2018 – 2019 Call for Exhibition Proposals


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 by offering affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists, and dedicating three interior spaces to the exhibition of artistic exploration. BOX 13 promotes dialogue among artists and the art community on current trends affecting the arts.

BOX 13 ArtSpace is currently accepting proposals for 2018 – 2019 for exhibitions in its two Downstairs Galleries and Window BOX Gallery. Artists and curators are invited to submit recent (or proposed) experimental works not previously shown in Houston.

***UPDATE: The submission deadline is Sunday, November 12th, 11:59 PM CST***

Exhibition and performance proposals will be reviewed and selected by a committee of BOX 13 resident Artist Members. **Due to the extended deadline, we will inform you of our decision by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.** Programming selected for the 2018 – 2019 season will run from May 2018 – April 2019.

All proposals must be submitted in digital format. No snail mail please. Send us your proposal(s) and images via email to box13artspace@gmail.com with the subject line “2018 – 2019 BOX 13 Exhibition Proposal” no later than the deadline listed above. Alternatively, all requested material can be posted to a single page on a website, and a link may be submitted.

Submission Criteria:

All proposals must include the following:

  1. Exhibition Proposal in a Word document or PDF file, 500 words or less. These must include:
    • Contact information (email and phone of all artists involved)
    • Title, description, concept and physical details
    • Requested gallery space (Front BOX, Back BOX, or Window BOX) and any special installation needs*

*BOX 13 does not have a budget for expenses related to shipping work, purchasing equipment, etc.

  1. Resume(s) or CV(s) for all proposed participating artists, each as its own Word document or PDF file.
  2. NO MORE THAN 10 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. 
    • Videos must be ready to play on a computer using Windows Media Player or QuickTime; a link to Vimeo or YouTube in the body of your email would also suffice.
  1. Corresponding numbered Image List of submitted images and/or videos in a Word document or PDF file.
  2. Email subject must read “2018 – 2019 BOX 13 Exhibition Proposal.” If you are submitting more than one proposal, please send separate emails to box13artspace@gmail.com.

There are detailed technical drawings of the gallery spaces and their dimensions that are available to help you with your proposal through the link below. Please note that the “Second Floor Gallery” is not available for exhibition programming – proposals are currently accepted only for the Window, Front, and Back Gallery. 

BOX 13 ArtSpace Gallery Dimensions

For more information or to make an appointment to view the galleries, please feel free to contact us in advance. Gallery hours are Saturdays, 1 – 5PM while exhibitions are on view, or by appointment.

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