Juried Call for Art:

Sanctuary

Winter 2018 National Exhibition

Guest Juror: Maria Molteni

Exhibition: February 15 – March 17, 2018

Deadline: Sunday November 5, 11:59PM

Maria Motleni, Hard in the Paint, Harambee Park // City of Boston Air + BCYF Centers.

Prospectus:

Sanctuary is a place, a feeling, where harmony, beauty, and stillness are shielded and allowed to flourish. A sanctuary can lift us up and make us feel big.  Or, it can shrink us down and show us humility in the face of infinity. We find sanctuary in the presence of awesomeness. It posts up in supportive communities and makes itself known when the impossible becomes reality.

Gallery 263 seeks artwork that explores, depicts, criticizes, or creates safe havens and sacred spaces. This is a national call open to all US residents. All media are  accepted. See below for size restrictions and further details.

About the Guest Juror

Maria Molteni is a Nashville-to-Boston-based multimedia & performing artist, educator & organizer. Having studied Painting and Printmaking at Boston University, her practice sprung from formalist roots, and has grown to incorporate research, social engagement, and transdisciplinary experimentation. She playfully asks audiences to imagine her serving Black Mountain College as their PE coach… From fiber to found-object sculpture, textile to movement, performance to publication, she employs processes per their ability to manifest elaborate conceptual orchestration and formal satisfaction. Exploring iterations of sport, craft, feminism, spiritualism, animism, utopia, glossolalia and urban planning, she takes interest in standardized shapes and systems that influence our experience of spirituality through everyday functionality. Embellishing psychic energy in her environments, she seeks to expose unseen presences or predicaments, both cosmic and practical. Whether trapping such forces in wind-powered inflatables or posing a basketball net as a hoop’s phantom limb, she enjoys problem solving via traditional methods of craft- the tactile and tactical. Her works introduce original or absurdist processes as applied aesthetic solutions. In 2010 She launched the international collective New Craft Artists in Action. She co-founded the participatory project Festooning the Inflatable Beehive after working with beekeepers from across the country, including Treatment Free Apiculturalists Golden Rule.

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted through an online form. Up to 6 artworks, represented as jpg files or video/audio links, may be uploaded to the form for consideration. Payment is settled either as the final step of the online application form, or by a follow-up payment method (mailed check). Selections for the exhibition are made by the guest jurors. All communication and installation decisions are conducted by Gallery 263. Please read the full information below and on the Sanctuary Application Instructions page prior to applying.

Artwork Size Restrictions & Details:

2D (painting, drawing, photography, etc.) Max Dimensions: 60” W x 108” H (40 lbs. max)

3D (sculpture, assemblage, installation) Max Dimensions: MUST be self-supportive or mountable; may not exceed 108″H x 30″W x 30″D.  Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist.

Time Media (video or audio): No length restrictions.  Submit with links to streaming (YouTube or Vimeo). Artists will be required to provide a/v equipment with selected time-based works. 

Size Restrictions of Artwork To Be Shipped:

Shipped artwork must fit in a box no larger than: 36”W  x  36”H x 8″D, 40 lbs.

Note on Size Restrictions:

We make these restrictions with regard to the capacity of our space, and we appreciate your cooperation. We are a 700-square-foot, one-room gallery.  Typically, our Juried Exhibitions show between 20 and 40 artworks.

Please visit the FAQs for more information.

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Eligibility

This is a National call, open to all US residents. Submitted work must have been created within the last five years, complete and presentation ready.

Submission

Online submissions only. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Work in all media is encouraged.

Deadline for Submission

Submissions must be received by Sunday November 5, 11:59pm. No late submissions will be accepted.  Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday December 8.

Entry Fee

Payment of  $25 for 1-3 submissions, $40 for 4-6.  Payment must be received by the submission deadline.

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