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How to be a Papergirl!


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What is Papergirl?

Papergirl: A Redefinition of Street Art Combining Art, Philanthropy & Bikes

Whether you remember it from your childhood or have simply seen it in the movies, there is a certain charm about the American paperboy delivering the daily news by bicycle. Vancouver, is about to experience that nostalgic charm once again-Papergirls is back!

The idea behind the Papergirls project is to bring art and the public together in an exciting and innovative way by taking it out of the galleries and into the streets. In the style of the American paperboy, artwork that has been donated by local and global artist will be distributed by volunteers on bicycles into the hands of random everyday people.
Interested in being a bicycle delivery person? Contact us at Papergirl.vancouver@gmail.com
This amazing global  art movement began five years ago in Berlin and has since grown worldwide to locations that include Glasgow, Istanbul, Moldova, Romania, New York, San Francisco, Portland and Kelowna. Papergirls made its Vancouver debut in 2011 and we are excited to be bringing it to our beautiful city for a second year!
Papergirl is an inclusive, non-commercial art project that welcomes artists of all ages and abilities to participate by donating their work to Papergirls. Artwork received by July 18th, 2012 will become part of a week-long exhibition to be held at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre July 22nd-27th2012. On the final day of the exhibition, the artwork will be taken down and bundle into rolls, to be distributed by a team of volunteer cyclists, to completely unsuspecting strangers! The generosity of our donor artists and the hard work and dedication of our volunteers makes the Art of Giving Art possible. The best part about it is that anyone can be a Papergirl; male, female, amature, budding, hobbyist, doodler, professional artists are all welcome! We hope to see your work this year!

Important Dates & Deadlines

 Deadline for submissions: July 18, 2012
Papergirl Exhibition: July 22nd-27th, 2012
Exhibition Opening Reception: July 24th, 2012, 7 pm (Roundhouse Exhibition Hall.)
Here’s a taste of what Papergirl Vancouver looked like last year:

How to Be a Papergirl!

 Come one! Come all! Whether you are a girl or a guy, a professional or a novice, the Papergirl project needs YOU! People donate pieces of original artwork, and you can donate as many as they like!
Interested in being a bicycle delivery person? Contact us at Papergirl.vancouver@gmail.com
Papergirl Vancouver is currently accepting original artwork for submission. Art must be flexible (it will be rolled), and the shortest side must be smaller then 1m. Art will never be sold, you may enter as many pieces as you like.
There are two ways to enter:
Drop off your art in person at Roundhouse front desk by July 18th, 2012
You know all those amazing images you have sitting on your computer from your travels or those sketches you have piling up under your bed? Those are PERFECT for Papergirl so think about donating them : )
Roundhouse Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9 am-10 pm
Saturday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Office/Reception closes 30 min. prior to building closure.
or mail your entries to:
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
c/o Michele Mateus
181 Roundhouse Mews,
Vancouver BC,
Canada V6Z 2W3

*Please be sure to include a signed copy of this Submission Form .

(We will not be able to exhibit, use or give away your art unless accompanied by this form.)
 
Interested in being a bicycle delivery person? Contact us at Papergirl.vancouver@gmail.com

Important Dates & Deadlines

Deadline for submissions: July 18, 2012
Papergirl Exhibition: July 22nd-27th, 2012
Exhibition Opening Reception: July 24th, 2012, 7 pm (Roundhouse Exhibition Hall.)

Papergirl paper-route: Shhhh! We’re not saying!

In 2009, Abraham Ingle brought Berlin’s Papergirl Project to Portland. Over 200 pieces of original 2D art were displayed in a gallery, then rolled up, and distributed via bicycle to randomly selected people on the streets of Portland.

This video is from the fourth Papergirl in Berlin. They really show us how it’s done:

Here is a video of how our friends from Portland, did their version of Papergirl:


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