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Vol.7 - Finding Water in the West

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Southwest Contemporary — Vol. 7 — Finding Water in the West

Southwest Contemporary invites artists throughout the Southwest to submit work to be included in Southwest Contemporary’s Spring-Summer 2023 issue, which will explore the theme “Finding Water in the West.”

Guest juror: Lucy R. Lippard, a writer/activist/sometime curator and author of 25 books on contemporary art activism, feminism, place, photography, archaeology, and land use.

Published: March 2023.

Deadline: November 18, 2022, 11:59 pm MT.

Click Here to Apply

About Vol. 7: Finding Water in the West.

Water is elemental. It connects us through time: through seasonal flows and from ancient wellsprings. Indigenous knowledge holds it as sacred, as life—as alive. Water is part of cleansing rituals and sacraments, baptisms, and blessings. It is foundational, sustaining, essential to life. For artists, water—its fluid nature, its signification, and symbolism—can be subject, medium, and form.

Yet water is a source of conflict and contention. The West is in a constant water crisis. As drought becomes megadrought, the use of water resources in this region reveals systems of mismanagement, misuse, and exploitation. Rivers draw borders, while the water within is allocated according to arbitrary and sometimes unjust systems. As water disappears and divides, artists track the effects of water scarcity and call for its preservation and protection.

This issue of Southwest Contemporary follows the flow of water—from monsoon storms, snow packs high in the mountains and aquifers deep underground, through irrigation channels and acequias, playa lakes and salt basins, in vessels and reservoirs, and flowing through mighty rivers that are dammed and diverted until they trickle out to the ocean as torpid streams.

We invite all artists (18+) in the Southwest whose work, in any medium, considers/responds to/engages with water to apply. In your work, water can be present as a subject of exploration, documentation, theme, or a part of your process or medium.

Selected Artists

Ten artists will be selected, and each artist will receive a profile article written by an SWC contributor accompanied by multiple images in print, a feature on SWC’s newsletter and social media channels, and a complimentary print copy of the issue.

Prize Summary: 
Magazine Profile
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Ten artists will be selected, and each artist will receive a profile article written by an SWC contributor accompanied by multiple images in print, a feature on SWC’s newsletter and social media channels, and a complimentary print copy of the issue.

Deadline: 
18/November/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$15
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Fragments, Juried Exhibition, Santa Fe

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Fragments:
This exhibition will feature artists whose work expresses and articulates the myriad, exciting and challenging ways in which our reality has become fragmented. All of us experience the dizzying splitting of our attention among the burgeoning opportunities of ever improving digital devices, the abundance of disparate and competing news reports and the allure of social media. Our bodies themselves are increasingly prosthetically enhanced, and humanity embraces the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Gene editing/genetic engineering are other visionary and ground-breaking experiments with fragmentation and hybridization. Contemporary art, as possibly never before, is an ecstatic discourse of fragmentary styles and genres. There are many compelling creative opportunities to embody this kaleidoscopic reality in visual art, from Neo-Cubist spatial fragmentation, Modernist conflation of surface and depth, Post-Modernist marriage of disparate styles and iconography, to digital pixelation, to the playful deployment of literal, material fragments in collage and assemblage. Any artwork that addresses or involves fragmentation/hybridization/cross-fertilization is a potential prophet or embodiment of this brave new world.

Fragments is a juried exhibition held at Strata Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition will run from January 3 - January 21, 2023.

About Strata Gallery:
Strata Gallery is a non-profit, artist-member gallery with a mission that cultivates artistic discussion and educates the public about the work of contemporary established and emerging artists. Through our mentorship program, our established artists give our emerging artists direct guidance, feedback, and information as they learn to navigate their artistic practice. Through collaborations and discussions, Strata Gallery provides a venue that encourages artists to experiment and re-examine what art is and could be. Strata Gallery does not favor any distinct style and promotes a range of diverse and authentic individual expression through a varied material practice, imagery, style, and ethos independent of any commercial concern. Strata Gallery is located at 418 Cerrillos Road, Suite 1C, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. 

About the Juror:
David Olivant is the President and co-founder of Strata Gallery. He was professor of painting for 25 years at CSU Stanislaus. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New Delhi, New York City, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Wuppertal, Fresno and San Bernardino. His recent bodies of work - Heteroglyphs and Retroglyphs address heterogeneity, as well as spatial and temporal fragmentation. 

Selection Criteria Include:

  • Does the artwork comply with the submission requirements? Failure to follow submission requirements will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.
  • Uniqueness and originality
  • Visual impact
  • Demonstrated excellence of technique

Important Dates:

  • Exhibition Dates: January 3 – January 21, 2023
  • Reception Date: January 6, 2023, 5-8pm
  • Submission Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Notification Date: December 1, 2022
  • Deadline for Loan Agreements: December 15, 2022
  • Work Delivery Deadline: December 20, 2022
  • Unsold works pickup/returned: January 21, 2023 (12pm-2pm)

Sales of Artwork:
Each respective artist will handle the sale and shipping of any sold artwork included in the Fragments exhibition. Strata Gallery will collect contact information of all interested buyers and provide that information to the artist who will then execute the sale and shipping of their artwork. All sold artwork included in the Fragments exhibition will be subject to 20% commission which will be due to Strata Gallery.

Application Requirements:

  • All artwork must be ready to hang/display with the proper hardware (i.e., paintings framed with wire).
  • Media accepted: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media.
  • Dimensions: Wall mounted work max size is 40x40 inches (12 inches deep for wall mounted sculpture).
  • Max Weight: 25 lbs.
  • Submitted work must remain available for the duration of the exhibition.
  • No changes to information can be made once submitted.

Image Format Requirements:

  1. Submit image in .jpg format.
  2. Include the following annotations:
  • Artist’s name
  • Title of Artwork
  • Date of completion
  • Medium/Media
  • Size in inches: Height x Width x Depth
  • Price of artwork

Submission Fee:
$35 for first three submissions. $10 per additional submission (maximum of three additional submissions). Overall maximum of 6 submissions total.

Payment: 
card and PayPal only (through CallForEntry.org)

Eligibility:
Artists who work in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media.

Prizes Details: 

Prizes:
$200 - Best of Show (1)
$150 - Director's Choice (1)
$50 - Honorable Mention (2)

Location: 
Strata Gallery 418 Cerrillos Road, 1C Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-780-5403
Deadline: 
01/November/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35 for first three submissions. $10 per additional submission (maximum of three additional submissions). Overall maximum of 6 submissions total.
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Call for Emerging Artists - Strata Gallery - Santa Fe, NM

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IMPORTANT DATES:
- Submission deadline: May 1, 2022
- Notification of accepted applicants: June 5, 2022

ENTRY FEE:
Submission fee is $35 for 10-15 images. All submissions will be handled through CaFÉ.

CALL FOR NEW ARTIST MEMBERS:
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Emerging Artist Members for a free 1-year membership. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in being part of an Emerging Artist cohort. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Emerging Membership is comprised of artists who work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, and mixed media.

ABOUT STRATA GALLERY:
Strata Gallery was founded in 2021 as a non-profit membership gallery that seeks to showcase the work of internationally established artist whose development has typically followed trajectories tangential to prevalent avant-garde trends. It also showcases the work of promising Emerging Artists who otherwise struggle for gallery exposure, as their work is also at variance with those same trends. To some degree the example of these Established Artists validates the promise of those who are still emergent, and the gallery encourages loose creative partnerships between these two groups. Strata Gallery avoids favoring any distinct style and promotes a range of authentic individual expression embodying diverse material practices, imagery, style, and ethos. Strata Gallery is located in Santa Fe’s Design Center – just a seven-minute walk from the center of the exciting Railyard District. Strata Gallery is located at 418 Cerrillos Road, 1C, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Strata Gallery was established as a membership gallery with the primary goal of creating a space for our artists to showcase their work, as well as to create a dialogue between our Established and Emerging artists. Strata Gallery strives to cultivate a membership that reflects the diversity of the community we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all underrepresented groups, such those who identify as BIPOC artists, as well as artists identifying as LGBTQ+. We seek to attract membership from a diverse group of artists. 

EMERGING ARTIST MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
- One-year Emerging Artist Membership
- One Solo Exhibition – Approx. two weeks
- Annual Group Exhibition
- Artist page on website (statement/bio, selected images, link to artist’s website and social media)
- Promotion on social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram)
- Monthly opportunities email list
- Artist’s net 80% of all works sold, Strata Gallery commission 20%
- Professional networking with members
- Opportunity to have direct mentorship from Established Artists
- Two Emerging Artist group meetings via online to discuss work for solo show

EMERGING ARTIST MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
- Every other month video conference meetings
- Attend both Emerging Artist meetings via online
- In the case of an interested buyer, Strata Gallery puts artist in touch with client to execute the sale. Upon completion of sale, the artist returns 20% commission to Strata Gallery.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Submit the following via CaFé
- Cover Letter
- Bio (PDF format preferred)
- Curriculum Vitae (PDF format preferred)
- Artist Statement (PDF format preferred)
- 10-15 images (JPGs 72 dpi, approx. file size 1 MB) in single PDF
- Artist Membership Application Form (competed upon selection)

ELIGIBILITY:
Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Emerging Members for a 1-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in being part of an Emerging Artist cohort. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Emerging Membership is comprised of artists who work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, and mixed media.

- Must not be represented by a commercial gallery
- Must not be in a Tenured/Tenure Track teaching position, or retired from one

Note: There are no dues for the emerging members, however, Strata Gallery encourages contributes of time or resources where possible. Members are also responsible for cost of shipping their artwork to and from the gallery for their solo-show and group-shows.

Prize Summary: 
Free 1-year Membership
Prizes Details: 

EMERGING ARTIST MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
- One-year Emerging Artist Membership
- One Solo Exhibition – Approx. two weeks
- Annual Group Exhibition
- Artist page on website (statement/bio, selected images, link to artist’s website and social media)
- Promotion on social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram)
- Monthly opportunities email list
- Artist’s net 80% of all works sold, Strata Gallery commission 20%
- Professional networking with members
- Opportunity to have direct mentorship from Established Artists
- Two Emerging Artist group meetings via online to discuss work for solo show

Deadline: 
01/May/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
35.00
Contact & Links: 

Call for Emerging Artists

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Notification of accepted applicants: June 5, 2022

ENTRY FEE

  • Submission fee is $35 for 10-15 images. 
  • All submissions will be handled through CaFÉ (Submit Here).

CALL FOR NEW ARTIST MEMBERS
Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Emerging Members for a 1-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in being part of an Emerging Artist cohort. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Emerging Membership is comprised of artists who work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, and mixed media.

ABOUT STRATA GALLERY
Strata Gallery was founded in 2021 as a non-profit membership gallery that seeks to showcase the work of internationally established artist whose development has typically followed trajectories tangential to prevalent avant-garde trends. It also showcases the work of promising Emerging Artists who otherwise struggle for gallery exposure, as their work is also at variance with those same trends. To some degree the example of these Established Artists validates the promise of those who are still emergent, and the gallery encourages loose creative partnerships between these two groups. Strata Gallery avoids favoring any distinct style and promotes a range of authentic individual expression embodying diverse material practices, imagery, style, and ethos. Strata Gallery is located in Santa Fe’s Design Center – just a seven-minute walk from the center of the exciting Railyard District. Strata Gallery is located at 418 Cerrillos Road, 1C, Santa Fe, NM 87120.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Strata Gallery was established as a membership gallery with the primary goal of creating a space for our artists to showcase their work, as well as to create a dialogue between our Established and Emerging artists. Strata Gallery strives to cultivate a membership that reflects the diversity of the community we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all underrepresented groups, such those who identify as BIPOC artists, as well as artists identifying as LGBTQ+. We seek to attract membership from a diverse group of artists.

EMERGING ARTIST MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • One-year Emerging Artist Membership
  • One Solo Exhibition – Approx. two weeks
  • Annual Group Exhibition
  • Artist page on website (statement/bio, selected images, link to artist’s website and social media)
  • Promotion on social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Monthly opportunities email list
  • Exposure in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Artist’s net 80% of all works sold, Strata Gallery commission 20%
  • Professional networking with members
  • Insurance coverage of work while on display
  • Opportunity to have direct mentorship from Established Artists
  • Two Emerging Artist group meetings via online to discuss work for solo show

EMERGING ARTIST MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Every other month video conference meetings
  • Attend both Emerging Artist meetings via online
  • In the case of an interested buyer, Strata Gallery puts artist in touch with client to execute the sale. Upon completion of sale, the artist returns 20% commission to Strata Gallery.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit the following via CaFé
  • Cover Letter
  • Bio (PDF format preferred)
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF format preferred)
  • Artist Statement (PDF format preferred)
  • 10-15 images (JPGs 72 dpi, approx. file size 1 MB) in single PDF
  • Artist Membership Application Form (competed upon selection)

ELIGIBILITY

Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Emerging Members for a 1-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in being part of an Emerging Artist cohort. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Emerging Membership is comprised of artists who work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, and mixed media.

  • Must not be represented by a commercial gallery
  • Must not be in a Tenured/Tenure Track teaching position, or retired from one

Note: There are no dues for the emerging members, however, Strata Gallery encourages contributes of time or resources where possible

Deadline: 
01/May/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35.00 USD
Contact & Links: 

Exciting New Opportunity for Creative Teams in the American Southwest

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The Land Art Generator has partnered with an innovative project in New Mexico to help develop creatively designed on-site renewable energy, sustainable water resources, and other regenerative systems.

We're seeking expressions of interest from New Mexico and Southwest based architects, landscape architects, and other creatives who are interested in putting forward qualifications. Expressions of interest from WBE, MBE, DBE, and from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are highly encouraged.

We'll be providing stipends to four selected interdisciplinary teams to propose site-specific regenerative design interventions that support the rich and engaging programming that will be taking place within this beautiful New Mexico landscape beginning in 2023.

The plan is to take selected projects forward quickly to construction.

**Email lagi@landartgenerator.org for full Request for Qualifications document.

Prize Summary: 
$12,500 stipend to generate concept proposal
Prizes Details: 

$12,500 stipend awarded to four selected teams to produce concepts + eventual commission contract for chosen concepts to be negotiated with land owner.

Deadline: 
07/January/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$12,500
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Call for Established Artists

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CALL FOR NEW ARTIST MEMBERS
Application Deadline: January 14, 2022
Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Established Members for a 2-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in providing mentorship to our Emerging Artists. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Established Membership is comprised of professional artists who work in painting, drawing, installation, photography, textiles, and sculpture.

ABOUT STRATA GALLERY
Strata Gallery was founded in 2020 as a non-profit membership gallery that seeks to showcase the work of internationally established artist whose development has typically followed trajectories tangential to prevalent avant-garde trends. It also showcases the work of promising Emerging Artists who otherwise struggle for gallery exposure, as their work is also at variance with those same trends. To some degree the example of these Established Artists validates the promise of those who are still emergent, and the gallery encourages loose creative partnerships between these two groups. Strata Gallery avoids favoring any distinct style and promotes a range of authentic individual expression embodying diverse material practices, imagery, style, and ethos. Strata Gallery is located in Santa Fe’s Design Center – just a seven-minute walk from the center of the exciting Railyard District. Strata Gallery is located at 418 Cerrillos Road, 1C, Santa Fe, NM 87120.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Strata Gallery was established as a membership gallery with the primary goal of creating a space for our artists to showcase their work, as well as to create a dialogue between our Established and Emerging artists. Strata Gallery strives to cultivate a membership that reflects the diversity of the community we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all underrepresented groups, such those who identify as BIPOC artists, as well as artists identifying as LGBTQ+. We seek to attract membership from a diverse group of artists.

ARTIST MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
· One solo exhibition
· Inclusion in our annual group exhibition
· Artist page on website (statement/bio, selected images, link to artist’s website and social media)
· Promotion on social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram)
· Monthly opportunities email list
· Exposure in Santa Fe, New Mexico
· Artist nets 80% on all works sold, Strata Gallery commission 20%
· Professional networking with members
· Insurance coverage of work while on display
· Opportunity to provide direct mentorship for Emerging Artists

 ARTIST MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
· Dues: $255/month
· Every other month video conference meetings
· Interest and availability to mentor Emerging Artists

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
· Cover Letter (PDF)
· Bio (PDF)
· Artist Statement (PDF)
· CV (PDF)
· 6-12 images of work
· Artist Membership Application Form (completed upon selection)

ELIGIBILITY
Strata Gallery is accepting applications for new Established Members for a 2-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in providing mentorship to our Emerging Artists. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Established Membership is comprised of professional artists who work in painting, drawing, installation, photography, textiles, and sculpture.

Deadline: 
14/January/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
35.00
Contact & Links: 

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