Call for Artists:
June 25 - July 10, 2021
Deadline for submissions: July 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Amos Eno Gallery is proud to present Good Neighbors, an exhibition juried by Queens-based artist, Melanie Delach. The theme of this exhibition stems from the idea of being a Good Neighbor. You might be thinking, what does being a Good Neighbor mean?
A good neighbor is a community builder. A good neighbor is friendly. A good neighbor is kind. A good neighbor is caring. A good neighbor is hardworking. A good neighbor looks out for others. A good neighbor is selfless. The artists and works in this exhibition will be centered around connectivity. Broadly: connectivity between the artist and the artwork, the artwork and the audience, the artist to artist.
As the world begins to reopen and conversations blossom in and out of the art world, we yearn to connect with one another. When we think of openings and exhibitions, we recall conversations between artists, curators, gallerists, art lovers, passers-by, family, friends. Connections re-ignite while treading gallery floorboards, messaging through social media, while stumbling upon various nooks and crannies. Artists are called upon to break down the walls, metaphorically, between the hierarchical structures delineating various aspects of the art world.
Besides the people who inhabit these spaces, the artworks themselves are good neighbors to one another. Intentional or not, one work that is hung next to another: facing a nearby work another across the room, and inciting conversations that lead to a temporary connection: becoming good neighbors in and of themselves.
How does your work connect to the theme, Good Neighbors?
Submit for the open call via our Jotform portal:
- Artists 21 years of age and up, including MFA students, are eligible providing they are based in NY, NJ, PA, or CT.
- As part of the submission, artists must remit a $20 open call fee via Paypal to Amos Eno Gallery, with their name matching the submission in the notes field. Without this payment, the submission will not be considered.*
- Paypal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*for artists facing hardship, please note that you would like to discuss a subsidized entry option in the comments field at the bottom, and we will contact you via the email provided.
- Artists must submit 4 jpeg images- no smaller than 1200 DPI on the longest side.
- Artists must answer the following (all responses limited to 700 characters):
- How does your work connect to the theme, Good Neighbors?
- How do you feel you will grow as an artist from participating in this exhibition?
- Please provide a short 700 character or less (~300-350 words) artist statement.
- All media welcome for submissions***. (Disclaimer - If submitting new media, have up to (2) links to these work(s) at the bottom of the statement text box and submit at least 2 other images to accompany it via file upload).
- 2D/3D work must not exceed 5 feet in any direction.
- Artists must be able to commit to arriving July 22 (afternoon/eve) to install their work, to attend the Friday July 23, 6-9 pm and to deinstall the evening of July 30, 2021.
***If submitting video, please include a link to Vimeo or YouTube in the 'artist statement' field.
WHAT TO SUBMIT:
● Complete form responses via Jotform portal, above
● 4 images (min 1200 pixels on smallest side: maximum file size of 2MB each)
● Captions of images/new media links submitted
● A brief statement (700 characters max) in portal
● Application fee of $20 submitted via Paypal to: email@example.com
● Entry Deadline: July 10, 2021, 11:59pm EST.
● All artists will be notified of the final decision by July 15, 2021. If your work is selected, you will receive further information on this date.
● Artists are responsible for delivering, installing, attending the exhibition opening and de-installing their work as per exhibition dates outlined above.
● All selected work will be on display at Amos Eno Gallery, July 23-30, 2021, with an opening reception on Friday July 23rd. A portion of any sales fees will be remitted the gallery, gallery director and juror.
AGREEMENT AND PHOTOGRAPHY:
Amos Eno Gallery and the show curators reserve the right to use images of the artwork for publicity purposes. By submitting artwork via this call, the artist is agreeing to the terms outlined above.
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Melanie Delach is a Queer mixed media artist from Queens, New York. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Adelphi University in 2017 and an MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2019. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in New York and Philadelphia at RegularNormal NYC, Anna Zorina Gallery, LatchKey Gallery, and the Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, to name a few. She received the Fine Arts Venture Fund and The Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize. Her work is part of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts permanent collection. Delach has curated and juried exhibitions at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia, as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. IG: @meldelach
Amos Eno Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery providing a full season of exhibits by emerging and mid-career artists working in visual, performance, installation, interactive, and/or digital media/video. Their season is complemented by a diverse series of performances as well as educational and public programs for the New York area. A small community of professional artists runs the nonprofit whose members are vetted through a rigorous reviewing process by their peers. Amos Eno serves as an alternative, artist-run platform for professional artists in a variety of media, giving precedence to artistic expression freed from commercial restraints. By presenting a rich schedule of exhibits and participatory events, they help promote the cultural growth of artistic community. IG: @amosenogallery amoseno.org