Art + Culture

Smack Mellon Open Call: Uproot

November 18 – December 31, 2017
Application Deadline: September 13, 11:59pm

For the Fall 2017 exhibition, UPROOT, Smack Mellon will present an exhibition engaging with the current state of affairs since the 2016 presidential election.

The exhibition will form around curated artworks, artifacts, objects, mandates, proposals, performances, and public programs. In collaboration with curators, collectives, and artists we will directly consider artwork and public programs that address: social justice issues, earth justice issues, creative action, and the future of the arts.

definition: (transitive verb) meaning to remove as if by pulling up; to pull up by the roots; to displace from a native habitat; or in more broad terms can reference a shift or movement. We’re interested in various interpretations of this definition.

The exhibition will run from November 18th through December 31st.

Artists and cultural producers working in all media are invited to apply for inclusion in the group exhibition.

We welcome submissions of existing works and proposals for new projects. All media will be considered, including but not limited to 2D, 3D, sound, performance, installations, time-based, research-based, speculative projects, and public programs. All submissions will be reviewed in the order they are received.

September 13: Submission Deadline. Artists are encouraged to submit early.

October 4: Selected Artists Will be Notified. If selected, artwork must be received at Smack Mellon between 10am to 6pm on November 13th. We recommend hand-delivering the work. Artwork can be shipped to the gallery, but Smack Mellon is unable to cover shipping or return costs. Under most circumstances artists will be expected to install their own work. Artists must pick up their work on either January 3rd or 4th between 10am and 6pm.