Visual Artists: CALL FOR ENTRIES
EXHIBITION: Vanishing Point
ENTRIES DUE: January 25, 2016
EXHIBITION DATES: February 18 to April 15, 2016
THEME: From climate change to urban sprawl; from sunrises to supermoons; the landscape continues to captivate artists. No longer are we content with the romantic vistas of the Hudson River School or Paulus Potter cows. From Robert Smithson’s earthworks to Jennifer Bartlett’s modular painting with extreme horizontal dimensions and Mark Dion’s archeological inspired digs, contemporary artists have changed the portrayal of the landscape to incorporate conceptual, political and ecological concerns. The contemporary landscape becomes an environmental intervention with Richard Serra or an excursion through time as Alan Sonfist posits. Art House Gallery is hosting an open call for Vanishing Point, a trek through the wilds of our vision of the world. The curators are open to a broad interpretation of the theme.
CURATION: The exhibition is curated from the open call. This approach is distinct from a juried exhibition. Art House Gallery open calls are an opportunity to look beyond established networks to bring together a diverse group of artists. The curation team is rigorous in the service of the artists, the exhibition and audience. In addition to the quality of the work, balance, space and other factors influence final selections. This means some excellent and appropriate work may not ultimately be included. We hope all the artists submitting work understand this and continue to respond to future calls.
MEDIA/DIMENSIONS: All media will be considered. Please provide accurate dimensions and installation views if needed.
ELIGIBILITY: All artists working in any media.
FEES: NO FEE TO ENTER, accepted artists contribute a
materials fee of $35.
DEADLINE: Entries must be received no later than
January 25, 2016.
SUBMISSIONS Please include all information. Late, incomplete, or web link submissions will not be considered or responded to. (Exception: video artists may include online links to their work.)
1. Up to 5 images. Postal submissions should include 35mm slides or letter sized color printouts. Do not send original artwork. Digital file submissions will only be accepted via email and must be in JPEG or PDF format, resolution set to 72 dpi, no larger than 800 X 800 pixels and no larger than 2MB. Please number images to correspond to Image List.
2. Image list. Numbered to correspond with your image submissions. Include image #, your name, title, date of work, media, framed size. You may include a brief description for each image, however this isn’t required.
3. One page résumé and 3-line bio. Include your contact information and an email address.
4. Artist’s statement. No longer than 1 page.
RETURN OF SUBMISSION MATERIALS: Include a SASE if you want your materials returned. Make sure there is sufficient postage. Materials without postage will not be returned.
NOTIFICATION: Accepted artists will be notified via email by January 27, 2016.
NOTE: Accepted artists must confirm their participation and ability to meet all deadlines by January 29 and provide a print-quality digital image for the catalogue by February 1.
DROP OFF: Drop off of accepted artwork will be Saturday, February 13, noon to 2pm at Art House Gallery. Mailed artwork must arrive in the gallery by February 12 latest and include return shipping label/postage/etc.
PICK UP: Artists (or their representative) are responsible for picking up artwork on April 16, noon to 2pm. Return of mailed artwork with return postage will begin on April 18, 2016.
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY POST: Art House Productions Gallery, 136 Magnolia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.