Seeking Curatorial Proposals



exhibition theme        |    TBD BY CURATOR

City Without Walls (cWOW) seeks curatorial proposals for group exhibition opportunities at our main gallery during 2012. Curatorial proposals must be original and premiered at City Without Walls. Our first open opportunity is for a major exhibition scheduled for the period of March 31 – May 11, 2012.


details                           |    CURATORIAL PROCESS

Curators or co-curators are free to select any artists of their choosing, including their own artwork. They are not required to select cWOW members, and selected artists are not required to become members. However, curators must review all member entries, and are encouraged to ask artists whom they solicit to join. This process ensures the highest-quality independent selection, while also providing crucial support for our award-winning exhibition, education, and residency programs. The exhibitions are open to all media and sizes of visual art, including 2-D, 3-D, new media, performance art, etc. An open call for work will be posted to accompany each curatorial proposal. There will be a public reception, catalog, announcement cards, email blasts and other publicity for each exhibit.  


entry materials           |    BY EMAIL ONLY

Proposals must include (a) the curator’s resume, (b) a brief concept statement for a group exhibition with multiple artists, and (c) sample images. Prospective curators are encouraged but not required to join to be considered for this opportunity, with a minimum annual donation of $35 for individual members or $25 for students and seniors. Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. See other member benefits and join online at Email your complete submission to with "Curatorial Proposal" in the subject line.


deadline                        |    5PM FEBRUARY 3, 2012  

Including receipt of completed application materials.


other                              |    GENERAL POLICIES & MISSION

cWOW is a non-profit urban gallery for emerging art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art. cWOW's gallery in downtown Newark is a state-of-the-art facility with over 1,600 square feet of exhibition space, including a main gallery, a new-media project room, 9-foot screen, several flat-screen TVs, and other video projection equipment (see attached floor plan). cWOW is New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit alternative art space, founded in 1975, and a three-time recipient of the prestigious NJ State Council on the Arts "Citation of Excellence."