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W2S Call for artist

Award: N/A

Development/Fabrication Allowance: N/A

Deadline: 01/07/2018

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Visual

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Organization: The Sculpture Center

This series supports the careers of promising sculptors by invigorating their momentum and promoting their professional and artistic development. Unique among its kind, the W2S series provides opportunity for a sculptor to heighten their profile, prompting leads toward gallery representation, graduate school admission, university positions or tenure, and, most importantly, a maturing of their artistic oeuvre through the creation of new work, free of external constraints.

[Excerpt from the W2S 2016 catalog introductory essay by Robert Thurmer, Chair of the Exhibition Committee, Sculpture Center board member, and Director and Chief Curator of the Galleries of CSU]

Their region encompasses Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, the western half of Pennsylvania, western New York (Rochester and west), and the province of Ontario, Canada. The artist must have a significant connection to the region by having lived, worked, or attended school here, but doesn’t need to be currently living in the region.

For the W2S series, The Sculpture Center defines an early career sculptor as an artist who is a year beyond training (academic, apprenticeship, or self taught) and no more than 10 years into their career at the closing date of the call.

Artists apply through their call for artists that opens each fall and closes in early January. The solo exhibitions are held the following year. Call or email (info at any time if you have questions about this exhibition opportunity.