Open Call for Submissions – Annual Juried Exhibition
May 17, 2022 - July 04, 2022
Open Call for Submissions
EXHIBITION TITLE: What we leave behind– Juried Exhibition I August 19-October 1, 2022
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday July 4 @ 11:59pm
Fort Gallery is a non-profit artist-run centre that focuses on experimental contemporary art. The gallery is located in Fort Langley on the traditional and unceded territory of the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), Máthekwi (Matsqui), and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo).
The Fort Gallery is seeking submissions for What we leave behind, a juried exhibition that invites artists to envision the legacies we leave to future generations. We ask: what have we inherited and what do future generations stand to inherit from us? How might viewing our current reality in light of generational time reshape our present?
The field of epigenetics reveals the way that trauma and resilience lodges in our bodies and our DNA as it’s passed down through generations. Likewise, the land bears the scars of colonial exploitation in the absence of Indigenous land management. In this way, both our bodies and the land carry the choices from previous generations while impacting the choices of future generations. At this critical juncture, how will we allow the future to break through in our present? What do we owe to the human and non-human inhabitants that will come after us?
The Fort Gallery welcomes and encourages submissions from emerging and established artists of all abilities, ages, cultures, ethnicities, citizenships, gender identities, and races. Art works in all mediums are accepted.
For more info + full submission guidelines: fortgallery.ca/call-for-submissions
July 4, 2022