Call Detail
The Next Big Thing 2022

Entry Deadline: 7/11/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Studio Channel Islands Art Center): $45.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California

Deadline July 11th, 2022
Application fee: Non-members $45, members $35 with coupon code

Artists are continuously challenging their boundaries and excavating their unique discoveries to create new and bold work. Studio Channel Islands invite you to enter your most recent break-through pieces, the ones that have led you to the horizon of your work’s next evolution!

All media and styles are welcome.

The Next Big Thing is not an online-exclusive exhibition. Our gallery will remain open for the duration of the exhibition unless otherwise mandated by local or state government or if the risk to public safety becomes too great.

Juror: David Pagel

David Pagel is an art critic, curator, and professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. His reviews and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Brooklyn Rail, and Artforum.

Recent publications include Jim Shaw, Lund Humphries, London, 2019 and Talking Beauty: A Conversation Between Joseph Raffael and David Pagel about Art, Love, Death, and Creativity, Zero+, Claremont, 2018, as well as catalog essays on John Sonsini, Elliott Hundley, Bret Price, and Dane Goodman. Recently organized exhibitions include "re:Socializing—art out of quarantine” and "Kenneth Noland/August Rodin/Ian Trout,” both at Claremont Graduate University. A self-taught diorama builder and an avid cyclist, Pagel is a seven-time winner of the California Triple Crown.

This exhibition accepts 2D/3D works, video, film, performance, sound, installation art. All submissions must be the artist’s original work.

The Juror's Awards three works

Cash Prizes:
1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $200

Plus professional installation documentation of the exhibition provided to all successful artists (worth $1,500). 

EXHIBITION DATES  August 6 - September 24, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION August 6, 2022 -  4 PM – 6 PM

Call for Artist Open
July 11 Submission Deadline
July 15 Artist Notification Date    
August 2 Receive Date for Shipping
August 2 9am-6pm Artwork Drop-off
August 6 Show Opens:
August 6 Artist Reception 4pm – 6pm, Winners announced at 4:45pm 
(Reception will be in compliance with state and local orders and is subject to cancellation.)
September 24 Show Closes
September 27 Pick up day 9-6:30pm 

For detailed information on artwork eligibility, installation, delivery, shipment, commission, promotion, etc. - please refer to Legal Terms 

All submissions must be of original artwork, completed within the last three years.

Artwork made up of multiple pieces should be included as a single application.

All placement and installation of artwork to be done at the discretion of the professional installation team. 

All work must be delivered within the time frame given by gallery. No late deliveries will be accepted. 

Artist must indicate vertical or horizontal orientation of each piece and include any special installation instructions. 

Installation team will take requests into consideration but final decision on cost and safety to be made by the gallery.

All 2D artwork must be delivered ready to hang with appropriate hardware. No saw-tooth hangers. Pedestals will be provided for 3D artwork. 

Open to all artists ages 18 and up. 

All media. Limited video and live performance options available. 

2D artwork must be no larger than 8ft high. 

All art work submitted shall be original and created by the artist. Artwork previously exhibited at the Blackboard Gallery is not permissible.