Call Detail
Portraits: Identity and Expression
Entry Deadline: 12/10/19
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Portraits: Identity and Expression): $37.00
Media Fee(): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 12
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 12
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York

Portrait: Identity and Expression
January 31– February 29, 2020

Portraiture hinges on the question of whom deserves to be shown. Beginning with religious and royal iconography, produced under systems of patronage, portraits were meant to immortalize the divine, powerful, and wealthy. However, what it means to make a portrait — its subject, form, method, and medium — has expanded beyond those previous confines. There has been a democratization of both subject matter, and practitioners. In reconceptualizing many of the old categories, as well as ushering in a variety of new ones, successive generations of artists have interrogated our received images of race, class, beauty, gender, sexuality. Site:Brooklyn is calling for works, across all mediums, that engage with the increasingly complex intersection between portrait and identity.

Claire Voon is a freelance arts journalist and critic who lives in Chicago. Her writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, ARTnews,The Art Newspaper, Artsy, New York magazine, and Garage. She was formerly an assistant editor at Chicago Magazine and a staff writer at Hyperallergic.

Site:Brooklyn Gallery located in Brooklyn, New York is dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists.

Call Announcement: October 28, 2019
Final Submission Deadline: December 10, 2019 11:59 PM MT
Notification Letter: December 19, 2019
Gallery Exhibition: January 31– February 29, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, January  31, 2020 from 6-9 PM

This is a juried exhibition for artists working in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage. photography, video. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older.

Only original works may be submitted. The fee is $37.00 for up to three (3) images, $10 for each additional image. If adding additional images please do so prior to check out.
All entries must be registered/received by December 10, 2019 11:59 PM MT
All entry fees are non-refundable.

1. Maximum Size: 72” X 60” X 24” D
2. All artwork must be suitably framed to a professional standard. All framed work must use Plexiglas, except hand-delivered work less than 24” x 30”. Wall mounted sculpture, canvas and wood panels do not require a frame. No clip frames, saw-tooth hangers or taped edges are permitted. Video work must include all equipment.
3. Work must be wired or have a cleat attachment and be ready for hanging. A label must be affixed to the back of the work that indicates which end is the top and includes the following: Artist Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions, and Price. This information must correspond with the Accepted image as listed on Notification form. No artwork may be substituted.
4. Work cannot be withdrawn, nor sales shipped, before the end of the exhibit. 

Artists will be responsible for delivery and return shipping of all their artwork. The artist assumes all responsibility for insuring artwork against shipping damage or loss.

Site:Brooklyn is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport or unpacking the work. Every precaution will be taken in handling the work, but Site:Brooklyn assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist, if they wish, needs to provide their own insurance.

All artwork must be priced for sale.
Artwork cannot be withdrawn, nor sales shipped, before the end of the exhibit.
Site:Brooklyn will retain a 50% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price. No changes will be allowed.

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With the submission of artwork into the Ink “Portrait: Identity and Expression, the artist agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus.







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