GFPVille: NextGen 9.0 Art Exhibition - Opportunity for DMV Aspiring Visual Artists age 17–27

Master Griot Publishing Syndicate
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3 min readMar 28, 2022

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Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

NextGen 9.0 CALL FOR ARTISTS...

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17–27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 9.0. This exhibition will be presented in the VisArts Kaplan gallery from June 3 — August 7, 2022. This will present a unique opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience to exhibit their work in a professional gallery. Programming for this exhibition will include conversations with other emerging artists, critiques with local curators/arts administrators who work with young artists, along with other professional development opportunities.

VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.

Online applications are due by April 10, 2022, 11:59 pm. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year’s exhibition.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by April 18.

“PRECIOUS” by Frank Morrison — limited edition print sold by October Gallery https://octobergallery.com/2021/10/31/precious-by-frank-morrison/
“PRECIOUS” by Frank Morrison — limited edition signed & numbered lithograph (500) https://octobergallery.com/2021/10/31/precious-by-frank-morrison/

Required Application Materials:

  • Application Form
  • High Res images with captions, for up to 5 works of art
  • Film and video pieces are welcome: 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total. Videos must be in .mp4 or .mov file format.
  • Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • Artist Statement (250 Word Maximum)
  • Artist Bio (150 Word Maximum)
  • Resume/ CV — It can be intimidating to create an artist résumé with little or no experience, but a great résumé is one that is clear, organized and simple. Experiences you can include may be from exhibiting in student art shows, to assisting at camps or even teaching.

SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE

https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/215531/nextgen-9-0
Submission Guidelines:
Apply Online :
Complete the online application through submittable.com Questions: Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 9.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Megan Koeppel, Exhibitions Programming Coordinator, at mkoeppel@visartscenter.org

RESOURCES

Here are a great number of resources to help you create a competitive application and to develop your professional practices as an artist:

Artist statement and artist biography
https://assets.mica.edu/files/resources/newbranding_artiststatementbio_revised.pdf

Artist Résumé
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/resume

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/visual-art-cv

For information on Exhibition and Sale of Artwork
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/practices

Guidelines for presenting works in digital format
http://www.collegeart.org/standards-and-guidelines/guidelines/digital-format

SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE

https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/215531/nextgen-9-0
Submission Guidelines:
Apply Online :
Complete the online application through submittable.com Questions: Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 9.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Megan Koeppel, Exhibitions Programming Coordinator, at mkoeppel@visartscenter.org

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