I come to you today with a huge exciting announcement. Next year, April 26th – 27th, I’m co-curating an art show for asexual identifying artists. Next April, there is going to be an international asexual conference in Canada entitled,
Imagining Asexuality: Intersectional and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” As part of the conference, there’s going to be an art show in a gallery featuring the work of asexual-identifying artists. This would be an amazing thing to put on your resume. We’re also going to have a table to display books and zines written by asexual writers.
I am super excited to have been offered this opportunity and I hope that some of you will consider submitting work. I have interviewed so many talented artists and I’d love to show off your work to the world.
My co-curator, Heather, and I have written up the following call for artists. I’m looking forward to hearing from many of you.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
international conference “Unthinking
Sex, Imagining Asexuality: Intersectional and Interdisciplinary Perspectives”
will be held April 26-27, 2019 at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre
Campus in Vancouver, located on unceded Coast Salish Territory, the traditional
territories of Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We are
excited to announce an Asexual Art Show to be held in tandem at a local gallery
in Vancouver, and we want your work!
Submissions will be received up to 12:00pm
(Pacific Standard Time) on:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
- To apply to this Call for Artists you must be
someone who self-identifies as asexual and/or aromantic (including
gray-asexual, demisexual, or on the ace spectrum).
- You must be someone who creates art, broadly
understood (including, but not limited to: painting, digitized art, visual
poetry, mixed media, photography, drawing, printmaking, etc.).
- Authors and zine-makers are also welcome to
submit work (there will be a table to display written works by ace-identifying
- This exhibition does not charge exhibiting
artists to display their works.
- Unfortunately, due to
the size and nature of our gallery space, we are unable to accept any
sculptures or installation art. Please only submit 2D, and/or ready wall-mounted
- Attach to email no
more than 5 images of your work (.jpg format- 300 dpi, no more than a total of 5MB).
- Should you be
submitting more than one work for consideration, please provide only 2-3 images
of each work.
- Proposed artwork must
include title, material(s), dimensions, and date.
- Please include a short
bio (75 words max).
- Please also include an
artist statement that provides an introduction to your practice and artworks
submitted (250 words max).
- Selected artists are
responsible for delivery, or shipment (as well as return shipping), of their
works. Low-income artists, or artists that need financial assistance to
participate, may be eligible for financial support.
- Artwork must be ready
to display (printed, ready-mounted, or framed).
All submissions must
be in pdf format and emailed to aceartshow[at]gmail[dot]com by January 1, 2019 at noon. Artists will
be notified no later than February 15,
2019 if their submission has been accepted for the art show.
Should you have any
questions regarding the conference or your application, please direct them to Lauren Jankowski and
Heather Prost at aceartshow[at]gmail[dot]com
I will periodically reblog this to remind artists who follow this site as well as for anyone who may miss it the first time around.