DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 15, 2021
Call for student artwork for SPARK IV: A New World?
UMBC and Towson undergraduate and graduate students with visual art major concentrations are invited to submit artwork for consideration for the fourth installment of the collaborative SPARK exhibition and related programming, SPARK IV: A New World? April 29 through June 26, 2021.
With A New World? as our theme, we seek artworks that are inspired by the events and conditions of 2020 and the associated implications for the future. If 2020 is a hinge moment, what might the future hold?
Conceptual, representational, experimental, or abstract work responding to this theme in any media will be considered for the exhibition and related video screening(s).
A limited number of student contributions will hang in the MAP gallery alongside work from Towson and UMBC faculty, while a more expansive presentation of student work will be presented in an online extension of the exhibition (or expansion, as a virtual version of the gallery exhibition, is likely due to Covid restrictions) accessed via the Maryland Art Place website.
Students who apply will also be considered for a SPARK Student Award with a stipend of $50 to $250. There is no cost to submit work for consideration.
How to apply
To be considered for the exhibition please submit on or before February 15, 2021:
an image file or link to images and/or video of up to two existing works for consideration via email to sparkIV.email@example.com
along with supporting information:
the title, year completed, dimensions, materials – and if you think it necessary you can also submit a short description.
Please also note your major concentration and expected graduation year in your email.
DO NOT send image files larger than 3 MB, please and PLEASE NOTE submission of images and videos grants permission to MAP/UMBC/TU to include these in an online exhibition of student work (images will appear with a caption noting the artist’s name, the title of work, etc.)
Send your submission to sparkIV.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, send them to exhibition curator Catherine Borg (email@example.com)