OPEN CALL for ART: FRESH 2021
Award: Artists who are selected for Fresh 2021 will have a chance to win a future Solo exhibition.
Extended Deadline: July 20
Entry fee $30 for 3 entries, $5 per additional entry
(revised) On view: August 28 – October 9, 2021
Juried by Anuradha Vikram
FRESH encourages artists, from LA and beyond, to consider how their work can make an impact in their communities by reflecting on current ideas and trends through contemporary art.
FRESH: not previously known or used; new or different. recent, latest, up-to-date, modern, modernistic, ultramodern, newfangled, original, novel, innovative, unusual, unconventional, unorthodox, radical, revolutionary, informal, offbeat
“Art is at its best when it reflects the shared experiences and concerns that shape our understanding of the historical moment we are living in,” says Anuradha Vikram, independent curator and juror for FRESH 2021. “In a time when our communities are being threatened by racially-motivated violence, we need to foreground voices that speak across differences.” Vikram is inspired by artists who explore future possibilities in their visual art and seek to reach others with a call to collective action.
- Open to all artists and all media
- Works must not have been shown previously at SoLA Contemporary
- Works must have been produced within the past two years
Submit JPGS and INVENTORY LIST by email to SoLAContemporary@gmail.com
- Format jpgs approx. 8 x 10 inches, 72 dpi
- Label each jpg with corresponding number, artist name and title of work
- Include inventory list to correspond to jpg
- Entry Fee: $30 for 3 entries. $5 each additional entry. No limit.
- Pay with Paypal here.
- Entry fees are non refundable.
- Entry Form: Submit on Google Forms.
About the Juror: Anuradha Vikram
Anuradha Vikram is a Los Angeles-based writer, curator, and educator. Vikram is co-curator (with UCLA Art Sci Center director Victoria Vesna) of the upcoming Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA exhibition Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption (opening 2024), and guest curator for The Craft Contemporary (fka CAFAM) of the upcoming solo retrospective Jaishri Abichandani: Flower-Headed Children (opening 2022). Her book, “Decolonizing Culture,” is a collection of seventeen essays that address questions of race and gender parity in contemporary art spaces (Art Practical/Sming Sming Books, 2017). Vikram is faculty in the UCLA Department of Art and at USC Roski School of Art and Design.
Vikram has held curatorial positions at mid-sized non-profit institutions and university galleries including 18th Street Arts Center, UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, Headlands Center for the Arts, ZERO1 (fka ZeroOne Art and Technology Network), and Richmond Art Center. She has worked with galleries including Aicon, Nature Morte, Gallery Wendi Norris, Shulamit Nazarian, and Baik Art. Other curatorial collaborations include the DeYoung Museum, Mills College Art Museum, In her early career, she managed the studio of artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in New York.