Calls for Entry

Call for submissions: An Excellent Thought About a Quality Idea Mary B. Howard Invitational

Image credit: Harry Mayer, Smile ‘n Nodd Shake n ‘Wave (detail), 2018.

Deadline: March 15, 2020

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Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and ‘sindikit invite artists to submit a proposal for the exhibition, An Excellent Thought About a Quality Idea. Applicants are being asked to create an artwork that explores the complexity of identity. It should be an entirely new work, but one that references or grows out of a previous work you have done (a prior “quality idea” for which you now have an “excellent thought” on how it might be reimagined or redeveloped, using a new genre or medium among other possibilities).

Five artists will be selected by Guest Curators Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud, founders of ‘sindikit, and GRACE Associate Curator Erica Harrison. The ‘sindikit project is committed to supporting studio research and experimentation with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, and race.

The exhibition is named in memory of Mary B. Howard, an artist, long-time board member, and staunch supporter of GRACE. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium and $1000 for materials.