About Guest Curator Sharon Butler
We are pleased to announce that Sharon Butler will jury a show curated from our Open Call 2020. The show will run from January 12 – February 16.
A painter and arts writer, Sharon Butler is widely known as the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project which includes an online art journal, an artist residency, and many other initiatives. The journal has been sponsored by numerous arts organizations including the Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Art Writers Program, and for the past two years has additionally been supported by reader contributions and advertising revenue. In 2015 and 2018, Sharon was a resident at Yaddo, and was also the inaugural artist-in-residence at Counterproof Press. She has shown work nationally and internationally, has been included in NADA New York and Pulse Miami. Sharon is affiliated with Theodore: Art in Brooklyn and SEASON in Seattle. In 2016 and 2018, her exhibitions at Theodore: Art in Bushwick were selected as a Critic's Picks in Time Out New York and New York Magazine. This coming academic year she will be teaching at Cornell University and the New York Academy of Art.
Her new paintings are based on a series of digital drawings that she made in a phone application and has posted on Instagram each day.
For more information, visit her website at www.sharonlbutler.com
Open Call 2020
Apply now! Submit your work for exhibition opportunities with ECOCA for 2020.
Submissions considered for:
An exhibition guest curated by Sharon Butler, January 12 – February 16, 2020
Solo exhibitions curated by ECOCA
Grace’s Trust, an on-line exhibition platform
Project space for video, installation, and experimental works
Perspectives Gallery @ Whitney Center (in Hamden) exhibitions curated by Debbie Hesse
Other off-site programs
Eligibility & Terms
Artists may submit up to five works
New media, film, or video works are encouraged, though equipment is limited, supplemental equipment welcomed
Artists are responsible for hand-delivery of artwork
All artwork accepted must be ready to hang or install
We do not ship work, see exception below*
The fee may not apply to entry fees for other specific calls.
Artists retain 70% of the proceeds from any work sold.
Deadline to apply : Sunday, November 10, 2019, 11:59 pm EST
Once the fee submission is completed, a confirmation screen appears confirming your order with a download link to the Open Call 2020 application form where the following is required:
ALL files named with your first initial, full last name, and a number in the following file formats:
JPGs for up to 5 images—each must be less than 5 MBs.
PDF of your CV / Bio
PDF of your Artist Statement
The download link will be accessible for 24 hours once it is opened.
*Shipping option for January 12 – February 16, 2020, Sharon Butler, curator
Shipping arrangements for work outside of a one hundred mile radius of New Haven, CT will be considered. The map illustrates the area. Please indicate your intention to ship on the application form. If you are shipping, you are required to provide a pre-paid shipping label for return. Please take note that we will reuse the packing materials provided. The gallery is not responsible for artwork packed or in transit.