2022 Call for Gulf South Artists

Extended Deadline: April 15, 2022

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans announces its 9th annual Gulf South Open Call inviting artists to submit artworks that reflect on issues surrounding the environment. This will be the third exhibition in the Inter[SECTOR] series, exploring intersections of art and social issues. This year’s exhibition will be curated by Erin Lee Antonak, the CAC’s new Multidisciplinary Arts Curator.

On View
Friday Mar 4 – Friday Apr 15, 2022

Submission Deadline: April 8, 2022

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About the Exhibition

The environmental crisis is a cultural challenge. How citizens of the world collectively respond will set the course for our and our children’s lifetimes. There is an urgency for new directions as the Earth's temperatures rise, an imperative that we shift from our course both locally and globally. Artists engaged in conversation with activists, policymakers and impacted communities can educate, advocate, and provoke dialogue. Art has an ability to connect with people on a personal level, inspire action and effect change.

The CAC is seeking artists whose work seeks to effect change. Artists working in new and experimental ways across diverse mediums on the subject of the environment. Topics can include but are not limited to issues such as climate change, pollution, coastal land erosion, natural disasters, dwindling resources, mass extinction, home loss, environmental racism, and growing inequalities brought on by the effects of climate change. We welcome all multidisciplinary artists and artist collectives living and/or working in the Gulf South to apply for this open call.

Submission Guidelines

Artists who currently live and/or work in the Gulf South states of LA, TX, AL, MS, and FL may apply from March 4, 2022 through April 15, 2022. The exhibition will be on view at the Contemporary Arts Center (located at 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA) from July 30, 2022 through September 25, 2022. Follow this link to view submission guidelines, important dates, and to submit work.

This exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and curated by Erin Lee Antonak. Support for this exhibition is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Helis Foundation.

Meet the Curator
Erin Lee Antonak

Erin Lee Antonak

Past CAC Open Call Exhibitions
Identity Measures
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Identity Measures

Saturday Aug 3 – Saturday Oct 5, 2019
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Supported by
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Welch Family Foundation
Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation
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