Call for Submissions
A term borrowed from role playing and war games, scatter terrain refers to fragments of architecture, landscape, or small props that provide a visual aid for players. Often conspicuously disjointed against an otherwise unadorned tabletop, these detailed, three-dimensional objects serve as cues to better envision the larger, shared narrative of the game. During this extended time of Covid-induced seclusion, the idea of scatter terrain offers an appropriate metaphor for imagined adventure and escape when real travel is difficult – especially against a backdrop that sometimes feels featureless, repetitive, or isolating. For this open call we invite artists to help us create an installation populated with pockets of “terrain” – secluded topographical features, architectural gestures, collections of objects, and perhaps depictions of a stranger or two along the way – with the simple goal of transporting viewers to new places.
Perhaps because we have so specifically stayed away from strangers while sheltering in place, the curators at Ejecta Projects are especially interested in making connections with new-to-them artists and artwork. We invite artists to apply to be included in Scatter Terrain by reading though the application process below. Please submit your materials to us no later than Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.
1) All artists over the age of 18 are welcome to send us materials. Artists can send up to 10 images of available artworks to be considered for the exhibition. There is no submission fee.
2) All submissions must be formatted as a single PDF not to exceed 10 pages and emailed as an attachment directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Scatter Terrain Submission.” Emailed submissions must arrive to our electronic inbox by no later than Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.
PDF submissions should include no more than TEN individual images of available artworks.
One image per page. Each page/image should also include the following relevant information: artist name, title, date, materials and no more than a sentence or two if there are other relevant details important for us to know. Video, time-based, or performance works should be represented with a single still image. Please include a link to individual video materials under the image and/or in the body of the email when you send in the submission. Please label your PDF file as follows: YOUR NAME_Scatter Terrain Submission.
Do not attach any additional files to the email. Do not include any $ales information, additional contextual information, bios, CVs, or an artist statement in your PDF packet. Materials that do not closely conform to the guidelines above may not get reviewed by the curators.
3) The body of your email to Ejecta Projects must include your full name, and contact information including a phone number and mailing address. You may include a brief note of introduction and a link to your website - and links to time-based submissions if appropriate. No other links, images, attachments, statements, biographical information, or other supporting materials should be included in the body of your email.
BEFORE you apply, please note:
1) Ejecta Projects is a labor of love. We typically see few sales and anticipate little to no financial gain. However, all work curated into the exhibition must be for sale. To keep art at Ejecta Projects affordable for our community, we only take a low 35% commission on work sold.
2) Ejecta Projects cannot provide shipping or return shipping for artworks selected for inclusion in the exhibition. Delivery and return of all work to the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. If artwork is shipped to the gallery, a pre-paid return shipping label must be included. Works delivered in person must align with drop-off hours (to be coordinated).
3) Ejecta Projects is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport or unpacking the work. Every precaution will be taken in handling the work, but Ejecta Projects assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Artists, if they wish, need to provide their own insurance.
4) Maximum size for physical work submitted: 72” X 60” X 30”-ish.
5) This opportunity is open to artists working in 2D, 3D, or time-based media.
6) Work selected for inclusion in Scatter Terrain cannot be withdrawn before the end of the exhibition. Work sold during the exhibition will be either collected in person by the purchaser or shipped directly from the gallery to the purchaser (at additional cost to the purchaser) after the exhibition closes. Artwork included in the exhibition that was shipped to Ejecta Projects with a pre-paid return shipping label will be re-shipped to the artist within a week of the close of the exhibition.
7) All wall-based artwork must be suitably framed to a professional standard. All framed should be fitted with Plexiglas or glass (if small and hand delivered). Wall-mounted sculpture, stretched canvas, panels, or work conceptually dependent on not being framed do not require a frame. No clip frames or taped edges are permitted. Work must be wired or otherwise be ready for hanging. All work must be labeled on the back by the artist indicating which end is the top and the following details: Artist Name, Title, Medium, and Price. Selected video works must arrive at the gallery “show ready” based on conversations with the staff at Ejecta Projects. If multiple video works are included in the exhibition, these may be ganged and displayed on a single monitor or shown on a single projector in turn and on a loop.
8) No artwork may be substituted.
9) With the submission of artwork to Scatter Terrain, the artist agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus; photographs of their artwork will be used to promote the exhibition.
Please direct all questions to email@example.com
Final Submission Deadline: March 3, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST
Notification Email: On or before Wednesday, March 10
Deadline for Ejecta Projects to receive shipped artworks: March 31, 2021
Gallery Exhibition: April 8- May 29, 2021
Opening Reception: Probably not…but we’ll figure out some way to celebrate.
About the Gallery:
Founded by artist Anthony Cervino and art historian Shannon Egan, Ejecta Projects is an art gallery, an artist’s studio, and a quiet space to consider collaborative artistic and curatorial undertakings. Located in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Ejecta Projects not only offers exhibition and consignment opportunities for artists, but also serves as a gesture toward community investment, a place for connection among people who crave an atmosphere of warmth and creativity. The space is conceived as the progeny of a 2015 co-written book and co-curated exhibition titled "Ejecta." Ejecta Projects, like its earlier iteration, examines themes of failure and success, parenthood and marriage, materiality and mortality. Exhibitions and endeavors not only reflect these personal and professional preoccupations, but also respond to encounters with a broad repertoire of artists and engaged audiences.