Call for Art!
ROOM FOR THOUGHT
An exhibition at SPACE 151, at Levy Architecture, 151 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA
ELIGIBILITY: Organized by the Pacific Rim Sculptors (PRS), this call is open to all sculptors living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. There is no entry fee for current PRS members; fee for non-members is $45.
THEME: Art objects usually draw attention to their presence, yet it is often the space surrounding an artwork or the negative spaces within it that are most meaningful for contemplation. These spaces affect our thoughts, emotions, and behavior, thus imbuing the art-and-space with deeply personal meaning. This show calls for pieces that in some way activate or draw attention to the space around or within the artworks as much as they draw attention to the physical pieces. Most importantly, how do you interpret "Room for Thought" and its expression in your art?
Examples include artworks with such striking emotional impact that viewers in the surrounding space become silent with revery, or perhaps giddy with joyful interaction; or artworks that skillfully use negative space to achieve a sense of balance -- or perhaps dynamic imbalance; or artworks that play with the viewer's expectations of order and structure. Or perhaps Room for Thought is simply your personal creative space, and your artwork is what emerges from it.
CATEGORIES ACCEPTED: Three-dimensional sculpture in any media will be considered.
JUROR: Juror for "Room for Thought" will be Jack Fischer of Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA. At the Juror's discretion the Juror may examine the submitter's listed website or social media site and request view of additional works.
VENUE: SPACE 151 is a large and versatile space belonging to the Levy Architectural firm, located near Jack Fischer Gallery, Catharine Clarke Gallery, Hosfelt Gallery, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, and more in the new arts area in San Francisco's Mission District. The space has multiple rooms, tall ceilings, a freight elevator, and plenty of room for small works, large works, installations, pedestal pieces, floor-standing pieces, wall pieces, projections and more; SPACE 151 will promote the show, and the exhibition will also be promoted by PRS and on the International Sculpture Center calendar and emails.
February 12, 2018 - Deadline for receipt of entries
- February 20, 2018 - Artists to be notified of selection
- March 2,3,4, 2018 - Delivery & installation of selected sculptures
- March 5, 2018 - Exhibition opens
- DATE TBD - Opening reception
- April 28, 2018 - International Sculpture Day Reception and Artists Talks
- April 30, 2018 - Exhibition ends, de-installation (de-installation can continue May 1)
ARTWORK: Artists may submit images of up to 3 artworks, including up to three views of each artwork (for a maximum of 9 images total). Selected artworks must be hand delivered (not shipped), ready for exhibition and be presented professionally
QUESTIONS: Email questions and your phone number with subject heading "Question - Room for Thought" to email@example.com and someone will call you back.
LINK TO SUBMIT:
An exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, October 24, 2015 – April 3, 2016
In connection with the International Sculpture Center (ISC) and the ISC chapter partners - the Chicago Sculpture International, Texas Sculpture Group and the Pacific Rim Sculptors - Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) announces an opportunity for ISC chapter members to participate in a major sculpture exhibition titled DISRUPTION, to be exhibited at Grounds For Sculpture October 24, 2015 – April 3, 2016.
Our collective experience of "normal" is undergoing a tectonic shift. Cascades of events; good- bad, minor-major, accidental-deliberate - are disrupting our status quo. Some disruptions are abrupt: natural or man-made catastrophes, climatic events, social upheaval, epidemics, and acts of war. Some are more subtly catalyzed, but equally profound. The internet and cell phone forever changed global communications. People and industries are linked more tightly than ever; even small communities can gain international voice. But unexpected and paradoxical effects abound: social, political and economic rumors instantly flash around the globe; massive data breaches seem commonplace; the threat of cyberterrorism lurks everywhere; and the distinction between what is personal versus public is transforming or eroding. What will yet emerge from biotechnologies that might reprogram the human genome, or blur boundaries between human and machine? Or as computational advances hurtle toward a point where artificial intelligence exceeds that of humans? Disruption destabilizes existing order, certainly. It threatens chaos; but it also affords the emergence of new patterns, structures and orders.
As individuals and societies are challenged to make sense and adapt, which familiar visions and dreams will remain intact, be modified, or be discarded? Will our lives be better, worse, or the same? The organizers look to the creative perspectives of artists to offer their unique visions of disruption.
Submissions will be accepted through slideroom. Click the text below to open the slideroom entry page:
Artists may submit up to 5 works and applications should include digital images displaying multiple views of each work. Image files should be JPEGs no larger than 3MB. For each work submitted, a separate listing must include the following information: title, date made, medium, dimensions & weight, and installation method. Works submitted may be free-standing, pedestal-mounted, wall-mounted, or suspended. Additionally, artist must submit a one-page artist statement, a bio and a CV/exhibition history.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014.
Only art submitted prior to the deadline will be considered. Kenneth Baker will be the juror reviewing work submitted by Pacific Rim Sculptors members. At the conclusion of the review, each ISC Chapter will nominate up to 10 works to GFS. The GFS Chief Curator will determine the artworks for the final checklist from among this prospective group of 30 works.
Kenneth Baker has been art critic for The San Francisco Chronicle since 1985. He previously served as art critic for the Boston Phoenix (1972-1985). Mr Baker has contributed to art magazines internationally and was a contributing editor of Artforum from 1985 through 1992. He continues to report on all aspects of the visual arts regionally and, on occasion, nationally and internationally. In 1986, he received the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Art/World Award for Newspaper Art Criticism. He is the author of two books: "Minimalism: Art of Circumstance" and "The Lightning Field."
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014
ISC Chapter Application Review: November 1 – November 30, 2014
ISC Chapter recommendations to GFS submitted by December 1, 2014
Final Selections, Artist Notification of acceptance by GFS December 15, 2014
Exhibition Preview Reception October 23, 2015
Exhibition dates* October 24, 2015 – April 3, 2016
* It is possible traveling exhibition opportunities may develop, extending the exhibition dates beyond the projected run at GFS. All exhibiting artists will be contacted to confirm their continued participation in the traveling portion of the exhibition.
The exhibition at GFS will be displayed in the 5,000+ square foot Museum Building. This building is one of three original historic structures from the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Artists should be aware that the Museum Building includes large, full-length glass windows, allowing a generous amount of natural light into the gallery space. The opening reception, tours, and other programmatic activities also take place within the gallery space. Specific exhibition related details, including shipping, installation and loan contracts, will be discussed individually with Artists upon final selection. GFS will undertake all exhibition related expenses. Personal travel arrangements/costs are the responsibility of the artist.
- Exhibition opportunity at Grounds For Sculpture, approx. 200,000 visitors annually
- Invitations to private preview reception on October 23, 2015
- Publication on GFS website and in printed exhibition materials
- Opportunity to create and participate in ISC and GFS events and programming
- Promotion through newspaper, magazine, and local press
Please submit materials for review here:
In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors Deadline August 2, 2014
ISC Show at the Denver International Airport Deadline July 30, 2014
Thanks to all who submitted work!
NOW CLOSED: In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors
NOW CLOSED: ISC Show at the Denver International Airport
At the Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California October 3rd – October 25th, 2014
1035 S 6th St, San Jose CA 95112
Open to current Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors. To become a member visit our Join Us page.
* Slideroom charges a $6 entry fee. We think you will find this small fee a worthwhile trade for the simplicity and ease of applying to the show.
Donna Napper is the Curator at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She has worked in the contemporary art profession for nearly twelve years including seven as Owner and Director of den contemporary, a Los Angeles gallery she opened in 2004 featuring emerging to midcareer artists that are based across the globe. Donna served on numerous committees and panels for the Los Angeles art community, among them Executive Committee Member of ArtTable, a national organization for women leaders in the visual arts, and Founding Member and Publicity Chair for the Contemporary Craft Council at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Since moving to the Bay Area less than two years ago, she has served as juror for venues such as Djerrasi Resident Artist Program, Root Division in San Francisco, Silicon Valley Arts Council, and the Office of U.S. Representative Mike Honda, and the Artist Open Studios Tour in Sacramento.
Sculpture, Installation, and Performance Art
Art must not have been shown previously at any venue in San Jose.
3 artwork submissions maximum per artist, 2nd views okay (not counted as one of the 3). 5 image limit.
Image size limit is 5MB. You will be asked to provide Title, Year, Dimensions. Please name your file YourName1.jpg, YourName2.jpg etc. For second views, YourName1-2.jpg.
Must be a current Pacific Rim Sculptors member. Join here: www.pacrimsculptors.org/join-us
About Art Ark:
Artists whose work is selected for the show will pay a $25 exhibition fee to Art Ark Gallery. They do not take a commission on sold art.
The gallery provides postcards, food for reception, and sends email invites.
Largest opening to gallery is 90" x 62"
Ceiling is approx. 20' - 25' tall
You are welcome to hang art from the 4"x8" wood beam that runs the length of the gallery.
Gallery is approx. 29 ft by 61 ft. Rolling walls are 9' tall 12' wide and 2.5 deep
**Opening on Friday, October 3th, 2014**
**Install begins: Saturday, September 27th, 2014**
**First Friday Art Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 2014 6-9pm**
**De-installation: Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, 2014**
Show Coordinator: Lynne Todaro
Lynne is taking volunteers to help with the show. Click on Contact Us to let us know if you can assist.
The International Sculpture Center is working collaboratively with the Denver International Airport (DIA) to put together an exhibition of select sculptures to be on display in the main terminal at the airport. This opportunity has been presented to the ISC and is open to all current ISC Chapter Group Members, including Pacific Rim Sculptors.
The show offers excellent exposure with more than 250,000 people walking through the terminal monthly.
The ten selected PRS submission packets will be forwarded to ISC by August 1, 2014.
Denver International Airport with curatorial assistance will be responsible for the final selection of about 14-28 sculptures for the exhibition, chosen from submissions by PRS and each of the other ISC Chapters. If you are not yet a PRS member, join us here: www.pacrimsculptors.org/join-us
Juror: Nancy Mizuno Elliott
Nancy Mizuno Elliott is a tenured instructor at City College of San Francisco and runs its gallery.
She has extensive experience in non-profit programming, gallery management, and art administration. Most recently, she was the Curatorial Fellow for Truman State University. She was also the Exhibitions Director at Richmond Art Center and responsible for curating over twenty exhibitions per year. Currently, Elliott is co-curator for the ProArts 2x2 Show.
She exhibits nationally and abroad.
How to participate:
Interested PRS members must submit images by July 30th, 2014. The juror will select 10 works of PRS members for the exhibition.
Submissions must include the following:
* Artist Name
* Image of artwork (5 MB max)
You'll have the opportunity to add the above information after you start an image upload. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces, second views are okay, uploading a maximum of 5 images total. Label your images with YourName1.jpg, YourName2.jpg etc. If it is a second view, YourName1-2.jpg.
Denver International Airport with curatorial assistance will be responsible for the final selection of about 14-28 sculptures for the exhibition, chosen from packets submitted by PRS and each of the other ISC Chapters.
1. Artwork for submission must fit inside a glass exhibition case that is 22" deep, 48" wide, and maximum height of 62". Smaller works can be placed on 3/8" adjustable annealed glass shelves. The glass exhibition cases are viewable from three sides.
2. DIA will cover cost of shipping, insurance, installation/deinstallation.
3. There is no artist honorarium or stipend.
4. Artwork must remain in the exhibition from March 2015 through September 2015.
5. Optionally, accepted artwork can be available for purchase. Terms upon sale are 50% ISC / 50% Artist.
6. ISC will organize some programming to coincide with exhibition (details TBD)