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IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
Borders, Boundaries, and Beyond


Imago foundation for the Arts Announces

A Regional Call for a Juried Exhibition

"Borders, Boundaries, and Beyond"

On View June 8 – July 13, 2024

Artist Reception June 8, 5-8pm


Juror: Jesse Thompson

Online Submission Deadline - Sunday April 28th at 11:59pm PST

All media except for video or screen artworks are welcome



IFA is announcing a call to artists for an upcoming exhibit, "Borders, Boundaries, and Beyond." The call is open to artists whose art explores the complex visual intersections of borders and boundaries as well as art where limits dissolve, and new narratives emerge.


Artists are invited to interpret "Borders, Boundaries, and Beyond" through the lens of their own experiences and artistic vision - whether confronting geopolitical borders, personal boundaries, or exploring the limitless realms of the imagination, this call encourages a broad spectrum of interpretations. Artists are urged to investigate the dichotomies of confinement and liberation, order and chaos, and to envision new possibilities that transcend conventional constraints.


Cash Awards- total $850


Juror: Jesse Thompson - is a sculptor and fine artist who grew up in New Jersey, reading, loving, and drawing comics. He and his family lived there until he moved to NYC to attend the School of Visual Arts. After leaving the School of Visual Arts 1 year later, he went on to attend the fine arts program at The College of New Jersey. There he focused on painting and sculpture, primarily studying with Mark Shetabi, Charles Kumnick and Sarah Oppenheimer.  After he became an apprentice at the Seward Johnson Technical Atelier of Fine Arts at the Grounds for Sculpture, and worked there until its closing in 2004. 


Jesse later was accepted to the Rhode Island School of Design’s Masters in Sculpture program, studying with Dean Snyder and Ellen Driscoll.  After graduating with his Masters in sculpture, Jesse continued to study figuration at the Lyme Academy and the Watts Atelier, as he worked a series of jobs in wood and glass shops. In 2013 he shifted his focus to teaching at the college level and he has since taught at several major colleges in the east coast including the Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Montserrat College of Art. In 2015 Jesse Moved to South East Asia to begin teaching at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University in their Art, Media and Design department.  He exhibits internationally and is represented by the Luis Maluf Gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Joyman Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand.


Submission Criteria

·       All artwork is juried and processed online through onlinejuriedshows. Log in and click Enter This Show on this page to begin.

·       Up to three pieces may be submitted (entry fees are non-refundable)

o   $25 for the first entry

o   $35 for two entries

o   $45 for three entries.

·       Image files must be jpg and under 4 mb. For best results, images should be 1920 pixels (minimum 800) on the longest side @ 72 dpi or higher. For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351

·       Submitting artists must be at least eighteen years old

·       Submitting artist must be able to hand deliver accepted artwork

·       Deadline for submissions Sunday April 28th at 11:59pm PST

·       Juror’s choices announced late May. Results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile.

·       Hand delivery only. All accepted artworks must be hand delivered on Sunday June 2nd, 1:00 - 4:00pm. At Imago Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885

·       All artwork must be picked up at the conclusion of the exhibit on July 14, Noon - 4pm


The Artwork

·       Artists are invited to submit their work along with a brief artwork statement that articulates the connection between their piece and the theme "Borders, Boundaries, and Beyond." Add statement to the description field on your entry form.

·       2-D work, maximum 48" L/R, taller than 48" will be considered

·       3-D work, weight no more than 40lbs. Consider providing the artists' own pedestal. Work suspended from the ceiling will be considered.

·       All work must be original

·       All media except for video or screen artworks are welcome.

·       All work will be juried using the online images submitted by artists. 

·       Work received must be accurately represented by images submitted online.

·       All work must arrive ready to install. Please include any special instructions.

·       All artwork must be for sale.

·       IFA will charge a 40% commission on sales.

·       All jurors’ selections are final


The selected artworks will be showcased in a curated exhibition space at Imago Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885. The opening reception will provide an opportunity for artists to engage with the audience and share their interpretations of the theme.


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