Calls for Entry

Greater Reston Arts Center: An Excellent Thought About a Quality Idea

Image: James Huckenpahler, value proposition (detail), 2018

Deadline: March 15, 2020
Extended to March 31

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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. Artists are invited to make a new project referencing an artwork they’ve made in the past. We are specifically interested in the complexity of identity. Based on the prompt, each artist will make an entirely new artwork using a new genre or new medium.

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 the Greater Reston Arts Center. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium and $1000 for materials.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements

  • Artist must live or work in Washington, DC; Maryland; or Virginia
  • Artist must pay a $40 application fee. This fee will also list you as a Supporter of the institution and includes two invitations to our Festival Party on May 16, 2020.
  • All text files must be in doc or pdf format
  • Ten (10) images of past work
  • All images must be in jpeg format, sized to 5 X 7 (or approx.) inches at 300 dpi
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications will not be considered