Joint Effort II

Joint Effort II
Presented by Expanded Draught


Expanded Draught is now accepting entries for their second annual international juried collaborative art exhibition, JOINT EFFORT II to be held at Charles Adams Studio Project in Studio D on Friday, September 1, 2017. This exhibition will be a stop on the First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock, TX that brings in up to 4,000 visitors per month.

JOINT EFFORT II will focus on collaborative video art. Expanded Draught invites other artistic collaborators – collaborative groups, collectives, art-making duos and the alike – to apply for this unique exhibition highlighting the art of collaboration through the lens of video.

Contemporary and innovative works created with two or more artists in collaboration are welcome to apply. JOINT EFFORT II is open to all artists 18 years and over working in video, short film and video documented performance. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in Lubbock, TX or in conjunction with an Expanded Draught projects. Up to 3 entries per collaborative group; NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED. Artists/collaborators should understand that shipping and any associated fees are the responsibility of the artist/collaborative group.

· Application should include:
o Links to YouTube, Vimeo, or other online video sharing site of up to 3 entries
o Or compressed video attachments of up to 3 entries
o Video List with name of collective, title of work, medium, size, date
· Email application to

JOINT EFFORT II will be on display at Charles Adam Studio Project in Studio D in downtown Lubbock, TX for a one-night exhibition on Friday, September 1, 2017. JOINT EFFORT II will be a part of the First Friday Art Trail which features over 25 stops and brings in up to 4,000 visitors per month.

Expanded Draught is an international artist collective founded in Galway city in 2006. From Galway, it has expanded to Dublin, England, Canada, Korea, America: Maryland, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Ohio, New york, Colorado, Tennessee, Oregon, and Georgia. We have exhibited collaboratively in both America (LA and KY) and Ireland. Our aim is to continue our expansion and to show our work further afield. We are committed to the support of artists in the creation of high quality dynamic art works. We promote collaboration and the sharing of information, skills and knowledge through a series of workshops, talks, discussions and exhibitions.
We aspire to create a platform for diverse artists to showcase their work and form relationships with artists from various countries around the world, creating large scale individual /collaborative works, interactive and inclusive projects using both unconventional and conventional spaces.

Expanded Draught currently has 23 members. Each member offers a wide range of knowledge in terms of material fabrication and perspectives on concept. One of our primary aims is to create partnerships between 3rd level educational institutions and the Expanded Draught art collective to develop a program of lectures, tutorials and workshops to interact and share knowledge with young artists and students. Creating a comfortable environment for both art students and the public to share skill sets and information.

Deadline to Apply: August 11, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: August 13, 2017
Work Due at Studio D by (emailed, shared or shipped): August 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 2017 Opening Reception will coincide with First Friday Art Trail.
Work Shipped Back to Artist by (if applicable): September 10, 2017

Allison Regan, Expanded Draught Co-Founder
Cody Arnall, Expanded Draught Member

Allison Regan is a contemporary visual artist, curator, and teacher based in Galway, Ireland. She is a Fine Art graduate of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and received her MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2011. She has served on the boards of a number of key Galway arts organizations including 126 Gallery Galway, TULCA Festival of visual art and ADAPT Galway. Allison has exhibited her work, both nationally and internationally, showing as an individual artist and collaboratively as part of Expanded Draught.

Cody Arnall is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Texas Tech University. Cody’s research interests include installation art, 3D printing, digital projection mapping, and interdisciplinary approaches in visual art. Among his recent exhibitions are those at Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; DEMO Project, Springfield, IL; Living Arts, Tulsa, OK; the American University Museum, Washington, DC; and The Shed, Galway, IE. Arnall was born and raised in Tulsa, OK; he received a B.F.A. degree in Studio Art at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; and an M.F.A. in Studio Art at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Prior to arriving at TTU, Arnall spent two years as Artist-in-Residence and Instructor at the Paducah School of Art & Design in Paducah, KY. He is also a current member of the international artists’ collaborative Expanded Draught.