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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Missouri
Entry Deadline: 7/11/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (Intersect Arts): $30.00

The dovetail joint is ancient carpentry technique that predates written history. The technique, while simplistic, is extraordinarily strong,  aesthetically elegant, and can provide the structural framework for anything from a wooden drawer to an entire building. 

For this exhibition, the dovetail joint functions as a metaphor for exploring the work of collaborative makers. While the effort of collaboration can be simple or (more often) complex, when we create in reciprocity, the results can express extraordinary frameworks for stronger, more elegant ways of being, thinking, and appreciating.

This collaborative work could include any kind of visual or performative work that is created by more than one person working together, including collaborations with professionals outside the arts, children, communities, etc. 

This exhibition is part of a larger series of programs at Intersect Arts Center that include partnerships with local chefs and culinary artists, musicians from the St. Louis Symphony, Leverage Dance Theater, and many others to create responsive interdisciplinary experiences that are accessible and inclusive of a very diverse audience. 

About the curators: Sarah Bernhardt is the founder and director of Intersect Arts Center. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and teaches at St. Louis University. Christina Schempf is a classical musician who holds a MM from New England Conservatory of Music, and will collaborate in curating this exhibition. 



All 2-D, 3-D, video, installation, written and performative work (music, dance, theater etc.) will be considered.  

Exhibition runs September 18th-Nov. 12th

Work must be received to the gallery by September 10th

Intersect Arts Center will cover return shipping costs up to $100 per artist. 

Please include a written artist statement that specifically speaks to the submitted pieces as well as your collaborative process.

Artwork must not hang from the ceiling. 2D art must be ready to hang. No saw-tooth hangers.


Important dates:

- Deadline to submit: July 1st 

- Notice of acceptance: July 19th 

- Artwork Drop Off:  September 9-10th.  Do not have your work delivered on the weekend.  Work must be delivered between the business hours of 9-4.   Drop off in person is available during business hours. 

- Opening: September 18, 2021

- The show will plan to close November 12, 2021

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