‘Mind - be here, present / be here now’




Kingshill House, located in Dursley, Gloucestershire, is seeking submissions for our first exhibition of 2022, entitled ‘Mind - be here, present / be here now’, opening 26th February.  

For this exhibition we are interested in exploring the importance of the Mind in a creative practice and the challenges of being present. Kingshill House is a vibrant arts and crafts space. We are champions of what we call the lost craft, and we specialise in delivering workshops, courses and exhibitions which inspire and educate people on contemporary, traditional and folk crafts. We welcome all types of work, especially those that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, explore non-traditional processes, and/or challenge our community’s point of view.  

After several years of a world pandemic, we want to see where your mind has taken you in your practice. Is it a form of escapism, a little breathing space to relax, get out of your own head & pursue a mindful experience? How important is it to ‘be here, present/be here now’? Is it more important to you than ever before to find space for your creativity, exploring an escapism through art and craft or does your artwork need to be created in the present mind? We are looking to exhibit works which explore these ideas along with a sense of mindfulness; being intensely aware of what you are sensing and feeling in the moment. Does creating work become a habit that distracts you from the confines of your mind? Mindfulness and Escapism are seen as opposites and equals at the same time, and we welcome works of all styles of art and craft work including handicrafts, outsider art but also objects, painting, tapestry, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video and installation works.  

This exhibition will be co-curated by Georgie White Winter of Kingshill House and Stroud based artist Athene Grieg. 

Kingshill House is passionate to share and support art, craft, health and wellbeing with the community. We believe that art and craft is for everyone, and Kingshill House is a safe space that anyone can come, be creative, enjoy themselves, relax and take their minds off things. We provide an extensive programme of workshops, courses, drop-in classes and exhibitions.  


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Vulnerability In Creativity with Jlin





This is an online workshop.

CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
Workshop dates: 22/08/2021 - 219/09/2021
This unique session is best summed up in Jlin’s own words:

"My 5-week course will be based around you the artist evolving your sound, and learning to trust yourself. I want each artist to feel comfortable knowing that they have a different journey. Your craft is not a game of speed, but a marathon that requires discipline, consistency, tenacity, and most importantly vulnerability. I look forward to meeting and interacting with each of you. Let's learn from each other."

Sessions will follow five subject areas:

  1. How Do I Find My Sound?
  2. Intuition vs. Mechanics
  3. How Do I Know If I'm Intune with Myself?
  4. Why Am I Afraid to Trust My Sound?
  5. Trusting Your Process vs. Trusting the Trend


Jlin first appeared on the international stage via Planet Mu's second Bangs & Works compilation, which had a huge impact on electronic/club music. Though she's known for bringing footwork to a wider audience, Jlin doesn't consider herself a footwork artist. Hailing from Gary, Indiana, a place close yet distant enough from Chicago to allow her to develop a different perspective on the genre, she has morphed its sounds into something entirely new. Released in 2015, her debut album Dark Energy's innovative sound propelled it to the top of many of the year's Best Of lists. Jlin's sophomore album Black Origami (2017)was released to even greater critical acclaim and attention. In 2018, Jlin composed the music for "Autobiography", a major new dance work by celebrated choreographer Wayne McGregor.

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Over the Rainbow: LGBTQ Group Show





Gallery 1202 is soliciting submissions for its 2nd group show,  #OvertheRainbow. The show will be held from May 15-June 26, 2020. Alternative mediums are encouraged, maximum dimensions are 5’x5’x5.’ One artist will be chosen for a solo show in 2021 at Gallery 1202.  The show will be featured online on our website, and on our Artsy page where the works will be for sale, if the artist wishes. 


We would like to create this as exhibition to be as inclusive as possible to all artists who identify as queer or non-binary, who work in mediums not typically seen as traditional, but who are a master of their materials.   We seek high-quality works of art, from emerging to mid-career artists who are passionate about their subject, whatever it may be. 

Eligibility & Entry Fees

All artists are welcome, regional, national and international.  The entry fee is $25 for up to 5 images. If you'd like to submit more, it's $5 per image.  Please e-mail a SINGLE PDF to with your CV/Resume, Artist Statement and 1-5 high res images.  Fees can be paid on the website - please include your FULL NAME on the payment screen. 


Shipping instructions will be delivered upon acceptance into the show. Artists are responsible for shipping both ways, and must provide a return shipping label by the end of the show. Work must be shipped in sturdy, reusable containers with appropriate packing material. Work must be received by May 8th at the very latest, drop offs are required by May 12th.  Drop-off/ delivery address is 7363 Monterey Street, Gilroy, CA 95020. E-mail info@gallery1202 BEFORE shipping since the gallery is not opening Saturday-Monday. 


Gallery1202 will put all works up for sale, with artist dictated prices, unless otherwise specified with a NFS note from the artist.  The works will also be put up in an online exhibition on Artsy, unless otherwise specified by the artist. Artist and Gallery 1202.. Sales proceeds will be forwarded to the artist once Gallery 1202 receives payment, and the artwork is picked up.  All works are to remain in the gallery until the close of the show. 


Entry Deadline: 4/15/2020

Acceptance Notification: 4/20/2020

Work Drop-Off/Receipt Deadline: 05/08/2020 

Show Dates: 05/15-06/26/2020

Opening Reception: 05/16 7-9pm

Closing Reception: 06/26 6-9pm

Work Pick-Up/Return Shipping: 06/30-07/02


If your work is accepted into the show, the gallery has copyrights over the images obtained for marketing purposes of the gallery and work installed for the group show.  The gallery can request images of your work for the promotion of the show, but agrees to cease any use of the images after the shows completion aside from previous marketing materials. 

For questions, please call 408.206.0018 or contact us via the web @ .

Prizes Details: 

One artist will be selected for a solo show in 2021, or representation at a prestigious art fair within the U.S.


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Fee Detail: 
$25 per entry up to 5 images, $5 per image over
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