Call Detail
Entry Deadline: 5/22/23
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 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 June 3, 2023 through June 24, 2023.

Text/Message focuses on how we use text in fine art. Whether painting, sculpture, mixed media, video, digital, the use of text plays an integral part in telling stories. It can add a poetic layer, or a humorous anecdote. Text can challenge societal assumptions, activate our inner desires or crusade for long held beliefs. Text also lies. 

How do you use text in your artwork? We want to see!!  

Artwork can be any media (Drawing, Video, Painting, Sculpture, Digital, Intermedia, etc.)  but should address the "Text/Message" 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. (Selected video work will be published via link to Vimeo or YouTube only) Work that requires specialized equipment to view will not be considered.

Important Dates

   May 22, 2023 at 10:59 PM PST: Deadline for submission

   May 26, 2023:  Announcement of accepted artists and works

   June 3, 2023 to June 24, 2023: Exhibition dates

   June 3, 2023 from 3-5pm PST: Zoom:  Opening Reception and artist talk

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

To Apply: 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.

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.


Kristine Schomaker is a multidisciplinary artist, art historian, publisher, curator and mentor living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles, California. In 2014 Kristine founded Shoebox Arts, a support network that focuses on creating community and offering mentorship and resources, then opened Shoebox Projects alternative art space in 2016.   

 She is also the publisher of Art and Cake, a contemporary L.A. Art Magazine. Kristine has taught art history, organized and curated numerous art exhibitions across Southern California, and formed an artist collective.  Kristine has an extensive exhibition history and has been featured in publications including Professional Artist Magazine, Huffington Post, Diversions LA, Beautiful Bizarre and many more.

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

 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; or Detail 1 etc

Eligibility Criteria

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