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CURRENT CALL FOR ENTRY

Now | Contemporary 2019

Submission Deadline: March 24, 2019

 

Synopsis: Art Room announces a call for entry for its inaugural juried exhibition, Now | Contemporary 2019. This exhibition invites accomplished curator, Claudia Zapata to act as juror, who will select a compelling group of artworks to be exhibited at Art Room’s gallery space. All media—including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography—will be considered.

CALL FOR ENTRY

 

2019 Juror Information: Claudia Zapata is a doctoral candidate in Southern Methodist University’s RASC/a: Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture: Ph.D. Program in Art History. She received her B.A. and M.A. from University of Texas in Art History, specializing in Classic Maya art. Her research interests include curatorial methodologies of identity-based exhibitions, Texas Neo-Chicanoism, exhibition design, people of color zines, and designer toys. From 2010 to 2014 she served as the Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Zapata has curated over 30 exhibitions at the Mexic-Arte Museum and other Texas institutions, including A Viva Voz: Carmen Lomas Garza (2010), Sam Coronado: A Retrospective (2011), Death to Dollars: The Commercialization of Day of the Dead (2011), and Fantastic & Grotesque: José Clemente Orozco in Print (2014). Her recent projects include co-founding the Latinx art collective, Puro Chingón Collective in 2012. Within this experimental arts group, she develops art zines, prints, apparel, design, and art toys. Claudia has published articles in Panhandle-Plains Historical Review and the Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. She is currently pursuing her dissertation project, “Chicano Art is Not Dead: Politics on Display within Major U.S. Exhibitions.” From 2018-2019, Claudia is the Latino art curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in support of the exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! Chicano Graphics from the Civil Rights Era to the Present.

 

Eligibility: Open to multigenerational makers. All media—including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography—will be considered. Work must be no more than 60 inches in any direction, including the framing or mounting. The size given for works should be the framed size. Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or horizontal piece. The artwork may represent any subject matter. Accepted work must be suitably framed and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass—plexiglass is preferred. Please respect these eligibility requirements. 

 

Terms of Sale: Art Room asks for your donation of artwork to develop our mission, with all proceeds from artwork sales going back into the organization and its programming. Non-donated artwork will be sold with the following commission/payment terms—Art Room: 40% (commission to Art Room), Artist: 60% (payment to the artist). 

 

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline: March 24, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 18, 2019
  • Artwork Due to Art Room: May 9, 2019
  • Exhibition Dates: May 16 – July 13, 2019
  • Opening Reception: May 16, 2019
  • Artwork Return: Week of July 15, 2019

 

Delivery of Work: All artwork is due to Art Room by May 9, 2019. Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery. Please take note of the following requirements for shipping your work:

  • Utilize re-useable packaging or crating
    • No styrofoam peanuts
    • No shredded paper
  • Prepaid return label MUST be enclosed. 
    • We cannot accept cash, checks, credit card numbers or stamps for return shipping
    • We cannot use C.O.D. or personal shipping account numbers with a shipping company
    • Artwork that does not include prepaid return shipping labels from FedEx, UPS or USPS will not be returned
  • Use plexiglass if shipping artwork, do not ship glass
  • Ship artwork to:
    • Art Room
      120 St. Louis Ave #117
      Fort Worth, TX 76104
       

Return of Work: Art work will be returned during the week of July 15, 2019; more details will follow regarding the return of artwork. We accept no responsibility for work not retrieved on the return of work dates. After 30 days, Art Room will maintain possession of the artwork as part of our permanent collection. 

  

Liability: We will take the utmost care in handling and installing artwork and provide insurance while any artwork is on our premises—in storage or while work is installed in our gallery space. Art Room will not be held responsible for lost or damaged artwork while it is in route to or from the gallery. The artist maintains sole responsibility for ensuring artwork while in transit.

EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

Founded on the principles of curating culturally relevant and thought-provoking art in a contemporary space, we seek out proposals from local, regional, and national emerging and mid-career artists and curators in a variety of media. Art Room exhibits solo, group, juried, and student shows in our 875-foot gallery space. Exhibiting artists are asked to contribute to our Educate Programs by giving a gallery talk/lecture or workshop. Please indicate your proposed educational element in your letter of intent.

EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

 

Art Room presents six exhibitions annually through creative curatorial practices. We support local, regional, and national emerging and mid-career artists and curators. Through calls for entries, proposals, and student work, we connect the community to contemporary art from diverse cultures and mediums. Solo/group exhibiting artists are asked to contribute to our Educate Programs, as well. Artists or curators are invited to give a gallery talk/lecture or workshop. Book signings are also welcome but in addition to the educational component. Please indicate your proposed educational element in your letter of intent.

 

 

All Art Room solo/group shows receive the following:

  • Opening reception in conjunction with South Main Village Third Thursdays

  • Email & Social Media Marketing

  • Postcard Marketing

  • Catalog Publication

 

We welcome proposals from artists and curators who wish to show solo and/or group exhibitions during the 2020 and 2021 exhibition seasons. All mediums are appreciated.

 

To be considered for exhibition at Art Room, please submit the following documents in a single PDF to Art Room at [email protected]


  • Brief Letter of Intent

    • Include name of artist(s), title of exhibition, & contact information

    • Description of show

    • Indicate your proposed Educate Program contribution

  • CV

  • Artist Statement

  • Samples of Artwork (15 to 20 images)

    • Please include title, medium, scale, and year

Important dates:

  • Submission Opens: December 8, 2018

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019

  • Applicants Notified of Decision: Mid-July 2019

  • Exhibitions Take Place: 2020 – 2021

 
Art Room also welcomes proposals from individual student artists, as well as student groups who wish to show one to two-week solo and/or group exhibitions. Student Work Exhibition Proposals will be accepted and scheduled on a rolling basis and as our exhibition schedule allows. All mediums are appreciated.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Balades Parisiennes

Balades Parisiennes

March 5 – 23, 2019​
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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Perform La Femme

Perform La Femme

JANUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 28, 2019
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Blake Weld: Arena of Exchanges

Blake Weld: Arena of Exchanges

DECEMBER 7 – 28, 2018
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TEN: Small Works Show

TEN: Small Works Show

OCTOBER 20 – DECEMBER 13, 2018
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SOLO SHOW[DOWN]

SOLO SHOW[DOWN]

JUNE 1 – 28, 2018
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NINE: Aún Recordamos Aquel Hogar

NINE: Aún Recordamos Aquel Hogar

MARCH 2 – 29, 2018
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EIGHT

EIGHT

SEPTEMBER 9 – 27, 2017
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SEVEN

SEVEN

SEPTEMBER 9 – 27, 2017
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SIX: Small Works Show

SIX: Small Works Show

DECEMBER 1 – 4, 2016
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Five: Ties That Bind

Five: Ties That Bind

OCTOBER 14, 2016
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FOUR: A Collaborative Art Show

FOUR: A Collaborative Art Show

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
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THREE

THREE

JULY 9 – 27, 2016
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TWO

TWO

MAY 14 – JUNE 4, 2016
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ONE

ONE

MARCH 19 – April 4, 2016
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You can tell a lot about Art Room’s character by the way they are helping change young creative’s lives. Through their workshops, programs, mentoring and much more, they are helping to cultivate the next generation of artists. 

ADAM PALMER