Articulate: Call for Submissions


Articulate is a series of exhibitions-in-print organized by myself and artist Emily Smith. Please consider submitting work for our next limited edition book and pass this call on to any creatives you think may be interested. Thank you!


In her essay “Art Objects” Jeanette Winterson makes the comparison between experiencing a powerful work of art and falling in love:

Art, when it happens to us, challenges the ‘I’ that we are. A love-parallel would be just; falling in love challenges the reality to which we lay claim, part of the pleasure of love and part of its terror, is the world turned upside down.

That art challenges us to see the world from another’s perspective and to risk our own fixed understanding of reality is just one of the ways that the intangible and slippery concepts of art and love overlap. For this issue of Articulate, we want to explore this relationship further: where, how, and why do love and art intersect?

This question could be interpreted in any number of ways. How would you articulate this great intangible? What emotional risks are you willing to take in your practice? How, if at all, does love drive your work? Would you liken your art-making process to flirty foreplay, making love or a committed marriage? How does care and closeness play into your understanding of craft? Who or what is your muse? How can love distort or enhance perception? Have you ever just wanted to make the visual equivalent of a love song? This is your chance! Whether detached, bitter, longing, tender, bewitching, ugly, or banal, show us how you perceive the experience of love (and love the experience of perceiving). We are interested in artworks that take an honest and critical look at some aspect of love, whether the word, the experience, or the fantasy.

In addition to addressing the idea of love, all submissions should actively engage the book format. This will be a limited edition publication (we currently plan to produce 200 copies) and we encourage submissions that have handmade or online elements or that otherwise expand and explore the boundaries of a book. Text based pieces are also encouraged, but we ask that you consider the design aspects of the page. Please submit proposals to by July 30th. Accepted artwork will be due September 15th. Please contact us in advance with any questions.

Proposals should include a brief description (200 words max, could also include a jpeg) of the proposed artwork and an articulation of how this work engages the theme of love (200 words max). If your submission will involve a handmade element, please include an approximate budget for the materials needed for 200 copies. Please also submit a link to your website or one or two jpegs of previous work.

Articulate is a series of exhibitions-in-print organized by artists Alex C Moore and Emily Smith. The online components from the last edition can be seen on our vimeo channel.

One comment

  • lindsay
    June 16, 2013 - 5:24 am | Permalink

    when are submissions due?

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