Current open calls for submissions
the plumb bar
Artists are invited to apply to have their work featured on the plumb bar, an exhibition space inside the plumb's main lobby. We are seeking work that activates the bar for 2023 and aim to schedule three proposals. Please see below for measurements, proposed work can include the bar framing or not. You can also view past plumb bar bar projects here to see works we have programmed in the past.
The schedule (subject to change) will be as follows:
First Period: Feb 3 - May 28
Second Period June 16 -August 27
Third Period Sept 15 - Dec 15
DEADLINE for submissions: February 12th at 11:59pm
Each Accepted proposal will be granted $350. We encourage submissions in all mediums, including sculptural work! It is helpful to keep in mind that the plumb bar does function as a "bar" at our openings, and the front desk during regular open hours - so it is a high-traffic area and prone to bodies leaning / walking / swaying around. Swipe for past bar activations by Philip Leonard Ocampo @philip.opcampo, Tyler Muzzin and Wenting Li @wentingthings
PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING IN A SINGLE PDF FILE (INCLUDING IMAGES) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "bar open call 2023":
-brief bio / artist statement (max 300 words)
- a description of proposed work (max 300 words)
- 2-10 reference images
- CV (if applicable / optional)
None of these are strict requirements as we know submissions can be laborious and inaccessible, but please do what you can to introduce yourself and your ideas to us.
We especially encourage submissions from emerging artists that are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, women, LGBTQ2+ people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.