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January 18, 2021
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Artist Submissions Dumbo

By Alexandra Glorioso
Kilmer Shrines, Site 2 Wood and found materials. Site-specific project in Piscataway, New Jersey 2008 2.5" x 2.5" x 4'
Photo by Anne Percoco, on current exhibit at A.I.R. Gallery

Artist Application Deadline Extended to Fri., July 22:  Privacy Please!, a juried exhibition open to all self-identified women artists.

Guest curated by Erin Riley-Lopez, Independent Curator and former Associate Curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Deadline is Fri., July 22, midnight, online. Click here to apply online.

Exhibition Description & Criteria:
Privacy Please! is a juried exhibition to be held at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. The curators seek work created by self-identified women artists that examine beauty and grooming rituals in their artwork.

Privacy Please! will explore how women artists express private rituals in their work. In the 1970’s, during the second wave of the modern feminist movement, female scholars questioned notions of beauty and how its perception was often linked to social standards. The feminist thinker Una Stannard considered the role the media plays in women’s desire to be beautiful. She writes in The Mask of Beauty, that “social conditioning impels women to don a disguise.” Where are we today, forty years later?

Privacy Please! will include artwork in any medium. Some of the questions the exhibition will pose include how women artists are currently dealing with notions of beauty, how grooming rituals change as women age, how they define who we are, and particularly how these ideas get translated into a work of art.

A.I.R. welcomes an open interpretation of the theme.

Exhibition Schedule: Wed., Nov. 2 to Sat., Nov. 26, 2011
Opening Reception: Thurs., Nov. 3, 2011

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all self-identified women artists world wide. Any original work of art in any medium may be submitted that speaks to the issues laid out in the Exhibition Description and Exhibition Criteria outlined above. Work chosen will be selected from images submitted. Please only submit work related to their theme. If chosen, work must be shipped at the artist’s own expense or hand-delivered to the gallery by October 27, 2011. Artwork must be picked up from the gallery by December 4, 2011. Artists are responsible for shipping or delivering their artwork both to the gallery and from the gallery at their own expense. The gallery does not cover costs of shipping including the return of unsold artwork.

Application Process:

1. Complete online application form and provide your contact information.
*Note: The application must be filled out in one sitting.
2. $25 application fee.
3. Resume. 2 page maximum
4. Artist statement describing your work and how it fits the Exhibit Criteria (less than 200 words).
5. 4 images OR one 3-minute video (see image guidelines below)

Images must meet the following specifications:
1. JPEGs are the only format accepted.
2. File name should be telephone number followed by image number on the application (ie: 2122556651-1.jpg, 2122556651-2.jpg)
3. Image size must be set at 72dpi and may not exceed 1000 pixels x 1000 pixels. Image size may not exceed 1MB.
4. Images must be oriented properly- top of image is up.
5. Please note that images will be projected from a Mac computer onto a wall for review.
6. All videos submitted must be less than 3 minutes long. If you are submitting video, please upload it to vimeo and provide the correct url in the online application form.

Guest Curator, Erin Riley-Lopez, Independent Curator, and former Associate Curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Exhibition Curator and Organizer, Annette Rusin, Artist and 2009-2010 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Recipient.

Biography of Guest Curator:
Erin Riley-Lopez received her M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (2005) and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College (2002). Erin was a curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts from 2005-2009 where she curated collection-based and annual Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) exhibitions. Her exhibitions include, Acting Outat the Bronx River Art Center, Bronx (2010); Collected: Working Space 10 at Cuchifritos, New York (2010); Untitled at The Center for Worker Education, CUNY, New York (2010); There Goes My Hero, at The Center for Book Arts, New York (2009). Her essays have appeared in the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant Recipients exhibition catalogue, and a forthcoming catalogue essay for the Center for Book Arts’ permanent collection exhibitionMultiple, Limited, Unique: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts. Erin is currently an independent curator who lives in Los Angeles, California.

Notification Date:
Jurors will conduct a review of applications in July 2011. All applicants will be notified by Mon., Aug. 15, 2011.

Note: A.I.R. Gallery will be closed for the summer from Sun., Jul 17 to Wed., Sept. 7.


For questions about your application please contact:

Click here to apply online.


Julie Lohnes, Director



Gallery hours: Wed. to Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A.I.R. Gallery

111 Front Street, #228  (DUMBO)


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