IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public. Hillyer supports IA&A's mission through a series of exhibitions and public programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Hillyer's exhibition series focuses on under-represented artists, both emerging and established, that have not had a major solo exhibition within the last three years. 

Ends on July 26, 2018$10.00 - 25.00
$10.00 - 25.00

Uprooted is an all-media, juried exhibition that aims to examine the concept of home and the after effects of leaving one’s home behind. The exhibition is open to all artists, national and international, over 18-years of age. This exhibition is juried by Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Deadline for Entry: July 26, 2018
Entry Fee: $25 for first three entries; $10 for each addition entry
Awards: Juror's Choice $100; Director's Choice $75


Submission Deadline: July 26, 2018
Artist Notification: Wednesday, August 15th
Artwork Delivery: Monday, September 1st-4th, 2018
Exhibition Dates: September 7th-30th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7th, 6-9pm
Art All Night Open House: Saturday, September 29th, 7pm-Midnight
Last Day of Exhibition: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Artwork to be Picked-Up or Shipped Out: Monday, October 1st, 10am-9pm

About the Juror: Adriel Luis is a community organizer who is driven by the belief that social justice can be achieved through surprising, imaginative and loving approaches to art. Currently, he tours the world with his band iLL-Literacy using music and spoken word to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions in colleges; is creative director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear history; and collaborates with dozens of artists and community organizations through his curate and design company Phenomenoun. Adriel is the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he pushes for emerging artists of color to be shown and paid fairly by museums. He and his team has been curating Culture Labs — an alternative to museum exhibitions, built on community organizing principles.

Adriel has recently curated shows at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building in Washington, D.C., the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, and an abandoned supermarket in Honolulu. His writing has appeared in Poetry Magazine, the Asian American Literary Review, and Smithsonian Magazine. He has spoken at the Tate Modern, Yale University, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the China Academy of Fine Arts. His performance venues include the Brooklyn Academy of Music, SXSW, the John F. Kennedy Center, and the American University of Paris. His design clients include Hasan Minhaj, Youth Speaks, and UC Berkeley. He has a bachelor of sciences from UC Davis in Community and Regional Development with a focus on ethnic studies.


Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 100 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submittingthe work and completed within the last 5 years. All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

SALES: IA&A is not a commercial establishment and does not sell the artwork on exhibit. Any interested parties will be put directly in contact with the artist.

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY OF WORK: Shipped work must be sent in a sturdy reusable container, with a prepaid return shipping label enclosed. No Styrofoam peanuts please. Accepted artwork may also be hand‐delivered. Please see calendar for timeline, and contact the gallery with further questions.

International Arts & Artists (IA&A) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. IA&A's programs include Traveling Exhibition Service, Design Studio, Cultural Exchange Programs, and IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space). Hillyer is IA&A’s contemporary arts center based at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Committed to serving the public and supporting artists at all stages of their careers, Hillyer presents a series of exhibitions and programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Founded in 2006, Hillyer continues to provide significant support to both local and international artists, as well as presenting programs that reach a broad audience and create a platform for dialogue.

Email: gallery@artsandartists.org
Phone: 202.338.0325
Address: 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington DC 20008

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This is an open call for proposals for solo exhibitions for our 2019/2020 season.

Deadline for entry is September 10, 2018.
Notification will be sent to all applicants by December 20, 2018.

About: IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is a program of International Arts & Artists, a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts. We present monthly exhibitions and each accepted artist is awarded an exhibition in one of our three gallery rooms. Accepted artists also benefit from our Artist Advisory Program, where our highly qualified Artist Advisory Committee works individually with each artist to help them prepare their exhibitions and establish themselves in the DC-arts community.

Qualifications: Hillyer focuses on under represented artists. We accept proposals from regional artists that live within 150 miles of Washington, DC and have not had a solo exhibition in the last three years in a professional gallery or art space. We also accept work from international artists that are both living and working internationally. Please note that Hillyer does not have funding to pay for artwork shipping or artist travel.

Selection: All proposals that meet the gallery's qualifications are reviewed and selected by our Artist Advisory Committee, which is chaired by Hillyer's Director. 

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