Call for Exhibition Proposals: The FPAC Gallery’s 2018/2019 Season

Call for Exhibition Proposals: The FPAC Gallery’s 2018/2019 Season

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM, Friday, June 15, 2018

Full RFP and Submission Information

The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) Gallery seeks proposals in all media (sculpture, photography, painting, multimedia, other) for five shows for the 2018-19 season.

Each show must include at least two exhibiting artists and preferably more. We invite proposals from exhibiting artists and from curators collaborating with exhibiting artists.

Please see the gallery website for a list of recent FPAC gallery shows.

JUROR: Sam Toabe

Sam Toabe is a curator and art historian based in Boston, Massachusetts. At the University of Massachusetts Boston, he is the Gallery Curator at the University Hall Gallery for the Art Department, as well as the Director of Arts on the Point. Toabe received his M.A. in the history of art and architecture and museum studies from Boston University in 2015 and a B.F.A. from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011. His research and writing focus on alternative curatorial practices across a variety of periods and geographies (looking specifically at artist-curated exhibitions and events), revisionist art histories, and the advancement of cultural plurality in our global, visual lexicons. Between 2013 and 2016, Toabe acted as the assistant director and subsequently associate director at Samsøñ, an internationally recognized commercial art gallery in Boston’s South End. He has contributed to over 50 exhibitions, with supporting roles at institutions such as the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and Brandeis University, among others.

PROPOSALS

Proposals must be submitted online, and must include:

  • Proposal narrative, including at a minimum a clear statement of the concept and how the artists will ensure the exhibit reflects the concept (i.e., how the exhibits will “curate” the exhibit)
  • Artist statement and resume for each artist, including at a minimum how each artist’s work for the exhibit fits within the exhibit concept
  • Plan for an educational component such as an artist talk
  • Digital images of selected works to be included in the show OR related works (for example, if the artists will create new works for the show
  • 10 application fee for each proposal (not for each artist)

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