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Art Count 2000 installation at 1708 Gallery

Artist Census

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If you are an artist, 1708 Gallery wants to see your work. The gallery is conducting a census of all visual artists in the state of Virginia, as well as gathering postcard-sized examples of their work. Whether you're an award-winning artist or one who putters in your basement studio on the weekends, you are encouraged to fill out a short, anonymous survey and separately send a postcard-size image of your work to be included in 1708 Gallery's Art Count 2000 installation, opening in October. The images will also be listed on the Art Count 2000 web site.

The survey will allow 1708 to create a comprehensive database of the artists who live in Virginia. In addition, the Statewide Curator's Roundtable, a program organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will use the data as the starting point for implementing a statewide exhibition initiative focusing on Virginia artists. Arts organizations from around the state each will curate their own exhibition from artists in their area who participated in the Art Count 2000 census.

Census surveys, postcards and exhibition forms are due June 1, and are available at 1708 Gallery, 103 E. Broad St, Richmond, VA, 23241, at participating art institutions and at 1708's web site: www.1708gallery.com

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