Trends in UnCurated UnJuried All-Artists-Accepted Art Exhibitions

outside the Berlin Deutsche Bank exhibit, photo courtesy of Emily Putter

Queue outside the Berlin Deutsche Bank exhibit. ( photo courtesy of Emily Putter)

We’re interested in providing resources for artists working inside the traditional gallery system and working outside the system–and in any combination of both!

One instance of a traditional institution doing community based projects, and which we featured in our blog Last winter,  was the first Deutsche Bank invitation to artists to bring and hang their work uncurated in the bank’s new exhibition space. One artist sent us photos of thousands queued outside in the cold waiting to see the packed show. Deutsche Bank continues to expand its art activities.

Deutsche Bank exhibition, photo courtesy of Emily P

Interior view of Deutsche Bank exhibition. (photo courtesy of Emily Putter)

Each year, over the past few years, we have  shared open calls to submit to Paper Girl  a growing uncurated exhibitions and international events project. Annually, we post calls to uncurated art exhibitions in which all the art must be 6 x 6 inches or 12 x 12 inches, and uncurated art postcard gallery shows and sales.

Artist Umberto Crenca, who founded the AS220 arts organization that’s dedicated to supporting and presenting unjuried and uncensored visual art exhibits and music and performing arts events in Rhode Island, USA. Describes, in the video below, how he and a group of other artists development the AS220 arts organization. AS220 is a non-profit organization that maintains 48 live/work artist studios, 12 individual work studios, 5 rotating exhibition spaces, a performance space, a black box theatre, a dance studio, a print shop, a community darkroom and digital media lab, a high-tech fabrication lab, an organization-run bar and restaurant, a recording studio, and a youth arts program.

UNCURATED EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY: This month, in Cleveland, show your art in The 21st People’s Art Show– a free, unjuried, uncensored exhibition open to everyone with all entries exhibited in the new Art Gallery of Ohio State University  The new Art Gallery is housed at 1307 EUCLID AVENUE, in the Cowell and Hubbard building, in the heart of the recently launched Arts Campus at Playhouse Square. The new gallery venue features three distinct exhibition spaces, a multi-purpose media space, a resource library, a meeting area, as well as state of the art lighting, surround sound and new-media capabilities.

Drop-Off Your Art on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Art Gallery Bring one or two works of any size, in any medium to the Galleries during the drop-off times. Entry forms will be filled out at time of drop-off. A suggested donation of $5.00 per entry will be gladly accepted. The Art Gallery requests a 25% donation for works sold during the exhibition. Please keep this in mind when pricing your work.

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, October 30 – Thursday, December 4, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 30 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Pick-Up your art on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


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