2017 Open Exhibition Call for Proposals

Wade Kramm (2016 Open Exhibition Recipient), Wade Kramm: Dotted Space, Titled Planes, 2016, Target Gallery

Deadline: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Entry Fee: $40 for up to 25 images
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, September 3, 2017
Jurors: Jeremy Flick, Sheldon Scott, and Marta Staudinger

This is an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition in the summer of 2017. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered.

The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at Target Gallery from July 13 – September 3, 2017. The artist(s) will also receive a $1,000 stipend.

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About the Jurors

Jeremy Flick is a Washington, D.C., based arts administrator, artist, and educator. He received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati and his MFA from the University of Maryland.

As a practicing artist, his works are included in numerous private and academic collections, and he has exhibited extensively with recent exhibitions at Gallery nine5 in New York, Heiner Contemporary Art in Washington, Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia, Aqua Art Miami, Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, and the Runnels Art Gallery in Portales, New Mexico among others.

He is currently the Executive Director at CREATE Arts Center in Silver Spring, MD. Additionally, he serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. His previous roles have included deputy director for Washington Project for the Arts, assistant director at CONNERSMITH, coordinator of the (e)merge art fair, and professional lecturer at George Washington University.

Sheldon Scott, a native of Pawley’s Island, SC, received his B.S. in Psychology from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. He began his career in Social Work as a Unit Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Horry County, SC. Upon moving to the Washington DC area, he joined a private practice, specializing in Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Sex-Offender treatment at Northern Virginia Counseling Group.

After years as a practicing Psychotherapist, he began a creative life as a Storyteller, Artist, Actor, and Writer in 2005. He has since performed four sold-out solo storytelling shows in the Capital Fringe Theatre Festival and various venues including Busboys & Poets, and the Hirshhorn Museum. He has exhibited his Fine-Arts and Performance Art works at (e)merge art fair, WPA Select Auction, Arlington Arts Center, Delaware State University and Art Miami. He is represented by ConnerSmith Contemporary Gallery for his Fine-Art work. His upcoming book project, a memoir, “Shrimp & Griots”, is based on his storytelling narratives of the same name. Howard Yoon of Ross & Yoon Literary Agency represents Scott’s written works.

Sheldon recently worked as the Chief Marketing Officer and Director Of Operations of ESL Management Group, which includes such restaurants and bars as Marvin, The Gibson, Patty Boom Boom, Den of Thieves, Chez Billy and The Brixton et. al. He also served as the District of Columbia’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner of Single-Member District 1A03 (2010-2012) in Columbia Heights, and sits on the boards of the Youth Pride Alliance, Teaching For Change and StepAfrika.

Marta Staudinger grew up in Washington DC and discovered her own methods of self-therapy and meditation through collage-making and tracing when she was 8 years old. While completing her master’s degree in curatorial studies in Barcelona, Spain, she realized that those early methods were the initial reactions to her intuitive understanding of her own creative self and natural ease as a post-production artist.   

The fusion of elements from different cultures in art and exhibitions is very important to her. As a curator, she works with artists who have inspired her over the years in the many places she’s called home or visited. As an artist, she seeks inner mediation through creation. As an art critic, she remains true to her inner aesthetic “gut-feeling”, and as an art historian she is an ever-curious student. As a yogi, she understands the struggle and potential for detachment between the person and the self, and the road to self-recovery and discovery.

In 2015, Staudinger founded the LATELA Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., where she devotes her time and energy to managing artists, organizing exhibitions, and selling contemporary art. She also provides Art History lectures for Smithsonian Journeys in Italy, Portugal & Spain a few times a year.


Glitch: An Exploration of Digital Media

Deadline: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, July 9, 2017
Juror: Adriel Luis

Target Gallery invites national and international artists to apply for Glitch, an exhibition that explores new technological and interactive mediums in art. This exhibition will examine the intersection of contemporary and digital art; highlighting emerging new media in art such as digital, website, glitch / gif, and video art.

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About the Juror

Adriel Luis is a self- taught musician, poet, curator, coder, and visual artist who believes imagination is key to transforming cultural paradigms. As a Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, he is focused on exploring inter-sectional identities in the U.S. and contemporary Asian diasporic art. He is also a part of the iLL- Literacy arts collective, and sometime moonlights on design projects with various artists and non- profits. Adriel frequently travels to different parts of Asia with a particular interest in how digital space shapes global communities, and how varying levels of freedom of expression channel artistic political imagination. Adriel can be found across online platforms as @DRZZL.


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