Deadline: Jan 31, 2018 – 1708 Gallery Curator

In 2018, 1708 will celebrate its 40th Anniversary—a significant milestone for this artist-founded nonprofit. As the gallery looks forward to this anniversary, we are at a crucial time for increasing the role we play and the support we offer to artists. The establishment of 1708 Gallery’s curatorial position reflects the gallery’s desire to forge stronger relationships with artists, to invest more intentionally in artists’ development, and to thoughtfully engage our varied audiences.

1708 Gallery is seeking an engaging and visionary individual to fill this new position. The curator will develop and implement exhibitions and programs that present the leading edge of contemporary art practices. She/he/they will work directly with artists to develop new projects and artworks for presentation at 1708 Gallery and other public settings. She/he/they will identify ways to expand artists’ exhibitions and projects, identifying partners for community engagement and other programming. She/he/they will connect exhibiting artists with resources like writers, collectors and curators. She/he/they will engage the local arts community and will cultivate relationships with artists, arts professionals and more outside the Central Virginia region.

The Curator will hold a three-year, full-time appointment and will report to the Executive Director.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies or Studio Art. She/he/they will exhibit a wide knowledge of contemporary art, including of artists, and artistic and curatorial practices. She/he/they will have experience organizing exhibitions and / or producing art projects and programs. She/he/they will have experience working directly with artists.

Additionally, She/he/they will have excellent interpretive, writing, public speaking and communication skills. She/he/they will be able to organize workflows and manage a project from conception to presentation She/he/they will also be comfortable managing several projects simultaneously. She/he/they will be able to work collaboratively with a small team.

Essential duties:
Works with 1708’s Executive Director and Gallery Coordinator to:
• Develop a roster of temporary exhibitions for the gallery space that engage 1708’s audiences.
• Work directly with exhibiting artists to facilitate new artworks and projects for exhibitions.
• Identify and / or develop additional programming that contextualizes exhibitions.
• Prepare didactic materials for installations.
• Provide language to be used for development and communications purposes.
• Develop and maintain relationships with local, regional and national arts community.
• Work with Gallery Coordinator to prepare contracts for artists and create installation plans.
• Work with Executive Director to develop Exhibitions Budget.
• Work with gallery staff to identify artists for fundraising events (Cabin Fever, Monster Drawing).

Specific skills include:
• Experience curating and implementing exhibitions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent project management and organizational skills.
• Experience developing relationships with artists, curators, collectors and others in the arts community.
• Experience researching artists and related subjects
• Good team-working skills.
• Willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done. Be able to work flexible hours including mornings, evenings, and weekends.
• Ability to travel.

Additional skills might include:
• Fundraising and development experience.
• Experience with audience development.
• Experience producing public art projects.

In addition to a full time salary, benefits include health insurance and a SIMPLE retirement plan.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, CV or resume, and three references to: esmith@1708gallery.org. Please note Curatorial Search in the subject line. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2018. Note: we will not contact references without first notifying the candidate.

About 1708 Gallery
One of the longest-running, artist-founded spaces in the country, 1708 Gallery’s mission is to present exceptional new art. 1708 Gallery 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 has been recognized for its excellent programs with local recognition: a two-time winner of the Teresa Pollak Award for Arts Innovator; “Best Independent Gallery” by Style Weekly readers; and Best Art Event, for InLight, by Virginia Living. 1708’s exhibitions and programs have been recognized nationally by prestigious grantors like the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Art and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Deadline: July 31, 2017 – InLight Richmond 2017 Call for Proposals

1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for our 10th annual InLight Richmond.

InLight 2017 will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 7pm to midnight, in Richmond’s Arts and Culture District. InLight is a public exhibition of light-based artworks—videos and projections, multi-media and interactive projects, sculptures, installations, performances and a Community Lantern Parade.

InLight 2017 will take as its inspiration the Electric Carnival, a street festival that enlivened Broad Street in 1901. The Electrical Carnival featured a replica of the Eiffel Tower that was illuminated remotely by President Roosevelt via a telegraph key from the White House.

Proposals for InLight 2017 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. While existing work will be considered, 1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that consider themes central to the Electric Carnival— technology, globalism, carnivals.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Midnight (EST), Monday, July 31, 2017

Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, façades and other walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, and more. In addition, a limited number of interior sites may be available. Artists may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.

The juror for 2017 is Nat Trotman, Curator of Performance and Media at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

For more details about InLight 2017 and to apply, click HERE.

Deadline: June 5, 2017 – 1708 Gallery 2017 Call for Proposals

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists, and curators, to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and other exhibition support.

1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Application Fee: $20

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at  ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708

For more information and to submit a proposal, click here.

Deadline: July 15, 2016 – InLight Richmond 2016 Call for Proposals!

1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2016, 1708 Gallery’s 9th annual public exhibition of light-based art and performance.

Proposals for InLight Richmond 2016 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. 1708 Gallery especially encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site, although existing work will be considered.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Midnight (EST), Friday, July 15, 2016

InLight Richmond 2016 will take place in Scott’s Addition. Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, façades and other walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, and more. In addition, a limited number of interior sites may be available. Artists may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.

The juror for 2016 is Ellina Kevorkian, Artistic Director of Residency Programs at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

http://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/apply.html

Deadline: May 31, 2016 – Call for Proposals from US-based or International Artists and Curators

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists, and curators, to submit proposals for the 2017 and 2018 exhibition seasons. Students with an anticipated graduation date of May 2016 are eligible to apply for exhibitions in 2017, and graduates in May 2017 for exhibitions in 2018. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and exhibition support.

1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit www.1708gallery.org

Application Fee: $20

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at 
ewillett@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708

Deadline: May 31, 2015 – InLight Richmond 2015 – Call for Proposals!

1708 Gallery, a non-profit based in Richmond, VA, invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines (including performance) to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2015, 1708 Gallery’s 8th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance.

Proposals for InLight Richmond 2015 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. (Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered.) 1708 Gallery also encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site.

InLight Richmond 2015 will take place on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts including the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden. Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, building facades, and more. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.

For more information and to view the application visit http://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/apply.html

Deadline: March 1, 2015 – 1708 Gallery 2015 Open Call For Proposals – Richmond, VA

1708 Gallery, a non-profit space for contemporary art in Richmond, VA, seeks exhibition proposals for 2016 and 2017.

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, site-specific, or developing projects and bodies of work. The call is open from January 15 – March 1, 2015.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition of approximately six weeks at 1708 Gallery and will receive a $1000 honorarium, in addition to other installation and exhibition support.

Students must have an anticipated graduation date of May 2016 (or sooner) to be eligible for an exhibition.

Please visit our website to see our past exhibitions www.1708gallery.org.

Application Fee: $20

If you have any questions contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Janelle Proulx at jproulx@1708gallery.org.

*DEADLINE EXTENSION: July 20, 2014 – 1708 Gallery’s InLight Richmond 2014 – Call for Entries

Richmond VA’s 1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2014, 1708′s 7th annual public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight 2014 will take place on Friday, November 21 in Monroe Park, one of Richmond’s most historically significant public spaces. The juror for InLight 2014 is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.

Proposals should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Additionally, 1708 encourages artists to propose projects that respond to and engage with the site.

The geographic and architectural features that characterize Monroe Park and its surrounding streets—pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, statues, building facades, and more—also mark the intersection of Richmond’s social, political and cultural memory.

In addition to technical and production support, an honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. All projects are eligible for the Best in Show Award ($1500), the Most Environmentally Conscious Award ($1000), and the People’s Choice Award ($500).

Monroe Park is a dynamic and expansive site with a long history. The Park is five-sided with crisscrossed pathways that form a radial pattern from the center. It features a fountain and the Checkers House, a round-house in the middle of the park so named for the frequent checkers games that once regularly took place there. There are monuments to Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham and Joseph Stewart Bryan, a journalist and civic leader in Richmond in the late 19th/ early 20th century, and a memorial to veterans of World War II. Recently the park has received a lot of attention as the community begins to contemplate and decide on its future role within Richmond.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (EST), July 20, 2014.

For more information about InLight Richmond 2014 and to submit a proposal, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.

Deadline: July 15, 2014 – 1708 Gallery’s InLight Richmond 2014 – Call for Entries

Richmond VA’s 1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2014, 1708’s 7th annual public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight 2014 will take place on Friday, November 21 in Monroe Park, one of Richmond’s most historically significant public spaces. The juror for InLight 2014 is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Proposals should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Additionally, 1708 encourages artists to propose projects that respond to and engage with the site.

The geographic and architectural features that characterize Monroe Park and its surrounding streets—pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, benches, statues, building facades, and more—also mark the intersection of Richmond’s social, political and cultural memory.

In addition to technical and production support, an honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. All projects are eligible for the Best in Show Award ($1500), the Most Environmentally Conscious Award ($1000), and the People’s Choice Award ($500).

Monroe Park is a dynamic and expansive site with a long history. The Park is five-sided with crisscrossed pathways that form a radial pattern from the center. It features a fountain and the Checkers House, a round-house in the middle of the park so named for the frequent checkers games that once regularly took place there. There are monuments to Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham and Joseph Stewart Bryan, a journalist and civic leader in Richmond in the late 19th/ early 20th century, and a memorial to veterans of World War II. Recently the park has received a lot of attention as the community begins to contemplate and decide on its future role within Richmond.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (EST), July 15, 2014.

For more information about InLight Richmond 2014 and to submit a proposal, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.

 

 

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.

 SUBMIT
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: http://tinyurl.com/1708submit

 DEADLINE
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.

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

 ETC.
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.

 MORE INFORMATION
Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Matt Shelton with any questions: mshelton@1708gallery.org
804.643.1708

 For more information about 1708, please visit www.1708gallery.org.

Deadline: July 21 – InLight Richmond proposal deadline extended! | Richmond, VA

Proposals should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Additionally,1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that respond to/interact with the site, considering the historic significance of the Canal, Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip.

In addition to technical and production support, an honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. All projects are also eligible for the Best in Show award ($1500), the Most Environmentally Conscious award ($1000) and the People’s Choice award ($500).

The deadline for proposals has been extended to 11:59 p.m. (EST), July 21!

1708 Gallery, a non-profit space for new art in Richmond, VA, invites artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2013, the 6th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight Richmond 2013 will take place on Friday, November 8 along Richmond’s Riverfront Canal Walk. The juror for InLight Richmond 2013 is Ken Farmer, Creative Director of Nuit Blanche New York .

For more information about InLight Richmond 2013 and to submit a proposal, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.

Deadline: July 15 – “InLight Richmond 2013” Call for Entries – New York

1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2013, the 6th annual public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight Richmond 2013 will take place on November 8 in Shockoe along the Riverfront Canal Walk. The juror is Ken Farmer, Creative Director of Nuit Blanche New York.

Proposals should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered. Artists are encouraged to propose projects that respond directly to the site or are environmentally conscious.

In addition to technical and production support, an honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. Awards include: Best in Show ($1500), People’s Choice ($500), and Most Environmentally Conscious ($1000).

The deadline for submissions is midnight (EST), July 15, 2013.

For more details and to submit a proposal, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.

Deadline: March 1 – FEED 2013 Juried Biennial: Open Call to Artists

1708 Gallery invites artists to submit work for the third 1708 Gallery Feed Biennial. This international juried exhibition is open to any professional or graduate student artist working in any medium. 1708 Gallery is a non-profit contemporary art space in Richmond, Virginia whose mission is to expand the understanding, development, and appreciation of contemporary art by giving exposure to both emerging and established artists. This exhibition will feature multiple works by the top 5 entries as selected by the jurors. Each of the 5 finalists will receive a $1000 honorarium.

The jurors are Sarah Eckhardt, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA and Corin Hewitt, Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

The application deadline is midnight on March 1, 2013.

To enter go to www.1708feed.org.

Accepting proposals for 1708 Gallery′s 2013-2014 exhibition season!

1708 Gallery, a 34-year-old non-profit space for new art in Richmond, Virginia, seeks exhibition proposals for our 2013-2014 season. National and international artists working in all mediums (including, but not limited to: video and film, new media, installation, painting, social practices, sculpture and performance), as well as curators are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals.

1708 Gallery’s mission is to present exceptional new art. 1708 Gallery 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.

Selected artists or curators will receive an exhibition (approximately 6 weeks long) at 1708 Gallery and a $300 honorarium. Pending funding, this amount may increase.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS September 15, 2012.


For more details and to submit your proposal using our online form, Please visit:
http://www.1708gallery.org/exhibitions/about-exhibitions.php 

Contact Gallery Coordinator, Matt Shelton at mshelton@1708gallery.org or 804.643.1708 if you have any questions.

InLight Richmond 2012 Call for Entries Deadline Extended!

DEADLINE EXTENDED to midnight Tuesday July 31, 2012!

1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2012. InLight is an annual juried, public exhibition of light-based art and performance taking place November 2 in downtown Richmond, VA. 1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site. This year’s juror is Melissa Ho, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

An honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. All entries are eligible for the Best in Show award ($1500) and the People’s Choice Award ($500). Green projects are encouraged, and all green entries are also eligible for the Best in Green award ($1500).

The deadline for submissions is midnight, July 31, 2012.

For more information, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight

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).
ABOUT THE SITE:

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 (http://ica.vcu.edu), 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 www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight. 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: www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight.