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Call for Art: Open Space





Deadline: October 1
Exhibition: November 16-24
Juror: Leslie Moody Castro

ICOSA Collective announces a national call for entries for Open Space, a juried group exhibition to be held in conjunction with the East Austin Studio Tour 2019. Open to all US residents working in any 2D/3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.

Located in the Canopy Arts Complex on the east side of Austin, Open Space is an exciting opportunity for artists to showcase their work in the gallery during the East Austin Studio Tour. In 2018, ICOSA welcomed nearly 5,000 visitors during the two-weekend event.

Exhibition begins November 16th and closes November 24th. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 15th from 7pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome.

Leslie Moody Castro is an independent curator and writer whose practice is based on itinerancy and collaboration. She has produced, organized, and collaborated on projects in Mexico and the United States for more than a decade, and her repertoire of critical writing is also reflective of her commitment to place. She is committed to creating moments of artistic exchange and dialogue and as such is a co-founder of Unlisted Projects, an artist residency program in Austin, Texas. In 2017, she was selected as Curator and Artistic Director of the sixth edition of the Texas Biennial, and was recently the first invited curator in residence at the Galveston Artist Residency. Moody Castro earned a Master's degree at The University of Texas at Austin in Museum Education with a portfolio supplement in Museum Studies in 2010, and a Bachelor's degree in Art History at DePaul University in Chicago in 2004, and has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment of the Arts for her curatorial projects (2016, 2017). In addition to her firm belief that the visual arts creates moments of empathy, Moody Castro also believes that Mariachis make everything better.


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