|Last year we continued our ongoing series of exhibitions designed around
cinema as a translated medium. The exhibition, Cinema 07, surpassed our
expectations in terms of quality and diversity of the submissions. It was
exciting to see how various artists incorporated cinema into their work,
whether referencing specific films, genres or cinematic process itself. After
the final selections were made, the exhibition consisted of work by 16 artists
from 11 cities in 4 countries* and was very well received by the thousands
who viewed the work in the gallery and online.
This year, we continue with Cinema 08. We look forward to another great round
*Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Bloomington, IN; Banner Elk, NC;
Black Mountain, NC; Seattle, WA; Greenport, NY; Toronto, Canada; London,
UK; Borås, Sweden
All pieces should reference cinema in some way. Work may reference a specific
film, director, director's body of work, film genre or movement, etc. Work
may also reference cinematic process or the visual language of cinema.
There are no specific size requirements, but anything overly large or small
(over six feet/under ten inches) may limit the appeal of the piece in the
The most important guideline for submissions is quality. Pieces should tilt
toward the fine art end of the spectrum. Please visit the Previous Exhibitions
section of our website
to get a sense of our aesthetic. The exhibition records for Cinema 01
and Cinema 07
should also prove to be a valuable resource.
All pieces should be ready to hang/display (no sawtooth hangers please).
Works on paper and photography should be framed behind glass or plexiglass,
unless an alternate presentation is contextual to the piece.
Email images (preferably jpgs), with dimensions, medium, title and artist's
contact information to email@example.com. Please include "Your
Name--Cinema 08 Submission" in the subject. There are no specific
requirements concerning resolution, though anything under three megapixels
may limit the ability to enlarge details. You may enter up to five
These guidelines are meant to be flexible. Painting, sculpture, photography
and installation will all be considered. Submissions are fairly open-ended,
if you have a piece that doesn't fall into the described parameters (a drawing
or print, etc.), but you think it works with the exhibition, send us an email.
Similarly, if you have any questions concerning subject matter, or would
like feedback on a piece, or an idea for a piece, just send us an email.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 31st, 11:59pm. Accepted artists
will be notified on or before Monday, August 7th. Pieces must be shipped
to arrive no later than Friday, August 25th.