Belonging / Calls & Submissions

February 4, 2024

Organization Name: Visionary Art Collective

Organization Location: New York, NY

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $22 for 1-2 pieces, $25 for 3-4 pieces, $28 for 5-6 pieces.


Visionary Art Collective is a contemporary art & artist development company based in New York City. Our mission is to uplift artists through magazine features, exhibitions, podcast interviews, and our mentorship programs.

Belonging is a virtual exhibition centered on the power of art to cultivate connection and community. Transcending the limits of culture and language, visual art is a medium that connects us through our shared human experience–providing an opportunity to better understand ourselves and the world around us. For this exhibition we’re seeking work that fosters a sense of belonging between the artist and viewer by speaking to both our individual and collective experiences.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to artists of all backgrounds and experience levels. We accept submissions from artists around the world as we are an online art platform. Must be 18+ to submit.
We accept all 2D & 3D mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, digital, prints, fiber art, collage, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, and installation art. We do not accept film or video.
In addition to selecting a wide range of artists to be featured in our exhibition, our team will award 3 special prizes.
1st Place: Exclusive interview in New Visionary Magazine & Podcast
2nd Place: 2-Page Spread in New Visionary Magazine
3rd Place: Feature on the VAC Blog
To submit your work, please visit:

Deadline: February 4, 2024 at 11:59pm ET

This exhibition will be presented to our website in March 2024, with an additional 3D virtual walk-through using Art Placer software.

This exhibition will be curated by Victoria J. Fry. Victoria J. Fry is a New York City-based painter, educator, curator, and the founder of Visionary Art Collective, New Visionary Magazine and Warnes Contemporary Gallery. Since launching VAC in 2020, Fry has worked with over 300+ artists to help them advance their art careers. As part of her mission to increase visibility for artists, she partners up with top curators and gallerists to facilitate virtual and in-person exhibitions. Additionally, Fry has been a guest speaker for the Women’s Caucus of Art in Washington D.C, Superfine Art Fair in NYC, Photo Trouvée Magazine, The Art Queens Society, and Huron River Art Collective. She has curated exhibitions for Create! Magazine, Arts to Hearts Project, The Artful Collective, and recently served as a juror for Women’s United Art Prize. She hosts the New Visionary Podcast. Fry obtained her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2012 and her MAT from Maine College of Art in 2014.

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