-The books have to be 48 pages or less including the cover. 8.5" tall by 5.5" wide, they can be color or black and white. The file has to be in a page to page pdf. We recommend working indesign and exporting as a page to page pdf (no spreads, all color profiles imbedded).
-You must sign up for a time that you can be at Antenna to have your books printed. You might have to do some minimal finish work on your books.
Antenna is located at
3718 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
Submission Fee: $15 - this fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. Can't afford the fee? You can submit all aspects of this application in the body of an email, with images or samples attached, for free! For free submission email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please answer all the application questions in the body of the email and keep attachments at 1mb or smaller each, to ensure proper upload. DO NOT SEND QUESTIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS! All app questions may be sent to email@example.com
David R Harper
R. Eric McMaster
Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson's 2013 solo show at Antenna
Image: Installation view of Open Call Winner Yoshie Sakai's Solo Exhibition at Antenna, July 2016
Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to the Antenna: Open Call. One applicant working outside of Louisiana will be selected and awarded a solo show for the 2018 calendar year, given an honorarium of $1,000 (split amongst the group, if collaborative) paid shipping, paid travel to and from New Orleans for the install and opening of the exhibition, accommodations in Antenna's residency space, and access to Antenna's print facilities to publish an exhibition catalog or other similar ephemera to be determined by the artists.
To apply for this opportunity, you must submit the following:
-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)
-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
All Applications will be reviewed by a panel of current organizing Antenna Gallery members. See a listing of current members at: http://antenna.works/members
Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don't necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf
Artists selected from the Antenna: Open Call process have included:
Image: Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson's 2013 solo show at Antenna Gallery
Submissions should include a proposal for the space, 4 walls (ceilings are 8 feet tall). Proposals could be, but are not limited to:
-A curated selection of artists books.
-A chapbook with a writer and artist in mind with samples of both of their works.
-A show developed out of a newly published book. Books are not limited to traditionally published media. We are open to and encourage artists books, zines, book objects, sculptural books, one of a kind, and editioned books, etc.
Shows would be up for 2 months and would have openings and closings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna.
Below are links to previous shows in the Reading Room 220