ROY G BIV Gallery's This Is Now Exhibition - Call For Artists

This Is Now – Call For Artists

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists seeks artwork for This Is Now, the 6th exhibition in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery at Main Library.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Feb 2017

The exhibition will take place from May 11­­–June 24. It will be juried by Mabi Ponce de León, April Sunami, and Marshall Shorts.

This Is Now is an exhibition exploring issues of identity in 2017. In recent years, we have seen an expanding number of ways to identify each other and ourselves. Sometimes this has a positive effect. People can draw power from declaring an identity and use it to create a sense of solidarity and form strong communities. Other times, these identities divide people into warring tribes or are imposed on one group by another as a form of aggression. These multiplying categories can also be insufficient. Many people still find themselves outside of them. Rarely can any one category describe the full complexities of an individual.

What is your relationship to identity? Are you a proud member of a group, forging your own identity on new ground, or suspicious of the idea of categories and how they divide us? All of the above? Something else? ROY G BIV Gallery is looking for work addressing identity from artists of diverse races, genders, sexualities, religions, cultures, nationalities, ages, and classes.

Artists selected by our jurors for This Is Now will receive an opportunity to exhibit work at the recently remodeled Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery at Main Library. The exhibition will be in a busy public venue. There is the possibility of a monetary award in the form of a juror’s choice award awarded to a small subset of the exhibiting artists. Award is at the discretion of the three participating jurors. All of whom are notable figures in the Columbus arts’ community.

About ROY G BIV Gallery

ROY G BIV Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery located in the historic Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world.

ROY G BIV’s programming enhances Central Ohio’s cultural landscape by exposing the public to current modes of art-making and thinking. Artists chosen to exhibit at ROY G BIV receive constructive criticism and educational feedback from the public, the artists’ peers, eminent jurors, and the press. Inclusion in a ROY G BIV exhibition is often the opportunity that an emerging artist needs to begin to court commercial gallery representation.

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This Is Now - Call For Artists

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