Call for Artists
1). All of the Above
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Openings invites artists to submit proposals to participate in 1). All of the Above, a group art exhibition taking place in Fall 2013 at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in NYC.
With this year's theme, 1). All of the Above, Openings is asking you to tell us what you're passionate about, what you're thinking about, what you're interested in. We're curious to know how you would begin this conversation. We're curious about the questions you would ask. We're curious about your answers. We believe your response can address the question; "Where is the unity in all of our diversity?"
Openings is a collective of visual artists whose mission is to explore the connections between creativity and transcendence. Each year the group presents an exhibition addressing a particular theme. The theme for the 2013 exhibition is 1). All of the Above. Artists are asked to submit a detailed proposal for artwork in any medium which explores their interpretation of this theme, addressed either personally, publicly, politically, aesthetically, conceptually, or spiritually. Artwork will be exhibited within the unique space of the interior of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle on Columbus Avenue at W 60th Street in New York City.
Artists are asked to submit the following materials:
● Detailed Visual Proposal for 1). All of the Above: This should include clear and descriptive text/drawings/sketches/schematics of a proposed artwork for the exhibition or images of finished artwork you are proposing to show. Artists are encouraged to visit the exhibition space within Church of St. Paul the Apostle in advance of sending their proposal.
● Proposal Statement of 250 words or less (in doc or docx format) describing the proposed artwork and how it addresses the theme of 1). All of the Above.
● Contact information: name, address, email, telephone, website url (in doc or docx format).
● 10 separate jpeg images of recent work (no greater than 800 pixels or 11 inches at 72 dpi). Each file must be labeled with title, medium, dimensions and artist's name.
● Current CV (in doc or docx format).
● Artist statement of 250 words or less (in doc or docx format).
This call for entries is open to any visual artist over the age of 18. All submissions must be received via email to email@example.com. There is no fee for submitting a proposal; however, we will request a fee of $60 once you have been accepted into the exhibition. This fee will go towards the cost of promotion, hanging, publicity and opening reception. Artists will be selected by a jury of current Openings members and invited guest jurors. In addition, selected artists are required to sign an exhibition contract and to comply with the terms therein. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. All selected artists will be asked to schedule a studio/work space visit with one or more of the exhibition's curators as a way to show/discuss works in progress as they relate to the theme of the exhibition. The suggested studio visit will also be used as an opportunity to record photo/video material for the purposes of generating PR for the show. Artists or their representative must be present for both the delivery and installation of artwork as well as the de-installation and removal of artwork on the dates specified below. Openings and the Church of St. Paul the Apostle will not accept or store works delivered in advance of the installation day and cannot store artworks after the de-installation date. Openings reserves the right to refuse to exhibit artworks that differ substantially from submitted proposals.
February 20, 2013: Completed submissions due via email
March 10, 2013: Notification of selected artists by email/phone
March 27, 2013: Artist meeting, exhibition space walk through
May 7, 2013: Artist update via email
June 7, 2013: Begin studio visits with selected artists…
August 13, 2013: Deadline to submit work-in-progress reports
September 12, 2013: Delivery/Installation of exhibition at Church of St. Paul the Apostle
September 13, 2013: Exhibition opens to the public
September 19, 2013: Opening Reception
October 3, 2013: Artist walk-through
October 25, 2013: De-installation of exhibition
Please send all submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions pertaining to Openings or the exhibition can be directed to email@example.com
The deadline for submissions is midnight (EST), Wednesday, February 20, 2013