Summer 2018 Open Call Application

PARADICE PALASE is excited to announce our first annual summer open call exhibition! Titled Midnight, the theme for this inaugural show is exploring utopia and dystopia in urban spaces and cultures.


Entry Fee: $10, $5 for local residents (see eligibility for details)

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

Exhibition Title: Midnight

Exhibition Dates: July 14th - August 25th, 2018

Prompt: PARADICE PALASE is seeking artists responding to or creating new conversation on utopian and/or dystopian spaces as it relates to urban environments. Works could relate to idealistic societies, cultures, other worlds; or relate to the failure, doom, and deterioration of similar spaces. The title "MIDNIGHT" references the novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", where the time "midnight", refers to the time between 11pm-12am (good magic) and 12am-1am (bad magic). This becomes a sort of limbo - an in between space that for a moment is a pause in a magical time of sorts, like changing of the guards. In consideration of this meaning, it is a way to represent both ideal, good positive environments, and bad, negative, destructive environments/energy. We encourage a wide range of interpretations to the theme, so long as it complies with the artwork guidelines.

Acceptable Artwork: Painting, photography, prints, drawing, 3D sculpture, fiber based works, and video. All works on paper MUST be in a non-ornamental frame - either white, black, or light wood -  unless explicit reasoning as to otherwise can be presented. Explanation can only relate to the content or aesthetic of the work.

About PARADICE PALASE: We are a project space in Brooklyn, NY that confronts the limitations of the art world by creating a self sustaining, community-minded and inclusive space. We are dedicated to furthering the development of artists and building a symbiotic network of patrons and creators. We create accessibility in the arts by offering affordable artwork, monthly programs, and membership benefits to our community. 

Guest Juror: Rose Nestler                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rose is a mixed media artist working in soft sculpture, textiles, video and performance. Her practice is informed by the delicacy and imperfections of bodies. She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and currently works as a Teaching Artist for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Blue School and Brooklyn Arts Council. In 2017 she was a Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship nominee and a Brooklyn College Graduate Teaching Fellow. Rose has shown in two person and group shows across the country including, CRUSH Curatorial, L.O.G (Low Occupancy Gallery), Underdonk, Causey Contemporary, Smack Mellon and CUCHIFRITOS. Her latest body of work was the subject of her first solo show in January 2018 at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY. She will be an an artist in residence at Lighthouse Works this summer.  

Eligibility: Artists 18 years and older living and working within the United States who do not have gallery representation are welcome to apply. Artworks must be an original work produced by the artist applying and must have been completed within the last 5 years. Eligibility for the local resident fee is current residence for at least 2 years within the zip codes 11207, 11221, and 11233,  with proof of address upon acceptance of your application.

Juried Awards: Best in Show, 2 Runner Ups

  • Best in Show Grand Prize of $250 plus a 6 month artist membership with PARADICE PALASE ($60 value)
  • Runner Ups each receive a 1 year artist membership with PARADICE PALASE ($120 value each)

*Note: You must have a gmail account to submit your application* 

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