Open Call Window Installations

Here we go!

Installation 1 – May 31 – July 1

While Our Say Hello Window Installation is at Odeonsplatz, we will have an installation called Goodbye at the window in Haidhausen.  This installation is open to 25 Artists.

Good bye Installation

The installation will use black cloth tote bags.  Claudia Ziersch has ordered our bags and is creating a tutorial for us on what I want you to do with the bag.

Each artist will get a black bag where they must tape a design/artwork to one side.  This side will be exposed to the sun for the month and we will have a gathering at the end of the month to remove the bags from the window and remove the tape from the bags.  The final bags will be photographed and shared on Facebook.

The cost for this installation is 20 Euro and includes the bag.  

The bag deadline will be May 14, 2017.  If you want to be there to watch your piece go up in the window, I will post the exact time we are installing the bags on Facebook.  When I have the tutorial from Claudia, I will post it on Facebook and on this Installations page on Munich Artists.  Artists who participated in Say Hello will get first dibs on this installation.

At the end of the installation, we will have a gathering where the artists get their bags and they will rip of the tape exposing the bleaching done by the sun.  The final art pieces will be shown on the website.  All bags must be priced for sale.  I will create a price for the whole installation. If you want to make 2 bags, you can but we will only hang one bag in the window per artist so that each bag gets enough sun exposure.

Installation #2 – July 1 – July 26

During the Beginnings Installation at Odeonsplatz, we will have an installation in Haidausen called The end.

The End Installation

This is a super fun project and does not have a limit to the number of artists participating.

Each artist will create 4 pieces of artwork that fit in an A4 envelope (Please use enforced envelopes.)  You will address and stamp your envelop to be mailed to an address where you want the enveloped mailed.

The envelopes you mail to me will be displayed in the window during the installation. At the end of the installation, you will be sent your self addressed stamped envelope with 3 pieces of art from a random selection of the other artists.   One piece from each artist will be kept as the installation and will be priced to sell as The End installation.

The cost of this Swap 10 Euro and the one art piece you are leaving with me forever.

Deadline for Art pieces is June 23, 2017 meaning I must have your envelope by this date.   There is no limit to where you live, this is open to every artist everywhere.  If you are not in Germany, please add 10 Euro for postage (so international artists have a total cost of 20 Euro) If you are in Germany, you can add your own postage to your self addressed envelope.

Artwork addressed to me can be dropped off or mailed to:

Munich Artists Frauenstrasse 18, D-80469 Munich, Germany

Installation #3  Your True Self – July 26 – August 23, 2017

During the My true Self installation downtown, we will have an installation called Your True Self  at the Haidhausen window.

Your True Self Installation

This your true self installation will require small mirrors like this one. (Thanks Angelica Zeller-Michaelson for the mirror and the inspiration.)

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Each artist will be allowed to submit up to 5 small mirrors for the installation. You can put whatever artwork you want on the back of the mirror. If you put something on the front of the mirror, make sure it can handle a month exposure to the sun.

Cost per artist is 10 Euro  (not including the mirrors.)

Installation #3 and #4   Nagel Neu & Don’t Throw Me To The Curb – August 23 – September 27

Nagel Neu Odeonsplatz Installation

At Odeonsplatz, we will create an installation called Nagel Neu.  The artwork shall be created using a new piece of  Book Cardboard that 50 x 50.  The art pieces must be collaged and use 3 colours—Orange, Green and Violet.  I will have the 50 x 50 cardboard cut for the artists. Each artist will have some black lines on the cardboard piece that they will have to incorporate into the final artwork.

The collage work can be digital or traditional collage.  This installation is open to 16 Artists who will be selected from the Say Hello Artists.  All artwork must be priced for sale.  The art piece will be sold as an individual installation piece.  More information will be posted on an installation page on MA-The Window.  The deadline for submissions is July 26, 2017.  

All artwork will remain with Munich Artists as a complete installation. You must price your art piece for me for my records.

Don’t Toss Me To The Curb Installation.

Recycled Cardboard – All art pieces must be up to an A3 in size and created on Cardboard.  The installation will hang in the window and be placed on the floor of the window space.   All paper used in this art piece must be from the recycle bin.

The colours for this piece are also limited to Orange, Green and Violet.   If we have too many pieces for the window, they will be also be exhibited at Frauenstrasse 18.

That’s all for now.  If you want to participate in these events, the sign up sheets will be posted at our April 22, 2017 gathering from 1400 to 1800.


MA -Window Installations Series Begins

Hello Artists.


Starting in May 2017, we have installations at the following locations:


  • From April 26, 2017 until May 26, 2017 Say Hello Installation will be at the window at Elsässer Strasse 19.
  • From May 28, 2017 to June 25, 2017, Say Hello Installation will be at the Odeonsplatz Subway station window.

For the first series of Installations, Say Hello will be at Odeonsplatz and the responding Installations at Frauenstrasse 18 and at Elsässer Strasse 19 will be responses to Say Hello.

If you want to be a part of our Say Hello Installation, boxes are Due at Frauenstrass 18 by April 4, 2017.  More information about the boxes can be found on our Say Hello German and English websites.  (I still have a few left if you need one.)

Response Installation #1 at Elsässer Strasse 19 

Artists may create an art piece for Elsässer Strasse 19 for an installation that will be from May 28, 2017 to June 25, 2017.

The installation will focus on the end of a conversation.  How to say Goodbye.  For the installation,we will be using black bags.   The bags have been ordered and Claudia at the Hands Gallery will be making us a tutorial about fabric sun bleaching which I will post on the blog when it is completed.

Response Installation #1 at Frauenstrasse 18

Artists may create an art piece for Frauenstrasse 18 for an installation that will be from May 28, 2017 to June 25, 2017.

The installation at Frauenstrasse 18, we will be focusing on internal thoughts upon meeting someone new.

All artwork for the response installations must be available for sale and must be submitted to Frauenstrasse 18. Please read the open calls on this blog post.






Munich Artists Say Hello 2017

Hello Munich Artists!  It is time for us to think about Munich Artists Say Hello 2017.  

  • DATE:  Saturday April 22, 2017
  • Location: TBD (Somewhere in Munich, Germany)
  • Time: 1400 – 1800 (maybe a bit later depending on the location and how much fun we are having.)
  • Fee: 50 Euro 
  • DEADLINE for Box Submission April 4, 2017.
  • DEADLINE for Payment and RSVP – March 15, 2017.

Say Hello With A Box

This year, you will be using a box.  This specific box.  You can buy the box at the art stores for under 3 Euro. (2,84 Euro) at Gerstaecker.  PLEASE USE THIS EXACT BOX. Do not make your own box.  I want this box which is 16 x12.5 x 4 cm.


Now, what will you do with this box?   There are no rules regarding what you make.  Do whatever you want with this box.

 Whatever artwork you make must not be bigger than this box.

You are allowed to manipulate the box in whatever way you want or make the box your composition for your artwork. The finished art piece may not be bigger than the size of this box.  Finished sculptures may not be bigger than this box. Photographers, you can photograph the box or you can make the box a frame for your artwork.  The finished size of your art piece may not be bigger than this box so if you print a print, the print no matter how you print it may not be bigger than this box. You may make a second print if I have wall space BUT DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT TALKING WITH ME IN ADVANCE!!  

THEME –  Munich Artists/500 Artists Say Hello is a way for you to introduce yourself to me and to the other artists in Munich.  I want this box and that is the only limit I am putting on you.  Do not use the world hello.  I want this artwork to represent your artwork and style and personal self.

All boxes will be photographed and put on the website and also in a book.  If we get the right kind of space, I will make an installation from the boxes.  If no appropriate space can be found for an installation, I will turn Frauenstrasse 18 into an exhibition room to show off the boxes During May and June.   For this exhibition, I will empty out most of Frauenstrasse to give us room to show the boxes (Very exciting.)

Submissions for Event:

50 Euro Payment to:

  • IBAN:  DE88 7015 0000 1001 9508 70
  • StadtSparkasse Muenchen
  • Reference: Munich Artists/500 Artists Say Hello 2017

Bring your Box to Frauenstrasse 18. Last day for box delivery is April 4, 2017.

lookNote I:   This year we will be having 2 Munich Artists Look Books.  The first Look Book will be the artwork from this event.  The second look book will be published in September 2017 and will have a different theme.   I have 2 Munich Artists who have volunteered to help with the Look Books.  If you want to be involved in the development of the Look Books, you can let me know.    We will allow artists to advertise in the look book.  The book will be divided into the artwork part in the front and then the artist ads in the back.  The art ads will be linked to ads on the website.   I will be creating a separate post about the Munich Artists Look book.

The second look book will be published in September 2017 and will have a different theme.

I have 2 Munich Artists who have volunteered to help with the Look Books.  If you want to be involved in the development of the Look Books, you can let me know.    We will allow artists to advertise in the look book in addition to the themed image they share.  The book will be divided into the artwork part which is curated and then the artist ads in the back.

The art ads will be linked to ads on the website.   I will be creating a separate post about the Munich Artists Look book and ads and how we are going to move art news for Munich Artists to a news blog.

NOTE II:   This blog post will be translated into German and will be on the website as soon as Holger translates it into German.

NOTE III:  I will not mail artwork back to you. I will keep the artwork for 1 year. After the year, I will donate any artwork not picked up to charity.  If you would like to participate, please keep this in mind.  I still have artwork from 2016.

Open Call: ARTMUC 2017

I got an email from Iva with the open call for 2017.  If you don’t know ARTMUC Art Fair, Here and Here are posts we did from the last few years. This is the 4th year of this fair and it is morphing into two.

In 2017, ArtMUC will have an event in the fall and one in the spring so you can show twice as much artwork and amaze Munich with your creative talent.   



Ausstellung Do, 25.Mai 2017 12 Uhr bis 20 Uhr

Fr., 26.Mai 2017 12 Uhr bis 20 Uhr

Sa., 27.Mai 2017 12 Uhr bis 20 Uhr

So., 28.Mai 2017 12 Uhr bis 18 Uhr


Ausstellung Do, 19.Oktober 2017 18 Uhr bis 22 Uhr (Vernissage) Fr., 20. Oktober 2017 12 Uhr bis 20 Uhr

Sa., 21. Oktober 2017 12 Uhr bis 20 Uhr

So., 22. Oktober 2017 12 Uhr bis 18 Uhr


Start: 01. November 2016 / Ends: 31. January 2017 at 12 Uhr / The ARTMUC team will let you know on  16. February 2017  whether you get to show at the ARTMUCs. Here is the application process.

If you have questions about ArtMUC art fair, please ask Iva Vasileva or Raiko Schwalbe. They are the organizers.  If you want to apply, use the link above. If you want to talk to Iva, use the information below.

Good luck to everyone submitting their applications.

For 2017,  I will be visiting the spring fair but will miss the fall version because we are publishing books and I will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair promoting Munich Artists and Munich Stories.


If you have an art project and you have an open call for artists, you can send it to me. I will make a post like this for your open call and if you are in Munich, we can meet to talk about your idea.

I don’t care where your project is as long as Munich Artists can participate.  I will share information as long as the dates of your project don’t conflict with Munich Artists projects Symbiotic projects are encouraged.  The more the merrier because I want Munich to have an art scene that people can SEE!

If you have an art group and want to do something bigger I’m open to working with you as long as it does not conflict with what I’m doing and you don’t mind it becoming a Munich Artists project because that is what will happen.   We work fast and look for results.  We do not do things by committee. If you as a group have something you want to develop, you must have the completed idea ready and have one person with the ability to speak for the group so that we can move like lighting!


Lueckenfuelle – A New Meeting Point in Munich Looking for Art Events (Actions)

Oh Hello. Did you forget about me already?  I’m still on Staycation but Munich doesn’t grind to a halt just because most of the artists have left for vacation. The Art must go on so when you get back into the groove of Munich living, go visit Lueckenfuelle before it gets turned into a construction site.

Lueckenfuelle is located at the corner of Schleissheimerstrasse and Rottmannstrasse.  It is a temporary idea space where artsy ideas can become artsy realities.

Lueckenfuelle – Gespraeche in der Stadt – Gespraeche fuer die Stadt (Translation: Discussions in the city – Discussions for the city) is a corner where you can go meet and be creative and share your creations.  This is NOT a graffiti corner so don’t bring your spray cans. The mural created by HNRX was by invitation and shall not be morphing into anything else anytime soon unless approved by Lueckenfuelle.

Here is a photo before the HNRX mural…

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Lueckenfuelle – Munich, Germany Art Spot (photo thanks to HNRX)

Here is a photo after the HNRX mural…

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New artsy meeting spot in Munich Germany  Schleissheimerstrasse/Rottmannstrasse (photo by HNRX)

I could give you all the artsy language of why this space exists but the nitty gritty is that a group of Minga architects decided that the empty lot was a horrible thing to have in this neighbourhood and they decided to do something about it.

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The visionaries for Lueckenfuelle

Maria, Leila, Sophie & Nick are the main contacts for the space and the visionaries who decided that this neighbourhood could have a cool space to meet and share art, conversation and ideas with other Munich residents.

If you are a planner and a creative with something to share, the space is currently looking for art events “actions.

If you  have:

  • An temporary art installations involving film or music or sculpture
  • A idea for an outdoor lecture
  • A book readings, poetry slam, flash fiction evening
  • A public concert
  • An art gathering of super cool creatives
  • An idea not mentioned above that would fit within the confines of a neighborhood corner space and would be interacting with the neighbours in a creative and positive way.

Please take the following into consideration:

  • The neighbourhood has lots of children and young families.
  • The architect quartet made wood furniture in the space that is modular and can be moved around but, it is always in the space. If you wanted an empty corner, you should have made your way over there before they created Lueckenfuelle.   Please plan your idea using the furniture that is in the space.  Don’t be a diva. This is not the neighbourhood for divas.
  • The location is near Stiglmaierplatz. Easy to reach from all areas of Munich. (Subway U1)
  • It is an outdoor space.  Please plan for an outdoor space.  Please remember it is outdoors.  There is nothing to shelter you and your art from the elements. Did I mention it was outside?

Contact:  Please email your idea to

NOTE: International artists and ideas are welcome. Come to Munich and be super creative in this new artsy Munich space. Lueckenfuelle will be happy to receive your email and have you share something that fits with their concept.

Please don’t forget to tell me if your idea gets accepted. I want to make sure we keep this little space filled with creative talent from around the world or maybe just around Munich but around the world would be amazing for me and Munich Artists!









Open Call: My True Self Event and Installation for Odeonsplatz Subway Station Window

Open Call Deutsch is here.

English Version is below:

My True Self – Art Event – Installation 
Filming Event – Sunday July 10, 2016
Window installation at Odeonsplatz – July 17th – July 31st

Ines Seidel shared a video with me today and it inspired an idea for an installation so now I have an opportunity for you to participate in another installation/event that will use up two of the available window weeks.

Exhibition of video installation: July 17 – July 31st. Installation using masks at the Window at the Odeonsplatz Subway stop for two weeks.

Sunday July 10th from 1000 to 1400 we will meet for the installation video taping.

Installation Brief

My True self is a video installation / Event.

Artists will create two masks.  A tutorial video will be uploaded to the website within the next two weeks and we will have a workshop at the Friday Gallery on June 4, 2016 where you can make a form from your own face to make the masks. (50 Euro for supplies and Allun’s time.)

MASKS: The first mask must only be white on the outside. It represent Fear/security/conformity.  You can do whatever you want to the inside of the mask which represent your inner desires/feelings/self but no colour must show through or be seen when the mask is on.

The second mask will represent the inner self/desire/feelings being shown outwardly – Courage.  You will make this mask similar on the inside and outside to represent what you feel is your true self – the one that you may be hiding or feel unable to express.

For the video installation, we will wear the white masks going down the escalator at the subway station.  This will be our outer persona going down into our subconscious and tapping into our true selves.  Upon reaching the bottom, you will take off the mask pause for a second, and then put on the second mask and go up the escalator.

Our faces will be painted so you don’t have to worry that someone will recognize you. You can paint your face anyway you want or leave it just white. I like the idea of the inner part of the mask being a transfer from your face but I will not force you to do this for the video.

We will have a video camera at the bottom of the stairs filming the masks descending and we will film the masks going up the stairs. So the filming will have everyone do a loop between the two escalators at Odeonsplatz – the escalators that are in front of the window where the installation will be displayed.

All artists are welcome to participate in the creation of masks and the installation video.   If you want to offer me your white mask to place on the bottom of the window box, I will pile the white masks under the video.  It would be cool to have 100 masks at the base of the video.   All masks will be returned after the installation is finished.

What do you think?

I’m announcing this to you today and you have until May 30th to say Yes I will make 2 masks.

  • Deadline for submitting photos of your masks is June 20th.
  • Installation filming will occur on July 10th. 
  • The installation video will run from  July 17 – July 31st 
  • You do not have to wear your mask. You can have a volunteer wear your mask.
  • All masks must be hand made. If you don’t want to create your own form, you can visit me at Frauenstrasse with your materials of choice and make masks using my face. I’m having my form made next week so that we can make a tutorial video on how to make the form… we are also having the workshop by Allun Turner on June 4, 2016.


  • 20 Euro fee for Artists in Bavaria
  • 40 Euro for artists outside of Bavaria
  • Fee waived for artists already on the list.

Your costs to create the masks are not covered by Munich Artists. We will help you make the mask forms if you don’t know how at Allun Turner’s workshop (50 Euro) or on a video we are posting this week on our website (free video tutorial.)

The installation will be added to my installation book. The book will not include photos of all the individual masks except when placed in the window installation.  I will take photos of all masks and create a PDF which will be added to the website as I did with the Hello 2016 book.

I look forward to hearing from you at Reference line must say  Masks so I don’t miss your email.

Deutsch: Open Call for My True Self Event & Installation

Hello Mingas!  Here is our next Installation project. There are two parts to this one.  An Event which will be videotaped and then a window installation.  Here is the German Open Call – English in another post.

Neue Installation
My True Self – Mein wahres Ich
Kunst Event – Installation
Videoaufnahme am 10.Juli 2016
Präsentation des Videos vom 17.-31.Juli 2016
Ines Seidel hatte mir gestern ein Video gezeigt, das mich auf die Idee zu einer neuen Installation gebracht hat. Nun habt Ihr die Möglichkeit, Teil dieser Installation zu werden, die wir vom 17.-31.Juli in unserem Schaufenster am Odeonsplatz präsentieren wollen. Wir werden uns am Sonntag, den 10.Juli von 10 bis 14 Uhr zur Produktion des Videos am Odeonsplatz treffen (den genauen Treffpunkt werden wir noch zeitnah bekannt geben).
Was haben wir vor:
Video Installation “Mein wahres Ich” – Munich Artists Event
Jede Künstlerin / jeder Künstler wird zwei Masken kreiieren. Eine Anleitung dazu werden wir in den nächsten Wochen auf unserer Munich Artists Webseite posten. Zudem werden wir einen Workshop in der Friday Gallery am 4.Juni 2016 anbieten, wo wir den teilnehmenden Künstlern beim Abdruck der Maske helfen werden (Teilnahmekosten tbd).
Eine der beiden Masken muss außen komplett in weiß gehalten sein (weiße Maske); sie repräsentiert unsere Ängste, aber auch unsere Sicherheit, die wir uns über Konformität “erkaufen”. Auf der Innenseite der Maske haben die Künstler hingegen freie Hand; die Innenseite der “weißen Maske” reflektiert die inneren Wünsche, Gefühle, das wahre Ich. Wichtig dabei ist jedoch, dass die Farben der Innenseite nicht sichtbar sein dürfen, wenn die Künstler die Maske auf dem Kopf haben – es darf nur weiß sichtbar sein.
Die zweite Maske (farbige Maske) ist genau umgedreht. Sie soll die inneren Wünsche, Gefühle, das wahre Ich auf der Außenseite zeigen – und damit den eigenen Mut repräsentieren, diese auch zu zeigen. Diese Maske (farbige Maske) sollte idealerweise genauso aussehen, wie die Innenseite der ersten Maske (weiße Maske). Zudem sollte die farbige Maske auch auf der Innenseite das gleiche Design und die gleichen Farben haben wie auf der Außenseite und damit vollständig das wahre Ich repräsentieren.
Für die Video Installation werden die Künstler die weiße Maske auf der Rolltreppe in die U-Bahn Station nach unten tragen. Sie wird die nach außen hin gezeigte Pesönlichkeit der Künstler darstellen, die “auf dem Weg” (nach unten / nach innen) in ihr jeweiliges tieferes Inneres ist. Am Ende der Rolltreppe sollen die Künstler für ein paar Sekunden innehalten, dann die weiße Maske abnehmen und die farbige Maske aufsetzen und die Rolltreppe wieder nach oben nehmen, um damit auch den Prozess des Hinabsteigens in das eigene Innere und den Prozess der Zuschaustellung (auf dem Weg nach oben) der wahren Persönlichkeit zu symbolisieren.
Wir werden die Gesichter der Künstler anmalen, so dass keiner der Teilnehmer erkannt werden wird. Jeder Künstler kann sein / ihr Gesicht nach gusto anmalen oder einfach komplett in weiß lassen. Grundsätzlich würden wir uns freuen, wenn das Gesicht ein Spiegel der Innenseite der weißen Maske wäre. Für die Videoinstallation ist es aber grundsätzlich nebensächlich. Auch kann jede Künstlerin / jeder Künstler einen Stellvertreter für die Video-Produktion senden, sollte sie / er nicht selbst teilnehmen wollen.
Wir werden eine Kamera am unteren Ende der Rolltreppe (auf dem Weg nach unten) und am oberen Ende (auf dem Weg nach oben) positionieren. Alles soll in der U-Bahn-Station am Odeonsplatz stattfinden.
Die Installation ist offen für alle Künstlerinnen und Künstler. Wir würden uns zudem freuen, wenn wir für die Präsentation des Videos im Schaufenster am Odeonsplatz auch die weißen Masken dort ausstellen könnten. Selbstverständlich werden wir alle Masken nach Ende der Installation (ab August) an die teilnehmenden Künstlerinnen und Künstler zurückgeben.
Ihr habt bis zum 30. Mai Zeit, mir zu sagen, ob Ihr Euch beteiligen wollt und 2 Masken sowie das Video macht.
Deadline für die Design-Vorschläge (Photos, Zeichnungen) Eurer Masken ist der 20.Juni.
Die Video-Produktion wird am 10.Juli stattfinden.
Die Video-Installation läuft vom 17.-31.Juli.
Grundsätzlich ist es auch möglich, nur die Masken zu designen und einen Stellvertreter für die Videoproduktion zu senden.
Alle Masken müssen individuell (in Handarbeit) gefertigt werden. Wen Ihr keine Maske nach Eurem Original-Gesichtsabdruck machen wollt, dann könnt Ihr auch gerne mit Eurem Material zu mir ins Studio in der Frauenstrasse 18 kommen und einen Abdruck von meinem Gesicht nehmen.  Zudem wird es – wie schon oben erwähnt – auch einen Workshop am 4.Juni geben, den Allun Turner in der Friday Gallery abhalten wird. (Fee 50 Euro including material for form.)
  • 20 Euro Anmeldung  (This fee does not apply to early bird artists.)
  • Materialkosten für die Masken
Zudem wird die Installation auch Teil des Munich Artists Buchs am Ende des Jahres werden, wo wir alle Munich Artists Momente und Ereignisse nochmals zusammenfassen wollen. Allerdings werden wir hier nicht die einzelnen Masken zeigen, dies würde nur im individuellen Installations-Buch gezeigt werden.
Ich wünsche Euch einen schönen Tag und würde mich freuen, von Euch zu hören.  Register at  For the event & the Mask creation.
group installation my true self

ARTISTS: Lets Think About Christmas and Creating Colouring Pages

If you also are getting into the Christmas mood, how about using that good feelings and making an A4 drawing to share as a colouring page.

Here are the themes.  You can create one or 12.  If you have a specific day you want to draw, please email so I can put your name down as one of the artists working on the theme.  The deadline to send me a piece to be included in the colouring book will be November 15th.

Who can participate?  ANYONE  (Please email and add your name to the doodle.)


  • 1 – Red Squirrel in an apple tree
  • 2 – subway mice
  • 3 – pretzels (Brez’n)
  • 4 – Weisswurst  (reserved for ML)
  • 5 – Golden Lions
  • 6 – Cameras snapping
  • 7 – City Bikes in motion
  • 8 – City Bridges for painting
  • 9 – Dirndls a dancing
  • 10 -Isar Rocks for skipping
  • 11 – Dachshund sniffing
  • 12 – Church Bells Ringing


A4 – Portrait


Line Drawing, Street Art, Illustration, Comic.  No abstracts please.


November 15th


Artwork must be a Line drawing so people can colour it.  the image can be computer drawn or hand drawn and scanned. Please send a 300 DPI file to me so that when I make the PDF and people print it, the lines are clear.

You Must give us permission to use the image in a Munich Artists Colouring Book for commercial purposes and allow us to post it online for download by the public for personal use only.

Look forward to seeing your art.



Photo: CC George Eastman House

Are you an Artist under 33 Interested in Craft / Jewellery? Apply for TALENTE 2016 – Open Call

TALENTE 2016 is a competition for international artists. If you are under 33 (crafts) and under 35 (technology), you can register for the competition here.

You must register with the HWK to access the registration form. If you have questions, you can contact  michaela.braesel @ or eva.sarnowski  @ (jewellery).

Open Call for January 2015 Munich Artists Project – Art Installations for David Russo and Jasmine Morand Theatre Production

Remember me?  Remember getting together in December? Lets start 2015 with a bang by creating some art together. Here are LOTS of details:

Date: 13.1.2015 through 18.1.2015

Location: Schwabing/Maxvorstadt Munich at a Theatre Complex

Invited Artists: Munich Artists Group organised by Emmy Horstkamp

Project: Art Installation in association with David Russo and Jasmine Morand Theatre production

Information about David Russo’s and Jasmine Morand’s theatre production

Name: Grounds (s) Diptychon – Ground(s) is a diptych. Two pieces which exploit novel technologies in order to bring out specific atmospheres through the relationship between gesture and image, where motion, light and graphics operate in an inter-dependent and symbiotic way.

Underground –  Underground is an installation inspired by peep shows and danced in real time by a woman and a man in a confined, intimate space. Set in a semi transparent structure with diagonal slits through which you can see clearly, the piece is inspired by Japanese bondage art. Inside the structure, a man and a woman move slowly, maintaining distance at first, restraining their energies until their bodies are finally confronted with each other. The tangled bodies move slowly at first, then gently crescendo into a frenetic pattern, where fragments of full- blown eroticism can appear, perceived as quasi subliminal images. The action unfolds in almost complete silence, where any noise from the dancers triggers the lights to switch off. This effect enforces a strangely breathtaking kind of intimacy, where people are invited to watch something which is both minimal and aesthetic, while being witness to something truly intimate, humanistic.

Playground – Three dancers are involved in a reflex game with increasingly complex rules which eventually turns into war-like conflict when an “object of desire” is introduced.Playground is at the cross-roads between performance and dance, using fully interactive video-mapping as a dynamic scenic tool, combining gesture, sound and image in a synergetic way.

At first, the piece developed as a simple reflex game between three dancers. Slowly the rules become more complicated, and transform the dynamics between the characters. The “playground” itself evolves and becomes a terrain where other, new rules develop and take over. Amid this, a cylindrical element is introduced and becomes an object of desire for these dancers and, naturally, the source of tensions and conflict. Invisibly, the playground becomes a war-game. The goal becomes to possess, win, to impose, to triumph. Gradually, as the alliances between the dancers are in turn made and undone, the fight for victory takes on more importance in the dynamic. As the rules and original causes of the conflict vanish from the game, the ultimate victory is taken by the dominating light and graphics which fight a war of shadows across the whole stage, dwarfing the embattled dancers by sheer size and intensity, underlining the absurdity of the conflicts unfolding on stage.

The video projections and sound-scape are influenced by the cylindrical element’s position in space, and react dynamically to movement. The graphics created and used in giant video projections were loosely inspired by the geometry of a chessboard and the constant opposition of light and darkness.

What happens when you take a popular game that everybody knows and modify one single element? Ryota Kuwakubo

Information about the Munich Artists Visual Artist Project

Munich Artists will create an art installation on the walls of the theatre foyer and the hallways leading to the two performances located in two different areas of the building.

All artists will be invited to come into the space on Tuesday and Wed to create artwork for themselves while the theatre artists are doing dress rehearsals.  The directors want you to be inspired by their artists and the theatre performances.

Installation : Group Wall Collage

The artists who decide to participate will be encouraged to drop some artwork into a box (box is part of the theatre concept) and those artworks will be collaged and hung on one wall where the book will be located (A very big wall.)  The artwork dropped off ideally will be created based on the visit to the space but artists will be encouraged to bring in old sketch books, art pieces, or found art to be ripped up and used for the collage.   All artists will be offered the opportunity to collage and add layers until the performance ends on Sunday.   All artwork brought to the theatre must be paper or canvas so that it will be light enough to hang from the wall without too much support.

Artists will be allowed to paint and draw on the collaged pieces. The only limitation for this collaborative art piece is that the subject matter must relate to the performance and whatever you add must make sense to the rest of the collage. (no bandstanding, advertising or tagging.) We will do minimal curation to remove inappropriate materials.

All supplies must be supplied by the individual artists.  If you want to paint on the collage, please use acrylics. NO spray paint or oils.  If you are a messy painter, bring a drop cloth. You will not be able to keep your selected art piece on the collaborative collaged piece.  all collaged art becomes part of the whole and will not be returned specifically to you.

Installation: The Black Line

Selected artists’ artwork will relate to a black line that will be taped across all the walls and will connect the theatre rooms. The line will be continuous but not straight. The black line must be incorporated into the art pieces of the selected artists.  The artists who create artwork off the line will be able to take their artwork home with them. All rights remain with the artists creating the pieces coming off the black line.

This part of the project is not open to all artists. If you want to be one of the ten artists working along the black line, please send an email to  emmy (at)  (If I don’t know you, please add a link to your portfolio.)  We started choosing artists to fill the space and I will make the final decisions over the weekend based on how the artwork will flow together through the available space. (If you want to work as a team that is ok but you must show me artwork that you created already as a team of artists.)

All artwork should relate to the ideas described above about the play.  Please do not use already created artwork. The directors want the energy to be from this specific site and performances.

Artists Book

Each registered artist (who comes in during the week) will be allowed to add a finished art piece based on the performance to a book which will be on display during the weekend.

The book will be a gift to David Russo and Jasmine Morand who are the theatre performance originators.  All pieces attached to the book will be no larger than an A4 size (or will have to be folded up and inserted into the book).  The artwork attached can be high quality digital prints of a piece created by the artist during the week or an original art piece. No art pieces attached to the book will be returned.  No exceptions.

The book and the wall collage will be open to all Artists but you must register to work on the art piece and get access to the theatre space. Sign up sheets will be posted on the website on January 6, 2015.

Please do not go to the theatre unless you have signed up for a specific day.  Please do not fret if I don’t pick you for one of the walls, you can work on the collage and put an individual art piece in the book for people to see. Please respect the performers preparing for their show. This is a stressful time for them and we are lucky to have this opportunity to invade their space.

Tentative Schedule

13.1.2015 Tuesday -Artists create art in space, add artwork to book and work on collage wall

14.1.2015 Wed –  Artists work on their selected spaces, create artwork based on the performances, work on collaged wall.

15.1.2015 Thursday – Art Exhibited

16.1.2015 Friday – Art Exhibited

17.1.2015 Saturday – Art Exhibited

18.1.2015 Sunday – (Take Down Art Pieces)


I will be making signup sheet where the artists will need to sign up for the days they would like to come in and do work. That way we know who is showing up and how many artists will be participating.  I will post the signup sheet tomorrow January 6th 2015.

The theatre will open up early on performance days so people can come see the artwork before the show. (If your friends and family want to see the artwork but do not want to attend the theatre event.)

For the ten artists working on the black line, All artwork must be removed at the end of the performance on Sunday. If you want to take your artwork home, please reserve this day to take it down otherwise you release your rights to the art pieces you created and I can toss it or keep it.  I will not hold artwork for anyone. (The space is just too big and I have a small car.)

If you want part of the group collage, I will be cutting the collage up into squares.  All artists who participated in the event can have a square but they must be registered and leave a physical address for the piece to be mailed.  No unregistered artists will receive recognition or a piece of the collaged artwork.  No exceptions.

The hallway leading up to the peep show needs to encourage viewers to be quiet.   This is a challenge for the artists given these walls to display their artwork.

I will be posting photos on January 6th of the space so you can see the walls we are working with for this installation.

Once you sign up for the project, you will be giving the location of the theatre.

David will have a press conference for the event and will talk about the artwork in addition to his theatre performance.

If you have any questions, please email emmy (at)


Emmy Horstkamp