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 10 years. We support mid-career artists  who are without commercial representation.

We accept applications for Mid-Career Artist proposals twice a year--in the summer and the winter. The next deadline to submit a proposal is July 18, 2018, and the following will be January 16, 2019. We will respond to each group of new applicants by the end of August and the end of February respectively. We are currently reviewing submissions for 2020 or later.

Your submission should include:

1. Work Samples
Images: 8 to 10 .jpg or .tiff images.
And/Or
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).

3. Resume
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 bucket 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.