CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS
D•CONSTRUCTION: Metamorphosis of the City
Presented by MOSAIC Productions and OFFICE SPACE Gallery
May 11, 2018 • Metro Detroit
This Call for Submissions is open to all Artists.
Already the place we like to call Old Paris
Is a thing of the past. (Not even my impulsive
Heart can change its mood as quick as a city
Changes its look.) Now it’s only the eye
Of the mind that can see far back enough to envision
What used to be here: all the stalls and the little shops
Vivid as their Greek columns so crudely engraved,
Even the occasional tufts of grass poking up
At the base of cornerstones turning green with moss
As they soak in puddles that shake with my reflection…
…Paris puts on a new face. New palaces,
New scaffolding set for erecting taller facades.
Everything but my melancholy has moved.
Now it’s only through allegory’s winding alleys
That I turn the corner and find the streets as they were—
But no way to get out from under the crushing dread
That all those cherished days in all those places
Are buried under memory’s rubble. No wonder,
Of all the moving images I see in the Louvre
None is sadder than my swan in its majesty.
— Excerpted from Le Cygne (the Swan), by Charles Baudelaire
D•Construction addresses the economic, social and political issues that arise
as a result of the restructuring and gentrification of urban communities. Artists
working in all media are invited to submit recent (within the last two years) works
of art that call into question the ongoing reconstruction of Detroit and its impact
on the city’s landscape, its citizens and their ways of seeing. Specifically, artists
are asked to explore the influence of the renovations occurring in Detroit’s
various neighborhoods and their affect on the city’s population. Issues of race,
identity and the general well being of a community can be considered, but
artists are not limited to these themes. As comparison, artists may also reflect
upon the stories of other urban centers in the throes of change.
The exhibition D•CONSTRUCTION: Metamorphosis of the City is intended as
a visual discourse that questions, critiques and brings to light the many and
varied perspectives of the changing city of Detroit.
In partnership with Mosaic Productions, this exhibition will take place at the
Office Space Gallery, and will run from May 11 through June 23, 2018.
All submissions must be of original design and personal execution.
SUBMISSIONS: Open January 13 and Close April 15, 2018 (final art due May 4)
Please follow the submission guidelines set out below.
• Painting/Illustrations/Photos: Submit no more than one (1) Digital
photo/scan of each piece.
• Sculpture & Multi-Dimensional Art: Submit no more than three (3) digital
photos per piece.
• Film/Video: 3 stills and a brief description. Do Not email Mpegs or video
files. (Also see CD/DVD instructions below). You may email a hosted link
to a video file.
• Performance Art and Installations: Email proposal, 100 words or less.
(Also see CD/DVD instructions below).
Send samples of your work via electronic submission to
Attn: Jeanne Moore, curator at [email protected]
Artists may submit up to a maximum of four (4) pieces. (Please send only one email)
Address, City, State, Postal Code
Physical dimensions of piece(s).
Technical image requirements
Digital photos/scans should be saved in JPEG RGB format (300kb files or less, 5”x7”
Images should be named in the following manner, the artist’s last name, short title, and
the number (i.e. “Jones_Madonna_1.jpg”, “Jones_Cross_2.jpg, etc.)
Send image files as attachments in your email only.
Do not send a compressed, Zipped or Stuffed folders.
Do Not send your submissions as a link to your website or image gallery.
Send all images in the same email, to: [email protected]
Film/Video & Performance Submission Method:
Send a DVD or CD of your project, with your name clearly marked to:
D•Construction: Metamorphosis of the City
C/O Jeanne Hunter-Moore, Curator, Gallery Director
Office Space Gallery
2870 E. Grand Blvd, Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48150
Address, City, State, Postal Code
Time of piece(s).
Do not email us a video file directly; if available, only emails a hosted link to your video
file. You may send video stills in the form of jpegs in advance of an actual
CD/DVDs will not be returned.
Send all still images and or video links in the same email, to:
DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ART UNTIL NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE.
Selection and Notification: Please do not email us inquiring as to the status of your
submission(s). Artists with works selected for the show will be notified, via email,
phone, or by mail.
Upon acceptance, artists will receive registration information that needs to be filled out
completely and returned along with processing fee of $5.00 US, which is considered
shipping fee coverage (checks made payable to Jeanne M. Moore).
Over-sized pieces incur higher shipping rates so you may wish to consult your shipping
All art submitted and accepted to the show should be for sale. Mosaic Productions
retains a 30% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. All participants’ work
will be featured and for sale on the OFFICE SPACE Gallery website as well.
How the work is judged.
Submissions for D•Construction can take any form and be as serious, edgy or satirical
as the artist’s chosen subject permits. All art is considered, from the high, to the low,
from the biggest names, to first time artists.
The art can be in any medium and range in style from the classic/academic to the most
abstract of expression. Final decision regarding submissions is based the whether the
work is appropriate to the exhibition’s theme.
The organizers/curators of D•Construction will jury this exhibit. We will also consult
with gallery owners and artists for second opinions.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Hunter- Moore by phone at
248.875.7332 or email: [email protected].
Billy Hunter and Jeanne Hunter-Moore
Mosaic Productions, LLC
Detroit, MI 48221
313.478.6722 or 248.875.7332
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