Create! Magazine is an independent contemporary arts magazine focused on highlighting the work of talented emerging and mid-career creatives from across the globe. We are pleased to announce our next call for artists for a custom designed two-page spread in our publication (both print & digital) that will feature your artist biography, website, and two images of your artwork.  

Have your work seen by our 170,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your work out there and connect with a new audience! 

Create! Magazine has been featured by The Jealous Curator, Art Miami Fairs, Apartment Therapy, Monocle Radio, Thrive Art Studio, My Modern Met, Positively Creative Podcast, I Like Your Work Podcast, and more. 

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Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an international open call for the print issue #22 juried by Larry Ossei-Mensah.

Have your work seen by our 170,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. 

$1 from each submission fee will go to the Artist Relief Fund.

Guest Curator

Larry Ossei-Mensah uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome featuring artists such as Firelei Baez, Allison Janae Hamilton, Brendan Fernades, Ebony G. Patterson, Glenn Kaino and Stanley Whitney to name a few. Moreover, Ossei-Mensah has actively documented cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley.

Ossei-Mensah is also the co-founder of ARTNOIR a global collective of culturalists who design multimodal experiences aimed to engage this generation’s dynamic and diverse creative class. Ossei-Mensah is a contributor to the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial with an essay on the work of visual artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Ossei-Mensah is the former Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD in Detroit. He recently co-curated with Dexter Wimberly the critically acclaimed exhibition at MOAD in San Francisco Coffee, Rhum, Sugar, Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox in spring/summer 2019. Ossei-Mensah currently serves as guest curator at BAM's Rudin Family Gallery where he curated the inaugural show featuring the work of Glenn Kaino. Fall 2020, Ossei-Mensah will be co-curating with Omsk Social Club 7th Athens Biennale in Athens, Greece. 

Ossei-Mensah has had recent profiles in such publications like the Create Magazine!, NY Times, Artsy, and Cultured Magazine. Follow him on Instagram/Twitter at @youngglobal.

ELIGIBILITY:  Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images of individual artworks, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, and your email address. Please see our Submittable form for further details. 

SUBMISSION FEE: $35 for 3 images of individual artworks (non-refundable*) *Fees go towards supporting our art community and helping provide opportunities for artists. 

If you are unable to pay the fee at this time, you may always submit to our blog for free and we will be happy to review your work. Please send images plus your artist biography, statement, and website to blog@createmagazine.com.  

SELECTED ARTISTS: If your work is selected by our guest juror, you will receive a custom-designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Published artists will be sent a complimentary digital issue and will be listed as a participating artist in your issue on both our website and social media. We also promote artists individually via the blog and social media posts that reach over 170,000 total followers worldwide. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects, not limited to art fairs, exhibitions, and gallery projects organized by our team. 

WHERE TO FIND: Print copies of Create! Magazine are available in our online shop and at several global retail locations. Digital issues can always be purchased on our website. 

Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Midnight EST) Have a question? We are here to help! Please review our FAQS or send us an email to info@createmagazine.com


APPLICATION:

You must complete the application via Submittable to be eligible for this opportunity. Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form.

Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to info@createmagazine.com. 


ELIGIBILITY:

Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, and more. 


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artists may submit up to 10 individual (different artworks) pieces of work for consideration
  • Artists must ensure high quality of images, and we recommend 300 dpi jpeg.
  • Artwork images and bio must be uploaded directly to the form 
  • Bio and statement must be under 300 words each. 
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale. 
  • If you are selected to participate in an interview, it will be conducted via email.


IMPORTANT DATES:


Entry Deadline: June 30, 2020, 11:59 pm EST.

All artists will be notified of the final decision by August 2020. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time.

All selected work will be included in the fall issue due out between August and September 2020. Artists will have an opportunity to review their spread and make edits if necessary before print. 

All selected artists will receive a complimentary digital edition. 


SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Submission fee is $35 for 3 images (nonrefundable) 
  • Limit of submitted artworks is 10 
  • Bio word limit 300
  • Statement word limit 300


AGREEMENT:

Create! Magazine reserves the right to use images of the artwork on their website and social media. By submitting artwork via this call, the artist agrees to the terms outlined above. Artist retains full copyright of the work. Images will not be used by Create! Magazine aside from the print issue, interviews, social media posts.


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Summer Magic Curated Online Exhibition 

Create! Magazine x PxP Contemporary

Create! Magazine is thrilled to invite visual artists to submit their work for an online exhibition in collaboration with PxP Contemporary. 

This open call is an opportunity to submit your work for consideration for a curated virtual group show. If chosen, you’ll have your works listed for sale through PxP Contemporary and be promoted to our broad audience of international readers and followers. Select artists will be invited for exclusive online interviews which will be shared via Create! Magazine’s online channels. 

Create! Magazine was originally published in 2013 out of the need for emerging artists to showcase their work. Through collaborations with leading galleries, art fairs, curators, and art world professionals, we have grown into a powerful platform that is deeply committed to supporting emerging artists on their path to success and helping them achieve greater visibility in the art world. 

This professionally curated exhibition will be made available to viewers and collectors virtually through our website. We will highlight individual selected works by each artist from the show on our social media profiles: Instagram 128k+ followers and Facebook 54k+ followers. 

Create! Magazine has previously partnered with Art Miami Fairs, Affordable Art Fair, The Jealous Curator, Art Girl Rising, and more. We have curated exhibitions in national universities and galleries and are now excited to extend this opportunity to our international community of artists online. 

Please note that there is a curatorial fee that goes towards supporting our community and helping provide opportunities for artists, writers, and curators. If you are unable to pay at this time, we understand and urge you to apply to our blog instead. Remember that you may always submit to our blog for free, and we will be happy to review your work. Send 3-5 images, your artist biography, statement, and website to blog@createmagazine.com. 


CURATORS:

Ekaterina Popova: Artist, Curator, Mentor, Editor and Founder of Create! Magazine, host of Art & Cocktails Podcast

Alicia Puig: CEO of PxP Contemporary, Curator, Writer, Art Historian, and Director of Business  Operations at Create! Magazine

Shelby McFadden: Artist, Designer, and Editor of Pikchur Magazine

Christina Nafziger: Arts Writer, Journalist, and Gallery Assistant

Zoë Goetzmann: Arts Writer 


APPLICATION:

You must complete the application via Submittable to be eligible for this opportunity. Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form.

Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to info@createmagazine.com. 


ELIGIBILITY:

Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, and more. There is no specific theme in this inaugural exhibition. Artists may be asked to participate in an interview if selected by our curatorial team. 


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artists may submit up to 10 individual (different artworks) pieces of work for consideration.
  • Artists must ensure high quality of images, and we recommend 300 dpi jpeg.
  • Artwork images and bio must be uploaded directly to the form below.
  • Bio and statement must be under 300 words each. 
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale. For work that is for sale, PxP Contemporary will handle further communication and requirements.
  • PxP Contemporary asks for a 30% commission on any sales. 
  • Artists must agree to keep the work exclusively available for PxP Contemporary if selected for the duration of the exhibition. You will be asked to direct interested patrons to the exhibition and to PxP Contemporary for purchasing. 
  • If you are selected to participate in an interview, it will be conducted via email or a Zoom meeting. 


IMPORTANT DATES:

Entry Deadline: July 15th, 2020, 11:59pm EST.

All artists will be notified of the final decision by August 2020. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time.

All selected work will be on display online from August 15th – September 30th, but the exhibition will be archived and available to view past these dates as well.


SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Submission fee is $22 (nonrefundable) ($1 from each submission fee will be donated to The Artist Relief Fund)
  • Limit of submitted artworks is 10 
  • Bio word limit 300 
  • Statement word limit 300


AGREEMENT:

Create! Magazine reserves the right to use images of the artwork on their website and social media. By submitting artwork via this call, the artist agrees to the terms outlined above.

Artist retains full copyright of the work. Images will not be used by Create! Magazine aside from the exhibition, interviews, social media posts, and sales through PxP in any other way without the artist's consent.

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AN OPEN CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS LOOKING TO SELL WORK WITH PXP CONTEMPORARY, AN ONLINE GALLERY AND CURATORIAL PLATFORM.


PxP Contemporary is expanding in 2020! We've kept up the momentum after launching last year and we want to continue to grow and work with new artists. This year, we'll primarily be looking for artists for representation or to show in our online group exhibitions. However, there is also the possibility of being presented at an art fair this fall. Upcoming shows will be focused on abstraction and contemporary craft, but our platform is always open to all artists and mediums and we will also have exhibitions (like our 1-year anniversary show!) that will not be themed. Another exciting update for us is that we have now raised our price limit to include works up to $2,500. We look forward to reviewing your art and hope to work with you!

Information and eligibility

 

  • Artists 18+ working in any medium are welcome to submit work that is currently available for sale and is priced between $100-$2500 retail value. 
  • A fine art degree is not required to participate in our open call. 
  • Please only enter artworks that are not reserved by any other gallery or booked for exhibitions within a six month period. This timeframe is flexible if the artist's works are chosen solely for an online show with the gallery. If work is selected by our curatorial team, artists will be contacted for additional information, images and also be asked to sign a contract. 
  • Gallery artists should prepare quality photographs of each work that will be featured on our website, including images of the sides and details, in order for potential buyers to have a complete visual representation of your piece. 
  • On any works sold via our platform, the gallery will charge a 30% commission and the artist will receive 70%. 
  • The buyer of the artwork will cover shipping costs based on a calculated formula of weight and the intended destination. 
  • Artists will then be responsible for properly packing the sold work according to our specific instructions and industry standards as well as taking it to a postal location. 
  • Artwork will be sold as is with no refunds (hence the emphasis on accurate, high-resolution images of your work) and artists will be paid promptly upon the buyer receiving the piece. 
  • All art will be insured when shipping to protect both parties. 
  • Works will be offered unframed unless it is a part of the piece or is requested by the buyer. In this case, we will coordinate the extra costs with the client. 

  

PLEASE PREPARE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR APPLICATION:

 

  • Artist Statement and Artist Biography as a Word Document
  • Artist Resume
  • Up to ten (10) images of completed artworks
  • Please submit only jpg files
  • Images should be no more than 5MB in file size
  • File Name: Images should be titled in the following manner: Last Name, First Name, a number corresponding to the image description sheet (For example: DoeJane01; DoeJane02; etc.)
  • Annotated Image List: Title of work, Dimensions, Medium, Year of Completion, Price
  • A non-refundable submission fee of $10 for up to ten images is required

  
We will continue to review applications on a rolling basis until the deadline of June 30th, 2020.

Thank you for your interest! Please email questions to: info@pxpcontemporary.com


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