Call for Artists: Southern Exposure Projects and Exhibitions Program — Due: October 10, 2014

by Admin on 09/16/2014

Southern Exposure Open Submissions Process for Artists in Projects and Exhibitions Program 

September 1st to October 10th, 2014
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The Projects and Exhibitions Program presents the work of artists and other creative thinkers selected by Southern Exposure’s volunteer artist member Curatorial Committee. Only projects that are newly developed and unusual in form and idea will be selected to be presented at Southern Exposure. Projects may vary in duration and location, ranging from gallery-based projects to off-site works, performances, events, workshops, exchanges or collaborations.

While SoEx primarily focuses on supporting local artists, we encourage submissions from national and international artists as well. SoEx is interested in supporting a diverse population of artists and strongly encourages artists of diverse ages, women, and people of color to apply. Southern Exposure has other opportunities and open calls each year including our annual Juried show, project-specific awards for public art projects such as the Graue Award, SoEx’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program and three open calls a year for teaching artists to work in our nationally recognized Artists in Education Program.

Submission criteria + the review process

Southern Exposure will consider submissions for:

specific projects that take the form of off-site or gallery–based projects, programs, or events; or examples of work that will become part of a general ongoing pool of artwork. The Curatorial Committee may draw on this pool of artists for upcoming programming.

Projects may exist as a one-time occurrence or may be ongoing for weeks or months. Only ideas that are compelling and original in approach as well as concept will be considered. Southern Exposure is not accepting proposals from curators at this time. We strongly recommend artists interested in submitting work to familiarize themselves with our recent programming and mission as a way to focus their application and ensure their work is an appropriate fit. Past projects have included performances and lectures in private homes, immersive interactive installations, walks, workshops, and an event in a cave.

Southern Exposure (SoEx) is an artist-centered non-profit organization that is committed to supporting visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm.

An active presence in the Bay Area since 1974, SoEx is continually evolving in response to the needs of artists and the community while engaging the public in artists’ work. Central to our mission is to remain the most accessible space for visual artists to produce and present new work, learn, and connect. SoEx provide visual artists with the tools and resources they need to experiment in an open and supportive environment. We also work to advocate to new, diverse audiences and build an ever-growing community of enthusiasts and supporters of the visual arts.