Open Calls for Art
Check here regularly for rolling exhibition opportunities!
Call for Art!
Refash: A Futuristic Intersection of Style, Sustainability, and Consumption | April 22, 2024-July 7, 2024
Deadline to submit: January 14, 2024
Call for Designers! The year is 2224. You stumble across a landfill that has been abandoned for 200 years and are tasked with designing fashions for the current day using elements you’ve found in the heap ….
ArtsQuest is looking for created designs that must be comprised of 50% or more discarded materials. These materials can include but are not limited to textiles, fabrics, trims, buttons, zippers, and other notions sourced from second-hand stores, upcycled materials. You are highly encouraged to use items that would have otherwise been discarded and are not commonly used in garment design. I.e. paper clips, cardboard boxes, plastic, etc.
Full submission guidelines can be found by scanning the QR code below
All the gallery spaces at the Banana Factory Arts Center and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks feature a rotating selection of national & regional contemporary artists, annual juried exhibitions, and community-based organizations.
If you would like to submit a proposal for an exhibition, please use one of the two forms below.
Information on eligibility, selection criteria, guidelines, and exhibition policies are included on the application forms below. A gallery committee will review applications on a rolling basis. If your proposal is accepted for an exhibition, staff will be in touch. Applications will be kept on file and reviewed for up to one year from the submission date. After that time, artists will need to reapply.
Exhibitions are typically planned one to two years in advance. Inquires on exhibitions can be sent to Nicole Gencarelli, Visual Arts Specialist, at email@example.com.
Solo Exhibition Application
This is for a single artist who would like to showcase a solo exhibition of their work.
Group Exhibition Application
This is for a group of artists (2 or more) who would like to exhibit work together in a single space. This form can also be used by an independent curator or artist to submit an exhibition they design/curate for one of the gallery spaces.
Resident Artist Studios
The Banana Factory Arts Center offers a selection rent subsidized working studios to area artists. Artists interested in becoming a resident artist should be dedicated to their work and be willing to participate in a community of fellow artists. Artists must also align with ArtsQuest’s mission of providing the surrounding community access to arts, culture, and educational programs.
Resident Artists receive the following opportunities:
- Low cost, subsidized studios. Studios vary in size from 200-900 sq. ft., with 24/7 access for artists.
- Paid teaching opportunities for classes at the Banana Factory Arts Center, as well as artist residencies and community outreach program opportunities.
- Exhibition opportunities, which include a location for displaying artwork in the hallway spaces on the second and third floors, a rotating monthly feature during First Fridays, as well as an annual group exhibition in the Crayola Gallery.
- Resident Artists have access to the creative facilities within the Banana Factory building
Interested artists can apply for a studio space using the application form below. Applicants are reviewed by a committee made up of ArtsQuest staff, representatives from the Visual Arts Board, and a selection of current Resident Artists.
Applications are kept active for one year past the application date, after that time artists are encouraged to re-apply. Please note, we may have a waiting list of artists who have already been reviewed and interviewed, which will take priority should a studio open over new applications.
*UPDATE July 2021- All Resident Artist Studio Spaces are currently filled. Applications submitted will be kept on file to review for future availability*
Inquiries can be directed to Lisa Harms, Sr. Director of Visual Arts & Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.