SOHO2O Gallery is a non-profit artist-run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists through gallery exhibitions and public programming since 1973. 

SOHO20 seeks project based submissions for the 2017/2018 Exhibition Season, running September 2017 - May 2018. SOHO20’s +/- Project Space, a small (appx 9 x 9’), dedicated space nestled within SOHO20 Gallery, features one work, project or performance by an artist or group at a time. Focusing on works that are either time-based, ephemeral, performative, or site-specific, artists are chosen to participate in the project space based on their artistic process rather than product. Highlighting the works and practices of emerging artists, the +/- Project Space exhibitions will run concurrently with the regular exhibition season, opening about once per month.

Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - before midnight Eastern Time.

THE SPACE

SOHO20's +/- Project Space is a 9 x 9 foot room (with a 3.5 foot doorway opening) adjacent to our two main gallery areas. Located within the 56 Bogart building in Bushwick, Brooklyn, SOHO20 is nestled in the center of the Bushwick art scene, neighboring many other gallery spaces and artist studios.

ELIGIBILITY

  • SOHO20's 2016 +/- Project Space is open to emerging and mid-career artists.

  • Applications are open to artists and groups of all genders, but in keeping with SOHO20's mission, projects by women identified, trans, and gender nonconforming artists will be given preference.

  • Preference will also be given to applications that consider process and time as an integral part of the project.

  • Artists who have previously had solo exhibitions at SOHO20 (including +/- Project Space exhibitions) must wait a minimum of three years before reapplying.

  • The +/- Project Space is open to collaborative proposals.

  • All applicants must be 18 years or older and may not be enrolled in any degree seeking program at the time that the proposed project is slotted to occur.

  • If possible, artists are encouraged to visit SOHO20's gallery space in order to further understand the possibilities and limitations of the space.

  • *Please note, SOHO20 cannot pay for travel or shipping of artwork.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please be ready to submit the following:

  • Bio or CV (if this is a collaborative project, make sure that all CV's or Bios are saved as one file).

  • Proposal statement (no more than one page) outlining your plans for the space, both concept details and relevant logistics.

  • Artist statement (no more than one page) that more generally explains your work.

  • Up to ten (10) images. These images should include examples of past work, as well as materials related to the proposed project. These could be mock-ups, sketches, diagrams, or related works. All images should be formatted in the following way:

    • 01_Firstname_Lastname.jpg

    • 02_Firstname_Lastname.jpg

    • 03_Firstname_Lastname.jpg

    • etc..

  • Up to two (2) videos, no longer than five minutes each. These videos must be submitted through a link that is available to stream online. Please only send artwork, or videos of time related works. Please do not send exhibition documentation.

  • Image list (no longer than one page) with the titles and details of all of the images and videos that were submitted.

APPLICATION FEE

A $20 application fee is required with each application. This fee is covers basic administrative costs and will compensate jurors. This must be paid online in order for your submission to be complete.

SELECTION PROCESS

A panel of both SOHO20 artist members, staff, and outside jury member(s) will review applications and select finalists. Artists will be selected based on the overall quality of their past work, originality and relevance of the proposal, creativity and specificity to the space itself, and feasibility of the proposed projects. Finalists will be contacted to discuss their projects and proposed timeline before the final selection is made. All finalists must be available to for a follow-up discussion in order to be considered for an exhibition in the +/- Project Space.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Online Applications must be submitted by Saturday, April 1, 2017 - before midnight Eastern Time.

STATUS NOTIFICATION

Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the deadline. Please do not contact the gallery to check on the status of your application.

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS?

Please contact the gallery at: submissions@soho20gallery.com or 718-366-3661

Application Information

Applications from women artists are reviewed monthly for the following categories of membership.

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+ FULL MEMBERSHIP:

Full membership includes one solo show every two years in the selected gallery and participation in a group show in alternate years. In addition to these exhibition opportunities, all members receive the following benefits with membership:

  • Artist representation on SOHO20's website
  • Opportunities for artist-led events (i.e. artist talks, panel discussions, etc.)
  • SOHO20 Gallery's Director and assistants are available for professional support and consultation
  • Opportunities for studio visits, critiques and discussions 
  • Access to SOHO20 for fiscal sponsorship
Members are required to make a two-year commitment to the gallery. Initiation fees can be paid in installments during the first 6 months of membership.

Gallery I – Monthly dues of $330 / $370 (at large*) and a one-time initiation fee of $500
Gallery II – Monthly dues of $165 / $205 (at large*) and a one-time initiation fee of $300

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+  NATIONAL AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP:

Yearly dues of $1100. Affiliates participate in our annual National Affiliates group exhibition and also receive all of the shared benefits of membership.

REQUIREMENTS OF MEMBERSHIP:

  • Payment of dues in a timely fashion.
  • Each member is required to abide by the rules set forth in the by-laws of SOHO20 and in its manual of operations.
  • Participation in the operations of the organization by doing committee work and attending monthly meetings (unless claiming at large status).
  • Each member is responsible for the costs of her publicity and advertising, with the exception of those listings paid for by SOHO20.
  • Each member must sign a renewable contract for a 24-month period.

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

Women artists wishing to apply to one of the above categories are invited to submit the following:

  • A completed online application form.
  • Up to 10 images and/or 3 videos of recent work. All images must be .jpg, .png, .mov, .mp4, or .avi format, and must be labeled in the following format:
    • 01_FirstName_LastName.jpg
    • 02_FirstName_LastName.jpg
    • 03_FirstName_LastName.jpg
    • etc..
  • A separate list, numbered to correspond with the included images or videos. The list should include title, medium, size, and date.
  • A recent CV or resume, including education, exhibitions, and other relevant information in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
  • A brief (no more than one page) artist's statement about the work in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
  • Up to three catalogues, reviews, and/or brochures about your work. (Optional)

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THE SELECTION PROCESS:

Once a month, except in August, the members of SOHO20 carefully review membership applications. After an initial approval, a request will be made to meet with our members and potentially see actual work at SOHO20. In order for an applicant to become a member, there must be a two-thirds majority vote in her favor.

Please contact the gallery at 718-366-3661 or via email at info@soho20gallery.com

Ends on March 25, 2017$20.00
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SOHO20's Residency Lab invites artists (or collaborative groups) to take over our gallery space for six weeks in the summer. During this time, the gallery will remain open for abbreviated hours and public events, fostering dialogue and providing a platform for residents to engage with the visiting public. This program is designed to support alternative practices and facilitate the creation of new work, while offering opportunities for artists to experiment, collaborate, and interact with visitors. Due to the public nature of this program, proposals from artists who intend to use visitor engagement as part of the work will be privileged over those which do not.

SOHO20’s full exhibition space will be offered to be shared between two selected artists/groups as a studio from July 6 – August 17, 2017. Working with each artist’s schedule, SOHO20 will remain open for a portion of each work week. The artist(s) must commit to work in the gallery a minimum of three (3) days per week, including during the open times, which will be decided on between each artist and the Gallery Director.  Selected artists will work with the gallery staff to develop events during the residency, including an open studio event at the close.

As part of this program, residency artists will receive feedback from arts professionals in the form of studio visits during their stay. Participating artists will also be invited to contribute to SOHO20’s programming in the following exhibition season, either as an event, or participating in the annual group exhibition the winter.

DEADLINE: Saturday March 25, 2017 - before midnight, Eastern Time.

Please read the following carefully before you begin your submission. The link to submit is at the bottom of the page.


THE GALLERY/ STUDIO

The gallery is located at 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, in the center of the active and vibrant Bushwick art scene, nested within a diverse community of non-profit, commercial and artist run spaces, as well as artist studios. The gallery is a workspace only, there is absolutely no living allowed. SOHO20 does not provide housing or transportation.

ELIGIBILITY

  • SOHO20's 2016 Residency Lab is open to emerging and mid-career artists, working in all disciplines.

  • We accept applications from all genders, but in keeping within SOHO20’s mission, applications from women, trans, and gender nonconforming individuals will be given preference.

  • Artists should aim to keep a consistent schedule, and be able to commit to at least 3 days per week in the gallery/studio for the duration of the residency.

  • All applicants must be residents of the United States or have a valid visa not expiring before the end of the program, 18 years or older and may not be enrolled in any degree seeking program at the time of starting the residency.

  • Applicants may not be participating in another studio residency program at the same time as the SOHO20 Residency Lab.

  • Applicants who have previously participated in a residency at SOHO20 are not eligible.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please be ready to submit the following. Documents must be in .PDF; .DOC; .DOCX or .RTF form.

  • An up-to-date CV

  • A brief artist statement

  • A proposal (no more than one page) outlining your objectives during the residency. Please include: how your work would benefit from this program, how visitors might engage with your work, any details of the project(s) you will be working on, the materials that you will be using, and any tech that is required (and whether you will provide the tech, or if you need SOHO20 to do so).

  • A description of between 1-3 events that you propose to present during the residency (1-3 sentence description each). In this document, please include materials that you will need/use for each event, duration, and ideal capacity.

  • Up to 10 images of past work in .JPEG; .PNG; or .TIFF format. Images should be no larger than 1MB. Each image file should be labeled as follows:

    • 01_Lastname_Firstname

    • 02_Lastname_Firstname

    • 03_Lastname_Firstname

    • ...etc

  • Up to 3 video or audio files in .MOV; .MP4; .MPG or .MP3 format

  • A work list corresponding to your uploaded work samples that lists the title, year, medium and dimensions of each work.

  • Two references (with contact information).

APPLICATION FEE

A $20 application fee is required with each application. This fee is covers basic administrative costs and will compensate juror(s). This must be paid online in order for your submission to be complete.

SELECTION PROCESS

A panel of both SOHO20 artist members and outside jury member(s) will review applications and select finalists. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, feasibility of their projects, and demonstrated potential to actively utilize the studio as a space for interaction. Finalists will be contacted to discuss the work before the final selection is made. All finalists must be available to for a follow-up discussion in order to be considered for selection for the residency.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Online Applications will be available January 15, 2017 and must be submitted by the extended deadline of Saturday, March 25 2017 before midnight, Eastern Time

STATUS NOTIFICATION

Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the deadline. Please do not contact the gallery to check on the status of your application.

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS?

Contact us via email submissions@soho20gallery.com or by phone 718-366-3661