Deadline: Oct. 31 – 1708 Gallery: Call for Exhibition Proposals | Richmond, VA

1708 Gallery, a 35-year-old non-profit space for new art in Richmond, VA, seeks exhibition proposals for its 2014-2015 season.

National and international artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals to exhibit work in all mediums (including, but not limited to: video and film, new media, installation, sculpture, performance, painting and social practice). While proposals may include work made in the last three years, 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. The call is open from October 1 – October 31, 2013.

 ABOUT 1708
1708 Gallery exists to present exceptional new art. 1708 is committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public.

 1708 Gallery’s annual exhibition season runs from September through August and consists of up to eight 6-week-long exhibitions featuring national and international emerging and established artists, as well as expanded formats of art- and exhibition-making such as the Monster Drawing Rally and the annual one-night, outdoor exhibition of light-based contemporary art, InLight Richmond.

The online application consists of up to 10 total digital images and/or video clips, an Exhibition Proposal and Artist’s Statement (each 500 words max), and a CV upload (.doc or PDF files only, please), and a $20 application fee.

 Selected proposals will receive an approximately six-week exhibition at 1708 Gallery. Additionally, 1708 is pleased to now offer a $1000 honorarium, which reflects an increase over past awards.

Submission form:

The call opens on October 1 and the deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on October 31, 2013. Proposals received will be considered for the 2014-15 season.

Final decisions will be made in January 2014. Selected proposals will be announced on February 1, 2014.

1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. Proposed work must have been created within the last three years.

 Exhibitors are responsible for delivering, shipping, installing, and de-installing their work and all related costs. 1708 Gallery will provide assistance with installation and de-installation. 1708 requests that artists and curators attend their opening and participate in a gallery talk.

 Your application fee will be securely processed through PayPal, an online payment service. The fee directly supports 1708 exhibiting artists, gallery programming and exhibition-related expenses.   Artists who will be students during the 2014-2015 exhibition season (from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015) are not eligible.

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Matt Shelton with any questions:

 For more information about 1708, please visit

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