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1708 Gallery: InLight Richmond

InLight Richmond
Deadline: June 30

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, VA

Juror: Kiberli Gant, McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum

1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines to submit proposals for the 11th annual InLight Richmond. Proposals for InLight 2018 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept.

InLight 2018 will take place on Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 7PM to Midnight AND on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, from 7pm to 10PM, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. InLight is a public exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks—videos and projections, multi-media and interactive projects, sculptures, installations, performances.

Occurring during 1708 Gallery’s 40th Anniversary Year, InLight 2018 will focus on ideas of Community. Recent editorials have described two Richmonds. “RVA” encompasses revitalization, creativity and growth. “Richmond” is divided, challenged, and struggling. Artists are invited to consider this dynamic and to imagine an ideal community—ONE Richmond. While existing work will be considered, 1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that consider this theme.

Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, façades and other walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, and more. In addition, a limited number of interior sites MAY be available. Artists may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final site assignments.

Selection Criteria:
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How the project relates to the theme of light
• How the project relates to the site and to ideas of Community
• The feasibility of the project

Newmarket Awards
$1500 Best in Show Award – to be selected by the juror
$500 People’s Choice Award – to be selected by the InLight audience

Fees: $30

Prospectus