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
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Deadline: Oct. 20, 2014 – Mystery Build Challenge – $21,000 in Awards

Call for Artists and Creators.

AWARDS: $21,000 in cash awards, plus gift cards for art supplies!


Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What’s inside? We can’t tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, canvas, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It’s a project that combines the creation of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game.

Mystery build is ideal for anyone looking to go beyond the standard art contest, to not only showcase their strongest talents and skills but also stretch their creative muscles and think and work in entirely new ways.

Purchase a Mystery Build kit and your project materials will be shipped to your door.
Create an original project using only the materials provided, that relates to the contest’s theme.
Share your creation online. Upload images and/or video of your project, as well as images/video of your work in progress.

The theme this year is “Build a Dream”. What does that mean? You tell us.

The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges. The People’s Choice Award goes to the entry with the most votes during the Public Voting period. Entries are judged on creative use of materials, craftsmanship, use of the theme, and presentation.

Best in Show $6,000 People’s Choice $2,000 Photo Category 1 $1,500 2 $1,250 3 $1,000 4 $750 5 $500 6 $250 7 $250 8 $250 9 $125 10 $125 Video Category 1 $1,500 2 $1,250 3 $1,000 4 $750 5 $500 6 $250 7 $250 8 $250 9 $125 10 $125
Plus over $1,000 in instant win cash prizes, and $500 of gift cards from Jerry’s Artarama!
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