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The NARS Foundation Exhibition Program strives to present the most compelling and innovative work being produced on a local, national, and international level by under-represented artists today. The Gallery is located in an industrial building amongst our residency and long-term studio spaces which allows for the unique opportunity to present and experience contemporary artwork within a workspace environment. The presence of artists’ studios also allows for further dialogue and exchange between artists and curators.

The NARS Gallery hosts 6-8 exhibitions per year, including: two Residency exhibitions, a J&M Studios exhibition, a Juried Solo exhibition, an Emerging Curator exhibition, and two to three guest or staff curated exhibitions. The Juried Solo and Emerging Curator exhibitions are selected through an open call.

 

Juried Solo Exhibition Program

The aim of the Juried Solo Exhibition Program is to create a platform for artists to present their curated body of work to wider audience with staff support. The exhibition provides the opportunity for one selected emerging and underrepresented national and international artist to present innovative and compelling artwork that creates new dialogue and a forum for exchanging ideas. The program provides one selected artist with gallery space and curatorial and administrative support for a solo show. The artist must present a strong cohesive body of work produced within the last five years.

The Juror for this year’s Open Call is Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. He received a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Between 1998 and 2002 Dr. Price was Curatorial Assistant at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He held the position of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Academy Museum, New York from 2003 until 2014. He has organized dozens of exhibitions including most recently A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel, Pat Steir: Blue River, John Cage: The Sight of Silence, and George Tooker: A Retrospective. Over the course of his career Dr. Price has lectured and written extensively on modern and contemporary art including recent publications Robert Kipniss: Paintings and Poetry, 1950-1964, Martin Kline: Romantic Nature, Aleatoric Affinities: John Cage and Maria Elena González’s “Skowhegan Birch #1”, Emma Tapley: Transcendence and Time, and others.

For the first time, NARS will host the Juried Solo Exhibition in Chelsea at Gallery d’Arte. The exhibition will take place November 14 to December 13, 2016. The opening reception will be held November 17 from 6-8pm. A $1,000 honorarium will be awarded to the selected artist.

This year the Juried Solo Exhibition is moving to Manhattan – to Gallery d’Arte in Manhattan. Please review the gallery website as well as the gallery floor plan enclosed, before submitting your proposal.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Online applications must be submitted by June 1, 2016 before 11:59PM EST.

APPLICATION FEE:
A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application. Payment must be submitted via credit card through the online application form. Once you complete and submit your application, you will be directed to a link to pay your application fee which must be paid at the time of submitting the form. DO NOT mail checks, cash or send money via Western Union, Money Gram, Postal Money Gram to the NARS Foundation office.

NOTIFICATION:
Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within eight weeks of the June 1st deadline.
The e-mail address listed on the application form will be used to send out notifications. Please be sure that it is a valid account that you check regularly.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must apply using the online application form, available through the NARS website. Please review the application requirements listed below before beginning your application.

It is advised that all applicants create a log-in to be able partially complete the form and return to finish it at a later date. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.

  1. NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current address and a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address provided will be used to send out the final notification letter. Collaboration: Applicants who wish to apply as collaborators need only submit one application form and application fee. One member of the collaborative team must be selected as the main applicant; their contact information will be used for all preliminary correspondence and notification. Note that this is not a group exhibition. Applicants must present an entire body of work that has been created in collaboration.
  2. ARTIST’S C.V.:
    An up-to-date CV should be uploaded in either Word or PDF format. The file should be named “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s First Name.doc /pdf” i.e. “Smith_John.xxx” A collaborating partner’s information and CV must also be submitted.
  3. ARTIST STATEMENT & SOLO EXHIBITION PROPOSAL: In addition to an artist statement, applicants are required to write a brief essay which outlines their project idea and describes what they intend to present through their exhibition.
  4. WORK SAMPLE: Artist’s may submit up to 13 images of the proposed body of work. Artists have the option of uploading any combination of images or video links (from video hosting sites such as vimeo, flickr or youtube.) The selection committee will view only the first 2 minutes of each video sample so please edit your materials accordingly. Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000 pixels on any side @ 72 dpi. Name each jpeg file with “Artist’s Last Name_Artist’s Frist NameNumber.jpg,” i.e. “Smith John_1.jpg”, “Smith_John_2.jpg” etc.
  5. WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Each uploaded image or video link must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions of the artwork.
    PLEASE NOTE: Applications containing images and documents that are not labeled or uploaded according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed. Images will not be accepted by email.
  6. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT MATERIAL: Support materials such as reviews or catalogues are optional. Artists may upload up to three scanned copies of support documents.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin.
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Gallery Layout

If my proposal is selected, may I display work that was not submitted in the application?

Only work submitted as part of the application will be accepted for the exhibition. Please submit a well curated body of work as a fully formed exhibition as part of your application.

What is the final deadline for submitting my online application form?

All applications must be electronically submitted through 11:59 PM EST on June 1, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS. (If you have any technical problems after 3pm on June 1, we will not be able to assist you and any application that is late due to technical difficulties will not be accepted.)

Can I mail a hard copy of my application materials to the NARS office?

No, hard copy submissions will not be accepted. The application must be completed and submitted through the online form.

I have video samples as well as jpegs of my work. Can I submit samples of both?

You may upload up to 13 images or video links from your personal site or video hosting sites (such as vimeo, flickr or youtube) of your recent work. You can upload any combination totaling 13.

Can I work on my application form and then return to complete it at a later date?
Yes, creating a login account will enable you to complete the form in several sessions. However, each page must be completely filled out before you are able to proceed to the next page.

I just submitted my application but I want to return to it and make an edit. Is this possible?

No, once your application is submitted, you will not be able to return to the form or change any submitted information. The application fee must also be paid at the time of submitting your application as you will not be able to re log-in to access the payment page again.

Will I receive confirmation that my application has been received?

Yes, applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form and application fee have been received.

How do I pay the application fee?

Payment must be submitted via credit card account through the online application form system. After you complete and submit your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page and a link to pay your application fee. The application fee must be paid at the time of submitting your application as you will not be able to re log-in to access the payment page again.

What does NARS provide for the exhibition?

The NARS Foundation will provide insurance for the artwork during the term of the exhibition, promotional marketing support including a printed brochure and email invites, and will organize and host an opening reception as well as an Artist’s Talk. The artist is responsible for installing/de-installing the exhibition in a timely manner, including arranging all artwork delivery to and from the gallery. Equipment, labor, tools and materials needed for installation will be the responsibility of the artist. A $1,000 honorarium will be awarded to the selected artist.

How much time with the selected artist have to install the exhibition?

The selected artist will have one and a half days in the gallery to install the exhibition prior to the opening reception.

If my proposal is selected, may I display work that was not submitted in the application?

Only work submitted as part of the application will be accepted for the exhibition. Please submit a well curated body of work from the past five years as a fully formed exhibition for your application.

Can I submit a proposal for a site specific installation?

If you choose to submit a proposal for a site specific installation, please include a detailed visual plan and images of the intention for the installation. Please also be aware that you will only have one and a half days for the installation so the proposal should outline how that will be accomplished.

I have a question that wasn’t answered. How can I reach the NARS Foundation?

If you have any further questions, please contact applications@narsfoundation.org.

 

Emerging Curator Exhibition Program

The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual or two person collaboration to organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and exchange ideas.

No prior curatorial experience is necessary. An experienced curator on staff will be available to provide guidance and support during the program.

The selected Emerging Curator exhibition dates will be March - April, 2017.

The NARS Foundation Gallery is located on the fourth floor of an industrial building surrounded by artists’ studios. Please review photographs of previous exhibitions as well as the gallery floor plan, enclosed, before submitting your proposal.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1, 2016 before midnight Eastern Standard Time.

APPLICATION FEE: A non-refundable application fee of $10 (US) is required with each application. Payment must be submitted via credit card through the online application form. Once you complete and submit your application, you will be directed to a link to pay your application fee. DO NOT mail checks, cash or send money via Western Union, Money Gram, Postal Money Gram to the NARS Foundation office.

NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the March 1 deadline. The e-mail address listed on the application form will be used to send out notifications. Please be sure that it is a valid account that you check regularly.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must apply using the online application form, available through the NARS website. Please review the application requirements listed below before beginning your application.
All applicants must create a log-in to be able partially complete the form and return to finish it at a later date. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.

  1. NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current address and a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address provided will be used to send out the final notification letter. Collaboration: Applicants who wish to apply as collaborators need only submit one application form and application fee. One member of the collaborative team must be selected as the main applicant; their contact information will be used for all preliminary correspondence and notification.
  2. CURATOR’S C.V.: A copy of your most up to date CV should be uploaded in either Word or PDF format. Name your CV file “Curator’s Last Name_ First Name.pdf”, i.e. “Smith _Robert.pdf” The collaborating partner’s information and CV must also be submitted.
  3. PROPOSED ARTISTS’ C.V./BIO: A copy of each artists’ CV or Bio should be uploaded in either Word or PDF format. Name your CV file “Curators’s Last NameArtist’s Last name.pdf” i.e. “Smith Jones.pdf”
  4. CURATORIAL STATEMENT: Applicants are required to briefly describe their curatorial practice and philosophy. (400 word max)
  5. EXHIBITION PROPOSAL: Applicants are required to write a brief essay which outlines the curatorial project idea. Please include the names of the proposed artists and artworks, as well as your estimated budget and how you propose to fund the exhibition. (800 words max)
  6. WORK SAMPLE: Curator’s may upload up to 20 samples of the proposed artists’ work. Curators have the option of uploading any combination of images or video links (from video hosting sites such as vimeo, flickr or youtube.) The selection committee will view only the first 2 minutes of each video sample so please edit your materials accordingly. Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000 pixels on any side @ 72 dpi. Name each jpeg file with “Curator’s Last NameArtist’s Last Name Number.jpg,” i.e. “SmithJones 1.jpg”, “Smith_ Adams_2.jpg” etc.
  7. WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Each uploaded image or video link must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Artist Name, Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions of the artwork.
  8. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT MATERIAL: Support materials such as reviews or catalogues are optional. Curators may upload up to three scanned copies of support documents.

PLEASE NOTE:

Applications containing images and documents that are not labeled or uploaded according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed. Images will not be accepted by email.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of curators from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin.
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Gallery Layout

What is the final deadline for submitting my online application form?

All applications must be electronically submitted through 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS. (If you have any technical problems after 3pm on March 1, we will not be able to assist you and any application that is late due to technical difficulties will not be accepted.)

Can I mail a hard copy of my application materials to the NARS office?

No, hard copy submissions will not be accepted. The application must be completed and submitted through the online form.

I have video samples as well as jpegs of the work examples proposed for my exhibition. Can I submit samples of both?

You may upload up to 20 images or video links from video hosting sites (such as vimeo, flickr or youtube) of the artists' work. You can upload any combination of images and videos totaling 20.

Can I work on my application for and then return to complete it at a later date?

Yes, creating a login account will enable you to complete the form in several sessions.

I just submitted my application but I want to return to it and make an edit. Is this possible?

No, once your application is submitted, you will not be able to return to the form or change any submitted information. The application fee must also be paid at the time of submitting your application as you will not be able to re log-in to access the payment page again.

Will I receive confirmation that my application has been received?

Yes, applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form and application fee have been received.

How do I pay the application fee?

Payment must be submitted via credit card account through the online application form system. After you complete and submit your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page and a link to pay your application fee. The application fee must be paid at the time of submitting your application as you will not be able to re log-in to access the payment page again.

Can I apply as part of a collaborative team?

Yes curatorial teams of two people may apply together for their shared project. Applicants who wish to apply as collaborators need only submit one application form and application fee. One member of the collaborative team must be selected as the main applicant; their contact information will be used for all preliminary correspondence and notification.

Are the images I submit in the application of the exact pieces in the exhibition?**Once I’m selected can I add/subtract pieces I used in my submission?**

The submitted proposal should include the artists exhibiting work in the exhibition, but it does not necessarily need to include the exact work. The strongest proposals are the most specific and will include the art work intended for the exhibition. Once selected, the curator may add or subtract pieces after discussion with the NARS staff. The selected proposal is chosen based on the exhibition as a whole so it is important for the proposal to be fully formed.

What does NARS provide for the exhibition?

The NARS Foundation will provide the gallery/exhibition space, insurance for the artwork during the term of the exhibition, administrative support including marketing, postcard invitations, and email invites. Additionally, NARS will organize an opening reception and a Curator’s Talk. An experienced curator on staff will be available to provide guidance and support during the program.

A stipend of $500 will be awarded to the selected applicant to help subsidize the cost of organizing the exhibition. There will be no other financial support towards production of artwork, installation cost, or shipping/transportation of artwork.

What is the responsibility of the selected curator?

The curator is responsible for organizing and installing/de-installing the exhibition in a timely manner including arranging all artwork delivery to and from the gallery and writing a short essay to accompany the exhibition. The curator is required to attend the opening reception and present a Curator Talk as part of the program.

How much time will the selected curator have to install the exhibition?

The selected curator will have 3-4 days in the gallery to install the exhibition prior to the opening reception.

Does NARS have equipment to borrow for the exhibition such as projectors, monitors, media players, pedestals etc. or should we include those items in my budget?

NARS does have a limited supply of basic media and installation equipment that can be utilized by the selected curator. Please contact us directly regarding specific inquiries for equipment prior to completing your budget.

I have a question that wasn’t answered. How can I reach the NARS Foundation?

If you have any further questions, please contact

 

South-West Brooklyn Exhibition Program

The NARS Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural South-West Brooklyn Exhibition Open Call. The NARS South-West Brooklyn Exhibition Program provides emerging and underrepresented artists with the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The aim of the program is to engage artists of South-West Brooklyn in a dialogue through a curated group exhibition, and the theme of this year’s exhibition is Community.

South-West Brooklyn has become a hub of artistic activity but is still largely under recognized in the art world. As part of NARS’ mission to engage with and promote the artists of South-West Brooklyn, the NARS South-West Exhibition Program strives to contribute to the recognition of the art world of South Brooklyn by highlighting the innovative work being produced today. For the purpose of this program, South-West Brooklyn is defined as living and/or with studio space in Sunset Park, Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Borough Park, or Windsor Terrace. The program will curate a group exhibition from the art work submitted in the Open Call. If accepted, only the artwork included in the proposal will be considered for the exhibition. All artwork must be available for the entire exhibition term. The exhibition is scheduled for February – March, 2016.

The NARS Foundation will provide insurance for the artwork during the term of the exhibition, promotional marketing support including postcard invitations and email invites, and will organize an opening reception as well. Artwork must not exceed 36 x 36” or 24 x 24 x24” for three dimensional works. The artist is responsible for arranging all artwork delivery to and from the gallery. All artwork must be ready to hang.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online applications must be submitted by December 1, 2015 before 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

NO APPLICATION FEE REQUIRED.

NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within three weeks of the December 1st deadline. The e-mail address listed on the application form will be used to send out notifications. Please be sure that it is a valid account that you check regularly.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must apply using the online application form, available through the NARS website. Please review the application requirements listed below before beginning your application. It is advised that all applicants create a log-in to be able partially complete the form and return to finish it at a later date. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.

  1. NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current address and a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address provided will be used to send out the final notification letter.
  2. ARTIST’S C.V.: An up-to-date CV should be uploaded in either Word or PDF format. The file should be named “Artist’s Last NameArtist’sFirst Name.doc /pdf” i.e. “Smith_John.xxx”
  3. ARTIST STATEMENT & BIO: Artists should include an artist statement describing their practice in addition to a short bio.
  4. WORK SAMPLE: Artist’s may submit up to 3 images of proposed work. Artists have the option of uploading any combination of images or video links (from video hosting sites such as vimeo, flickr or youtube.) The selection committee will view only the first 2 minutes of each video sample so please edit your materials accordingly. Images should be in JPEG format no larger than 1000npixels on any side @ 72 dpi. Name each jpeg file with “Artist’s Last NameArtist’s Frist NameNumber.jpg,” i.e. “Smith_ John1.jpg”, “SmithJohn_2.jpg” etc.
  5. WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Each uploaded image or video link must be accompanied by a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions of the artwork.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications containing images and documents that are not labeled or uploaded according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed. Images will not be accepted by email.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT MATERIAL: Support materials such as reviews or catalogues are optional. Artists may upload up to two scanned copies of support documents.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin.

Who can apply for the exhibition? How do you define “South Brooklyn”?

Any artist living and/or with studio space in South Brooklyn is encouraged to apply. South-West Brooklyn is defined as Sunset Park, Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Borough Park, or Windsor Terrace.

If my proposed art work is selected, may I display work that was not submitted in the application?

Only work submitted as part of the application will be accepted for the exhibition.

What is the final deadline for submitting my online application form? **

All applications must be electronically submitted through 11:59 PM EST on December 1, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS. (If you have any technical problems after 3pm on December 1, we will not be able to assist you and any application that is late due to technical difficulties will not be accepted.)

Can I mail a hard copy of my application materials to the NARS office?

No, hard copy submissions will not be accepted. The application must be completed and submitted through the online form.

I have video samples as well as jpegs of my work. Can I submit samples of both?

You may upload up to 3 images or video links from your personal site or video hosting sites (such as vimeo, flickr or youtube) of your work proposed for the exhibition. You can upload any combination totaling 3.

Can I work on my application form and then return to complete it at a later date?

Yes, creating a login account will enable you to complete the form in several sessions.

I just submitted my application but I want to return to it and make an edit. Is this possible?

No, once your application is submitted, you will not be able to return to the form or change any submitted information.

Will I receive confirmation that my application has been received?

Yes, applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been received.

What does NARS provide for the exhibition?

The NARS Foundation will provide insurance for the artwork during the term of the exhibition, promotional marketing support including postcard invitations and email invites, and will organize and host an opening reception. The artist is responsible arranging all artwork delivery to and from the gallery.

I have a question that wasn’t answered. How can I reach the NARS Foundation?

If you have any further questions, please contact applications@narsfoundation.org

Background Artwork By: Tori Purcell