Collar Works is a non-profit art space located at 621 River St. in Troy, NY dedicated to supporting emerging and under represented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Striving to expand the current art vernacular in New York’s capital region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.
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Collar Works 2018 Visual Art Open Call 


Collar Works Open Call: HOME

Guest Curator:  Cara Manes, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA

Deadline to Submit: Friday, September 14th

Home is where the heart is. Home is where you hang your hat. Home away from home. Homemade; homegrown; homespun.

In idioms such as these, and in countless others, the notion of "home" can be understood as expansively as it is clichéd. Sometimes home is a physical place for living--a fixed building with a foundation, or an otherwise portable shelter, where domestic activities such as sleeping, preparing and eating food, and hygienic rituals can be carried out. But home is also a sense of place--one that can conjure feelings of refuge, family, nurture, or protection. And, as a destination ("home base; phoning home; homeward bound"), the idea of home solicits a range of responses, from nostalgia ("there's no place like home") to urgency, as its definition today is continually called into question with every legislative dispute over what constitutes a "border" and a "homeland."

The works in this exhibition consider notions of home in the expanded field. Whether speaking to one's personal relationship to a physical or psychological space, or to a broad sense of what it means to come from someplace, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to confront this complicated topic.

Visual Art Guidelines

· Artists can submit up to 5 artworks for consideration.

· All mediums welcome, including site-specific works. 

· Sculpture can not exceed 7' max height.

· Collar Works is a non-commission art space. Artists receive 100% of all sales.

· All Shipping & Handling is the responsibility of the artist.

· Artwork must be delivered on or by Saturday, October 13

· Exhibition Dates: October 26- December 22, 2018.

· Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th

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