Louisiana Exhibition Open Call 2019


Be sure to visit our submittable page to see a slew of exhibition, residency, and publication opportunities for artists/writers: https://antenna.submittable.com/submit

Submission Deadline 10/15/2018

Submission Fee: $15 – this fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. Can’t afford the fee? You can submit all aspects of this application in the body of an email, with images or samples attached, for free! For free submission email: antenna+103432@submissions.submittable.com . Please answer all the application questions in the body of the email and keep attachments at 1mb or smaller each. DO NOT SEND QUESTIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS! All app questions may be sent to info@antenna.works

This opportunity is for those living and working in Louisiana. Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to the Antenna::Open Call. One applicant will be selected and will be awarded a solo show for the 2019 calendar year, an honorarium of $1,500 (split amongst the group, if collaborative. Please note these funds are meant to cover all costs of this opportunity, including any installation, shipping, or travel expenses if necessary), and the publishing of an exhibition catalog, artist book, or other similar ephemera to be determined in collaboration with the artist and Antenna’s publishing center, Paper Machine.

We are excited to have writer and curator Jackie Clay as this year’s juror for the Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call. A graduate from California College of the Arts with dual-interdisciplinary degrees, her intellectual practice centers on black visual culture. An Alabama native, she believes art and art institutions should service their publics, and organizations should encourage or sustain collective community health. She current serves as director of the Coleman Center for the Arts, continuing its rigorous program of artist driven, collaborative public works, and structural experimentation. In addition to selecting a single winner of the Louisiana open call, she will also work with Antenna staff to create a special program opportunity with this year’s finalists.

To apply for this opportunity, you must be a Louisiana resident and must submit the following:

-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)
-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
-Artistic Statement
-Artistic Resume

Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don’t necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://www.antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf

Artists selected from the Antenna: Open Call process have included:

Fumi Amano
AnnieLaurie Erickson
Nathan Halverson
David R Harper
Doreen Garner
R. Eric McMaster
Christopher McNulty
Sara Nance
Angela Piehl
Yoshie Sakai
Kristine Thompson
Carlie Trosclair
Lorna Williams
Ying Zhu

Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson’s 2013 solo show at Antenna. Header image, detail view of work by Kristine Thompson, Louisiana Antenna::Open Call 2018 selection.