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Calls for Proposals, Papers, and Submissions

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SECAC at CAA 2019 Session Call for Papers: Deadline August 6, 2018

Below the Mason-Dixon Line: Artists and Historians Considering the South

SECAC invites individual paper proposals for the SECAC at CAA 2019 session to be held in New York, February 13-16, 2019. We invite proposals from scholars and artists. To be considered please submit the following materials to the session chair, Rachel Stephens at by August 6: a proposal form (, an abstract of your presentation, a brief statement of expertise/current project, and a shortened C.V. Accepted participants must be members of both SECAC and CAA.

Abstract: From the eighteenth-century onward both domestic and international artists have turned their attention to sites and scenes of the American South. Artists sought commissions from wealthy southern individuals, celebrated the landscape, and exposed elements of southern society. In the years before the Civil War, southern art tended to glorify the plantation lifestyle and its planter class while striving to maintain the social order. Stereotypes initiated during the antebellum period continued unabated post-war, taking on new social currency as white citizens strove to maintain their pre-war position. Many of these continue in subtle and not-so-surreptitious forms today. Given the current cultural climate, a diverse range of artists work to subvert some aspects of past southern art, leading to an awakening of the South as a globalized entity. This session invites papers by both artists and scholars whose work investigates the rich history of the American South while mapping a way forward. Papers considering any medium, including fine arts and photography as well as folk art or outsider art and mixed-media will be considered.

1708 Gallery is Accepting Exhibition Proposals

1708 Gallery welcomes all artists to submit exhibition proposals. Our Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals annually. This committee includes professional artists from our Board, Curator, and Executive Director. Exhibition proposals are currently being considered for the year 2020. If you are currently a student, you must have graduated by the exhibition year. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in 1708’s gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered.

Exhibition periods are approximately six weeks.1708 provides a $1,000 honorarium, plus shipping, travel, installation, and other exhibition support.

1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with curators, other arts professionals and collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on Friday, August 17, 2018. Final notifications will be sent by late Spring 2019.

Application Fee: $10

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at or 804.643.1708

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit