Menu
Close

SOIL Artist-Run Gallery

CALL FOR 2019-2020 SHOW PROPOSALS
Due Mar 24 2019

SOIL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SHOW PROPOSALS FOR 2019 – 2020!

DEADLINE: MARCH 24TH @ 12PM PT

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

For more information, please visit our website at http://soilart.org/opportunities/show-proposals/

ABOUT

SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists and curators to exhibit, develop, and advance their work. We are committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content. Proposals including 3 or more artists are encouraged, but 2-person shows will be considered if the work and concept are very strong. Sorry, but we are not accepting applications for solo shows.

HOW TO APPLY
Please note that you will not be able to begin and save your application for later, so read the application guidelines below and have your materials ready before applying. When you are ready, submit your materials online through our submission form before SUNDAY, MARCH 24th, 12pm PT.

GUIDELINES

Show title: Could be a working title or the exact title you plan to use for the show.

Project Description: Describe in 200 words or less the themes and content of the show. Clear, concise and compelling ideas will have the best chance of being accepted. Explain exactly what we can expect from your exhibition including the type of work in the show, how it relates thematically, total number of works, and how you will use the main gallery space (gallery floorplan). The Backspace gallery is for members only.

Preferred months: Please list 3 months that you would most prefer to have your show at SOIL.

Unavailable months: Please list up to 6 months that you would be unable to do a show at SOIL.

Work Samples: Please submit 10 images of your work complied into one pdf document. Include samples of work by all participating artists to provide a sense of the proposed show. Good images are highly persuasive!

Your pdf should be organized with one image per page – each labeled with artist name, title, year, media, and size.

If you wish to submit Video or Sound samples as part of your 10 works samples please provide a screen shot plus a link for us to review them online. If the work is longer than 5 minutes please provide a clipped version or a time stamp where we should begin watching/listening.

How do the images relate to the proposed show? Describe in 100 words or less if the images are examples of new work that will be created for the exhibition or the exact work that will be shown.

Optional CV and Artist Statement: We recommend but do not require uploading a resume and artist statement. Please condense all of the resumes into one single pdf. (Please label the file: CV.pdf.) Please condense all of the statements into one single pdf. (Please label the file: ArtistStatement.pdf.)

THE FINE PRINT
SOIL provides a $500 curatorial stipend and free vinyl signage. You are responsible for any other costs including travel or shipping.

We assist in promoting your show through social media, on our website, and through local press. You are responsible for any printed material.

Shows open on the First Thursday of each month and close on the Saturday before the next First Thursday. Gallery hours are Th-Su 12-5pm.

Shows install Sun-Weds before the First Thursday of each month and deinstall on the last Saturday of the month beginning at 5pm and ending by Sunday at 2pm.

All sales happen directly between artist or curator and buyer. We encourage a 15-30% donation of sales to SOIL.

We encourage exhibiting artists and curators to sign up for a 5 hour gallery sitting shift.