Submissions

Our next round of opportunities is currently OPEN! The DEADLINE for these two open calls is Sunday, December 2nd at midnight.

Embark's open calls are directed towards the graduate students and recently graduated masters students from the below local institutions: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. 

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Laughter and Tears

Exhibition Dates: February 9th - March 30th

Laughter and Tears seeks to show how contemporary artists use humor and play to engage in a dialogue with and to subvert the world around them. We are looking for work that explores the idea of using play and humor as a tool to think critically about social and political events. We welcome work addressing ideas of identity politics, the current political climate, social justice issues, and/or more intimately personal experiences and perspectives. Artwork of any medium, including performance, will be considered

Laughter and Tears is the winner of Embark's call for curatorial proposals and will be juried by the authors Natasha Loewy and Kristen Wong.

*Applicants must be current graduate students from one of the following schools: San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco State University, UC Davis, San Jose State University, and Stanford University.

IMPORTANT DATES

Artist Meet Up/Artwork Drop Off: Sunday, January 27th, 12-3pm

Install: January 28th - February 2nd

Opening Reception: Friday, February 8th, 6-9pm

Artwork Pick Up: Sunday, April 7th, 10am-3pm

DEADLINE: Sunday, December 2nd at midnight


Out of Line

Exhibition Dates: April 13th - May 18th

Embark is seeking artworks for a show that explores the possibilities of drawing. Though sketching and drawing are the foundational basis for much art making, often the "first step," this show aims to present a survey of artworks that champion the process of drawing itself. We are especially interested in artworks that employ drawing in a unique fashion, and that think “outside the box,” or rather, beyond simple pencil to paper. In your application please be sure to describe how the act of drawing fits into your practice. All mediums, including performance, will be considered.

*Applicants must be current graduate students from one of the following schools: San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco State University, UC Davis, San Jose State University, and Stanford University.

IMPORTANT DATES

Artist Meet Up and Artwork Drop Off: Sunday, April 7th, 12-3pm

Install: April 8th - 11th

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 6-9pm

Artwork Pick Up: Sunday, May 19th, 10am-3pm

DEADLINE: Sunday, December 2nd at midnight