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Locust Projects announces The LAB 2012

Image: 2011 LAB (Locust Arts Builders) students, Photo: Chi Lam

Call to South Florida high school art students!

A s part of it’s fourteen-year commitment to provide an approachable arts venue to the South Florida community, Locust Projects hosts The LAB, an annual program that provides high school art students the opportunity to conceive, execute and present collaborative work in a public venue.

The LAB, made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, made its inaugural splash last year and with the second round steaming ahead in Locust’s new 5,000 sq foot exhibition space we can safely assume the experiment as so far been a success.

Through this open call, Locust Projects’ Director hopes to select fifteen art students currently enrolled in local high schools. The students will then participate in LAB under the guidance of contemporary artist Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters collaborative. Work by the students selected for LAB 2012 will be developed and exhibited exclusively at Locust Projects and will enjoy a dedicated public opening reception on July 14th to celebrate both the students’ involvement and the LAB program as a whole.

The goal is to promote contemporary art and project based learning as a means to encourage creativity, critical analysis, and problem solving, while building communication skills. This invaluable opportunity will allow young artists to learn the practical and exciting aspects of creating a public exhibition in collaboration with their peers[.]

How to Apply:

1 – Please fill out LAB application form (available here)

2 – Express your interest in The LAB and explain why you would be a good fit for this opportunity. (half page maximum)

3 – Images: 5-10 images of completed artworks or projects. Submit images on CD in .jpg format. Each file should be labeled with artist’s surname and image number to correspond with an image list. Image size should be under 2MB each. Please do not submit original artwork.

Send / deliver materials to: Locust Projects, Attention: The LAB, 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Deadline: March 30, 2012 – applications must be received by 5pm

Applicants who do not submit all the required items may be eliminated from the review process.  Materials will not be returned.

For more information contact: or 305.576.8570

This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth.


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Locust Projects announces The LAB 2012