Deadline: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 15, 2018
Jury Panel: Jarvis Dubois, Carolina Mayorga, and Victoria Reis
This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2018. This call is open to emerging or mid-career artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and artist teams will be considered. Please note: this is not a group exhibition so artist teams should be artist partnerships working together to create a cohesive solo exhibition.
The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from May 25 – July 15, 2018. The artist(s) will also receive a $3,000 stipend.
About the Jurors
Jarvis DuBois has over 14 years combined registrarial and curatorial experience, currently at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History since 2002 as a Museum Specialist. While a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) he completed the Getty Center Summer Grant Program working at the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum in 1995. Jarvis has curated the following exhibitions: “Black Abstraction” at Harmony Hall Regional Art Gallery in Fort Washington, MD for the group Black Artists of DC (2011); “GA Gardner: Interconnections” at the Athenaeum in Virginia (2012); “In The Mix: DC Area Abstract Artists” at the Children’s National Medical Center (2012); “A/Way Home” at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2012-13); “Of a Place and Time: Photographic Memories and Imaginings” at the Hillyer Art Space (2013); “(in)Visible and (dis)Embodied: Repositioning the Marginalized” as part of the Curatorial Initiative program at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2014); “Of Present Bodies” at the Arlington Arts Center, VA (2014); co-curated “Looking Back/Looking Forward: 15 Years of Millennium Arts Salon” at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in Maryland (2015); “Dream Ship” at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in DC (2015), “Hear/Here” at the Honfleur Gallery (2016) both in D.C.; co-curated “Lest We Forget” with Deirdre Darden at the Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, Maryland (2016); co-curated the group exhibition “Art Tasting” at the District of Columbia Arts Center (2017) and most recently curated the group exhibition “Out/Side & In/Between” at School33 Art Center in Baltimore. Jarvis has also curated the exhibition section for performance artist Sheldon Scott at the (e)merge art fair held in Washington, DC in October 2013 and 2014. In 2015, he participated in the panel discussion, “Cultivating Taste: The Art of Curation”, organized by the Artinista Art Advisory held at the Flashpoint Gallery. He’s also a current board member of Millennium Arts Salon as well as a member of the Hillyer Art Space Artist Advisory committee. Jarvis has written articles for the International Review of African American Art based at Hampton University, Virginia.
Carolina Mayorga is a D.C.-based artist who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the last 18 years. Her work is part of national and international collections including the Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Andres Institute of Art, New Hampshire, Museum of New Art, Michigan, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, and Kronan SculpturePark, Lulea, Sweden. Her work addresses issues of social and political content. Comments on migration, war, identity, translate into video, performance, site-specific installations, and two-dimensional media in the form of photography and drawing. Carolina has received awards and scholarships throughout her career and has been recognized with fellowships and commissioned projects that have contributed to the landscape of the city. Mayorga received a BFA in Art and Textiles in Bogotá, Colombia and a MFA in sculpture from The University of Kansas.
Victoria Reis is the Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Transformer, founded in 2002 in Washington, DC. Reis began her career in contemporary visual arts at the National Association of Artists’ Organizations/NAAO (1992-97), developing programs and field-wide initiatives in support of artist centered and artist-run organizations and the artists they serve. A curator and arts organizer who has lived and worked in Washington, DC since 1991, following her time at NAAO and prior to founding Transformer, Reis launched several independent temporal arts programs in DC (Mott’s Market Art and Stack It Up Productions, among others; 1997-2001), providing vital opportunities for emerging artists to present their work, develop audiences, and establish networks for future support. Reis curated the 1999 and 2001 Options exhibition for the Washington Project for the Arts, at the time the only regional exhibition highlighting the work of emerging artists. Reis was the Director of Programs for the International Sculpture Center (1998-1999), organizing the 17th International Sculpture Conference in Chicago, IL, and was a curatorial consultant to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities’ Public Art Program (2002- 2004), building the current DC Convention Center’s Art Collection a well as the Wilson Building’s art collection. Reis has been a member of ArtTable since 2000, and recently became a Founding Member of Common Field (commonfield.org) a new national network of art spaces and artist-led initiatives.