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OPEN SPACE | Nov 5th - Nov 21st
ICOSA Collective (Austin, TX) announces a national call for entries for Open Space, a juried group exhibition to be held in conjunction with the Austin Studio Tour 2021. Open to all US residents working in any 2D/3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible. Women, BIPOC and people from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

ICOSA is an artists-run no profit space founded in Austin, TX in 2015. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Canopy Arts Complex on the east side of Austin. Open Space is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery during the Austin Tour.

JUROR: Claire Howard
Claire Howard is the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. Her exhibitions at the Blanton include Suzanne Bocanegra: Valley, Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs., Joiri Minaya: Labadee, and Ideas in Sensuous Form: The International Symbolist Movement. Claire came to the Blanton from the Menil Collection, where she was the 2016-2017 Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow. She has worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Fabric Workshop and Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; and Wellesley College’s Davis Museum. Her scholarly research focuses on Paris-based Surrealist journals and exhibitions of the 1950s and 1960s in dialogue with post-World War II cultural shifts. Claire is a founding board member of the International Society for the Study of Surrealism and a contributor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tate Modern’s forthcoming exhibition catalogue Surrealism Beyond Borders. She earned a PhD and MA in art history from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA in art history and English from Wellesley College.

Submission deadline: October 3rd
Artists Notification: October 15th
Deadline for receipt of work:
Shipped: October 29th (delivery before 5pm)
Hand-Delivered: October 29th (12pm – 5pm)
Opening Reception: November 5th
Work returned: December 1st – 12th

Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight October 3rd, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Please submit all materials via this entry form.

  • Brief Artist Statement (up to 1 page)
  • Resume (up to 1 page)
  • 10-20 images of works completed within the past two years (Up to 2 of the submitted works may be video, for a total run time of less than 10 minutes)

Save images as JPEG files, 72dpi, with longest dimension less than 2000 pixels. Save images with your first initial, last name, and image number as it appears on your corresponding image list (Example: JDoe01.jpg).
For video submissions, mp4 and mov files are acceptable, at 720p or 1080p maximum resolution. Save video files with your first initial, last name, and video number as it appears on your corresponding list of work (Example: JDoe01.mov).

  • Image List
  • Website/ Instagram
  • $25 entry fee

If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at ICOSA no later than 6pm, October 29th, 2021. Hand delivered work can be dropped off October 29th from noon till 5pm. Accepted work must be ready to hang or display in a professional manner. Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways and must include a return shipping label with their work. Pack securely. No use of Styrofoam packing pellets (bubble wrap is acceptable). No glass on framing of wall-based work, plexiglass only. Work that arrives at gallery damaged will be returned un-displayed. ICOSA is not responsible for work damaged in transit. Unsold work will be packed by ICOSA in the shipping containers they arrived in and returned promptly to the artists in early December 2021. Pick-up of work is November 27th, from noon till 4pm. ICOSA will not store work past the pick-up time. 

ICOSA Collective, 916 Springdale Rd, Building 2 #102, Austin, TX 78702.

Work does not have to be for sale. Sale prices are determined by the artist. 70% of sale price goes to the artist, 30% to ICOSA. All work must be the property of the artist in order to be available for sale.

ICOSA does not provide insurance for any piece during the Open Space exhibition, though great care will be taken in handling your work. ICOSA recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit. ICOSA retains the right to decide which work is included in the exhibition. 

By entering the competition, selected artists grant ICOSA rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials, social media, and the gallery website for promotional purposes only.

Artists will be notified of acceptance status no later than October 15th, 2021.

Any questions, email icosacollective@gmail.com. For more information about ICOSA, visit  our website at icosacollective.com

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