NARS Foundation is currently accepting applications for our Juried Solo exhibition. The aim of the Juried Solo Exhibition Program is to create a platform for visual artists to present their curated body of work to wider audience in the NARS Gallery. The exhibition provides the opportunity for one selected emerging and under-represented national or 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, curatorial, and promotional support for a solo show. The artist must present a strong cohesive body of work produced within the last three years, in dialogue with contemporary arts.
The artist is responsible for organizing and installing/de-installing the exhibition in a timely manner including arranging all artwork delivery to and from the gallery. The exhibition will be scheduled between the months of October and November, 2017. The artist is required to attend the opening reception and present an Artist Talk as part of 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.
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, before submitting your proposal.
Guest Juror: Tom McGlynn
Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney MuseumThe Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian, among other national and international institutional collections. He is a contributing writer to The Brooklyn Rail and Big, Red, and Shiny. He is also the founding director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially- engaged curatorial projects. A recent project “Memphis Social” was awarded a franchise grant from the New York -based organization supporting independent curatorial projects, apexart. He is also currently affiliated with Parsons The New School for Design as a visiting artist/ lecturer.