OPEN CALL

“Same Difference” 

 

 

 

HOMME (USA) and East Yard (Trinidad and Tobago)
invite submissions for 
"Same Difference" - the Cross-Cultural Exhibition 
of the work of artists from the USA and Trinidad and Tobago

 Curated by Amir Browder (Homme DC) and Kevon Foderingham (East Yard)

to be held at

HOMME

2000 L ST NW DC.

from 
7th - 20th October, 2022

 

 

"same difference
phrase of same
INFORMAL
used to express the speaker's belief that two or more things are essentially the same, in spite of apparent differences."

As much as concepts and constructs like gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, income and age brackets and the like, seek to define us - they continue to divide us. Though different and varied, we remain at the core, very much the same and on a similar journey - the human condition. The human condition embraces the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of human existence, including birth, growth, emotion, aspiration, conflict, and mortality. We experience all of these essentials daily in different circumstances but in essence they make us all feel the same way. In whatever country or language or forum, we understand the feelings these essentials evoke.

 

With this in mind, we welcome submissions from artists in the USA and Trinidad and Tobago working in mixed media, experimental film, performance art and digital art to submit work that centers on the human condition and the essentials of human existence that supports our belief that though separated by definitions and categories, we remain on the same journey of the human experience and not limited by the categories we find ourselves placed in. It should all be the same difference.

The Selection Process

HOMME and East Yard’s committee will select artwork for "Same Difference". The selections will be final. Work will be displayed at HOMME DC.

 

Terms and Conditions

Only citizens and residents of the United States of America and Trinidad and Tobago can submit pieces for consideration.  Artists can submit up to one (1) piece of work. Work from early to mid-career artists is encouraged and can be in any medium including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and other 3D, prints, digital art or any other still visual medium.

The work submitted must in no way contain imagery or messaging deemed inflammatory, discriminatory or promoting violence.

 

2D entries must be no wider than 36 inches. 3D entries must weigh no more than 20 pounds. All SELECTED hanging art should be able to be installed on standard walls without specialized or heavy-duty hanging hardware. SELECTED Pieces should be framed and ready to hang.

 

It is the responsibility of the artist to insure their pieces door to door. HOMME is however committed to making every effort to safeguard and handle with care, all artworks delivered. 

 

Artworks in the exhibition will be publicly listed for sale, based on the artist’s instructions. Upon selection, the artist will be asked to submit the price they wish the piece to be sold for. If Sold, HOMME retains 40% commission.

 

Submission images and final, selected artworks will be used in any and all promotion of "Same Difference". This includes, but is not limited to print and online media; national news broadcasts, and institutional print, digital, and social media promotion. Other than these uses, copyright remains with the artist.

HOMME and East Yard will only accept submissions through still digital images. Submissions for consideration must be received by July 17th, 2022 before 11:59pm or will not be eligible for selection. Notification of selection will go out on July 31st, 2022. Selected artwork must then be delivered to HOMME by October 3rd, 2022 before 5pm.

 

We ask that you please collect unsold artwork within the window that will be provided as we cannot store unclaimed work. 

 

Submission

  1. Submissions and questions must be emailed to amirbrowder@ymail.com AND kevon@forcommongoodplatform.org with the subject - "Same Difference"

  2. All images should be high resolution .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, or .PDF files around 300 dpi and less than 10MB

  3. Proof of TT or US citizenship/residency (National ID or Passport) must be provided as an attachment 

  4. Artists must submit a brief Artist Statement (not exceeding 250 words)

  5. An explanation of the piece submitted (not exceeding 100 words per piece) must also be provided

  6. All images should be labeled in this format, last name (underscore) first name (underscore) title of piece (example: Brown_John_Phantasmagoria). Images must definitively reflect the artwork submitted.

By submitting an entry to "Same Difference” the entrant acknowledges that he/she/they have read and accepted the below “Terms and Conditions” and that he/she/they is the artist and owns the rights to the work submitted. Entrant also acknowledges that all information on the registration and submission forms is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and understands that any incorrect or misrepresented information could result in submitted artwork being ruled ineligible.

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