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SIILK GALLERY - Berlin - 2021 - OPEN CALL

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We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for photographers from all walks of life from around the world to exhibit works as part of group shows at Berlin's "The Publisher" on Torstraße.

Each exhibition will consist of a 4 week running program with an opening night and pop up events throughout the month at our collaborative space from October 2020 until March 2021.

Info about the gallery:

Our main gallery is situated in the Exarchia / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece on a hip street “Askipilou”. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchia has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.

Due to the pandemic we have moved our operations to Berlin for the next 6 month. We will be exhibiting from "The Publisher" a contemporary showroom space in the heart of Mitte.

How the exhibits work:

At Siilk Gallery we offer 3m of wall space for a 1 month (4 week) exhibition. You work will be curated alongside another 3/4 photographers from around the world to exhibit at our space. We will have an opening evening for each exhibition with press attendees, we will have private viewings as well as local and international coverage of each event event.

All works will be available for sale in the gallery and via the website online as well as being listed on online platform Artsy.

The exhibition program includes:

4 week exhibition at Silk Gallery x The Publisher
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Curation & Installation of works
Photography of work / installation to be featured online and in press
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor
Pop up events throughout the month at the gallery space

Please note at current there is a hanging fee. (€150)

We take 0% commission on works sold. Works will be listed also for sale on ARTSY & Our online store.

If you are unable to attend the opening - works can be delivered to the space in Berlin.

We can also organize printing in house.

Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions.

Deadline: 
10/31/2020
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Siilk Gallery Solo Show Art Prize

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SIILK GALLERY are pleased to announce the first edition of our photography award, with a cash prize, online feature / artist interview, culminating with a 2 week solo show at our gallery in Athens, Greece. The SIILK Gallery Photography Award is available to photographers and photo based artists around the world working in all methods, genres, and styles. We are looking to support photographers whose work is quality, progressive, and contemporary. We promote originality, free expression, and are against banality and the commercialization of human creativity.

 

Prizes Details: 

AWARDS:

1st place: Solo Exhibition at Siilk Gallery, Cash Prize towards flights and printing costs, Online Feature/ Interview

Runner up: Inclusion in a group show at our gallery in Athens & Online Feature / Interview

Finalists 3-5: Finalists will be offered an online feature / interview

A jury of industry professionals from various backgrounds will select and vote on the prize winners.

Info about the gallery:

SIILK is situated in the Exarchia / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchia has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece. Neapoli is the more affluent, hipster and young professionals place of choice in the city, and our gallery is located right between these two areas.

Exhibition includes:

Solo exhibition at our gallery space in Athens, Greece in December 2020

Private view, press viewings and other publicity organised by SIILK

Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites

Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store

Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social media

Eligibility:

The competition is open to all living artists, with no limitations on age, location or experience.

Entry Fee:

The entry fee is €15 for up to 3 images. Submission fees are nonrefundable and go towards the administrative costs of allocating the awards.

Dates:

Entry Deadline: Sep 30th, 2020

Artists Notified: Oct 10th, 2020

Copyright:

Artists must maintain all copyrights to submitted work. SIILK declines any responsibility to copyright infringement.

Jurors:

Daniel Peace: Daniel Peace is a photographer, curator, and the founder of SIILK gallery from Newcastle, UK.

His debut exhibitions took place at Hoxton Gallery (UK) and the Royal academy of Art (UK). Since 2015, he has exhibited in and curated throughout North America and Europe.

He has photographed designers at Berlin, Paris, and Mexico City Fashion Week, as well as shooting editorials and lookbooks for designers around the globe. His work has been featured in Féroce, Notion, Noctis, Dazed, i-D, Kaltblut, Autré, Vice, Spindle, Crom, Vogue Britain, and many more.

After living in London, Berlin, and Mexico City, he moved to Athens, Greece in 2019 to open SIILK gallery, with the aim of promoting visual artists who are under-represented within the traditional system.

Giselle Fryatt: Born in the United States, Giselle Fryatt is an award winning creative producer, curator, and art advisor at SIILK Gallery.

Having curated exhibitions and art fairs in the USA, UK, France, Germany, and Luxembourg, she has collaborated with artists, independent, galleries, and cultural institutions across Europe and the United States.

With a focus on collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches, her work has been featured at festivals, galleries, and pop-up spaces around the world. She seeks to support creative practitioners whose work contributes to a critical cultural and societal discourse.

She currently lives between the USA and UK.

Prize summary: 
Solo show at Siilk Gallery, Online feature
Prizes Details: 

AWARDS:

1st place: Solo Exhibition at Siilk Gallery, Cash Prize towards flights and printing costs, Online Feature/ Interview

Runner up: Inclusion in a group show at our gallery in Athens & Online Feature / Interview

Finalists 3-5: Finalists will be offered an online feature / interview

A jury of industry professionals from various backgrounds will select and vote on the prize winners.

Deadline: 
09/30/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
€15 entry fee, submission of 3 images and bio
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ONLINE FEATURE / INTERVIEW PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN CALL @ SIILK GALLERY

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ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN CALL!!

Hey all! 

Due to Covid-19 obviously our doors have been closed for the last few weeks. We want to start publishing more online features and keep the momentum going until we open again so were taking new submissions from photographers globally for online features on the website.

Find us on facebook & instagram: @siilkgallery

Also, for those that are interested visit the PRINTS store we just launched, we released a batch of limited edition postcards to try help sustain the gallery and some of our photographers during the time of closure!

Look forward to receiving your submissions! Daniel. Siilk Gallery

Prizes Details: 

Online feature & interview at www.siilkgallery.com

Deadline: 
04/06/2020

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Siilk Gallery Photography Residency, Athens, Greece.

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We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for artists from all walks of life for around the world for our 2020 residency program. We have July, August and December still available in 2020 and January & February in 2021

With the success of our current Gallery throughout 2019 we will be launching a new exhibition space in 2020. This has given us the opportunity to transform our current gallery into a residency self contained studio and exhibition space.

The residency will consist of a 4 week running program with accommodation where you can live and work from the space in Athens, Greece. Use the place for a solo show for the 4 weeks or use it like an open studio, run workshops, talks, utilize the space in whichever way you want.

At the end of each 4 weeks there will be an opening night showcasing the works produced in that time featured at the main Silk Gallery space for an additional 4 weeks. Your works will also be featured in our online gallery for the new website of our mother gallery - www.siilkgallery.com. We will also do a feature / interview with you leading up to the residency.

Info about the gallery:

Our gallery is situated in the Exarchea / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchea has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.

The Gallery is spread over 2 floors to exhibit in and an upstairs self contained studio for our residents..

It is in a very central location with access from a main road, it has a full 2 story glass double frontage so it makes for a very bright exhibiting space.

How the residency work:

4 week accommodation at Sillk Residents Gallery or full use of the 3 floors space (Living space, studio and storage).
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor
4 week long exhibition at the main Silk Gallery premises following the residency.

Payment & Pricing:

The price for the 4 week residency program is €600. This will be 4 weeks full use of the space and a following 4 week long exhibition of works produced during your stay. If artists wish to stay longer this can be discussed.

We take 0% commission on works sold throughout the duration of the artists stay.

 

Deadline: 
06/30/2020
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