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Apply to this call three ways:

  1. As an artist that combines art with technology to demonstrate creativity, critical problem solving, and conceptual ideas.
  2. Apply as an instructor for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Maker-centric activity or workshop.
  3. Apply as both!

PLEASE NOTE: We can only accept submissions from artists residing in the United States at this time.

Tips for submitting artwork:

This exhibition will focus on artists working in the rapidly expanding field of new media art. The exhibit intends to engage visitors to the gallery with concepts that are enhanced using technology. Applicants are encouraged to think beyond the traditional in-gallery exhibition presentation to consider other possibilities and forms of public engagement. 

Media & Specifications:

  • All entries must relate to the following categories: digital work, sound art, programming as art, interactive art, video art, animation, participatory digital art.
  • Artworks can be submitted as realized, or concept works in the application.
  • All artists must reside in the United States.
  • The artist must have completed submitted artwork within the last five years.
  • Work submitted must be original in concept and design.
  • Up to 2 submissions per artist
  • Works that are STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or emphasize Maker skill-sets are encouraged.

Submissions to this call for work will be juried by a guest juror with a background that aligns with the specifications of this call for artwork. The juror will review entries as it pertains to the quality of the work submitted, cohesive curatorial qualities and the consideration of the venue and audience.

DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS: Document: PDF, DOC IMAGE: JPG OR PNG, 1500 pixels on the longest side, at 240 PPI. AUDIO: MP3 VIDEO, ANIMATION & WEB: MP4 or MOV with a minimum resolution of 640 x 480; minimum 12 fps. 

NOTIFICATION: Notification of the jurors' decision will be sent through the submittable platform to the artist's registered email by December 2, 2019. 

Tips for submitting an activity or workshop:

  1. There is a budget available to compensate instructors and host supplies.
  2. Activities can be a take-away activity, 'make and take,' or in longer workshop formats.
  3. Exhibition content provides learning opportunities to students of all levels from multiple academic departments such as studio art, art history, technology, science, engineering, math, design, career, and technical education programs.

About the Exhibition and Events:

Hosted by MCC Art Gallery on Mesa Community College's Southern and Dobson campus. 

Calendar (subject to change):

Submissions Open: October 16, 2019

Submission Deadline: November 14, 2019

Notification of Status: December 2, 2019

Accepted Work Due (if the work has physical components): January 6, 2020

On exhibition: January 13, 2020 - March 19, 2020

Festival of the Arts: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Opening Reception: TBD.

Deinstall and Return of Artwork: March 23 - April 1, 2020


Contact Jennifer Harris at jennifer.harris@mesacc.edu