UNTITLED 18: SooVAC’s 18TH Annual Juried Show
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, November 30th, 2023, at 11:59 pm.
SooVAC is now taking submissions for Untitled 18, one of our flagship exhibition series. SooVAC invites guest jurors with local, national, and international reputations to select work from open submissions. Untitled offers artists the opportunity to work with a professional art space and influential art figures toward producing an exhibition with a highly regarded reputation. We accept all mediums from artists at any stage in their careers. The work will be selected from the submitted work samples, so make sure that the work is available for exhibition.
Soo Visual Arts Center provides equal opportunity and access to its facilities and programs to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, beliefs, sexual orientation or disability in admission, access or employment. Upon request, accommodations will be provided to individuals who face barriers to participation in SooVAC services, programs and activities.
GUEST JUROR: Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator) *One of the selected Untitled 18 artists will be invited to have a solo exhibition in SooVAC's project space.
ABOUT THIS YEARS JUROR: Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (est. 2009), and has curated art shows all over North America. Danielle is also an artist herself, and her narrative mixed media work is held in private collections worldwide. She is the author of several art books, including “Creative Block”, “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk”, “A Big Important Art Book - Now with Women”, and two children’s books; “How To Spot An Artist” and “Art and Joy”. Danielle has had the great pleasure of speaking at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, and was interviewed in series of video segments on oprah.com about breaking through creative blocks and self-doubt.
The following dates may be subject to change:
ARTIST NOTIFICATIONS: Mid January
WORK DROP-OFF DATES: Feb 8-10, 2023 (Wed-Friday 11 am-6 pm)
Untitled 18 Exhibition Dates: February 17 - March 24, 2024
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 17, 2024, 6 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition Closes: Sunday, March 24, 2024.
WORK PICKUP: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
We accept all submissions through Submittable with a $25 application fee; if the fee is a barrier, contact Borte at [email protected], along with any submission questions. If you have any technical questions about uploading your submissions, contact Submittable . If you are a current member of SooVAC, please use the application for members only where the cost is waived; your SooVAC membership is annual. PLEASE ONLY CONTACT BORTE at [email protected] for questions no other SooVAC staff.
1. Application Form-Fill in all of your contact information on Submittable.
2. WORK SAMPLES-EXACTLY 5 IMAGES (FOR VIDEO SEE BELOW*) Group exhibitions or collaborative projects are also accepted, but the images cannot exceed 5.
Digital Image Specifications: Images should be in a JPEG format no larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels @ 72 dpi. Format each jpeg file name as “Artist’s last name_Artist’s first name_1.jpg,” “Artist’s last name_ Artist’s first name_2.jpg,” etc. Each JPEG may not exceed 1MB and 1000 pixels in any direction. *Video Submissions are also accepted in .mov format, no larger than 200MB, and no more than 2 min clips for each video submission label the same as image files. Work samples cannot exceed five but can be a combination of video and image files.
3. IMAGE LIST- Fill out each Image description field with the following information: List the following information for each work (make sure your image number corresponds to the label on your JPEG images):
-Title of work
-Dimensions (H” x W” x D”)
PLEASE INCLUDE TITLE, MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS, AND DATE OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
4. ARTIST STATEMENT – doc, docx, txt, rtf, or pdf format accepted. Label this document: Artist’s last name_Artist’s first name_artiststatement.doc ex. Doe_Jane_Artiststatement.doc. No longer than 1 page.
5. RESUME – doc, docx, txt, rtf, or pdf format accepted. Label this document: Artist’s last name_Artist’s first name_Resume.doc ex. Doe_Jane_Resume.doc. Please provide a website if you have one. If you are applying as a group or collaborative team, include all participating artists' resumes in one document.
GOOD THINGS TO KNOW 1. Notification will be done by email or phone, so please include both on your application. 2. Paying for Shipping to and from SooVAC will be the artist's responsibility.
CHECKLIST: The following must be submitted by Thursday, November 30th, 2023, at 11:59 pm:
___Application Form (Fill Out all of your information on Submittable Contact Info Box)
___5 IMAGES OF YOUR ARTWORK-JPEG format (.jpg)
___IMAGE LIST IMAGE LIST (Fill out Description box for each corresponding image please include; Title, medium, date, and dimensions – additional description optional) ___RESUME 2 Pages Max (doc, docx, txt, rtf or pdf format accepted.).
___ARTIST STATEMENT 1 page Max (doc, docx, txt, rtf, or pdf format accepted).
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY; INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.