is an Alternative Space
A select grouping of Artists working together
to create opportunities for exhibition and events to promote
art in a general sense and individually. Beyond those basics,
Alternative Spaces have developed over many decades as an independent need for exhibition and support unbound by the strict retail concerns of
formal art gallery business models along with the attendant censorships of that marketplace.
Alternative spaces create a middle ground between the lone artist working in an atelier and formal galleries, to give voice to a
group of artists working together to initiate movements or
new ways of representing art and self-representation without
succumbing to the agenda and financial stranglehold of the
gallery and dealer systems.
referred to as "Alternative Spaces" where the artists
are able to support a modest gallery and operational physical
location, these spaces provide the much needed venue for the
display and performance of like-minded artists presenting
work otherwise not represented well or completely unrepresented,
in their communities. As such, Alternative spaces are a very
important component of the community, education, and
arts culture. Alternative Spaces also known as Artist Run Galleries often forge strong relationships with local Museums and public arts venues.
This is important to network and build opportunities for artist talks, tutoring or demonstrations, both at the museum and the alternative space.
these are all Artist Run spaces, each artist MUST be an active
participant in the survival and growth of the Space. That
means that the artists must contribute some time to make phone calls and emails and to
regularly attend meetings and to communicate in social media
groups or other media created specifically for the Space, is
an essential part of membership. If you find an opportunity
for exhibition, we all need to know, especially if the group
does not currently have its own exhibition space. Even afterward,
we all want to be part of your success as you should be of
ours. The group can help to publicize and "get the word
out" for your individual opportunities. Of course the
focus is on getting the group, or as much of the Alternative Space artists
as appropriate, to share in the exhibition opportunity. And
once the Space has its own venue, the other member artists
are expected to aid in gallery preparations and hanging etc... This
is the Cooperative aspect of an alternative space. We do for ourselves,
what we would expect of a proper gallery or dealer.
TRIBE Fine Art, we are searching for artists of some experience
who have developed their skills and also have a developed
narrative for their work. We also hope to help you to develop those things. Although aesthetics are important
to all art works, there must be, for this Collective, a social consciousness within the work. Works of visual art in film,
animation, painting, drawing and sculpture are sought out that will
offer thought provoking narratives to engage the viewer in
a dialog on the human condition. We also wish to produce regular weekly and monthly events for our member artists to create well thought out demonstrations,
classes and talks to engage the public. These can be independent presentations submitted and approved by the Space/Gallery, as well as accompaniment for solo and group exhibitions. We would also
like to sponsor artists work reviews for private sessions where small groups of artists can bring a particular work for analysis and critique by the other artists. There are
rules for these kinds of meetings, but this is the kind of thing an alternative space provides that is essential for artists growth and ultimate success.
you feel you are such an artist, please proceed to our submissions
page for criteria to submit
your work for our review and consideration. Even if your work
is not selected right away, we can offer, at your request,
a review of your submission and any guidance we think may
be of help to your future submissions. We want you to succeed.
means many things to many people. I believe the artist can
be a progenitor of ideas and thoughts that can influence and augment the lives of others, and that requires an audience.
Without venue, the artist is made mute, and the entire community
suffers for the lack of dialog. I wish you all your dreams,
and I look forward to seeing your work.