Deadline to enter - April 6, 2019
Exhibit dates: May 3 - June 29, 2019
VAE’s Contemporary South (CoSo) exhibit showcases what the regional south is currently thinking, discussing, and making work about. In one of our most popular annual calls VAE is looking for entries of recent art made by artists currently working in the following 11 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Contemporary South 2019 will be curated and juried by Rachel Reese, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Telfair in Savannah, Georgia.
This call is open to all media and the words “contemporary” or “south” do not refer to any particular aesthetic or subject matter.
- Entries must be received by 11:59pm on April 6, 2019
- Entries must fit through VAE’s 104″ x 71″ door to be exhibited.
- Juried with JPEGs.
- Two entries per artist.
- 2D and 3D entries accepted
- Open to and media
Juror - Rachel Reese, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Rachel Reese is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA since 2015. At Telfair Museums, she stewards the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art as well as organizes temporary and special exhibitions in the Jepson Center--including 20 exhibitions, with associated acquisitions, that have garnered multiple awards and myriad press. Among them include solo exhibitions with Carrie Mae Weems, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Nick Cave, William Wegman, Triple Candie, and a group exhibition titled Generation with Iraqi-Canadian artists Sawsan AlSaraf, Sundus Abdul Hadi and Tamara Abdul Hadi. Reese also stewards a long-term modern and contemporary permanent collection exhibition titled Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America. Reese is currently organizing a retrospective with Savannah-based artist Suzanne Jackson (American, b. 1944) with planned monograph that will open in summer 2019 along with exhibitions by Michael Kolster, Katherine Sandoz, and a group exhibition of contemporary artists responding to Melville’s Moby Dick. Recent publications include Radical Plastic (Cue Foundation, 2016), Jiha Moon: Double Welcome (Halsey Institute, 2016), Pratfall Tramps (Atlanta Contemporary, 2015). Reese held prior positions at Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia; and Deitch Projects, Petzel Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. As an arts writer, Reese was a former editor of BURNAWAY magazine in Atlanta, and her writing and artist interviews appear in BOMB Daily, Temporary Art Review, TWELV Magazine, and ART PAPERS, among others. She has taught Critical Issues art courses at PAFA in Philadelphia and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Reese is the 2018 consulting curator for the Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island and frequently guest juries and curates for nonprofit arts organizations. Reese holds an MFA from City College New York and a BFA from the University of Georgia.
1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100
Deadline for entries………………..…....11:59pm on April 6, 2019
Delivery of Accepted Work……….....…April 24 - 27, 2019*
Exhibition Run………………….….…............May 3 - June 29, 2019
*Deliveries must be made during open hours
members………………..…$10 per artwork/$20 for two pieces*
non-members………..……$15 per artwork/$30 for two pieces*
*All entry fees are non-refundable. Click here to join VAE!
To use the online form to submit information about and images of your work, please review these instructions for naming your files.
All files should be named like so: 01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg.
Still images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, not to exceed 2MB per image. 2D artists may submit one JPEG per entry. 3D artists may submit two JPEGS (one full shot and one detail) per entry. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Video samples should be edited to no longer than 2 minute excerpts. It is strongly preferred that video & audio artists submit their work online through clips or url addresses to online sharing formats like hulu, vimeo, youtube, or dropbox. Videos submitted as uploaded files should be submitted as Quicktime files whose width is no larger than 720px and file size is no larger than 10MB (as that is the largest file eligible for upload on our entry software). Video pieces will only be accepted for exhibition if they are captioned, either with open captioning that is integrated into the video, or closed captioning that can be turned on when needed. Read info about captioning videos on Youtube, with iMovie, or Quicktime! Please only submit video art or video documentation of an art piece that requires video to be fully experienced. Do not send video walk-throughs of static exhibitions or video slideshows. While web-hosted submissions are strongly preferred, video and audio samples can be submitted on CD if necessary. Please contact Kyle Hazard to make arrangements for CD delivery prior to deadline. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Audio: Audio should be submitted as separate MP3 files. Each track should be no longer than 2 minutes. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Web-based: Web-based work should be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Please only submit web-based projects. A portfolio website that features audio/video art and still images will not be considered.
COSO19 is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two and three dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. Visual Art Exchange reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container.
We will not exhibit or financially support work that co-opts the story of a community without representation from that community acting in a decision making role.
VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition please email Kyle or call 919.828.7834 for assistance.
Visit our accessibility page for more information.
Ship artwork using a sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Do not include return postage in case the artwork sells during the run of the exhibition. Following the exhibition each artist who shipped their work should generate a FedEx/UPS label or USPS postage and email it to our Director of Exhibitions so the piece may be returned. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts.
Visual Art Exchange
c/o Kyle Hazard
309 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Visual Art Exchange will retain a commission of 25% for VAE members, 35% for non-members on all work sold during the exhibit. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value in appropriate space during registration or on the consignment sheet. Click here to join VAE!
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine art works and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.