Call For Art: Red, White + Blue

Red, White + Blue

March 16-April 20, 2018

Juror: Camilo Alvarez

Entry Deadline: January 26, 11:59pm

Entry Fee: $30 for 1-3 submissions, $45 for 4-6

Scroll down for Submission Form and Fee Payment links.


The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work that explores the complexity of “Red, White + Blue”. From the charming to the challenging, we are looking for work that expresses nostalgia, national identity, political commentary and diverse interpretations of pride.



All artists residing in United States are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the BAC's submission form. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted.



Artwork Requirements

  • All media welcome.
  • Artwork must have been created within the last five years.
  • All submitted work must be original.
  • Work must be available for exhibition dates.
  • Maximum size 2D: up to 84" in either dimension.
  • Maximum size 3D: combined dimensions must not exceed a total of 144 inches (height+width+depth), total weight must not exceed 100lbs.
  • Video work: If accepted, the artist is responsible for providing all necessary viewing equipment.

Submission Requirements

  • Artists may submit up to six works. One jpg per submission. Images MUST be in jpg format, high quality, 1 MB size max. All work must be accompanied by title, materials, dimensions and year of completion (fill out on submission form).
  • Format for image files: Lastname_Firstname_1, Lastname_Firstname_2, etc.
  • Artists must also submit an artist statement and resume. Files must be in pdf format.
  • Submissions without payment of entry fee will not be considered.







*The Brookline Arts Center reserves the right to withdraw acceptance if quality does not reflect images or if the artist violates requirements.




Artists will be notified of their status via e-mail by 5:00pm on Friday, February 9, 2018. If your work is selected, it must arrive presentation ready (with appropriate installation materials) by 5:00pm on Friday, March 9, 2018. Shipped work must be received in reusable wrapping with check or prepaid label for return shipping. Work must remain on exhibit through Friday, April 20, 2018.



Submission Form


Fee Payment


*Artwork that is selected for the exhibition can be listed for sale at a price determined by the artist. The BAC is entitled to 30% commission.




Please call 617-566-5715, or email




About the juror

Camilo Alvarez was born in 1976 in New York, NY and resides in Boston, MA.  He was born to Dominican parents and lived in Santo Domingo for 7 years.  He received a B.A. from Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and a Masters of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).


He has worked, among other places, Exit Art (NY, NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY), MIT’s List Visual Art Center (Cambridge, MA) and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (NY, NY & Skowhegan, ME). He is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and is on the National Advisory Council of Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum.


He is currently the Owner, Director and Preparator at Samsøñ formerly Samson Projects, founded in 2004. Samsøn’s programs and exhibitions have been reviewed by, among others, the New York Times, ArtForum, the Boston Globe and Flash Art. The gallery has participated in art fairs including ARCO (Madrid, Spain) MACO (Mexico City, Mexico), NADA (Miami, FL & NY, NY) and the Armory (NY, NY). Samsøñ placed works in the permanent collections of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Institute of Contemporary Boston among others. In 2010, Samsøñ commenced sübsamsøn, a form of artist’s residency in the gallery. As of 2017, Samsøñ will become itinerant.