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 on a rolling basis, and will review them on October 1, January 1, and June 1 of each year. We will respond to each group of new applicants at the end of October, January, and June.
Your submission should include:
1. Work Samples
Images: 8 to 10 .jpg or .tiff images.
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 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