Gallery of Artists
When you respond to an open call from The Basement On Byers, you may notice a few things that are unlike other applications you’ve completed in the past… There’s a reason for that.
ANOTHER KIND OF GALLERY
As an art gallery, our job is much more than providing a space for artists to showcase their work. Instead, we believe we’re responsible for making art accessible and approachable to our community, for fostering a spirit of unity and collaboration among artists, and ultimately for building a bridge that connects the intentions of our artists to the minds of those who have come to view their art.
Submit up to six individual pieces for exhibition consideration. Exhibitions last for a duration of 4-6 weeks.
Apply to have a full and evolving collection or series of your work installed for a 6-month period.
Submit an artwork for inclusion in a shorter-term exhibit (pop-ups, fairs, holiday events, themed exhibits, etc.)
JUST HOW IT SHOULD BE
We respect the level of passion and dedication it requires to be formally educated in the arts and will gladly display an artist’s CV, educational merits, and other accolades alongside their artwork.
At the same time, we recognize there are many unique ways that a person can become an artist. For this reason, you will never see education, background, or requests for a CV as fields in our application and exhibition processes.
By not asking for this information on our applications, we ensure that the focus is – and will always be – your artwork.
More importantly than being free of any potential educational bias, artists deserve an equally accessible platform based on the merit of their artwork alone.
In a commitment to being actively anti-discriminatory throughout our entire application and jurying processes, we have elected to make all artist submissions as anonymous as possible – even excluding your name.
This measure ensures that no process pertaining to the selection and/or display of artists and their artwork will ever ask for or be influenced by an applicant’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other information that may be used as a basis for discrimination.
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