Dear Artists, I would like to invite you to participate in the OCCUPY TRIBES NOW show at A Gathering of the Tribes gallery from February 17th to March 4th. A Gathering of the Tribes, a multi-cultural arts organization, was created in 1991 and has been a source of inspiration for a large and diverse group of young artists, musicians, and writers. Steve Cannon, the executive director who is blind, founded Tribes as a place to help emerging talents and display the diverse community of the Lower East Side. As some of you know, Steve Cannon is currently being threatened with eviction from his apartment at 285 E. 3rd Street, 2nd Fl. New York City, New York. As Steve and his lawyers fight to save Steve’s home and A Gathering of the Tribes, it is important that Tribes Gallery maintain its position in the community showcasing visual art in its gallery.

OCCUPY TRIBES NOW will present 2-D or 3-D work that relates to housing and human rights issues. All work should be priced to sell for between $50 and $100. The money from the sale of the work will be a donation made by the artist to help Steve Cannon and A Gathering of the Tribes with legal bills.

Note: There is no budget to cover shipping and handling costs at this time. Participating artists will be responsible for the delivery and pickup of their work.

Note: Participating artists will be asked to volunteer for gallery sitting hours.

The exhibition details are as follows:

Tribes Gallery 285 E. 3rd Street, 2nd Fl. (between Avenues C & D) Delivery of work: Tuesday, February 14 10am to 6pm Opening Reception: Friday, February 17 7 pm to 9 pm Closing Reception: Saturday, March 3 7 pm to 9 pm Show Dates and Hours: February 17 – March 3 daily from 12 pm to 6 pm Work Pick-up: Tuesday, February 28 10am to 6pm

Submission Information

• Each artist may submit up to three works. Please send jpegs of your work including descriptions (title, date, medium, and size) • Artists must be committed to participating as a volunteer, which includes gallery sitting hours, installing, deinstalling, preparing for the opening or closing. • Artists must be able to deliver and pick-up work from the gallery at the time listed above. • All art work should be ready to hang and install, so 2-D work should have hooks or wires on the back of it and any special instructions, hardware, and /or pedestals for 3-D work must be provided with the delivery of the artwork.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 10, 2012. Send your submissions and any inquiries to tribesphenomenologyshow@gmail.com

Curator Ama Birch