The body that is too fat, too sick, too Black, too foreign, too female, too queer, too old..

The unruly body is the subject of Roxane Gay’s month-long magazine for Medium, published in April 2018. Stevenson University will present an art exhibition inspired by this anthology in the Greenspring Art Gallery in Stevenson, MD during the summer of 2019.

Applications are open to visual artists working in any medium who wish to have their most recent work considered. Through this open call, Stevenson University aims to present new work by emerging and mid- career artists from the United States and abroad that aligns with the themes of the Unruly Bodies anthology. Interested artists should apply via email by Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Send an artist’s statement, biography, CV/résumé, an image list, and up to 10 images of recent work to Aden Weisel, Exhibitions Director & Gallery Curator for Stevenson University, who will be jurying this exhibition. There is no fee to apply. Artists will be notified of their status by Friday, January 25, 2019. Unruly Bodies will be on display Saturday, April 27 through Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Artists are responsible for arranging transportation or shipping, and travel insurance (recommended) for their artwork to and from the exhibition space. Artwork should arrive ready for installation between Monday, April 15 and Thursday, April 18, 2019, and be picked up or shipped out between Monday, September 23 and Friday, October 4, 2019.

Stevenson University will insure all work on its premises, install and deinstall the exhibition, produce marketing and press materials, host an opening reception, and coordinate exhibition-related programming.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third- largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

The Stevenson University Exhibitions Program is supported by the “Friends of the Gallery,” an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council—an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive—and a project grant from the Baltimore County Arts & Sciences Commission.

For more information, contact Aden Weisel at [email protected] or 443-394-9699.

Greenspring Art Gallery Greenspring Campus
1525 Greenspring Valley Road Stevenson, MD 21153