Call to Artists: Politics in Collage Residency





A four-week, virtual/online residency with Kolaj Institute in September/October 2021

Deadline to apply: September 11, 2021

Collage as a political art form has not only a particular relevance to today but a strong historical context. From its roots in the European anti-facism and Russian pro-communism movements during WWII to its expressions during the U.S. Civil Rights era to its current manifestations in the fight for social justice in South America, collage has been used by artists globally as an impetus for social and political change.

In four virtual meetings on Sundays from 2-5PM EDT over four weeks and through ongoing, online discussion, artists will examine contemporary social and political issues as shown through collage. Artists will hear from a variety of guest speakers about the historical context of this genre, how to articulate complex political subjects both in their work itself and promotions of their work, and explore how we can continue to inspire meaningful engagement with difficult topics through collage.

Artists in the residency will conceptualize and begin work on a piece exploring a political or social subject of their choosing. Although the works may not be completed by the end of the residency, they will be regularly critiqued and discussed by the group throughout. Artists will write an artist statement that documents and provides critical context for their work. The completed work and texts from the residency will result in a book published by Kolaj Institute and an exhibition, whether in-person or online, to be determined at a later date.

The goal of this residency is to help collage artists who are creating social/political work, or interested in doing so, to grow and expand their practice. By the end of the residency, the participants will be able to practically apply to their own work what they have learned from lectures and discussions with historians, curators, and working artists.


Collage Artist Residencies are intended for self-motivated artists, at any stage in their career, who want to develop their practice by exploring a topic or working method and collaborating with others to produce a final product. This particular residency will be of interest to those artists working in social and political collage, or those who are interested in doing so. Residencies are open to any artist over the age of 21 from anywhere in the world. 


The cost of the residency is $500 per artist; however, no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package. 

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the Mass is a monthly online collection of discursive art, articles, opinions, prompts, thoughts, and questions, gathered in response to global issues.


Released on the last day of each month, the Mass aims to provide a space for reflection, criticism, and a platform for art as activism

the Mass is a non-monetised publication (we are not down with the capitalist agenda), and is free to access by all

Everyone is welcome to submit to the Mass: artists, thinkers, writers, worriers – people with opinions prepared to be critical. All we ask that submissions are offered in a spirit of openness.

the Mass is co-edited by Henry McPherson and Maria Sappho




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Call for Entries "America Is ..." National Juried Show, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

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Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, located in a modern street-level space in downtown Washington, DC is seeking entries for "America Is ..." a National Juried Show scheduled for August 2 - 29, 2019. Artists are asked to submit artwork that will Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today?

- Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE)
- Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Assistant History Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM)
- Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs, Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); Founding Director, Curatorial Network Accelerator of Boston
- Jennifer M. Williams, Public Programs Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art

AWARDS Four artworks will receive Juror's Best in Show Prize of $250


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Submission Deadline:  November 8, 2017

The Untitled Space is accepting submissions for a group exhibition, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, to take place January 2018 inspired by the resistance movement and specifically addressing contemporary political art and protest to open January, 2018. The exhibit, curated by gallery director Indira Cesarine, is open to submissions until November 8, 2017. Artists may submit up to 10 options of artwork for consideration. All mediums welcome, including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, performance, etc.  All works must be framed and/or ready to hang for exhibition. ​There are no fees to submit your work for review.  

To submit your work please review the guidelines below:

Artists should have an educational background in art and strong exhibition track record.
We do not accept walk ins or any unsolicited artwork shipped by mail.
Artists may submit up to 10 digital images of artwork (JPEG format) for consideration
Artwork image sizes minimum 1000 pixels – maximum 2000 pixels JPEGS (only)
Each jpeg must be titled with “ARTIST NAME – Title of Artwork – Medium – Year Created”
Each submission must include the SUBMISSION FORM – noting all works submitted, your artist biography, artist statement, a description of the art, and statement on the subject of inspiration for the art as well as basic info for each work including title, year created, medium, dimensions, suggested price, and edition size and number if relevant.  
Works submitted must be available for exhibition and for sale. 
All works must be original artwork by the artist submitting the materials. 

Please download the submission form to apply: http://untitled-space.com/artist-opportunities/ 
Submit works to email address noting exhibit title in subject line. 

Artist exhibition proposals are also accepted, although must include the SUBMISSION FORM and at least 5 works of art for review. 

For more infomation on our exhibitions please visit our website:  http://untitled-space.com/exhibits/

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A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality


January 17 – 22, 2017

Additional events to be confirmed

45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W
NYC 10013

In light of the recent presidential election, The Untitled Space gallery will be presenting an exhibition titled "ANGRY WOMEN" curated by Indira Cesarine featuring the work of female contemporary artists responding to the current social and political climate. The exhibit will take place from January 17- 22nd of 2017, opening the week of the presidential inauguration, with several events to take place including an opening reception and panel discussion.
The 2016 election has brought to the surface extremes of sexism, racism and discrimination. A dark cloud looms over those who respect ideals of equal rights, human dignity and humanitarianism. A resounding number of people are feeling a heavy weight of anxiety and sadness as well as a newfound sense of urgency and determination to be more involved and socially aware. Artists are encouraged to empower themselves and others with works for the “Angry Women” exhibit that respond to the political and social climate as well as explore themes revolving around feminism today and female empowerment.

The “ANGRY WOMEN” exhibit is presented in partnership with the ERA COALITION, a political organization that is working to support passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and will additionally benefit their Fund for Women’s Equality. The gallery will be donating 25% of proceeds from the exhibit to further their initiative. The Fund for Women’s Equality is a charitable organization working to raise awareness on gaps in the law that leave women without legal recourse from sex discrimination, and developing educational resources on the need for a constitutional provision to protect and promote equal rights for women. Founded by Jessica Neuwirth, author of “Equal Means Equal”, the ERA Coalition board also includes Gloria Steinem, Teresa Younger and many other prominent women’s rights activists. The Fund for Women’s Equality promotes legal and lived equality in the United States by increasing public understanding of the need for comprehensive, fair and equal treatment of women and girls under the law and the need to end sex inequality in all its forms. For more information visit them online at www.eracoalition.org.
20+ artists will be selected for the exhibit, which is open to submissions. Artists must be female or female identifying. Artists may submit up to 5 works of art for consideration. Acceptable mediums include photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, weaving, among others. 

Deadline for submissions is December 10, 2016. New works created in 2016 in response to the election will be prioritized.
All accepted entries will be featured in the exhibition at The Untitled Space gallery, on The Untitled Space website, including an artist bio and description of the work as well as on Artsy.net among other media outlets.

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Questions? Please contact us!
Email contact: art@untitled-space.com

The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2014 by Indira Cesarine, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of "Women in Art" as well as special events aligned with our creative vision.

Visit us online at http://untitled-space.com

Recent Press on The Untitled Space exhibits includes W Magazine, i-D Magazine, AnOther Magazine, The Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Bullett, The Creators Project, NY Magazine, Bust Magazine, Curve Magazine and many others.

View recent articles: http://untitled-space.com/press/

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