2012-2013 Call for Exhibition Proposals

December 10th, 2011  |  Published in Uncategorized

BOX 13 ArtSpace is an artist run, non-profit, innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 artists create this environment through the offering of affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists, dedicating three interior spaces to the exhibition of artistic explorations, a window gallery for installations and an outdoor courtyard space. BOX 13 promotes dialogue among artists and the art community on current trends affecting the arts.

BOX13 ArtSpace is currently accepting proposals for 2012/2013 for exhibitions in its two Downstairs Galleries, the Window BOX gallery, and the Upstairs Gallery. Artists and curators are invited to submit recent (or proposed) experimental works not previously shown in Houston.

Exhibition and performance proposals will be reviewed and selections made by a committee of artist resident members of BOX 13 and potentially guest curator(s) for exhibitions/performances.

BOX 13 will accept proposals annually to discuss and make programming decisions for BOX 13 for no more than 18 months into the future from the meeting date. The next upcoming submission deadline for review is January 15, 2012.

This is not a postmark deadline – submissions must be received by 5pm at BOX13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, Texas 77011.

BOX 13 exhibition/performance space floor plans can be viewed and downloaded here.

All proposals must be submitted in digital format on CD/DVD only. Additionally, all requested material may be posted to a single page on a website and the link may be submitted. No paper materials will be reviewed. BOX 13 is committed to the reducing our environmental impact when possible and streamlining the application and review process.

For more information, to make an appointment to view the galleries or to inquire about proposal drop off please email Emily Link, Exhibitions Coordinator, at box13artspace@gmail.com.


All proposals must include the following:

1. Letter of intent or exhibition proposal in a Word document or PDF file, 500 words or less. Please be sure to include:

o Contact information (Email Address and Phone Number)
o Title and description, concept and physical details
o Requested gallery space and any requests for equipment or special installation requirements*
o Any budgetary concerns*

*BOX 13 does not have a budget for assisting artists with expenses at this time but will help when possible in searching out alternative funding and/or installation methods.

2. Resumé(s) or CV(s) for all proposed participating artists each in its own Word document or PDF file.

3. Images NO MORE THAN 15 digital images in jpg format. Numbers should be used in the file names beginning with 01.jpg. Each image must be 1MB or SMALLER. Any files not meeting these requirements may not be viewed when considering your proposal.

o Video samples may be submitted on DVD or CD. Videos must be ready to play on a computer using Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

4. Corresponding numbered list of submitted images and/or videos in a Word document or PDF file.

Submissions may be mailed to:

BOX 13 ArtSpace
Attn: Exhibition Proposal
6700 Harrisburg Blvd. Houston, TX 77011

(Materials submitted without a SASE will be disposed of after 30 days)

Please allow 8 – 12 weeks after the proposal deadline for review. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status when a decision has been reached.


Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1 – 5PM or by appointment box13artspace@gmail.com

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