Call to Artists
Current Open Calls
The Center aims to activate underutilized spaces, engage community, and to create self-sustaining opportunities in alternative spaces.
Frosted Gallery of Correspondence
Reclaiming what would be an opaque Curator’s office window as a site for stream-of-conscious narrative and unfolding commentary, The Frosted Gallery of Correspondence is an initiative that is accessible, encourages the production of socially relevant works, and is inspired by the Fluxus practices from the ’50s and ’60s. Selected projects take the form of prints or postcards that are unique and open-ended. Previous projects explore how artists communicate across time, space, professional boundaries, and political differences.
Inspired by Chicago and NY-based projects, the Center aims to enliven its street presence with artist made flags that express issues in art and culture, taking a particular stand for humanitarianism and multiculturalism. A flag can bear emblems, mascots, instructions, and signs among other powerful images and text. Historically the act of altering national flags is a punishable crime in many nations worldwide. The raising of new flags, however, support new perspectives and possible solutions for a better economy, society, and an inclusive worldview.
As an annual installation dedicated to Pleasurable, Lush, Utilitarian, Subjects of Humanity, PLUSH is a tactile mindscape. Textiles are inherently connected to the domestic environment. In the U.S., fiber art has often been mislabeled as craft or “women’s work.” However, in many countries, textile production is considered men’s labor. Some included works will explore traditional sewing and hand techniques, while others will navigate non-conventional sculptural methods. The artists included in the previous conversation explore anthropomorphism, body politics, class, morphing landscapes, multigenerational lineage, and popular culture. View previous exhibition
To be considered for PLUSH submit:
1) 2-5 works made within the past 5 years
2) Inventory list including title, date, medium, and dimensions
3) Up to 250 words describing the submitted pieces and your relationship to contemporary textiles
4) Artist Statement outlining your philosophy and approach to your practice, partnering institutions, and other affiliations
5) Bio narrating your history as an artist
6) CV with your current website at the top, outlining your education, exhibition experiences, awards, residencies, and publications
7) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “PLUSH”
The Center is an engaged organization that seeks to create community and foster emerging artists and curators. Our Curator of Exhibitions reviews submissions quarterly for group exhibitions with an emphasis on activation, collaboration, site-specificity, and contemporary research.
To be considered for the rotating review submit:
1) A Letter of Intent locating your thematic ideas, experience exhibiting, and narrative connected with your body of work or topic
2) A floorplan sketch designating two areas at the Center, which you would like to be considered for a specific project or as part of a group exhibition
3) CV with your current website at the top, outlining your education, exhibition experiences, awards, residencies, and publications
4) Bio narrating your history as an artist and/or curator
5) Artist or Curator Statement outlining your philosophy and approach to your practice, partnering institutions, and other affiliations
6) Email: email@example.com with the subject line, “Rotating Review”
Words of Wisdom
The rotating review is conducted on an ongoing basis between exhibitions and in coordination with the Center’s current exhibition programming. There is no set time for this review. If accepted, our Curator will personally email you. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee you an exhibition, yet we do value your time and continue to expand our outreach to artists.
We encourage all interested artists and curators to attend exhibitions at the Center and strike up a conversation with our Curator Laura Marsh
All-Media Juried Biennial
The All-Media Juried Biennial is an open call for entries from Florida artists, taking place every other year. The Biennial represents the breadth of interdisciplinary Florida practitioners, and a juror is consulted from outside the Center to choose the finalists. Our next open call for the Biennial will take place in May 2018.