ABOUT: Curator's Open

You design the booth.
You select the artists.
You choose the artworks.
 We mount the exhibition at one of the world's major art fairs.
How it works:
ArtSlant has partnered with EXPO CHICAGO to present an open call for curators called Curator's Open. One user's My List will be selected to mount at EXPO CHICAGO this September by a panel of influential curators including Independent Curator, Audrey Illouz, Maiza Hixson, the DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art, overseen by EXPO CHICAGO's Director of Programming, Patricia Courson. Read more about the panelists here.
As an ArtSlant user, you are able to create My Lists. My Lists are your way to create collections of artwork; for inspiration, for future reference, or even your gallery night out. Curator's Open makes use of this tool. First, you will be taken to a search page which presents artwork from members of the ArtSlant Community. To begin, just click on enter Curator's Open from your profile or go to the Contest tab in your My Page. When you find something you like, add it to your Curator's Open My List. Complete your entry by adding more works until you are satisfied with your exhibition. Save your selections by clicking the submit button. Then just add your exhibition title, exhibition proposal and exhibition history. First timers are most welcome but professionalism will be a key component in the selection of the winning proposal.
To be selected for this exhibition, describe your concept fully. Include placement of the works, keeping in mind the sizes of each work. If the sizes are unlisted, e-mail the artist from their profile. Feel free to attach an image of your proposed layout in your Exhibition Statement. We‘ve provided a template to use below.
Composition tells a story. Note in your proposal how your exhibition composition will work on the viewer. All works must belong to claimed artist pages. If you prefer, you can search the Art pages to take advantage of more specific filters, just make sure the artist you add to your list is a claimed and active artist. Once you submit your proposal, all artists included in the proposal will be notified by ArtSlant and asked to accept. At the time of submission, a $15 administrative fee will be applied. Your proposal will be pending until all artists have agreed to participate. You can check on the status of your proposal in your Contest tab on your My Page.
The submission period closes July 31st. The chosen proposal will be selected and announced at the beginning of August, 2014. Best of Luck!

 Booth Dimensions: 200 sq ft, Left Wall: 10’ x 12’, Center Wall: 20’ x 12’, Right Wall: 10’ x 12’

(right-click>Save Image As... to download the template)



EXPO CHICAGO/2014, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, now in its third year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 18 – 21,  2014) is a four-day art event featuring more than 140 leading international galleries and offering diverse programming including /DialoguesIN/SITU and EXPO VIDEO 






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