Window Installations/ Community Activation Project

Window Gallery Open Call     

The Agnes Varis Art Center (AVAC) is accepting proposals, to showcase artwork in the Window Gallery during 2020-2021. 

The space that is open for showcasing in the duration listed is the western-facing windows-- the triangular window space on the corner of Rockwell and Fulton and the large windows that are parallel to Rockwell Place. The exhibition proposal must use the entirety of the Window Gallery space.   

Applications can include proposals for:

A)   Installations. An installation of artwork that is representative of work being made in New York’s contemporary glass community and in the glass community at large. The proposed works can be a combination of glass and mixed media.

B)   Performances. Performances using handmade glass, scheduled for the opening nights of exhibitions of AVAC and possibly additional times that include high foot-traffic hours for the Rockwell and Fulton corner. If this format is proposed, this must include a plan for artwork that is also installed permanently in the space while the artist is not present. Note: open flame is not allowed in this space. 

C)  Window Residencies. Artists may propose an activation project. This can include being present in the Window Gallery during certain hours to showcase their making process or other interactive opportunities for visitors to UrbanGlass. The artist must include in their proposal an explanation of what artwork will be installed permanently in the space while the artist is not present. 

To apply, submit: your proposal, resume or CV, and 5 images in an email to opportunities@urbanglass.org. In the subject line please write "Window Installations/Community Activation Proposal 2019".

Details of materials for applications:

  • Proposal, one page long in PDF format, that outlines your intent for an exhibition in the Window Gallery. Maximum of 800 words. Please include your preference, for the time frame of exhibition opening in 2020-21: April, June, August, October, December, or February.
  • Resume or CV, one page long, PDF format, which lists your involvement at UrbanGlass (If applicable). Maximum of 500 words.
  • 5 images that represent your proposal and showcases the work that you intend to show in the Window Gallery. Images must be in JPG format and be 300 DPI. Maximum size of 6 inches in height and width. Each image should be a maximum of 8M each. Label each image with your last name and the number in the order in which you would like the image to be viewed. Example: Smith_01.jpg.
  • Image List, in PDF format, which includes: title, size, date, and materials. 

Artists who have shown work in the Window Gallery previous to 2017 may apply with new work for this opportunity. But, those who have shown in this space from 2017 to present are prohibited from applying this round. 

 *Please consider printing out your materials as a test-run before submitting them, to make sure that the application easily prints from any computer. 

*Artists will receive a stipend of $400 to use for all supplies needed upon completing installation. This stipend is to be used for any supplies needed for installation of the proposed exhibition including hardware needed to support the proposed work. Artists are responsible for both installation and de-installation of Window Gallery exhibitions. This includes wall repair during de-installation, i.e., patching and sanding of any holes or blemishes created by the artist. 

Deadline: September 1st, 2019 at midnight, EST. 

Proposals are evaluated by a panel of artists and curators. All artists submitting a proposal will be notified of the jury’s decision by September 30th, 2019.

Contact Rachel Rader at opportunities@urbanglass.org  with any questions.