Call for Submissions

The Night Gallery: 2019

We are soliciting submissions of work for our third year of exhibitions on the theme of STORM SIGNALS. In 2019, we will present a series of six works, each on view for one month, from May through October.

The Night Gallery is especially interested in “live drawings”: new forms of representation in architecture, landscape, and design which are kinetic, narrative, responsive, or data-driven, responding to complex conditions of the built environment in crisis which cannot be presented through static means.

Submission Details

Submit works for consideration by April 15th, 2019 (submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until all exhibitions are filled). Selected works will be compensated through a fixed honorarium of $500.

Please include:
— A brief description (up to 500 words)
— A link to Vimeo, YouTube, or other sample of the work
— Submit to

Storm Signals

For the 2019 season we are soliciting proposals based on the theme of STORM SIGNALS:

We live in a perpetual storm—ecological, political, cultural, personal—and must learn to survive. While modernity tries to outsource and displace “bad weather,” always keeping the darkness at bay or in the next neighborhood or over the wall, we believe we must learn to live with inclement weather of all kinds. Concrete tetrapods, which form coastal breakwaters, represent a way of engaging turbulence: irregular assemblies of spiky shapes, dissipate force rather than flatly resisting the sea. We are inspired by sea otters, who tangle up in kelp with one other, to stay close while sleeping in the ocean currents.

Storms bring wreckage and loss, however, they also produce some unique effects: unexpected camaraderie or alliances; the experimental mobilization of logistics, on small and large scales; and the occurrence of the surreal. Across the coastal US during storm season, “hurricane parties” bring friends and neighbors together to cook perishable foods to ‘clean out the freezer’ in advance of a power outage, wait out the weather, and also, to dance—who might kiss in the dark? 

This year, The Night Gallery calls for works under the theme STORM SIGNALS which use new forms of representation to render visible turbulent and changing conditions across scales and disciplines: from the interpersonal to the virtual.