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Young Space invites submissions of contemporary visual art for an online exhibition in Summer 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, artist and curator Alex Paik, Founder + Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and Gallery Director of Trestle Gallery! 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 Alex below!
Please note that there have been some updates to the process and the fee. Please read the below information carefully!
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 on yngspc.com and is promoted via social media. Each artist and at least one artwork is highlighted individually on the @yngspc Instagram (104K+ followers, including gallerists, curators, 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:
Alex Paik is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. He has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, with notable solo projects at Praxis New York, Art on Paper 2016, and Gallery Joe. Paik is Founder and Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a non-profit network of artist-run spaces and Gallery Director at Trestle Gallery. He was also the curator of the Satellite Art Show in Miami from 2015 to 2018. Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a 501(c)3 non-profit network of independently operated, artist-run exhibition spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Greenville, SC. TSA’s goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and create community through artist-initiated exhibitions, projects, and curatorial opportunities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, TSA has launched @tsa_pdf, a series of printable exhibitions curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid. People are invited to download and print these works on their home printers and share their “install shots.” Trestle Gallery and Tiger Strikes Asteroid are also jointly coordinating #ArtistRun2020, a year-long exploration of artist-run projects throughout the country, in which 11 artist-run projects (including Young Space!) have been invited to curate exhibitions at our various locations nationally. More at alexpaik.com and on Instagram at @alexpaik.
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. In addition to yngspc online exhibitions, selected recent exhibitions include Yulia Iosilzon: Paradeisos at Carvalho Park, Brooklyn, NY; MIRROR EYE in collaboration with Far x Wide at Ortega y Gassett Projects, Brooklyn, NY; and Run Straight Through at Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, June 14, 2020, 11:59pm Central Standard Time.
- All artists will be notified of the final decision in early July. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time.
- All selected work will be on display online, July 29-August 16, 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 email@example.com.
- Artwork does not have to be for sale. For work that is for sale, Young Space will handle all sales and related communication. Work cannot be with another gallery or currently available for sale on another platform.
- Artists must agree to keep the work exclusively available for this exhibition during the length of the exhibition. ie. It cannot be exhibited for sale elsewhere during the dates that it is available 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 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 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, but 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com.