011 --
January 15, 2011 - February 24, 2011
TO MARKET! TO MARKET! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
The Cries of San Francisco

Hawk your wares.
Peddle your services and skills.
Carry your self-made business on your back.
Sing us your songs and street calls.

Artist Allison Smith seeks up to 50 people to collaborate with her and Southern Exposure to create a temporary public art project that takes as its inspiration the historic tradition of street peddling as an alternative or underground economy and a form of sculptural drag.  
Selected participants are invited to take on peddler personae for a public performance over the course of one day on June 4th 201 along Market Street between the Embarcadero and Mint Plaza. Southern Exposure will also host a series of events and serve as a public house and market hall where participants will gather to perform and record their cries and to trade and peddle their wares to the public from May 20 through July 2, 2011.

How to Apply
Apply through the project website at www.soex.org/criesofsf
- Name of your peddler persona (i.e. The Tincture Tinker, The  
Freelance Cobbler, The Fruitcake Fabricator, The Antiwar Monger, etc.)
- A one-paragraph proposal of your peddler persona, wares and street  
call.
- Drawings, collages, or other visual references and support material.

Peddlers will be selected based their diversity of approach, quality  of wares, and level of craftastic drag.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, February 24, 2011. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm.
Applicants will be notified by Saturday, March 19, 2011.

SoEx will also host an information session with artist Allison Smith on February 16, 2011 (7-9 pm) for interested participants. For more  
information go to http://soex.org/criesofsf.html.

Generous support for The Cries of San Francisco is provided by the Creative Work Fund.