Call Detail
Paperworks 2021
Entry Deadline: 5/17/21
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee (b.j Spoke Gallery): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York

Paperworks 2021 is an international, juried competition for artists
creating work on, with, or about paper.  

Juror:  Sewon Kang is Archivist at The Easton Foundation, Louise Bourgeois’ home/studio, where she is responsible for the care of the artist’s diaries, papers, and small collection of prints and illustrated books. She previously worked in the Drawings and Prints department at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, NY, first on the online catalogue raisonné of Bourgeois’ printed oeuvre, and then on the 2017 print retrospective, An Unfolding Portrait. Sewon also researched other areas of MoMA’s collection for new acquisition initiatives, publications, and the reinstallation of the expanded museum. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and will be recieving her Master's degree from Hunter College, New York.

Accepted Media: Works made on paper, of paper, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation. 

Award:   Selected artists will have up to six pieces included in a one month, online exhibition on - in August 2021. Work will also be promoted on the gallery's social media accounts. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists.

Opening reception  - August 7th at 7:00pm online using ZOOM (Video Communications, Inc.) 

Deadline for Submission: May 16,  2021

Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos, any or all of which could be selected for the on line exhibition.  You will be juried on your body of work.  If you’re submitting an Installation or sculptural work you might consider using 2 or more of your 6 permitted images and/or a video, in order to give the juror an accurate visual of your work.  Please keep in mind 6 images are 6 images, not 6 entries. 

Eligibility: Artists who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2021 competition must be the original work of the artist. 

Promotion: If selected, images of your art, your name, voice, video, artist’s statement and/or bio will be used on, social media, print and any other publicity used to promote Paperworks 2021.  

Size Limitations: PAPERWORKS 2021 will be an online exhibition. There are no size constraints for work submitted.

Notification: Artists will be contacted on or about June 7, 2021