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Young Space invites submissions of contemporary visual art for an online exhibition in Autumn 2020! This is an opportunity to submit your work for consideration for a curated virtual show. I’m also very excited to introduce the next co-curator for a Young Space exhibition, Adam D. Miller, Artist and Co-Founder of contemporary art gallery The Pit in Los Angeles! In a continued effort to make these opportunities more valuable for artists, viewers and collectors, I’m collaborating with curators, gallerists, and other art world professionals to bring a variety of voices to the table. You can read more about Adam below!
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How it works (please read carefully!)
The online shows aim to be internationally accessible, 24/7, curated, professional, virtual presentations of exciting contemporary work from around the world. The show is presented in an autonomous presentation on Young Space Views (views.yngspc.com) and is promoted via social media, email list, and additional network contacts. Each artist and at least one artwork is highlighted individually on the @yngspc Instagram (107K+ followers, including gallerists, curators, publications and collectors). On the opening day of the exhibition, posts featuring work from all artists are shared simultaneously on the Instagram account, with additional content shared throughout the run of the show. All entries are considered for additional Young Space opportunities, such as website features or curated projects.
It’s helpful to check out yngspc.com/artists or scroll through the Instagram gallery to get a feel for the varieties and styles of work there, to get an idea if you think your work aligns with the eclectic Young Space aesthetic. Young Space aims to highlight a diverse range of practices, so all media types are welcome! Please note that there is a $20 submission fee, which supports the Young Space grant for early career artists, and Young Space as an independent curatorial platform. This is a “pay what you can” opportunity with a suggested fee of $20 to support Young Space and the Young Space Grant, but with the opportunity to apply for as low as $5.
About the curators:
Adam D. Miller was born in Bellevue, WA in 1982 and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Art Center College of Design in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Sacramento in 2005. Miller’s work has been the subject of one and two-person exhibitions at Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles (2020), the Newsstand Project, Los Angeles (2020), Odd Ark, Los Angeles (2019), and Southfield w/ Nora Shields, Detroit, MI (2018), among others. Miller is a co-founder and the current director of The Pit, a contemporary fine art gallery in Los Angeles. Miller has also curated independent projects at galleries and institutions such as Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, Guerrero Gallery San Francisco, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, 533 Gallery, Los Angeles, Actual Size, Los Angeles, East Side International, Los Angeles and others. Riders of the Red Horse, a group exhibition marking the gallery’s opening after 4 months of closure due to COVID-19, is on view through August 29, 2020. Find more at adamdmiller.com / the-pit.la.
Kate Mothes is founder and curator of Young Space. To read more about the project, visit yngspc.com/about. She received a Masters in Art History, Theory and Display from Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh, and her Bachelors in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Selected recent curatorial projects in addition to Young Space online exhibitions at views.yngspc.com include Moley Talhaoui: No Native Narrative on Young Space Views (2020); MIRROR EYE in collaboration with Far x Wide at Ortega y Gassett Projects, Brooklyn, NY (2020); Yulia Iosilzon: Paradeisos at Carvalho Park, Brooklyn, NY (2019); Run Straight Through at Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (2019); Wolves by the Road at Assembly House, Leeds, UK (2019); and I Could Go On Forever at PADA Studios, Barreiro, PT (2019). Read more here.
Please complete both Step 1 and Step 2 below. Your submission will not be considered until both steps have been completed.
Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to email@example.com. All correspondence will be through email only. If you encounter any issues with this form or any other part of the submission process, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
All artists in all career stages of at least 18 years old are eligible to submit work for consideration. Artists whose work has been previously exhibited in any Young Space exhibition or project may reapply with a new body of work AND if it has been at least six months since the previous exhibition. Work submitted must be new within the last two years. There is no limitation on geographic location, theme, or medium. If selected, you may be asked for additional information.
- EXTENDED Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 13, 2020, 11:59pm Central Standard Time.
- All artists will be notified of the final decision in late September or early October. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time.
- All selected work will be on display online, October 22-November 8, 2020.
Specifications + Requirements:
- Artists may submit up to five (5) distinct pieces of work for consideration.
- Only completed artworks will be considered.
- Images must be of professional quality with good lighting. (These are the images that will represent your work online. “Professional quality” can mean actual professional images, or phone photos if they look professional!)
- Images and supporting documents must be uploaded directly to the form below. The form does not support video files. If submitting video/new media work, please attach a still from each work and include links to the videos online in the “Notes” field in the form, or send video files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Artwork does not have to be for sale. For work that is for sale, Young Space will handle all sales and related communication. If the work is currently with another gallery, please be sure there are no conflicts of interest and that the gallery is open to cooperation, especially if the work is exhibited elsewhere during the dates that it is on view with Young Space (physically or online).
- Young Space asks for a 25% commission total on any sales. Please factor in this amount when determining your prices. (We suggest but do not require that artists honor 10% commission of any additional sales made after the closing of the show, directly because of the exhibition.)
- Work is only shipped if sold (as a virtual exhibition, there is no need to ship works otherwise, keeping costs down for all). If sold, artwork may ship internationally. Buyers will be responsible for shipping costs. At the time of sale the artist will communicate with Kate about the best methods and postage rates for shipment, depending on the size/scale of work, before the sale is confirmed. Artists whose work is included in the exhibition agree, if work sells, to package and ship the work in a professional and safe manner, or have it professionally packaged, and posted at the most economical rate or, to the best of their ability, to the buyers’ preference.
- Submission fee is suggested at $20 but pay what you can (minimum $5; nonrefundable) per artist, regardless of the number or type of works submitted, limit 5.
- Online entry only via website. Credit/debit card via PayPal (at this time, we can only accept PayPal for international transactions). All proceeds from fees cover administrative costs and directly fund Young Space projects and opportunities such as this one. 15% of all proceeds from fees are allocated for the Young Space grant to support individual artists and art workers. Previous grant recipients can be found here. Young Space is totally independent and your support is greatly appreciated!
- File name format: LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg
- Images must show the exact work you are submitting.
- Images should be a maximum of 3MB each.
- Acceptable image file formats are .jpg/jpeg or .png. No PDFs. (PDFs for text documents are OK.)
- You may submit up to 2 detail/angle views of each work in addition to the overview image.
Please follow the 2 steps below:
- Fill out all fields in the entry form. In the Attachments field, upload images of your work along with a brief statement and bio (each 300 words max) and your CV. The statement, bio, and CV may be one document or separate. Click “Submit,” and check for confirmation message, which appears in the submission form box. This is your confirmation of submission; there is no automatic email.
- Click link in confirmation message or at the bottom of page to pay entry fee (suggested $20). You will receive a PayPal receipt via email upon completion.
Your submission will not be considered complete until both steps are complete. Young Space reserves the right to use images of the artwork for publicity and educational purposes in perpetuity.
By submitting artwork via this call, the artist is agreeing to the terms outlined above. Thank you for your interest and support!
Please fill out the following information. Fields with a * are required. Information in the Airtable form will not save if you navigate away from the page before hitting the blue “submit” button at the bottom of the form. You will receive an email to verify the fee submission via PayPal. Confirmation of submission of the application will appear as a message within the form when you hit the “submit” button (there is no separate confirmation email). If you have further questions about your application, please contact Kate at email@example.com.
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If not automatically directed once you have submitted the form above, please click here to pay the submission fee.
Questions? Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.