Call Detail
Telling Stories Juried by Michelle Robinson
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Entry Deadline: 9/23/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $15.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California

Telling Stories 

Curated by Michelle Robinson, Artist and Curator

Art and craft are means to tell stories visually. Through mythology, fairy tales, cultural commentary, dream imagery, family history, and personal narrative, art has sought to examine the challenges and mysteries of how we live; to interpret and understand our world and share those thoughts with others. This exhibition will showcase how artists are telling  stories now, from abstract and non-linear to representational and narrative.

Shoebox Arts invites you to submit work for this national open call online exhibition at Shoebox Projects, our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies, representation and exhibitions. This online exhibition runs October 22, 2022 through November 18. 2022

Artwork can be any media (Drawing, Video, Painting, Sculpture, Digital, Intermedia, etc.)  but should address the Telling Stories theme somehow.  2D artworks may include screen grabs from moving imagery but will be juried as a static image. If you want the entire moving piece to be viewed, it must be submitted as a video. Work that requires specialized equipment to view will not be considered. 

Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration for a non-refundable $15 submission fee. Up to 7 additional pieces (for a total of 10) may be presented for an additional $5 ea. There are no size limitations on artworks that can be submitted. All fine arts visual media will be considered.

Note: this system requires 3 images.  If you wish to submit only one, upload 2 blank place holders OR feel free to add 2 detail images. Title them accordingly- Blank 1; Detail 1 etc

All sales will be handled through the artist. The gallery will take no commission. Interested parties will be directed to the artist.  Artist is responsible for timely payment arrangements, any applicable taxes and delivery of work.

Important Dates

September 23, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST Deadline for submission

October 3, 2022 Announcement of accepted artists and works

10-22-22 to 11-18-22 On view

October 22, 2022 3-5pm PST: Zoom Opening Reception and artist talk 


First place - online solo show at Shoebox Projects (2023)

Second place $100

Third place $50

Michelle Robinson studied architecture and visualization at Texas A&M University, producing animated short films that were shown at the Walker Art Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, and The AFI National Video Festival. She has been an artist and supervisor with Walt Disney Animation Studios for over 28 years, with credits that include Frozen, Zootopia, and most recently, Head of Characters on Encanto. She also holds an MFA from New Hampshire Institute of Art and has had her work published in Diffusion of Light, The Hand, and Precog magazine. Exhibition highlights include a curated show dealing with the urban environment at the Brand Library in Glendale, CA, and solo shows at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO, The Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University, and the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery at Coker University in NC.

Shoebox Arts is an arts organization focused on supporting and empowering artists, building community, offering peer mentorship, PR/marketing strategies and social media management. Shoebox Projects is our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies and representation.

Application Requirements

Artworks of any physical size can be submitted. 

Videos are limited to 10:00 minutes in length.

Selected videos will be shown in the exhibition via YouTube or Vimeo links only. Selected artists will receive details for online presentation.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to Artists residing in the United States, age 18 and older.