open call

21st Annual No Dead Artists International Juried Exhibition

Deadline: 16 June

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is seeking artist submissions for the 21st Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition. NO DEAD ARTISTS is a vetted exhibition known for a great diversity in media but with a cohesive cross-section of the pulse of Contemporary Art. The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage and recognition, art fair presentations, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the NO DEAD ARTISTS finalists. 




Living artists worldwide, at any stage of their careers may apply. 




All media is accepted. There are no size restrictions apart from the gallery ceiling height of 11.5 ft or 3.5m. Work must be available for sale during the exhibition dates. 




One selected finalist will be awarded a solo exhibition in 2018.




Gia Hamilton (New Orleans, LA) – Director of Joan Mitchell Center, Independent Curator (Atlanta Biennial 2016)


Bettina Stiewe (San Francisco/Bay Area, CA) – Co-Founder of Upstart Modern Art Consulting and Artist Management Firm 


Helen Toomer (New York, NY) – Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair plus Professor at Sotheby’s New York




16 June, 2017                   DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS


30 Aug – 30 Sep, 2017 Exhibition on display at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

2 September, 2017 Opening Reception

13 October, 2017 Solo Exhibition Winner Announced




To apply, log on to and click ARTWORK SUBMISSION in the top menu of the homepage. If you do not already have one, create an entrythingy® account and begin uploading your resume, biography, artist statement and five images of your work, which you would like to submit for the show. The entry fee is $30 and is paid through PayPal® at the end of the entry process to complete your application. Best of luck! 


For more information, please contact the gallery at info@jonathanferraragallery.

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