Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM
OPEN CALL: KC><OAK
DEADLINE, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO) and Royal NoneSuch Gallery (Oakland, CA) are excited to announce a collaboration that will cross-pollinate the art communities of Kansas City and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kansas City-based Artists interested in being considered for this opportunity should send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 February 5th. Artists need not send a specific proposal, rather please send a link to your website, video links, or 5-8 low resolution jpegs of your work, current resume/CV, and contact information (email and phone number). Please use the subject line: KC >< OAK. All artists in the 5 county KC Metro area (Wyandotte, Johnson, Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties) across discipline and career stage are encouraged to apply.
Up to ten artists will be chosen for studio visits with independent curator, Zoë Taleporos. Zoë will be on site, participating in studio visits February 10th-12th. Shortly after studio visits, artists will be notified who has been chosen for inclusion in two exhibitions. The first, KC >< OAK part 1, will open at Charlotte Street Foundation’s La Esquina gallery on Friday, May 11, 2018. The second, KC >< OAK part 2, will open at Royal NoneSuch in Oakland on July 14, 2018.
About Royal NoneSuch:
Royal NoneSuch Gallery is an artist-run alternative art and event space located in the Temescal district of Oakland, California. We are dedicated to creating community around art-based experiences that are thought provoking and conceptually rigorous, while also being accessible and fun. Through a framework of monthly exhibitions and related programs, we strive to maintain a dynamic schedule in which the gallery is continuously reinvented to reflect the spirit and process of an artist, specific program series, or collaboration.
The Royal NoneSuch Gallery is not motivated by commercial interests, but instead by working with other artists and creators to facilitate experimentation and social engagement through monthly exhibitions and events. We encourage artists to translate their studio practice, not only into a month long installation, but into a social context that allows the public to actively connect with the central concepts and ideas of the exhibition through opportunities for participation. We take active responsibility for being part of an emerging art scene in Oakland by encouraging an atmosphere of creative risk taking from artists and participation from the community, aiming always for public experiences that are inclusive, innovative, and educational. Visitors to Royal NoneSuch can expect to see, hear, learn, experiment, and participate.
About Zoë Taleporos:
Zoë Taleporos is a curator and arts administrator based in Oakland, CA. She has a long history of running non-commercial, alternative art spaces in the Bay Area, acting as a Co-Director and Curator of the Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland, CA (2014-2018), and Queen’s Nails Projects in San Francisco, CA (2009-2012). As an independent curator, she has implemented exhibitions and public programs for Pro Arts, Oakland, CA; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; Real Time and Space,Oakland, CA; S.H.E.D. Projects,Oakland, CA; California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA; and Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA. She also works as a Public Art Project Manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission where she is involved in commissioning a wide range of artworks for public spaces. She received her MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts.