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2019 Exhibiting Artists Brian Palmer and Erin Hollaway Palmer
Brian Palmer and Erin Hollaway Palmer, The Afterlife of Jim Crow, 2019, Installation 

1708 Gallery, a nonprofit space for contemporary art, invites all artists to submit exhibition proposals. Our Exhibition Committee reviews proposals annually. This committee includes professional artists from our Board, our Curator, and the Executive Director. Exhibition proposals are currently being considered for the year 2021. If you are currently a student, you must have graduated be the exhibition year. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In additition to proposals for exhibitions in 1708's gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered. 

Exhibition periods are approximately six weeks; 1708 provides a $1000 honorarium, plus shipping, travel, installation and other exhibition support.

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The application consists of a maximum of 10 digital images and/or video clips, an Exhibition Proposal and Artist's Statement (each 500 words max), a CV/ resume (.doc or PDF files only, please), and a $10 submission fee. 
*If submitting as a collaborative duo or group, please combine your CV/Resumes into one PDF or .doc file and designate one person as the primary contact for general information.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on Friday, May 24, 2019.
You will receive confirmation of your submission after the deadline. Final notifications will be sent in late spring 2020. 
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The work should be no more than three years old. If you are proposing new work, please include preparatory drawings or plans for the proposed work and examples of previous works.

DIGITAL IMAGES: Up to 10 images / jpeg format only / 300 dpi / no larger than 1280 pixels in any dimension.

VIDEO: Enter links to the video(s) (via YouTube, Vimeo, personal website, etc.) in the "Work Details" field below.


In the text field below, please provide the following information:


Filename, artist's name, title, dimensions, medium and year.


If submitting video work, please provide links to videos here, along with title, length, and year.


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Your $10 application fee will be securely processed through PayPal. The fee directly supports 1708 exhibiting artists and exhibition-related expenses.

Proposal Submission Fee *


How did you hear about 1708 Gallery's call for exhibition proposals? *

Thank you for submitting an exhibition proposal to 1708 Gallery!