Artist Calls

The Paul Robeson Galleries periodically issues artist calls for individual submissions to themed group exhibitions. To receive email notifications of artist calls, please print your email address in the guest book at the front desk or go to our website and sign up for eblasts.

 

Artist Call – 2018 Exhibition Dressed
Deadline: December 21, 2017
Dressed
July 19 – September 30, 2018
Window Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street 3rd floor, Newark NJ 07102

For centuries, the presentation of one’s physical appearance has intersected with opportunities to communicate a variety of messages—aesthetic as well as social, cultural, and political. The Paul Robeson Galleries is seeking artists who use dress, adornment, and other elements of fashion in their work to not only acknowledge traditional methods of representation, but to imagine contemporary and future narratives in relation to topics such as age, race, beauty, gender, sexuality, politics, and more.

How to submit:

Artworks must be no more than 90” high and 20” deep. The Window Gallery does not currently have infrastructure for showing artworks requiring electricity.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on December 21, 2017

A proposal must consist of:

-Completed copy of Artist Proposal Submission Form http://bit.ly/DressedSubmission

-Resume/CV

-Up to five image files, JPEGS only, 300dpi or larger. Image files should be labeled in the following format: #1_LASTNAME_Firstname.

Please do not contact the PRG to check on the status of your application; we will notify you in due course.

 

Artist Call – 2018 Exhibition Faces Not Forgotten
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Faces Not Forgotten
April 12 – July 14, 2018
Window Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street 3rd floor, Newark NJ 07102

The Paul Robeson Galleries is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a selection of quilts from the “Faces Not Forgotten” project in the Window Gallery from April 12 – July 14, 2018. This important and powerful portrait project commemorates young victims of gun violence and offers support and comfort to the families. To find out how to be an artist for the New Jersey iteration of Faces Not Forgotten, visit www.facesnotforgotten.com and contact Christine Ilewski at Christine.ilewski@gmail.com  by December 15th with a sample of your work included in the email application. The first 8 artists to respond will be in the Rutgers exhibit and the others will be added to the Faces Not Forgotten bank of artists for future projects. Portraits for the show will need to be completed by Feb. 15th, 2018.

 

 

Criminal Justice Gallery, Rutgers School of Law – Newark

The Paul Robeson Galleries curates small-scale exhibitions of two-dimensional and/or low-relief works in the Criminal Justice Gallery located in the Rutgers School of Law – Newark, 123 Washington Street 5th floor, Newark, NJ.  We are looking for artists whose work addresses such issues as: the legal system, crime, justice, police, law enforcement, prisons, prisoners, correctional systems, incarceration, reentry into society, and so on.  Please see below for details below about how to submit a proposal. This is an ongoing open-call; please send proposals at any time.

 

The Window Gallery, Express Newark – Hahne’s Building

The Paul Robeson Galleries curates small-scale exhibitions of two-dimensional and/or low-relief works on the third floor of the Hahne’s Building. The Window Gallery occupies the hallway spaces leading to the Express Newark Main Gallery and Shine Portrait Studio. This is an ongoing open-call, please send proposals at any time.

 

The Box Gallery, Express Newark – Hahne’s Building

The Paul Robeson Galleries curates small-scale exhibitions. The Box Gallery is located across from the Window Gallery. This is an ongoing open-call, please send proposals at any time.

 

How to Submit a Proposal

Please send hard copy submissions to:

Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark
Rutgers University – Newark
54 Halsey Street, Room 305
Newark, NJ 07102 USA

 

A proposal should consist of:

  1. Completed, printed copy of Artist Proposal Submission Form – ask front desk or find on our website
  2. Resume/CV
  3. CD with images (JPEGs only, 300dpi or larger, any number as necessary to show proposed artwork) or video, if applicable.  Image or video files should be labelled in the following format: “#1_LASTNAME_Firstname”
  4. Image list with tile, date, media and dimensions of images provided

Do not send electronic proposals, they will not be reviewed. Please do not contact the PRG to check on the status of your application; we will notify you in due course. Proposals will not be returned, therefore do not send original material as we will not return them to you.  If you wish to know if your proposal reached us, please purchase tracking for your parcel, or include a stamped, self-addressed postcard in your package.

 

Paul Robeson Artist Submission Form can be found here.