Art Exhibit Open Call: Humanities and Home

October 25, 2013 Deadline for submission
November 15, 2013 Notifications sent to Artists
December 13, 2013 Delivery of Artwork
January 6–April 25, 2014 Exhibition Dates
January 24, 2014, 2-5 pm Opening Reception
April 28, 2014, 8-5 pm Pick-up Artwork

The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at Arizona State University is seeking artistic entries that address the theme of Home for a contemporary art exhibition in Spring 2014. At the IHR we strive to advance scholarly work that contributes to productive social dialogue and makes a difference in the world. We believe that artworks are an important part of that dialogue.

We are looking for works that illuminate and enrich our understanding of the concept of “Home” through critical explorations of home as a term that resonates on cultural, emotional, intellectual, religious, philosophical, political and spiritual levels—as a place, a space, a myth, a source of identity, a promised land, a state of being, a war zone, an impossibility, and/or an inalienable right. This simple word is open to a wide variety of interpretations. Home can connote security, belonging, memory, and comfort, or arouse feelings of dread, alienation, and pain. Home informs and is informed by geography and history, identities and ideologies, imagined and lived experiences. Pieces may explore what it means to create a home or to be without home, what happens when we leave home and arrive in a new place, or how relationships with culture, history, emotion, intellect, religion, philosophy, politics, and spirituality affect the idea of home.

We invite artists of all media to explore, interpret, respond, and contribute to these questions by submitting work that addresses these ideas.


1. Submit up to three works plus detail images if needed. Images must be numbered to correspond with numbers on the exhibition entry form. Please submit images in .jpeg format, 72 dpi, and a maximum file size of 1 MB each. For video entries please submit a web address link to the work online and additional description if needed.
2. Artist Statement (maximum 250 words)
3. A completed Entry Form

This call for work is open to all artists, including those working in performance and time based work. Application is free.

All application materials must be sent via email to by October 25, 2013 to be considered for this exhibition. Click here to download the entry form.

Works are not insured while exhibiting at the IHR Gallery. Artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement and a Terms and Conditions Agreement if accepted. IHR reserves the right to reproduce the images for all media and publicity purposes.

Artists are responsible for shipping their work to the gallery in sturdy, reusable boxes with proper packing material. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork. Artwork must be install ready upon delivery. Neither IHR nor ASU will be responsible for any damage incurred in transit. Artwork not picked up after exhibition closing will incur a storage fee.

The IHR Gallery is located in the Social Sciences Building on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, AZ, and is open from Monday through Friday 8am-‐5pm.

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