Call Detail
Entry Deadline: 5/24/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York
Event Dates: 7/1/23 - 7/31/23

Paperworks 2023 is an international, juried competition for artists
creating work on, with, or about paper  

Juror: Emily Olek is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Before joining MoMA, Emily was the Janet and Craig Duchossois Curatorial Research Assistant in Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she worked on projects including Joseph

E. Yoakum: What I Saw, Hairy Who? 1966-1969, and Lygia Pape: Tecelares. She also worked on exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. Emily recently completed her M.A. at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in American works on paper and holds a B.A. in Art History from Loyola University Chicago. Her Master's Thesis entitled “So-Called “Outsiders”: A Case Against the Moniker” won UIC Graduate College’s 2022 Outstanding Thesis Award

Accepted Media: Works made on paper, of paper, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation

Awards and Reception:   Selected artists will have up to six pieces and or 2 videos included in a virtual online exhibition on the gallery’s website ( from July 1-31, 2023. Artists will be promoted on the gallery's social media accounts. Cash awards for 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), 3rd ($100) place artists. Opening reception is Saturday, July 8, at 7:00pm (EST) via ZOOM

Deadline for Submission: May 24, 2023

Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Artists will be juried on their body of work 

Eligibility: Artists who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2023 competition must be the original work of the artist 

Promotion: If selected, images of your art, your name, voice, video, artist’s statement and/or bio will be used to promote the exhibit on social media, print and any other publicity used to promote Paperworks 2023.  

Size Limitations: There are no size limitations

Notification: Artists will be contacted on or about June 7, 2023

Application Requirements

The application fee of $35.00. All art must be the original work of the Artist

Eligibility Criteria

International competition for artists creating works, on with or about paper. Artist using paper as their main substrate, or as the subject of a video