2020 Inside Out Show

Somerville Arts Council and the Inside-OUT Gallery

Call to SOS Artists: “Vision 2020”

We have canceled SOS 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This show will not take place in 2020.

The Somerville Arts Council’s Inside-OUT Gallery seeks works that showcases the breadth of talent of our creative community.

This year, in honor of Somerville Open Studios theme, Vision 2020, the Inside-OUT gallery is looking for submissions that embrace the literal and metaphorical notion of visual perception. Vision, in all its incarnations, permeates many facets of art-making. Artists have natural predisposition to “seek out” imagery for inspiration from both their surroundings and dreams. Subject matter can portray personal, abstract, or contemporary depictions like–What is your vision of the future? – How do you envision your surroundings? Playful associations related to vision such as spectacles, lens, looking glass, telescope, etc. are also welcome. Vision can express an array of ideas, and artists are encouraged to explore and submit works related to the theme. We look forward to your creative interpretations, because a vision of beauty is a joy forever.

This year’s SOS exhibit will feature the theme of “Vision” where we welcome seasoned members and newcomers alike to submit works that reflect the various aspects of vision. Although all works will be considered, preference will be given to submissions that embody the spirit of the theme. Share your style and your technique in this highly visible art show, on view from April 15-May 7.

This is a closed call for all SOS artists. Please note that this is a juried exhibition and not all submitted work will be accepted.

Applicants’ work must be available from April 14- May 7. Work will be taken down on May 7th (weather permitting)

Submissions should include:

Up to 5 JPEGs of the available work you would like to show (maximum 1200 pixels in length), and the following information should accompany each image:

  1. Artist name and contact info (phone & e-mail)
  2. Title of the piece
  3. Description of Medium
  4. Complete accurate dimensions (length, width, depth, & approximate weight)

When choosing work to submit please keep in mind that each panel of the display space has the following dimensions:

  • Height – 7.5′
  • Depth – 16″
  • Width – 3’ and 5”

Please submit completed applications to hbalchunas@somervillema.gov, and include “Inside-OUT Call to SOS Artists 2020” in the message header. Submission deadline will be March 25.

About the Inside-Out Gallery

The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming, we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.