By John Lynds
Trinity Financial, who is developing the East Boston Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Boston East waterfront housing project on Border Street is looking for local artists to submit their work to be showcased during the opening show of the art gallery that has been incorporated into the project.
The show’s theme is “East Boston: Past and Present” and submissions are open to individual and teamed artists and designers residing in Eastie and the surrounding area. The public gallery, located at the Boston East, is scheduled to open this January and the show will begin on January 26, 2018.
Development Vice President at Trinity Financial Abby Goldenfarb said submissions should highlight or capture some aspect of Eastie – including themes such as maritime history, industry, culture and more. Artwork can be wall-mounted or free-standing, and acceptable mediums include paintings, collages, photography, drawing, mixed media, and small sculptures.
Prospective artists can submit their original work digitally to the following ShareFile link: https://goo.gl/xAw5ej. For Mac users, submissions work best using Chrome/Chrome Firefox as the internet browser, rather than Safari, said Goldenfarb.
Artists will need to register with a name and email address, and they should upload a current resume with contact information and a description of artwork and themes. Artists may submit up to five works of art. Submit one clearly labeled digital image for each piece, not exceeding five images, in JPEG format. Maximum size per image is 2MG and each image should be named as: lastnamefirstnameimagenumber.jpg. Artists should also submit a corresponding numbered image list with title, media, dimensions, location, description, date of work, project budget, and project partners if applicable.
Digital copies must be sent before November 6, 2017. Winning submissions will be selected following a three-week deliberation period. Winning artists must deliver their selected art by December 18, 2017.
“The gallery at Boston East is a tremendous space that will recognize and celebrate the work of artists throughout the region,” said Goldenfarb. “The opening show will highlight East Boston’s rich history and culture, and we’re excited to announce this call for submissions to feature in the gallery space.”
Located directly on Boston Harbor and in close proximity to Downtown Boston and the MBTA, Boston East will be a boutique, mid-rise residential community that features 200 units, including six artist live-work-sell units and a public art gallery. The development takes advantage of harbor views and downtown Boston with large floor-to-ceiling windows in many units, ample outdoor space, patios and decks and a large rooftop lounge.
Community amenities include a Harbor Walk that extends beyond the development, a yard and fire pit, a kayak and paddle-board launch, an indoor gym, and even a dog spa. The interior of Boston East features designs by Cortney and Bob Novogratz, who are known for their unique taste and style that has been shown on HGTV and in the collaboration with companies such as CB2.
“Boston East is a vibrant community with outstanding amenities that incorporate the waterfront and arts and culture,” said Goldenfarb. “The East Boston neighborhood is known for its growing and thriving arts scene, and we believe the art gallery at Boston East will serve as another venue to showcase the work of talented artists from across the region.”