InLight Richmond Call for Entries!

1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2012, 1708’s 5th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight 2012 will take place on Friday, November 2 along the Broad Street corridor, 1708’s downtown neighborhood. The juror for InLight 2012 is Melissa Ho, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Proposals should involve, investigate, or interpret themes of light. 1708 encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site. However, existing work will also be considered. All projects will receive technical support (as needed) and a $300 honorarium.¬† All projects are eligible for Best in Show ($1,500) and People’s Choice ($500). Green projects are also eligible for Best in Green¬† ($1,500).

1708 was one of the first organizations to reinvest in this neighborhood, moving to Broad Street in 2001. This former retail center is located in Monroe Ward, bordered to the north by historic Jackson Ward (once known as the “Harlem of the South”), to the east by city and state government buildings, and to the west by Virginia Commonwealth University. Now host to numerous galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants, and the future home of VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art (, the Broad Street corridor has experienced a rebirth. Yet it still retains an urban vitality as thrift stores, record shops and boutiques share the sidewalk with vacant sites and historic properties, and graffiti tags vie with murals.

Potential sites include sidewalks, streets and side streets, medians, exterior walls, alleys, parking areas, storefronts, and vacant interiors. Images of the sites can be viewed by visiting You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, July 15, 2012.

For more information about InLight Richmond 2012 and to submit a proposal, please visit:

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