Deadline: Sept. 17, 2017 – Call for Curatorial Proposals

Gallery 263 is currently accepting exhibition proposals!
Submission Deadline: September 17, 2017

Through our Curatorial Proposal Series (CPS) artists and groups of artists of all experience levels have the opportunity to collaborate with Gallery 263 staff to organize and present polished, self-curated exhibitions in our 700 sq/ft storefront gallery. The CPS is Gallery 263’s main exhibition program, amounting to four shows annually, and is the only way to be considered for a proposed group or solo exhibition.

Learn more at www.gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/

Deadline: July 16, 2017 – CALL FOR ART: Handled

Gallery 263 seeks art that’s been made by hands for an exhibition celebrating the unrefined, imperfect, and utterly human artworks of today. As digitization, mass production, and commercial manufacturing abound, we invite those artists who choose to embrace the tools they were born with to apply to this juried exhibition. Submit your handmade objects; imperfections, charm, and all.

Open to New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) + New York & New Jersey artists of all career stages. Open to all visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time based). While time-based media are accepted, they should directly relate to the theme in some way. See below for size restrictions and further details.

About the Guest Juror:

Pat Falco is an artist and organizer from Boston, MA. A graduate of MassArt, he has exhibited work throughout the region at venues including the New Bedford Art Museum, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and Montserrat College of Art. He has been featured in public art initiatives such as his recent project “Campaign Headquarters” at Fanueil Hall, as well as Illuminus Boston and the Isles Arts Initiative. In 2014, he was the Artist in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts.  In 2011, Falco founded the Lincoln Art Projects in Waltham, which he ran for three years, and he continues to organize exhibitions at the Distillery Gallery in South Boston. Learn more at www.illfalco.com

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted through an online form. Up to 6 artworks, represented as jpg files or video/audio links, may be uploaded to the form for consideration. Payment is settled either as the final step of the online application form, or by a follow-up payment method (mailed check). All selections for the exhibition are made by the guest juror. All communication and installation decisions are conducted by Gallery 263. Please read the full information below and on the Handled Application Instructions page prior to applying.
Deadline: July 16, 2017.

About Us
Gallery 263 advances the endeavors of artists and performers, while fostering public engagement, enrichment, and exchange. Functioning as a creative nexus, Gallery 263 provides a contemporary voice for the arts in Cambridge and regional communities. Through diverse programs including juried shows, artist-curated exhibits, music, dramatic arts, and residencies, Gallery 263 empowers artists and nurtures innovation.

Deadline: May 21, 2017 – Call for Curatorial Proposals – Curatorial Proposal Series @ Gallery 263

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The Curatorial Proposal Series (CPS) offers artists of all disciplines and experience levels, the opportunity to organize and present a polished, self-curated exhibition with the guidance and support of Gallery 263 staff and facilities. The CPS is Gallery 263’s main exhibition program, amounting to four shows annually, and is the only way to be considered for a proposed group or solo exhibition.

We accept electronic submissions on a rolling basis. The next jury session will begin May 21, 2017. Only proposals submitted by that date will be considered for exhibition between June and December, 2017.

Gallery 263 seeks Curatorial Proposal exhibitions which:

  • present a strong curatorial thesis, and for group proposals, a tangible connection between the included artists’ work
  • promise high quality, contemporary, fresh and original artwork
  • are a good fit for Gallery 263’s space, and which negotiate well with our diverse event programming benefit the local community

Qualifications, Restrictions & Suggestions

  • For solo exhibitions, only New England [MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME] artists are eligible. For group proposals, at least 50% of participating artists must reside in New England.
  • At least 50% of work submitted for review must be from the last two years.
  • Group and solo exhibitions of all media are welcome to apply. Group proposals (of two artists or more) are encouraged.
  • Proposals must be submitted by a representative curator.  This can be the artist proposing a solo exhibition for him/herself, a representative proposing an exhibition as part of a group OR an independent curator(s) proposing an exhibition on behalf of an artist or group. The representative curator must be a New England resident.
  • Entries may either be existing or proposed work. Existing work is required for the first exhibition. All proposed installations must require less than 25% of floor surface area.  Any A/V equipment required for the exhibit will need to be provided by the artist(s). Exhibitions must be installed in under 3 days.
  • Proposals should be made in consideration of Gallery 263’s space. Visiting us before applying is strongly encouraged.

How to Apply

Applicants create two PDF documents for consideration, and apply via our online application form. Please read all of the available information, and prepare your documents as requested. All application materials, including the form, two documents, and $40 application fee, must be received by May 21 to be considered for exhibition between June and December, 2017. Two exhibitions will be chosen.

Curatorial Proposal Series

Deadline: April 16, 2017 – Artist Residency @ Gallery 263

Gallery 263 is currently accepting proposals for our 2017 Artist Residency Program. Since 2010, we have offered our 700-square foot space to artists of all media. In a comfortable, collaborative environment, residents incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work, while giving the local community a stake in both the process and the product of art making. Residents benefit from full access to our space and amenities, two critique sessions, and a week-long exhibition to conclude their stay.

This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity. The program hosts up to four solo artists or one collective of artists for seven weeks. This year’s Summer Residency will begin on June 12, 2017, and run through July 29, 2017.

Deadline: Sunday, April 16, 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit www.gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/artist-residency-program/

Deadline: Jan. 8, 2017 – National Juried Call: Iteration

Theme: Iteration

Selected by: Boston-based artists: Denise Driscoll (Fountain Street Fine Art) & Nathalie Miebach (Miller Yezerski Gallery)

Prospectus: Pattern and repetitive process go hand-in-hand. An entire practice may be made of similar gestures; each mark, movement or sound informing the next. Maps and systems are connected by similar shapes and textures; patterned artworks are created through a meditative, repeated process. Each individual cell, used repetitively—iterated—can be just as fascinating as the sum. Seeking work of all 2D, 3D and time-based media that employs pattern through an iterative process.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Open to work in all media. See prospectus for artwork size restrictions. Artists may apply with up to 6 works.

Exhibition dates: February 9 – March 11, 2017

Find prospectus and apply online:

http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/iteration-call-for-art/

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday January 8, 2017 by 11:59PM

Fee: $25/1-3 submissions, $40/4-6

Deadline: Nov. 13, 2016 – Call for Exhibition Proposals for Winter 2017

Propose an exhibition for Winter 2017 at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from Gallery 263.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter culminating in April 2016, we’re happy to be able to offer modest financial assistance to artists of this year’s CPS program to cover the cost of promotional materials such as postcards and wall vinyl.

Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only, see prospectus for details. To apply, artists/curators compile an exhibition narrative, images and CV(s). New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME. For group proposals, at least 50% of the artists must be within New England. At least 50% of the proposed work must be created within the last 2 years.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday November 13, 11:59pm

Two Exhibition Options:

In your application you may state a preference, but your proposal will be automatically considered for both. We will choose two exhibitions.

  1. January 3 – February 4, 2017
  2. March 12 – April 15, 2017

Application Fee: $40

Find prospectus and apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/

Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

Deadline EXTENDED: July 17, 2016 – Future Visions: Juried Call for Art

Open to New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) + New York & New Jersey artists of all career stages. Open to all visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time based). Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. See prospectus for artwork size restrictions and details.

This call has been extended to musicians and performance artists! Performers, apply with a link to your recorded Future Visions interpretation, or send example photos/audio and describe the happening. Musicians, send us links to your audio to be incorporated into the exhibition, and note if you’d like to play at a live event.

Guest Juror: Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator, MIT D-Lab & Mobius affiliate)

Exhibition dates: September 1 – October 1, 2016

Find prospectus and apply online:

http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/future-visions-call-for-art/

Deadline to Apply EXTENDED: Sunday July 17, 2016 by 11:59PM

Fee: $25/1-3 submissions, $40/4-6

 

Deadline: June 26, 2016 – Future Visions: Juried Call for Art

Gallery 263 seeks inspired depictions of tomorrow. What do you picture as the future of our world, or what you want to see? Your vision may be utopian, idealistic, sobering, or a warning cry to evaluate human behaviors now. By illuminating future possibilities, exploring fantasy, and making predictions, you provide a valuable visual contribution to our world. In addition to expanding our imaginations, you ultimately fuel innovation, and influence change among our leaders and one another.  

Artwork may address (among many other topics): technology, architecture and urban planning, lifestyle, health, the environment, food, social problems, globalization, international relations, pop culture, politics, etc.

Open to New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) + New York artists of all career stages and visual media (2D, 3D, time based). Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. See prospectus for artwork size restrictions and details3-3-all 

Guest Juror: Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator, MIT D-Lab)

Exhibition dates: September 1 – October 1, 2016

Find prospectus and apply online:

http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/future-visions-call-for-art/

Deadline to Apply: Sunday June 26, 2016 by 11:59PM

Fee: $25/1-3 submissions, $40/4-6

 

Deadline: May 29, 2016 – Call for Exhibition Proposals for Summer/Fall 2016

Propose an exhibition for Summer/Fall at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from Gallery 263.
Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only, see prospectus for details. To apply, artists/curators compile an exhibition narrative, images and CV(s). New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME. For group proposals, at least 50% of the artists must be from within New England. At least 50% of the proposed work must be created within the last 2 years.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday May 29, 11:59pm
Two Exhibition Options:
In your application you may state a preference, but your proposal will be automatically considered for both. We will choose two exhibitions.
July 31 – August 27, 2016
October 2 – November 5, 2016
Application Fee: $40
Find prospectus and to apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/
Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

Deadline: April 17, 2016 – Call for Artists in Residence

Gallery 263 is pleased to offer our 700-square foot space to artists of all media and experience levels for 7 weeks in the Summer of 2016. We strive to give the local Boston and Cambridge community a stake in the process, not just the product, of art making. Enjoy a comfortable, collaborative environment in which to incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work. This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity, and will be awarded to up to four solo artists or to one collective of artists.  Artists benefit from full access to our space and amenities, participate in critiques, and conclude their stay with an exhibition.

Residency Period: 7 weeks; June 6- July 23, 2016

Deadline to apply: Sunday April 17, 11:59pm

Application fee: $30

Studio Fee:  $275 per artist

 

Physical amenities include high tin ceilings and incredible natural light, great community visibility, wireless internet, A/C, plentiful outlets, mini fridge, kitchenware, microwave, approx. 25 folding chairs available, bathroom with toilet, large sink & hot water.

 

Qualifications:

Be an emerging, working artist.

Have a secure living situation for the duration of the Residency.

Work well in a shared space situation.

Have a digital portfolio of recent work (~3 years) for submission to our online application.

Tell us your artwork development plan for this Summer.

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants must compile a pdf document containing a narrative, images, and a CV or resume. Please fully read online instructions before submitting your application.

 

APPLY:

http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/artist-residency-program/

Deadline: Jan. 3, 2016 – Call for Art – On the Body – Juried Exhibition

Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA presents the call for On the Body, a Juried Exhibition curated by Ruth Erickson, Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston.  

A national juried exhibition on the diversity of bodily expression and experience, recorded and modeled with all media.

 

Deadline for Submission: Sunday January 3, 2016, 11:59pm

Notification of selected work by: Monday January 11, 2016

Exhibition dates: February 11 – March 12, 2016

Open to all residents of the United States.

 

Entry Fee: Artists may enter up to 6 works.  $25 for 1-3, $40 for 4-6. Payment must be received by submission deadline.

 

Artwork Eligibility:

Must have been created in the last 5 years and complete.

2D Max Dimensions: 60” W x 108” H (40 lbs. max)

3D Max Dimensions: MUST be self-supportive or mountable; may not exceed 108″H x 30″W x 30″D.

Shipped artwork (including box) may not exceed: 36”W  x  36”H x 8″D, 40 lbs.

Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist.

Time Media: No length restrictions. Submit links to streaming. Artists may need to supply their own A/V  equipment.

 

Find more information and apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/juried-exhibitions/on-the-body-call-for-art/
Gallery 263 is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing a space for local and regional artists of all mediums to exhibit their work and engage the community.

Deadline: Sept. 27, 2015 – Interdisciplinary Call for Art – 263 Hybrids

Gallery 263 is pleased to introduce our first short-term artist-curated interdisciplinary series, 263 Hybrids. We hope to better support artists who are working in cross-disciplinary genres, and to engage the public in a hands-on manner.
Call for Interdisciplinary Proposals! Gallery 263 seeks Boston-area creatives to integrate interdisciplinary art with community engagement for our final 6-day long pop-up slot of 2015. For example; projects may blend exhibition, performance, or social practice with workshops, collaborative events, or lectures! Looking for proposals that display a strong curatorial thesis, clear timeline and understanding of audience and outreach methods.

Dates: Monday November 9 – Saturday November 14

Deadline: Sunday September 27, 11:59pm

Notification: October 5

Fee: $20

Questions?: contact@gallery263.com

Prospectus & Application: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/263-hybrids-2015/

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015 – Call for Exhibition Proposals for Winter 2016

Propose an exhibition for Winter 2016 at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from the 263 team. Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only, see prospectus for details. New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME. For group proposals, at least 50% of the group must be from New England. At least 50% of the proposed work must be created within the last 2 years.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday November 15, 11:59pm

Two Fall Exhibition Options:

In your application you may state a preference, but your proposal will be automatically considered for both. We will choose two exhibitions.

  1. December 27, 2015 – January 30, 2016
  2. March 6 – April 2, 2016

Notification: November 23

Application Fee: $30

Find prospectus and apply online:

http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/

Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

 

Deadline: July 19, 2015 – Call for Exhibition Proposals – Gallery 263 – Cambridge, MA

Propose an exhibition for Fall 2015 at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from the 263 team. Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only. New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME.

 

Deadline to Apply: Sunday July 19, 11:59pm

Two Fall Exhibition Options:

  1. September 3 – October 3, 2015
  2. October 8 – November 7, 2015

Notification: July 31

Application Fee: $30

Find prospectus and apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/

Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

 

 

Deadline: June 14, 2015 – New, New England – Call for Art! Juried by Trevor Smith (PEM)

An un-themed,  juried exhibition opportunity open to New England artists (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT).

Seeking art from the proud, hearty, free and brave. Show us your new work, New England!

Selected by Trevor Smith, Curator of the Present Tense at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.

Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only.

All mediums are encouraged! See prospectus for 2-D and 3-D media size restrictions.

Exhibition dates: July 30 – August 29, 2015

$25/1-3 submissions, $40/4-6

Find prospectus and apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/juried-exhibitions/new-new-england-call-for-art/

Deadline to Apply: Sunday June 14, 2015 by 11:59PM

Deadline: May 1, 2015 – 6-Week Summer Artist Residency at Gallery 263

Gallery 263 is pleased to offer our 700-square foot space to artists of all media and experience levels for 6 weeks in the Summer of 2015.  We strive to give the local Boston and Cambridge community a stake in the process, not just the product, of art making.  Enjoy a comfortable, collaborative environment in which to incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work.  This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity, and will be awarded to up to four solo artists or to one collective of artists.  Artists benefit from full access to our space and amenities, engage the public with at least one outreach event, and conclude their stay with a showcase.

Residency Period: 6 weeks; June 1- July 11, 2015

Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 1 11:59pm

Notification: Friday, May 8

Application fee: $25

Thanks to a generous grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, Gallery 263 has been able to cut Residency fees to artists by more than 50% this year.

2015 Studio Fee:  $150 per artist for a residency with four artists ($150 x 4 = $600) OR $600 assessed to a collective of artists

Physical amenities include high tin ceilings and incredible natural light, great community visibility, wireless internet, A/C, plentiful outlets, mini fridge, kitchenware, microwave, approx. 25 folding chairs available, bathroom with toilet, large sink & hot water.

Our supportive staff will help to plan and promote your outreach event and showcase, and is available for discussion and critique throughout the Residency period.
Qualifications:
Be an emerging, working artist.
Have a secure living situation for the duration of the Residency.
Work well in a shared space situation.
Have a digital portfolio ready to submit to our online application process.
Tell us your creative plan for your work this summer.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must compile a pdf document containing a narrative, images, an image list and a CV or resume. Please fully read online instructions before submitting your application.

Instructions and application:
http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/artist-residency-program/

Further questions? E-mail us: contact@gallery263.com

Deadline: March 1, 2015 – Call for Interdisciplinary Projects, Gallery 263, Cambridge MA

Gallery 263 is launching a new series comprised of 6-day long interdisciplinary intensives with 263 Hybrids.  Perform, move, play, discuss, teach, make, collaborate!  Now accepting proposals for our first pop-up. Open to Boston-area artists and collectives, all media and experience levels welcome. Applicants must be interested in curating and leading events. Artists will spend days 1-3 installing/rehearsing, and days 4-6 hosting the public.

Hybrids may include but are not limited to… performance art, film, music, vocals, theater, dance, movement, audio/media, written/spoken/performed word, collaborative art, community practice, happenings, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions (student work welcome; 12th grade, BFA or MFA exhibitions) …any combination of these!

Deadline to Apply: Sunday March 1, 11:59pm

Notification: March 9

Exhibition Dates: Monday April 6 – Saturday April 11

Forthcoming Calls:

  1. Deadline: April 19 / Dates: 5/26 – 5/31
  2. Deadline: June 14 / Dates: 7/20 – 7/25
  3. Deadline: September 6 / Dates: 10/12 – 10/17

Application Fee: $20

Find Prospectus and Apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/263-hybrids-2015/

Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

 Gallery 263 is a nonprofit arts organization in Cambridge, MA.  Our mission is to provide a place for local and regional artists of all media to exhibit work and engage the community.  Gallery 263 exhibits are free and open to the public.

 

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2014 – Call for Art: Chroma at Gallery 263 – Cambridge, MA

Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA presents the call for Chroma, a Juried Exhibition curated by Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery)

A national juried exhibition of work on hue, saturation and value. Apply with your most glowing, blushing, luscious artwork in any medium.

Deadline for Submission: Sunday December 7, 2014, 11:59pm

Notification of selected work by: Monday, December 14, 2014

Exhibition dates: January 15 – February 14, 2015

Entry Fee: Artists may enter up to 6 works.  $25 for 1-3, $40 for 4-6. Payment must be received by submission deadline.

Artwork Eligibility: Must have been created in the last 5 years and complete.

2D Max Dimensions: 60” W x 108” H (40 lbs. max)

3D Max Dimensions: MUST be self-supportive or mountable; may not exceed 108″H x 30″W x 30″D.

Shipped 2D artwork may not exceed: 40”W  x  40”H , 40 lbs.

Shipped 3D artwork may not exceed: 30” W x 30”D x 40”H

Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist.

Time Media: No length restrictions.  Submit with links to streaming or DVD.

Open to all residents of the United States.

Find more information and apply online:

http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/juried-exhibitions/chroma-call-for-art/

Gallery 263 is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing a space for local and regional artists of all mediums to exhibit their work and engage the community.

 

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2014 – Propose an Exhibition for Gallery 263 – Cambridge, MA

Gallery 263 is currently accepting exhibition proposals for two Winter 2014/15 exhibitions. Our Curatorial Proposal Series (CPS) program provides artists of all media and career levels the opportunity to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art.

Two 4-week long Exhibition options:

  1. Early December 2014 – Early January 2015
  2. Mid February – Mid March 2015

In this unique program, Gallery 263 Staff support and guide CPS artists through the entire exhibition process, and expect a high degree of professional commitment from exhibiting artists and curators. Open to group and solo proposals, though groups are encouraged.

Online submissions only.  New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME.

Deadline to apply: Sunday October 19, 2014 11:59PM

Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

For Prospectus and Application form: www.gallery263.com/cps.php

 

Gallery 263 is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing a space for local and regional artists of all mediums to exhibit their work and engage the community.

 

Deadline: Aug. 3, 2014 – Summer Fling: Festival of One-Minute Films – Cambridge, MA

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Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA will be hosting its second One-Minute Film Festival this August. This year’s theme is “Summer Fling”, short films about summertime. We are currently calling for one-minute films. Films can be narrative, abstract, animated, musical, silent; whatever you wish. All submissions will be included in the screening unless deemed offensive or inappropriate by the organizers.

Apply Online by August 3: http://gallery263.com/summerfilmfest.php