20 May 2019

Call for Submissions Take Back the Walls

Rochester Contemporary Art CenterRochester, New York, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. Regional Deadline: June 30, 2019 – Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) announces Take Back the Walls, a juried exhibition of artworks by New York State artists who also work in museums, galleries and arts organizations. This new, statewide project will highlight the many talented creatives employed by New York’s numerous arts institutions and galleries, yet are often behind the scenes.

RoCo invites employees of museums, visual art spaces and galleries to come into the light and take back the walls to which they have dedicated so much. Anyone who is employed by an arts organization in New York State is invited to submit work for display in Take Back the Walls.

This exhibition is juried by Karlos Carcamo, a multidisciplinary artist and a framer at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Awards will be presented for a few optional and lighthearted categories.

There is a $10 registration fee per artist. Each artist may enter up to 6 submissions (artworks). RoCo will aim to exhibit a small body of work by each selected artist. Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, June 30 at 5pm.



  • Application Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 5pm
  • Notice of Acceptance: Monday, July 15 via email
  • Accepted Artwork Drop Off: August 16-18, 12-5pm
  • Industry Night (Opening Reception): Saturday, August 31, 6-9pm
  • First Friday: September 6, 6-9pm
  • Exhibition Dates: August 31 – September 21
  • Artwork Pick Up: September 22, 5-7pm, September 23 & 24, 12-6pm

Questions may be directed to exhibitions@rochestercontemporary.org

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Call for Submissions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June and Open to Regional Artists. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group.

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