$30.00 USD

Call For Art

Create! Magazine is thrilled to invite visual artists to submit their work to a juried international virtual exhibition curated by Erika B Hess, painter, curator and host of the podcast I Like Your Work.


Theme: Rise


After a series of setbacks or a difficult season as artists, we often use our work to rise again. Art can be a form of healing, processing current events, or overcoming a personal struggle. What does it mean for you to rise again and again? What role does art play in your resiliency?

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in our juried virtual exhibition exploring this topic. We welcome all media, and the theme is open to the artist's interpretation.


About Our Guest Curator

Erika b Hess

www.erikabhess.com


Erika b Hess is a painter, curator and host of the podcast I Like Your Work. Hess’s work includes paintings and drawings about gender, motherhood and the environment. She is represented by Contemporary Art Matters in Columbus, OH. Recent exhibitions include “Summer in the City” curated by Contemporary Art Matters and an upcoming solo exhibition at Marietta College. Hess’s work has been exhibited nationally including NYC, Brooklyn, Detroit, L.A., Boston and Philadelphia.

Her work has been featured in various publications and she has served on panels such as Cleveland Institute of Art’s, “Feminism Now: Exposing the Truth”, Boston University, “Building Collaborative Art Spaces”, and is frequently lectures at colleges such as Wellesley University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Missouri State University, Eastern Michigan University, and many others.

In addition to her artwork, Hess is an active juror and curator for various publications and institutions. Hess was a co-founder of Musa Collective, an artist collective in Boston and is the creator and host of I Like Your Work podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing artists, curators and collectors. She currently writes an art column for Art SHE Makes Magazine.

Hess received her MFA from Boston University.


About Create! Magazine

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 182k+ followers and Facebook 54k+ followers.

Create! Magazine has previously partnered with Colossal, Superfine Art Fairs, Art Miami Fairs, Affordable Art Fair, The Jealous Curator, Showfields, and more. We have curated exhibitions in national universities and galleries such as Hastings College and Paradigm Gallery 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. Please use the free blog form on Submittable.


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. The broad theme, “Rise” is open to the artist’s interpretation.


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.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Entry Deadline: October 30, 2021

All artists will be notified of the curator’s final decisions by December 30, 2021. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time.  All selected work will be on display online in the winter 2022, details TBA. Artists will receive a permanent post on Create! Magazine’s website along with a spot in the virtual exhibition (dates TBA).


SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Submission fee is $30 (non-refundable)
  • The 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, and social media posts without the artists consent.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.