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Call for Work - SLEEP


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The Vestibule invites submissions for the Sleep Show,

Opens January 26 -  through February 10

What kind of beings are we that we need sleep? What kind of life do we have when we sleep? How can art met in waking life shape dream life? How can art dreams shape waking life?

In this exhibition, we invite work that investigates these questions.  Show us work that represents sleep, evokes sleep, investigates sleep. Send work you’d like to sleep with: Guests will be invited to spend the night with the show.  Consider how sleep secures memories and learning. For example, trauma victims are encouraged not to sleep directly after an experience. The brain, rather than inactive, activates itself in a new way. A lack of sleep has been tied to numerous psychological and physiological illnesses, yet the average American today sleeps two hours less than a century ago. Sleeping together can be time of intimacy, and yet we each sleep alone.

Work in any medium welcome.

We invite proposals for site-specific installations for the sleeping loft of the gallery. Details for submission below.

Important Dates
Dec 1                          Submissions due

Dec 20                       Acceptances

Jan 21-24                  Installation and drop off

Jan 26                        Exhibition Opening

Jan 26-Feb 10          Exhibition

Feb 10-12                  Deinstall and pick up


For all submissions send 2-3 sentences (max) about the relevance of the work to the show. Link to online presence with bio and portfolio (or enclose similar)

For drawing, collage, photography, painting or mixed media, send 2 images of the work (one close up and one overall) 

For site-specific installations, send detailed drawings or image of the proposal. The loft is accessed by a 10 foot ladder. The loft holds a queen bed in a space approximately 9x12x4’.


Attend the opening and/or Art walk evenings

Anticipated February Gallery Hours

2-7 Saturday and 2-5 Sunday, 11-2 Tuesday and by appointment


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