Opportunities

Artist Calls

The Paul Robeson Galleries periodically issues artist calls for individual submissions to themed group exhibitions in our Main Gallery.  To receive email updates of artist calls, exhibitions, and events, please navigate to our home page and enter your email address in the gray “Connect with Us” box on the right, under “Receive updates by email.”

Submissions for the Criminal Justice Gallery and the Satellite Galleries are accepted year-round.

Please scroll all the way down to view instructions on how to submit a proposal.

OPEN CALL – EMPIRE OF DIRT

“Empire of Dirt”

Exhibition on display 1/20/15 – 4/1/15 in the Main Gallery

Proposals due August 29 (postmarked)

Dirt, a substance so common that it is known to all regardless of location.  It may be dust, soil, earth, clay, loam, grime, silt, filth or mud.  It is a substance reviled by some as a marker of poor hygiene, or cherished by others who grow plants.  Dirt is waste, excrement, rubbish, bacteria, it is also a humble foundation for mighty buildings.  In the home or laboratory a constant battle with dirt is waged.  This exhibition will expand the dialogue on dirt.  This open call is for artists whose work uses dirt or dust as the medium, or refers to dirt in any manner.

This group exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalog.

A proposal should consist of:

1. Statement – what is the rationale behind your work and how does it relate to the theme of the show?

2. Resume – including name, postal address, email, telephone number

3. A CD with images (JPEG format, image size at least 300 dpi, as many as is necessary to show your work on the theme)

4. A list of works with title, date, medium, dimensions

Proposal materials should be posted to:

Exhibition Department, Paul Robeson Galleries

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

350 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

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.

 

OPEN CALL

HEALING THROUGH ART: A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION

Atlantic Health System Healing Arts Program and Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University-Newark

Exhibition on display 1/20/15 – 7/30/15 in the Orbit 1 Gallery

Proposals due September 24 (emailed)

To celebrate their shared vision for art and its engagement with the community, Healing Arts and Paul Robeson Galleries invite artists from the community and around the world to share their vision of the restorative effects of art. Many artists have experienced art-making as a healing tool to help them navigate through life’s physical and emotional difficulties and to improve their spirit and well-being. When submitting, artists are encouraged to consider the healing properties and benefits of art as related to their work.  Artists may submit works on paper in any two-dimensional format, including but not limited to painting in acrylic or watercolor, collage, photography, etc.  This is a group exhibition.

To see the full prospectus and instructions on how to submit, download the PDF.

The Paul Robeson Galleries is not selecting works for this exhibition, so please do not send submissions for this exhibition to our Exhibitions Department.

Criminal Justice Gallery

The Paul Robeson Galleries curates smaller-scale exhibitions of two-dimensional works in the Criminal Justice Gallery located in the Rutgers Newark Law and Criminal Justice Building, 5th Floor, 123 Washington Street, Newark. This gallery is located in the department interstitial spaces, and is accessible Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Exhibitions are on display from September to December or January to July. 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. Preference will be given to artists based in New York City and New Jersey. Works must be two dimensional, presented framed and ready to hang.  Please see details below about how to submit a proposal. This is an ongoing open-call; please send proposals at any time.

Satellite Galleries, Robeson Campus Center

The Paul Robeson Galleries curates smaller-scale exhibitions of two-dimensional works in three satellite galleries located on the ground and second floors of the Robeson Campus Center. These galleries are located in interstitial spaces, and are accessible all hours the RCC is open to the public. Preference is given to artists of this region, in particular New Jersey artists. Exhibitions are on display from September to December or January to July. Please see details below about how to submit a proposal. This is an ongoing open-call, please send proposals at any time.

 

How to Submit a Proposal

A proposal should consist of:
1. Statement – what is the rationale behind your work and how does it relate to the theme of the show?
2. Resume – including name, postal address, email, telephone number
3. A CD with images (JPEG format, any size, as many as is necessary to show your work on the theme)
4. A list of works with title, date, medium, dimensions


Proposal materials should be posted to:



Exhibition Department, Paul Robeson Galleries
Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey
350 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

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 be held responsible for their safekeeping.