16 Jul 2018

Portfolio Smack Mellon Mid-Career Artists Exhibition Opportunities

Smack MellonNew York, United States

NOTE: This opp listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 16, 2019 – Smack Mellon reviews submissions from Mid-Career Artists wishing to have their work considered for solo, two-person, or group exhibitions. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has been working as an artist for over 10 years. We support mid-career artists who are without commercial representation.

We accept applications for Mid-Career Artist proposals twice a year–in the summer and the winter. The next deadline to submit a proposal is January 16, 2019. We will respond to each group of new applicants by the end of August and the end of February respectively. We are currently reviewing submissions for 2020 or later. Your submission should include:

1. Work Samples
Images: 8 to 10 .jpg or .tiff images, and/or…
Video: Maximum of 3 video clips no longer than 3 minutes each and cued to the appropriate segment for the panel to view. Only moving images, ie. time-based media, video art, kinetic art, or performance art should be submitted. Videos of exhibition documentation or artistic process will not be considered.

2. Work Sample List
For Images: The numbers on the Work Sample List should correspond with the numbers in the image file names. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 100 words).

For Video: Include title, date, duration, and a brief description of the work (less than 100 words).

3. Resume
Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.

4. Artist Statement
In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work in general and your process.

Artists involved in exhibitions are responsible for the execution and installation of their own artwork. Artists should understand that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon staff can assist in installation of work requiring a bucket lift or special mounting, when arranged in advance.

Our staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site.

Specifics about the installation of artwork, the equipment and resources that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.


Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.

Smack Mellon
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 834-8761

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Portfolio. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Deadlines 05 May thru June, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Deadlines Ongoing and Recurring, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Exhibition – Group.

Apply for this Job