Smack Mellon reviews submissions from Mid-Career Artists wishing to have their work considered for solo, two-person, or group exhibitions. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has been working as an artist for over 12 years (excluding student years). We support mid-career artists who are without commercial gallery representation in New York.
We accept applications for Mid-Career Artist submissions twice a year--in the summer and the winter. The next deadline to submit a proposal is January 29, 2020, and the following will be July 22, 2020. We will respond to each group of new applicants by the end of February and the end of August respectively. We will be reviewing submissions for 2022 or later.
Your submission should include:
1. Work Samples
Images: 8 to 10 .jpg or .tiff images. 1000px maximum in any direction.
Video: Maximum of 3 video clips no longer than 3 minutes each and cued to the appropriate segment for the panel to view. Only moving images, ie. time-based media, video art, kinetic art, or performance art should be submitted. Videos of exhibition documentation or artistic process will not be considered.
2. Work Sample List
For Images: The numbers on the Work Sample List should correspond with the numbers in the image file names. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 100 words).
For Video: Include title, date, duration, and a brief description of the work (less than 100 words).
Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.
4. Artist Statement
In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work in general and your process.
Artists involved in exhibitions are responsible for the execution and installation of their own artwork. Artists should understand that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon staff can assist in installation of work requiring a scissor lift or special mounting, when arranged in advance. Our staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site.
Specifics about the installation of artwork, the equipment and resources that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.