Ends on June 1, 2017

$10.00 USD

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 year's 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 fmccauley@visartscenter.org for more information.

It can be intimidating to create an artist résumé with little or no experience, but a great résumé is one that is clear, organized and simple. Experiences you can include may be from exhibiting in student art shows, to assisting at camps or even teaching. Here are a great number of resources to help you create a competitive application and to develop your professional practices as an artist:

Artist statement and artist biography

https://www.mica.edu/Documents/Career Services/ArtistStatementBio11.pdf

Artist Résumé

http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/resume

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/visual-art-cv

For information on Exhibition and Sale of Artwork

http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/practices

Guidelines for presenting works in digital format

http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/digital-format

 

Submission Guidelines:

- 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

- Questions:

Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 4.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at fmccauley@visartscenter.org

Application Fee: $10.00

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