Open Calls


Small and Smaller

September 20 – October 20, 2019

Site:Brookyn is asking you to think small! In the contemporary art world, the notion that “bigger is better” is everywhere. From massive sculptural installations to giant canvases, the small, delicate, and pared down seem to have little place. Against such an idea, this show asks artists to go in the opposite direction and think about the intimacy and beauty of art that explores space, color, and form on a miniature scale. Site:Brooklyn is looking for works across all mediums — painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, video, and multimedia. Our goal is to exhibit a wide array of work, truly representing the expansive world of small art. 

About the Juror:
Heather Darcy Bhandari is an independent curator, adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published by Simon and Schuster. She is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi and the advisory boards of artfcity and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. From 2000 to 2016 she was a director of Mixed Greens, a commercial gallery where she curated over one hundred exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen emerging to mid-career artists. Most recently, she was the Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon, a nonprofit in Brooklyn.

Dates:
Final Submission Deadline: August 7, 2019 11:59
Gallery Exhibition: September 20– October 20, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, September 20, 2019


Reused and Recycled 

November 1 – November 30, 2019

What is the relationship between recycling and art? We constantly seek out ways to deal with what we produce, consume, and discard. The aesthetic potential of trash is well established in artistic practice. It has had its place in avant-garde since the early twentieth century, when Marcel Duchamp introduced the idea of the readymade: discarded, modified works, remanufactured and displayed as an art. Site:Brooklyn is seeking artists whose practice continues to investigate the relationship between discarded materials and art. We are looking for works across all mediums.

About the Juror:
Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Her work has been widely exhibited in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC.

Dates:
Final Submission Deadline: September 12, 2019 11:59 PM MT
Gallery Exhibition: November 1– November 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6-9 PM


Monochrome 

November 1– November 30, 2019

Monochromic works are works of art in black and white or in varying tones of a single color. By reducing their color palettes artists can to push the viewer to think about the work in a new way, understand a new concept or subject. Site:Brooklyn is looking for monochrome works across all mediums and utilizing all processes.

About the Juror:
Donna Harkavy is a New York-based independent curator. She began her curatorial career at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and later worked as Exhibitions Coordinator at ICI in New York. From 1990-1995 Ms. Harkavy was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, where she founded the contemporary art program. She is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Foster Pride, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects and the Raoul Hague Foundation.

DATES:
Final Submission Deadline: September 10, 2019 11:59 PM MT
Gallery Exhibition: November 1– November 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6-9 PM