Call Detail
Making the Cut
Entry Deadline: 1/8/23
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. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California

Curated by Kristine Schomaker: Shoebox Arts Founder, Mentor, Publisher, and Artist

Art can be dangerous. Sometimes on purpose- sometimes... Well, accidents happen. I have friends who use fireworks in their art, some use fire, others have used guns. But I find the real danger is the Exacto Knife. Ouch. Those paper cuts are vicious!! 

I have been wanting to curate a show of cut art for a while. Cut art may be different from collage, but it is also the same. What do you do with the cut pieces? Do you glue them? Hang them? Tape them to the wall individually? (I do that) I want to see your diverse ways of presenting cut art. 


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 January 22, 2023 through February 17, 2023.

Artwork can be any media (Drawing, Video, Painting, Sculpture, Digital, Intermedia, etc.)  but should address the "Making the Cut" idea 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 pieces (images and/or videos) for consideration for a non-refundable $15 submission fee. Up to 7 additional images (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

January 8, 2023 at 10:59 PM PST: Deadline for submission
January 15, 2023:  Announcement of accepted artists and works
January 22 to February 17, 2023: Exhibition dates
January 22, 2023 from 3-5pm PST: Zoom:  Opening Reception and artist talk


First place - online solo show at Shoebox Projects (2023)
Second place $100
Third place $50

Kristine Schomaker is a multidisciplinary artist, art historian, publisher, curator and mentor living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA in Art History and MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge where she studied under Betty Ann Brown and Samantha Fields. In 2014 Kristine founded Shoebox Arts, a support network that focuses on creating community and offering mentorship and resources to artists.

Kristine is also the publisher of Art and Cake, a contemporary L.A. Art Magazine focusing on underrepresented artists and exhibitions. Kristine has taught art history at Antelope Valley College and Pasadena City College, formed an artist collective in Los Angeles and has organized and curated numerous art exhibitions throughout Southern California. Kristine is currently the president of the CSUN Arts Alumni Association.

Exhibiting her work since the late 1990’s, Kristine has been featured in numerous exhibitions including most recently, group shows at Bermudez Projects, Coastline Art Gallery, Golden West College, Coastline Community College, Keystone Art Space, LAVA Projects, San Diego Art Institute, Launch LA, Surrogate Projects, 18th Street Art Center, Durden and Ray, USC Keck, Blue Roof Studios, Monte Vista Projects, Finishing Concepts, PØST, Brainworks Gallery, BLAM, MuseuMM; Torrance Art Museum, I-5 Gallery, Angel City Brewery. She has also had these solo exhibitions: "Perceive Me" at Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery CSULA, Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo, Coastline Art Gallery in Newport Beach; “Plus” at Ark Gallery in Altadena and Moorpark Community College; “Mirror, Mirror!” Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA Hawthorne, California; “A Comfortable Skin,” Kerckhoff Hall Art Gallery UCLA, presented by UCLA Cultural Arts Commission Los Angeles California; and “Ce n’est pas une peinture,” TRACTIONARTS, Los Angeles, California.

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 exhibited via embedded links to YouTube or Vimeo only, instructions will be provided. 

Eligibility Criteria

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