SW!PE Vol. 4 (National—USA)
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Submission Deadline Extended to August 31, 2013
Posted Aug. 2, 2013
Thank you all of you who have already submitted. We have decided to extend the submission deadline to August 31st, 2013. We made this decision considering the fact that summer tends to be a slow time in the city and many of us gallery goers tend to vacation during this time of year. With this in mind, we have decided to postpone the publication until the fall of this year.
What does this mean to you? Well, if you have already submitted and have completed new work, you can submit that work for consideration. We have not made final decisions on who will be included but will notify those who have submitted by e-mail, shortly.
If you have not yet submitted—you still have time. We strongly encourage those newly submitting and those who have already submitted to review the submissions guidelines. The most frequent problems we have encountered are low image resolution. Please review your files and resubmit if you think your images might be of poor quality.
SW!PE Magazine was initially conceived as a forum to feature artwork, poetry, literature and criticism from security guards at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art—since that is where we happened to work at the time. While we are not sanctioned or endorsed in any way by the Museum, we felt there was a need to offer an outlet for the creative potential for those with whom we shared a similar lifestyle.
Many of us work long hours in the galleries and have developed intimate and personal relationships with much of the artwork we have been entrusted to protect. We believe our unique position and understanding of our environment gives us an unequaled perspective on the creative process, while allowing us the opportunity to absorb influences not afforded other artists.
Since the project began, we have generated a great deal of interest in the press and were featured in or on, among others, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Leonard Lopate Show, Reuters and NY1. (Check out the Press section HERE)
Our two exhibitions at the 25 CPW Gallery on the Upper West Side in NYC and one at the Spattered Columns Gallery on Broadway in Soho, have also been featured on numerous blogs and have received much praise from those attending.
Our plans for the future include expanding the pool of talent to include guards from around the City of New York, to museums throughout the United States and eventually to include representatives from around the world. This is an ambitious goal, and we are well on our way, making connections along the way.
Throughout this journey we continue to meet like minded artists and a host of individuals who recognize the importance of our project to give a voice to an often overlooked segment of the art community.
Photos: CD Boynton