Saturday, September 30, 2017

apexart Open Call for Group Exhibitions 2018-19

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

apexart will accept exhibition proposals from October 1 - 31, 2017. Three top rated proposals will become exhibitions presented at apexart in New York City as part of its 2018-2019 program season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, art world involvement, and location, are invited to submit ideas online. There are no fees associated.
• The Submission Process: Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions. They cannot exceed 500 words and must be written in English.* No biographical information, CVs, links, or images accepted - just describe the exhibition you want to create using 500 words or less as effectively as possible. Projects are judged by the strength of the exhibition idea and the organizer's ability to communicate it.

• The Selection Process: apexart exhibitions attempt to expand the selection process by making it as democratic and meritocratic as possible. A diverse and changing jury of 200 people from around the world participate in a crowdsourced voting process. Each juror receives a dedicated login to read and register votes online for 50 or more proposals. Proposals are anonymous, reordered, and all receive equal consideration by the jury.

• The Results: The organizers of the three top rated proposals are notified that their exhibitions will be part of apexart’s upcoming season. The organizers/curators are allotted a $10,000 budget to produce an apexart exhibition and accompanying public programming. The organizer/curator receives a $2,000 honorarium for coordinating the exhibition and public programs, and writing the exhibition brochure essay at the conclusion of the exhibition. The guest organizers/curators work closely with the apexart team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions and retain the original concept.

To submit an exhibition proposal to the open call, visit

*Juror guidelines state that consideration must be made for submissions by non-native English speakers regarding issues of spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.

Art, Art, and more Art

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ on September 14, 2017

Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Price: FREE
Contact: ISC Events Department – or (609) 689-1051 x302

Join the ISC at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ on September 14, 2017 for a conversation: The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Editor Sharon Louden will be joined in conversation with artist Ariana Barat, artist contributor from The Artist as Culture Producer, Chloe Bass, and artist contributor from Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Sean Mellyn at MANA Contemporary. This event is hosted by the International Sculpture Center in partnership with MANA Contemporary. A book signing will follow.

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. Edited by artist and educator, Sharon Louden, the book describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. Although there is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, the truth is that they furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-profit sector, and corporate environments.

The panel discussion will be held in the theater at Mana Contemporary at 6:00PM. A book signing will follow the conversation. This event is free and RSVP is required. Space is limited. More information can be found at Please contact the events department at 609.689.1051 x302 or

Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations by contacting the events department at 609.689.1051 x302 or The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.

Art, Art, and more Art

Location:New Jersey