Call to Artists
Current Open Calls
The Center aims to activate underutilized spaces, engage community, and to create self-sustaining opportunities in alternative spaces.
All-Media Juried Biennial
As a ninth juried Art and Culture Center/Hollywood open call, the 2018 Florida Biennial is open to artists residing in the state of Florida working in any medium. This edition focuses on exploring multicultural identities, discussing ecological issues, and imagining a robust cultural climate for Florida within the global economy. The exhibition opens September 14 from 6-9 pm and will run through Oct. 21, 2018.
* April 1: Submissions Open
* June 11: Deadline
* June 25: Announcement of participating artists
Jurors Pick: $1,000
Honorable Mention: $500
For the first time in our history, all selected artists will be awarded a stipend to refund their submission fee and to defray exhibition costs as well as a friends-level membership. The membership is part of the North American Reciprocal Program, complimenting free admission to 985 institutions.
Sarah Fritchey, Juror
Sarah Fritchey is the Curator and Gallery Director at Artspace in New Haven, Conn. Her practice seeks to ignite conversations around the body, identity, representation, and the need for greater equity in the arts. Artspace is a Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) Certified non-profit organization championing emerging artists and building new audiences for contemporary art in a 5,000 square foot space. In addition to her full-time role at Artspace, Fritchey has curated and written independently for many notable institutions including the NYPOP Gallery NYC; the African American Museum in Philadelphia; Queens College in New York; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard in Hudson; UMass Amherst; Artscope Magazine; Big, Red and Shiny; and Artforum.com.
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.
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