Friday, May 22, 2015

Call for Artists: Shinola

Deadline for Submissions is June 7, 2015
WPA is pleased to partner with Shinola to provide a new opportunity for Washington DC Metro area artists. Headquartered in Detroit, MI, Shinola prides itself on enhancing the local economy and helping to rebuild American jobs. Given Shinola's company practices of sourcing local talent they have partnered with WPA to bring a rotating series of 4 exhibitions of local artists' work to their new store gallery at 14th and R Streets NW in Logan Circle.
Artists with pre-existing work that has a minimalist approach that shares Shinola's aesthetic and vision for a community that thrives though excellence of craft and pride of work are invited to apply. 
Submissions may be for existing work or proposals for new projects to take place before the exhibition. Details here.
Selected artists will have their work on display for approximately 3 months on a gallery wall within the store and will receive a $1,000 stipend and $100 Shinola gift card. 
Submissions will only be accepted online via their online submission form. Deadline for submissions is June 7, 2015.
Questions can be directed to Samantha May, Program Director at