Summer Open Calls – Embark Gallery

by Admin on 08/02/2017


Embark has THREE free open calls for current and recent MFA graduates from CCA, SFAI, SJSU, SF State, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Mills and UC Davis. If you graduated from one of the above MFA programs THIS YEAR or are a current student we want to see your work!

For this exhibition, we are seeking art that explores global cultural experiences. While this show was conceived as a reaction to the current administration’s stance on immigration, we aim to elevate the conversation beyond Trump’s executive orders and US-centric histories to include other perspectives. Topics for this show can include everything from hybridity of cultures, belonging to two places at once, ancestry, ethnicit…y or religion to refugees, migration, war, politics, and displacement. With this rather broad prompt, we hope to receive a diverse sampling of artworks and approaches that speak to globalization.
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Curatorial Proposal
Please submit a 250-500 word proposal for an exhibition to take place at Embark Gallery. Proposals should take into account past programming at Embark, and propose a novel exhibition. The call for artists may not exclude any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age or ability. The proposal must be broad enough that it is feasible for anyone to apply.
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This is a Test
Every Tuesday at 12pm San Francisco’s Outdoor Alarm System declares, “This is a test… this is only a test.” Inspired by this weekly statement, we invite artists to submit works that address different interpretations of these words. Notions of uncertainty, safety, experimentation, unpredictability, chance-taking, repetition, vulnerability, memory, utopia/dystopia and the void are some of the topics applicable to this show.
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