ESSE QUAM VIDERI
National Humanities Center
August 31 - December 15
Deadline to enter - 11:59 pm on August 4, 2018
VAE’s first collaboration with NHC will be an extension of an upcoming project, THE EVERYDAY.
THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project headed by an international steering committee with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. The project will be presented throughout August and September 2018 and will showcase talent on local, national, and international levels.
Esse Quam Videri (the North Carolina state motto, translating as “To be, rather than to seem”) is an exhibition exploring North Carolina, its history, culture, and landscape, through the lens of disability. There are many experiences which we all share: romantic and familial love, employment, citizenship, education, and caregiving, to name a few. People with disabilities have typically been erased or considered disqualified from these experiences, yet they too participate in them. Following the curatorial theme of the overarching EVERYDAY project, this exhibition will showcase works that tell stories unique to North Carolina, using universal experiences or ideas, but presented in audacious ways—particularly based in the audacious knowledge and creativity that disability brings to them. “To be, rather than to seem”: how can we explore through disability representation and disability aesthetics what disability history, knowledge, and culture is relative to North Carolina? This exhibition will serve as an introduction to the National Humanities Center’s fall cohort of fellows who are predominantly from outside the North Carolina and even the United States.
This call for art is open to any North Carolina-based artist, artist who is a North Carolina native, or artist who has created work about North Carolina. All works must be made from the a genuine perspective of life with a disability in North Carolina.
JURORS - Ann M. Fox & Linda Dougherty
Ann M. Fox, Professor of English at Davidson College
Professor of English at Davidson College, Dr. Ann Fox specializes in modern and contemporary dramatic literature and disability studies, regularly teaching classes about disability in drama, literature, and visual art. Her scholarship on disability and theater, and disability and visual culture has been published widely, and she has co-curated three disability-related visual arts exhibitions at Davidson College: RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture; STARING(based on Rosemarie Garland-Thomson’s book of the same name), and Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS. She is the 2017-18 Boswell Family Faculty Fellow at Davidson, and is currently working on a project on disability aesthetics in drama entitledAdaptive Activism: How Disability Refigures the Cultural Landscape.
Linda Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at NCMA
Linda Johnson Dougherty is the Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art at the North
Carolina Museum of Art, where she oversees the contemporary art collection, organizes
exhibitions, and develops artists’ projects for the Museum Park. She co-directed the public art
program for the state of North Carolina for several years and prior to that she was a curator at
The Phillips Collection, a research associate at the National Gallery of Art, and a research
assistant at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. As an independent
curator and critic based in Chapel Hill, she contributed reviews and articles on contemporary art
to numerous national art publications, and has also written exhibition catalogues and guest
curated exhibitions for museums and contemporary art centers in North Carolina and throughout
the United States. She has a BA in Art History from Wesleyan University and an MA in Art
History from Williams College.
Please use the online entry form to submit artwork details and pay your entry fee.
The form will ask you to:
> enter your personal contact information
> upload your JPEG entries OR submit a link for web-based submissions
> provide details about your entries
> allow you to pay your entry fee
VAE members - $10 per artwork/$20 for two pieces*
Non-members - $15 per artwork/$30 for two pieces*
*Entry fees are non-refundable. Click here to join VAE!
Deadline Enter...............................11:59 pm August 4, 2018
Artwork Drop-off...........................August 22 - 35, 2018
Exhibition Run………………….….…...August 31 - December 15, 2018
Artwork pick-up…………...........……January 9-12, 2019
ESSE QUAM VIDERI 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 3 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. VAE 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. Artwork submitted on behalf of an artist requires written and signed authorization by the artist.
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.
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 in 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 the 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.
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 or become a VAE member, please email Brandon or call 919.256.6856 for assistance. Visit our accessibility page for more information.
Ship artwork using 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 label and email it to Kyle so the piece may be returned. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts.
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VAE will retain a commission of 30% for VAE members, 50% 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.