The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.
The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.
Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/31/2017.
You can find the layout for each gallery here:
Gibbs Street Gallery - http://www.visartsatrockville.org/docs/Gibbs-Street-Gallery-Floor-Plan.pdf
Common Ground Gallery - http://www.visartsatrockville.org/docs/Common-Ground-Gallery-Floor-Plan.pdf
SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
FUTURE FRAMERS: Envision 2040
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017
Application Deadline: August 1, 2017
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 will take place on September 24th on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 11:30 to 4:00 PM. Patrons will give a donation for which they receive a meal of locally produced and prepared food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event ticket money.
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme Future Framers: Envisioning 2040. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts is based on F.E.A.S.T. in Brooklyn’s (www.feastinbklyn.org) model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation and InCubate (http://incubate-chicago.org). Another great resource: sundaysoup.org
Plan now to participate in F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!
How to Submit a Proposal
Deadline: August 1, 2017 Midnight
Theme: FUTURE FRAMERS: Envisioning 2040
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 calls for proposals that help envision and frame the future. What voices, stories, platforms, food, services, or experiences are currently missing or hidden? Imagine and implement creative actions, events, and experiences. Explore alternative economies, architectures, or modes of transportation that might be present in 2040 and beyond. Reveal and connect people to the more-than-human environment. Transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. Think long term! Proposals from artists, thinkers, organizations, and collaborative teams are welcome. Put creative thinking into practice. Give us a glimpse of what the future will be or could be. Help envision a sustainable world in the future!
You and your collaborators do not have to live in Rockville to submit a proposal. Great sustainable vision in another place may fit perfectly in another place. Please consider the particular cultural and environmental make up of the site you envision for your proposal. Projects that blend the human and non- human environment with practical, poetic, utopian, or idealist ideas will help frame, visualize, and shape the future.
Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic, social, design and scientific practices. Performances, community events, visual, sonic, tactile, olfactory discoveries, documents, parades, paths, maps, participatory actions, poetic data analysis, interviews, stories, games… No project or medium is incongruous with F.E.A.S.T. We encourage artists, thinkers and organizations to move outside their everyday practice and produce work that encourages situations where interaction and participation are essential. Frame the future!
Application content must include answers to all of the following questions:
1. Title: What is your project’s name?
2. Summary: Describe your project in 250 words or less. Include statements on:
· What will the F.E.A.S.T. funds be used for?
· How will this project be implemented?
· How does the project address the theme of Future Framers: Envisioning 2040?
· What is the community you are addressing? What is the community significance of your project?
3. One sentence each:
- F.E.A.S.T. Funding Request: How much will you need to do this (up to $1000)?
- Project Budget: If your project costs are greater than what you have requested, please briefly state how you will be able to implement your project.
- Timeframe: How long is this project going to take?
- Location: Where will this take place?
4. Image: Attach one image (300 dpi, no larger than 2 MB) and any relevant URLs. Please include a description of the image.
Proposals are evaluated on these terms:
- Artistic Innovation
- Community Impact
- Proposal clarity and content
Only complete proposals will be reviewed.
Only finalists will be invited to the F.E.A.S.T.
All applicants will be notified by September 1, 2017 if they are finalists.
Artists who submit proposals must be present at the September 24th F.E.A.S.T. to be eligible to appear on the ballot.
Should you win a F.E.A.S.T. grant, you must attend the next F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts (2018) to discuss the progress of your project.
Questions or advice: Feel free to contact email@example.com
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017, 11:59 PM
NextGen 4.0 is calling all DMV aspiring artists.
VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 4.0, our fourth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from July 21 - August 20, 2017. NextGen 4.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.
VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.
After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by June 9.
All submissions will be juried by Cathy Cook and Tim Doud.
Cathy C. Cook has been creating films, videos, poetry films, animation, collages and installations since the early 1980’s. She has exhibited her award-winning work extensively in both solo and group shows including screenings at MOMA and the Whitney Museum. Her poetry film #536 was included in the Rattapallax #17 and her film tar guys was in the 2008 Zebra Poetry Film Festival. In 2001, Cook was awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Currently she is an Associate Professor in Visual Arts at The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Cook presented her multi-media project Cranes in Motion at VisArts in 2015.
Tim Doud graduated from Columbia College with a B.S. in Painting and Drawing and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Priska C Juschka Fine Art in New York, New York, and Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany represent him. He has had solo shows at MC Magma in Milan, Italy, The Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois and Art Basel in Basel Switzerland. He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Midwest), the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundations, and The Pollock Krasner Art Foundation. His work has been featured in group shows at PS1 (MOMA) in New York City, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Artists Space in New York City and the Frye Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington and Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Currently, Tim Doud is an Associate Professor in Studio Art at American University and is a co-organizer with Zoë Charlton for ‘sindikit, a project space in Baltimore, Maryland.
Online applications are due by June 1, 2017, 11:59 pm at visartscenter.org/call-for-entries. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this years exhibition.
Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on July 18, anytime between 10AM- 6PM. Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times.
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11:59 PM
Required Application Materials:
- Application Form
- High Res images with captions, for up to 5 works of art
- Film and video pieces are welcome: 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total. Videos must be in .mp4 or .mov file format.
- Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
- Artist Statement (250 Word Maximum)
- Artist Bio (150 Word Maximum)
- Resume/ CV
- Application Fee ($10.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or PayPal. Financial assistance available upon a need basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Apply Online : Complete the online application through submittable.com
- Drop Off Accepted Artwork: Accepted Artwork must be dropped off anytime during the following hours at the 2nd floor Office at VisArts
Tuesday, July 18th between 10AM - 6PM
Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 4.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at email@example.com
Application Fee: $10.00
VisArts welcomes all of its students aged 13 and above to submit their application to the VisArts Student Art Show to be held in the Concourse Gallery 4/14-5/14 with an Opening Reception on May 5. All work submitted must have been created at VisArts between September 2016 and the time of application. All media are eligible. Up to two works of art can be submitted.
All accepted applicants will be notified by e-mail by April 3rd.
If accepted, work must be dropped off to the Concourse Gallery during business hours on 4/10. Artwork will only be accepted at these times. Artwork must be picked up from the Concourse Gallery on 5/15 during business hours. Work must be delivered ready for installation. Wall-hung work must be framed, or mounted and wired for hanging. Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
All work is insured by VisArts while on the premises, to the extent that it would be if owned by VisArts. VisArts retains a 40 percent commission of the listed sales price, if the work sells during the exhibition, or as a result thereof.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.