Vox Populi’s 1st Ever Juried Publication of Artwork by Emerging Artists / Calls & Submissions
June 8, 2020
Organization Name: Vox Populi Gallery
Organization Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type: Calls & Submissions
Vox Populi’s 1st Ever Juried Publication of Artwork by Emerging Artists
Guest Curated by James Claiborne & Brittany Webb
Applications Due: Monday, June 8, 2020
Release Date: August 2020
Application Fee: $10
APPLY NOW: https://voxpopuli.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/54691
Philadelphia non-profit art gallery and collective Vox Populi is now accepting submissions from artists all over the world for its 1st Ever Juried Publication of Artwork by Emerging Artists, guest curated by James Claiborne and Brittany Webb!
In lieu of Vox Populi’s 16th Annual Exhibition of Emerging Artists (originally scheduled for summer 2020), the collective has decided to re-imagine the annual open call, shifting the outcome from a physical exhibition to an e-publication. Vox remains committed to highlighting opportunities for emerging artists and the current need to find alternatives to traditional exhibitions. The collective urges artists to submit work that is representative of their long-standing interests and well suited for the e-publication format.* Applicants do not need to speak to the current pandemic or changes in practice or thinking, as a result. We are interested in highlighting work in all media that is ambitious, timely and risk-taking. A theme for the resulting exhibition may emerge based on submissions and the interests of our guest jurors.
*Since we are unable to host this opportunity as a physical, in-person exhibition this year, please consider applying with 2-dimensional works, video, audio, or photographic documentation of new or recent sculpture/installation/3-dimensional work. Multimedia or multi-dimensional installation works that require the simultaneous experiencing of objects and time-based media, for instance, may not be suitable for this call.
The e-publication will be released in August 2020 and distributed via Vox Populi’s website, mailing list and social-media platforms – collectively reaching over 20k subscribers!
The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 8, 2020. This is not an artwork-commission, solo-show, or paid exhibition opportunity. Vox Populi does not conduct online sales of artwork. There is a non-refundable application fee of $10. All fees collected from this open call go towards the costs of producing this opportunity, including hosting the publication and compensating our jurors, as well as supporting our artist-run space.
ABOUT THE JURORS
James Claiborne is the Public Programming Manager at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and teaches at Drexel University. He is the gallery curator and public program lead at Art Sanctuary, a Philadelphia-based, black arts organization. Claiborne is also an Executive Committee Member of the board of directors at the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. He serves on the board of directors or advisory committee at ArtBlog and Mural Arts. Claiborne previously worked at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance as Community Engagement Manager.
Brittany Webb holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California. She is the Curator of the John Rhoden Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum. Webb was previously a curatorial and research assistant at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
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