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Perceive You 2
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Entry Deadline: 9/14/23
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. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California

"Perceive You 2" is an online exhibition of figurative self-portraits exploring the ideas of identity, vulnerability, empowerment and perception. Inspired by Kristine Schomaker's project "Perceive Me" which focuses on self-worth, validation and the idea that we value our identity based on how we imagine others perceive us, this new exhibition turns the mirror on you in order to truly look at yourself through your own eyes. 
What do you see? What is your story? Who are you? Where does your perception of yourself come from? How do you view yourself versus how do you think others see you? 

We are living in an age where we curate our public persona. Whether through our profile pictures, what we post on social media and how we dress in public. How does that impact who we really are? Is it a disguise or are we taking ownership of our identity? 

"Perceive You" is a platform for empowerment, for owning who you are, for being unique and authentic, for taking back your bodies in the #metoo movement, for being true, powerful and strong no matter what body shape, size, color, gender, disability you are/have. “Perceive You” is for everyone.

Here’s the best part! Award: Online solo show at Shoebox Projects!


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 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. In 2014 Kristine founded Shoebox Arts (PR), 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 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 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: “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

Artwork can be any media (Drawing, Video, Painting, Sculpture, Digital, Intermedia, etc.) but should address the "Perceive You" 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. 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all USA Artists, age 18 and older