• March 26, 2004
  • Posted by Marc

Call From Submissions from our friends at Nissan

The good folks over at Nissan (remember
them?) asked us to pass along the following email to you.

/>“This is a great opportunity for NYC artists.  Please pass this on to all
your artist type friends.  We would like to get the word out as a grass roots
effort.  Please pass it on to gallery owners, websites, art lovers and
supporters.  The call for submissions is below and an ad is enclosed. 
Submissions for white are due by the 6th of April. 

Send me an email
if you need more information or have questions. Thanks.


Current Theme: A Study in White.

The goal of “On
Display” is simple: To highlight the New York art scene. More specifically, to
highlight the newest, most innovative artists in a city loaded with creativity.
We are looking for submissions, including paintings, photography, sculpture,
architecture, installation art, illustrations and almost any other form of
artistic expression.

Here’s how it works. Infiniti is sponsoring a
large advertising billboard in Midtown. Nearly half a million people a day see
this space. On this billboard, we will display a small number of art pieces each
month. Featured pieces will be chosen solely on artistic merit and will be
displayed on the Infiniti billboard 24 hours a day for up to 3 months.

/>Also on the billboard will be a web address leading those interested in the
posted art to an online gallery. Here, we will feature all the art that has been
or is being used in our “On Display” billboard. It will also feature a short bio
on the artists and links to their own web sites or galleries.

would Infiniti do this? As a car brand that is disrupting more traditional
notions of design, Infiniti feels akin to artists who take risks and embrace
brave forms of self-expression. And what better place to launch this movement
than the culturally and artistically rich New York City?

The first
exhibition will be “A Study in White.” This simply means that the color white is
the subject matter. All art, old or new, will be considered, assuming it is
based on the theme “A Study in White.” We are also collecting submissions for
upcoming showcases. These are “A Study in Red” and “A Study in Black.” 
All submissions for “A Study in White,” along with submissions for
future exhibits “A Study in Red” and “A Study in Black”  should be sent to  

There is no limit to the number
of pieces you can submit. If your art is selected, there is no compensation
other than millions of viewers a week. 

Please pass this along to
any and all local NYC artists.”

To help you out in your
submission process, we thought we’d post the release that must be agreed to
before you enter your submission online:

“For good and
valuable consideration, including potential publicity that I may receive, the
receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I hereby grant to TBWA\Chiat\Day, Inc.
(“Agency”), its client Nissan North America, Inc. (“Client”), and their
respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, and to other such
persons as Agency or Client may designate from time to time, the absolute right
and permission to use the artwork attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Artwork”),
in whole or in part, or distorted in character or form, either alone or
accompanied by other material, including my name and likeness, in accordance
with the terms of this Release, from the date of this release until the 31st of
December in 2006, throughout the world, for the purpose of advertising,
publicity, trade or any other lawful purpose whatsoever. Without limiting the
foregoing, I understand and agree that (a) the Artwork may be displayed on
Client and Agency web sites, along with my name and likeness and/or a link to my
web site(s); (b) the Artwork may be integrated in outdoor advertising in the
form of a rotating LED screen display; and (c) the Artwork may be cropped,
reformatted and/or color corrected or adjusted.

I hereby waive all
my rights to inspect and approve the finished product, its use or such written
or spoken copy as may be used in connection therewith. I will not hold Agency,
Client, or anyone who receives permission from either of them, responsible for
any liability resulting from the use of the Artwork or my name and likeness in
accordance with the terms hereof. I represent and warrant that I have the full
right and authority to enter into this Release and to grant all the rights and
releases granted herein. I further warrant that I am the sole owner of the
Artwork and all copyrights thereto and that the use of the Artwork and/or my
name and/or likeness in accordance with this Release will not violate or
infringe upon the personal or proprietary rights of any third party.

/>I forever release and discharge Agency and Client and their officers,
directors, employees, contractors and representatives from any and all known and
unknown claims, obligations, demands, actions, causes of action, complaints,
costs, charges, judgments, attorneys’ fees, damages and liabilities of any kind
whatsoever in connection with Agency’s and Client’s use of the Artwork and/or my
name and likeness, which I ever had, now have or may have against them up to and
including the date of this Release. I acknowledge that I will not be entitled to
any monetary consideration of any kind in connection with granting this Release
and agree that in no event will Agency or Client be liable for any direct,
indirect, consequential or other monetary damages in connection with or relating
in any manner to this Release.

By checking this box, I agree to the
above terms and conditions.”

Have a good weekend!