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Application Deadline: May 23, 2014 Midnight
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery is a non-profit artist-run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists through gallery exhibition and public programming since 1973.
In a recent review of unfinished European paintings in the Met’s collection, Roberta Smith expresses how such works “… can bring us closer to understanding the mysterious process of painting, and indeed, to painting’s future.” SOHO20 Gallery invites artists practicing in any medium, from painting and sculpture to architecture and design, to submit entries inspired by the idea of a work “under construction.” The precision of a line or the articulation of a figure in a finished work often first begins as a stream of consciousness, a circling of squares, and a squelching of the internal editor. Rather than a sleek surface, work that illustrates process, or is in a state of in-progress, can be more revealing. What do the words ‘finished’ and ‘unfinished’ mean? Can a work of art be under constructed?
SOHO20 will provide promotional marketing support, including post card invitations, and will feature the presenting artists on the gallery website. The gallery will organize an opening reception, to take place on Thursday July 24, which is free and open to the public. Artists are responsible for delivery of artwork to and from the gallery within a designated time frame.
JUROR: Sharon Matt Atkins, Managing Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum
Sharon Matt Atkins joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2009 as Managing Curator of Exhibitions. She co-organized the Brooklyn Museum’s “GO” project in 2012, giving Brooklyn-based artists the opportunity to open their studios to the community in order to be nominated for inclusion in a group exhibition later held at the museum. Prior to her move to Brooklyn, Atkins had been the Assistant Curator at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Previously she was a Research Assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and worked at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A graduate of Iowa State University, Atkins received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she also taught art history and writing courses.
EXHIBITION DATE: July 22 – August 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday July 24, 6-8pm
ELIGIBILITY: The open call is open to artists, both men and women, working in all disciplines, including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, architecture, fashion, textile and graphic design.
APPLICATION FEE: A $25 application fee is required with each submission. This must be paid online in order for your submission to be complete.
ENTRY PROCEDURE: Entrants must be submitted using the online application form, available through the SOHO20 website. Please carefully review the application requirements listed below.
-Work Samples: Applicants should submit up to three images of proposed work for exhibit. Images should be in jpeg format no larger than 10MB. Each uploaded image must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description that lists: Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions of the artwork. Artists working in media/performance should submit up to 3 links to online video. Artists may submit up to three additional images at $10 per image.
-Artist Statement: Briefly describe your artistic practice, and how your submitted work is illustrative of the theme “Under Construction”
-C.V.: Please submit a one-page up-to-date CV.
NOTIFICATION: Applicants will be notified in early June, 2014.
PARTICIPATION: All selected work must be received ready to hang, including any hardware and equipment needed for installation. Work must be shipped or delivered to the gallery between July 11 – 18 during gallery hours, 12-6pm. Pick up of work will be scheduled August 17 – 20. Work to be return shipped must include a pre-paid shipping label. All accepted works must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.
LIABILITY: SOHO20 accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged artwork and/or equipment. Artists are also responsible for insuring their work if they so desire.
SALES: A commission of 40% will be charged on all work sold through the exhibition. Work need not be for sale.