Call Detail

The Next Big Thing 2019
2222 Ventura Boulevard

Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: California
Entry Deadline: 5/13/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (The Next Big Thing 2019): $45.00
Deadline May 13th, 2019
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.

Juror: Mat Gleason is an internationally recognized art critic and curator of contemporary practice. As the Founder of the highly controversial Coagula Art Journal he gained a reputation for confrontation and tearing down the establishment. Almost thirty years later Gleason, the outspoken critic, has become the curator, with a reputation for creating dynamic and experimental exhibitions that are no less challenging than his editorials.

Gleason is most known for his aversion to established orthodoxies and his fearlessness in voicing an informed opinion. In the Ovation TV series "Art Or Not?" (2007) he trashed popular fine art superstar Sheppard Fairey in a memorable verbal laceration that earned him the scorn and admiration. In the Bobby Sheehan-directed "Jeff Koons: Beyond Heaven" (2009), Gleason emerges as the lone voice bent on removing the emperor's clothes and critiquing the lack of substance in the artist's work and Koons' well-manicured persona.

His sharp analytical tongue and ability to articulate aesthetics served him well in analyzing and critiquing the competitive body painting in "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint", the 2015-16 television series where he sits as one of the regular judges.

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

The Juror's Awards three works

Cash Prizes:
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

EXHIBITION DATES  June 1 - July 20, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION June 1, 2019 -  4 PM – 6 PM

Call for Artist Open
May 13 Submission Deadline
May 17 Artist Notification Date    
May 28 Receive Date for Shipping
May 28 9am-6pm Artwork Drop-off
June 1 Show Opens:
June 1 Artist Reception 4pm – 6pm, Winners announced at 4:45pm 
July 20 Show Closes
July 23 Pick up day 9-6:30pm 

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