1628 Ltd Call to Artists – Spring 2022 Art Exhibit

Open Call: November 1st – November 19th, 2021

Exhibition Dates: February 28th – May 20th, 2022

Deadline: November 19th, 2021 at 11:59 PM

There is merit to the exploration of an artist depicting themselves in their own work. The art becomes a sort of snapshot, a small glimpse into how the artist views themselves at a given point in their life. Historically, self-portraiture is teemed with hidden meanings through objects, making the viewer aware of the artist’s vision of themselves. In the contemporary, this symbolism transforms through an intersectional lens, as artists become able to explore their own identities through their work in abstract ways.

Upon Further Reflection is an exhibition that shows how contemporary women are choosing to depict themselves to their viewing audience. These women are reclaiming their autonomy and ensuring their work depicts them in a way that explores not only their own view of themselves but delves into identity and culture. Upon Further Reflection opens a dialogue between the artists and viewers, calling for a dive into how women are presenting themselves in art. 

1628 Ltd. is accepting all mediums: painting/drawing, photography, mixed media, 3D works, etc. Work is not required to be portraiture as long as it relates to the theme of personal identity. Experienced and emerging artists are encouraged to participate. We recommended that artwork be minimally 11” x 14” to be considered for this show. However, if your work does not fit the minimum size yet still works with the theme, please feel free to apply. 

If you are interested in seeing the space virtually before applying to the exhibition, please refer to this 1628 blog post. Here you will find a virtual tour of our most recently scanned exhibition, Cocoon

The deadline to submit for the exhibition is Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The final decisions of the art to be featured will be decided by Friday, December 3rd, 2021. 

Please submit artwork at the following link: https://1628ltd.typeform.com/to/F8AyaROv

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 11:59 PM
  • Notification of Acceptance:​  Friday, December 3rd, 2021
  • Artwork Drop-Off: Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Public Opening: ​Saturday, March 5th, 2022
  • Art Pick-Up:​ Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Show Duration: February 28th – May 20th, 2022

 Other Important Show Information:

Address: 11 Garfield Pl. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Medium: 1628 Ltd. is accepting all mediums: painting/drawing, photography, mixed media, 3D works, etc.

Scale: Our gallery has multiple large walls that would be ideal for larger art installations. Submissions of large-format works or collections are encouraged. Generally, individual works submitted need to be minimally 11” x 14” for consideration. 

Eligibility: Established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply with up to 4 works per artist. Works should promote productivity and inspiration for our members, be appropriate for a professional workplace setting, be sturdy, durable, and ready to hang upon delivery (artwork should be ready to be hung with the appropriate hardware). 

Entry fee: There is no entry fee for submissions.

Artist Commission: 1628 Ltd. is committed to supporting the local art community. Artists will receive 75% of the retail sale price while the remaining 25% commission is retained by 1628 Ltd. All pricing of exhibited artwork will be determined by the artist and published in the exhibition catalog.

Liability: 1628 Ltd. will ensure all work up to the listed retail price, and provides a secure facility that is not open to the general public. Professional installation and de-installation are provided. 

Photography rights: Copyright and reproduction rights are reserved by the artist. 1628 Ltd. reserves permission to use images of the works for marketing and record-keeping purposes. 

Public Opening: Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Artist Submissions & Referrals 

Click Here to Apply.

The deadline to apply is November 19th, 11:59 PM.

Final decisions will be made and communicated by our curation team by December 3rd. We are looking forward to reviewing your submissions. 

Feel free to email Kasey Koczo, 1628 Art Curator, at art@1628ltd.com with any questions regarding the exhibition. 

About 1628 Ltd.

1628 Ltd., a coworking space located in downtown Cincinnati’s Central Business District, offers communal coworking, office leases, and private event and meeting spaces for the modern professional.  The refined workspace environment combines the thoughtfully designed setting of a boutique hotel with a highly effective office. 1628 Ltd. members have access to concierge services, professional networks, group health care, and a number of other amenities that enable productivity. We believe where you work should work for you.  1628 Ltd. is a women-owned business. Click here to visit our website.

Location: 11 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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