Open Space, Juried Group Exhibition / Calls & Submissions

October 5, 2021

Organization Name: ICOSA Collective

Organization Location: Austin, TX

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $25


ICOSA Collective announces a national call for entries for Open Space, a juried group exhibition to be held in conjunction with the Austin Studio tour 2021. Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.


ICOSA is an artist-run nonprofit space that was founded in Austin, TX in 2015. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Canopy Arts Complex on the Eastside of Austin. Open Space is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery during the two weekends of the East Austin Studio tour.


Claire Howard is the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. Her exhibitions at the Blanton include Suzanne Bocanegra: Valley, Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs., Joiri Minaya: Labadee, and Ideas in Sensuous Form: The International Symbolist Movement. Claire came to the Blanton from the Menil Collection, where she was the 2016-2017 Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow. She has worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Fabric Workshop and Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; and Wellesley College’s Davis Museum. Her scholarly research focuses on Paris-based Surrealist journals and exhibitions of the 1950s and 1960s in dialogue with post-World War II cultural shifts. Claire is a founding board member of the International Society for the Study of Surrealism and a contributor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tate Modern’s forthcoming exhibition catalogue Surrealism Beyond Borders. She earned a PhD and MA in art history from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA in art history and English from Wellesley College.


Submission deadline: October 5th

Artists Notification: October 15th

Deadline for receipt of work:

Shipped: October 29th (delivery before 5pm)

Hand-Delivered: October 29th (12pm – 5pm)

Opening Reception: November 5th

Work returned: December 1st – 12th

The exhibition opens Friday, November 5th and closes Sunday, November 21st. An opening reception will be held Friday November 5th from 7pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome. The exhibition will run in tandem with Big Medium’s Austin studio tour a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends.

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