Paperworks 2023

Visual Arts
Organization B.J. Spoke Gallery
Deadline May 24, 2023

An International Juried Competition: a virtual show with a virtual reception on Zoom.

Juror:  Emily Olek is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Currently, Emily is working closely with Samantha Friedman on the upcoming exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works in series Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time, set to open April of 2023. Before joining MoMA, Emily was the Janet and Craig Duchossois Curatorial Research Assistant in Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she worked on projects including Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw, Hairy Who? 1966-1969, and Lygia Pape: Tecelares. She also worked on exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. Emily recently completed her M.A. at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in American works on paper and holds a B.A. in Art History from Loyola University Chicago. Her Master’s Thesis entitled “So-Called ‘Outsiders’: A Case Against the Moniker” won UIC Graduate College’s 2022 Outstanding Thesis Award.

Accepted Media: Works made on paper, of paper or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

Eligibility: Artists who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2023 competition must be the original work of the artist. Artist will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Submissions must be the original work of the artist.