January 8, 2020
Wassaic Project Open Call for the Summer Exhibition for artists of all mediums — 2D, sculpture, video, new media, performance, site-specific pieces, etc. Every summer (May through October), Wassaic Project hosts the work of over 60 artists in the Summer Exhibition. If selected, your work would be showcased alongside a diverse range of pieces and performances in and around historic Maxon Mills.
Applicants are evaluated by our Co-Directors — Eve, Bowie, and Jeff — and our Residency Director, Will. Artists are selected based on the quality of the work and how well a given piece fits alongside other pieces selected for the show.
Don’t overthink this — there’s no one thing we’re looking for, and we’re always open to creative new uses of Maxon Mills as an exhibition space.
CV or publication list (3 pages max)
$20 application fee
We accept three types of proposals for our 2020 Summer Programming: ready-to-hang work, site-specific installations, and temporary installations/performances. Your application can include multiple proposals.
For all proposals, include:
A formal description of the work you would like to show.
A three-sentence conceptual description of the work you would like to show or your artistic practice more generally.
A note about any special circumstances you anticipate around the installation of your work. We have limited equipment available, so we need to know in advance if you require anything specific.
For ready-to-hang work proposals:
Please outline any special circumstances you anticipate around the installation of your work. We have limited equipment available, so we need to know in advance if you require anything specific.
For site-specific installation proposals:
Please include completed past works, drawings and/or style references, and explain how the piece will look or function. Artists interested in creating a site-specific installation for the 2020 Summer Exhibition are also eligible for an Exhibitions Fellowship to help realize their work. Up to five fellows will be offered a fee-free residency from May 2 to May 31, 2020, and will be considered full participants in our Summer Residency program. No separate application is needed for the Exhibitions Fellowship, and acceptance of the fellowship — should it be offered — is entirely optional. Artists interested in making site-specific work for the exhibition should still apply regardless of whether or not they are interested in or able to be in residence in May.
For temporary installations or performances for the Summer Festival Program:
Please explain how the piece will look or function.
Provide 1 to 10 work samples, including title, year, medium, and dimensions, and anything else we should know.
Size requirements: images, up to 5MB each; video, up to 250MB each; audio, up to 30MB each; PDFs, up to 10MB each
If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.