Paradice Palase: Open Call Summer 2019: (Due. Apr 24)

Summer 2019 Open Call Application

PARADICE PALASE is excited to announce our 2nd annual summer open call exhibition! This year’s theme is roots, considering works that engage the term in relationship to culture, geography, identity, and community.

Entry Fee: $15 | $8 for Palase neighbors (see eligibility for details)

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday April 24th, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST

Exhibition Dates: May 31st - June 23rd, 2019*

Prompt: PARADICE PALASE is seeking artwork that responds to this year’s theme of roots, engaging audiences through topics of personal and geographic history, nature, and/or the environment. To put down roots is a common American expression that directly relates the long-term growth and stability of plants to the same long-term development of human habitats. With a multitude of insinuations, it’s a concept being increasingly challenged in our current sociopolitical global economy. We chose this theme to bring awareness to these faults and consider ways artists dissect such a broad but impressionable word.

Acceptable Artwork: Painting, photography, prints, works on paper, 3D sculpture, fiber arts, sound, and video. All works on paper (including photography) MUST be in a non-ornamental frame - either white, black, or light wood -  unless explicit reasoning as to otherwise can be presented. Explanation can only relate to the content or aesthetic of the work. Artwork must be no larger than 35” in any direction, no longer than 2 min in length, and weigh no more than 20 lbs.

About PARADICE PALASE: We are a project space in Brooklyn, NY that confronts the limitations of the art world by creating a self sustaining, community-minded and inclusive space. We are dedicated to furthering the development of artists and building a symbiotic network of patrons and creators. We create accessibility in the arts by offering affordable artwork, monthly programs, and membership benefits to our community. 

Guest Juror: Tiffany Smith                                                                                                                                                                                              Tiffany Smith is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora, working in photography, video, installation, and design. Using plant matter, design and home decor elements, pattern, and costuming as cultural signifiers, Smith creates photographic portraits, site responsive installations, user engaged experiences, and assemblages focused on identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement. Visual references from an array of multi-cultural influences, derived from her upbringing between Miami, Florida, Nassau, Bahamas, and Jamaica inform constructed environments that serve to articulate cultural subjectivities that oscillate between visitor and native roles. Smith’s practice centers on what forms and defines communities of people color, in particular; how they are identified and represented, and how they endure. She is a recipient of the 2018 NYFA Fellowship Award and the Bronx En Foco photography award. She has collaborated with non-profit organizations such as Recess Art and is a faculty member teaching photography at SVA.

Eligibility: Artists 18 years and older living and working within the United States who do not have gallery representation are welcome to apply. Artworks must be an original work produced by the artist applying and must have been completed within the last 3 years. Eligibility for the Palase neighbors fee is current residence for at least 2 years within the zip codes 11207, 11221, and 11233, with proof of address upon acceptance of your application. LIMIT ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON.

Juried Awards: Best in Show, 2 Runner Ups

  • Best in Show Grand Prize of $300 plus a 6 month artist membership with PARADICE PALASE ($60 value)

  • Runner Ups each receive a 1 year artist membership with PARADICE PALASE ($120 value each)

Note: You must have a gmail account to submit your application


Jamie Earnest