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Paracosm – Open Call

 

Call To Artists – Juried Exhibition
“Paracosm”

 

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2022

 

Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts is partnering with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU in Pullman, Washington, to provide an opportunity for contemporary artists to create works in response to three artworks from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s public collection for the 2022-23 academic year. The featured works will include photographs and silkscreens from Nancy Spero (We Are Pro-Choice, 1992), Cindy Sherman (Untitled (Bathing Suit) 1983-200), and Yasumasa Morimura (Self Portrait/After Ingrid Bergman).

The Curatorial Committee invites artists to reflect on the construct of identity while responding to the featured artworks (see below). Identity can be interpreted in many ways, including ideas around ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and more. Identity–who we are–is ever present in our art, whether we’re cognizant of it or not. Artists are asked to view their works as vessels for the self, on an individual and/or collective level, with the intention that others will resonate with the images depicted. With the challenges to identity present in our society today, this opportunity serves to inspire hope and celebrate diverse identities and experiences.

Nancy Spero

We Are Pro-Choice

1992

Silkscreen

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection, Gift of Ronald and Frayda Feldman to honor Karen E. Elwood & John R. Elwood

 

Cindy Sherman

Untitled (Bathing Suit)

1983-2000

C-print

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection, Gift of Ronald and Frayda Feldman to honor Karen E. Elwood & John R. Elwood

 

Yasumasa Morimura

Self Portrait/After Ingrid Bergman

1996

Silver gelatin print

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection, Gift of Tim Bradbury

 

 

 

Application Information:

 

Submissions are open until November 7th, 2022.

Artists may submit one (1) work of art per person or group and there is no submission fee. Artists must be 18 or older to apply.

If selected, works must arrive no later than November 21, 2022.

Paracosm Submission Form:

  • Describe how your work relates to the theme of identity and responds to one or more of the selected works above in 250 words or less. Please upload a document in PDF format.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
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  • (If video submission, enter "video submission" in this field)
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  • Please upload up to 3 images of the artwork that you would like to be considered for the exhibition. Each file must be less than 2 MB in size and larger than 200 dpi. Please name your files in the following format: lastname_first initial_submission number_detail abc.filename (e.g. "Smith_G_1_a.jpg" "Smith_G_1_b.jpg" etc.)
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    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, psd, pdf, tiff, eps, png, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 3.

     


    Shipping Work:

     

    If selected, works must arrive no later than November 21, 2022.

    Artists are responsible for shipping and all works must include return postage and a shipping label. Artists that do not provide return shipping will forfeit their works. Please double-check the weight of your work in advance to ensure that you are comfortable with the anticipated expense. All works must be ready to hang. Works that arrive without proper hardware will not be hung.

     

    Gallery 2 Shipping Address (following acceptance):

    Department of Fine Arts 5072 

    Washington State University 

    430 Dairy Road 

    Pullman, WA 99164-7450 

     


    Exhibition Information:

     

    The exhibition will take place from December 1, 2022 – January 6, 2023.

    There will be an opening reception held on December 8, 2022 from 4:30-5:30pm at WSU Fine Arts Gallery 2.

    Note: The gallery does not have insurance for stolen or damaged work.
    The gallery is locked and secure during the closing hours listed below.

    Click here to download a pdf of the Gallery 2 floor plan


    Gallery2

    Gallery 2 is a contemporary arts space within the Fine Arts Center at WSU showcasing work by regional, national, and international artists. The Visiting Artist Program and Gallery 2 exhibition schedule reflect issues of diversity, gender, and contemporary practices in the visual arts.

    Location & Hours:

    5072, Fine Arts Center
    Monday – Friday, 8–12, 1–5.
    Closed Weekends and University Holidays

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