Call for Art: Chromascope


Prøve Gallery invites artists to submit works of art that explore the communicative property of color. With a focus on selected artworks that feature a limited color palette (predominantly using the basic color wheel), we invite contributions to a collaborative installation of wall-mounted works that will together create a spontaneous and contingent visual dialogue. We seek to create a curatorial landscape of color and form that plays with the exhibition experience, recasting a traditional salon-style installation within our “white cube” gallery space in order to create an immersive environment centered on color and its ability to create visual connections across subject matter, form, and style. 

Selected artworks may explore (but are not limited to): 
-Color theory 
-The tension between the color harmony and color dischord
-Perceptual effects of color
-Expressive properties 
-Abstraction and/or naturalism 
-Color symbolism 

Works of art should predominantly feature a limited color palette of primary colors and not stray far beyond the basic color wheel. Tints and shades should be limited. 
Open to all subjects and/or styles. 
Open to all media that is can be wall mounted. All works should be completed in a ready-to-hang format (does not need to be framed). Works on paper will be hung using magnets. 
There are no size requirements or limitations beyond practical considerations of space (must fit through conventional door). 

Deadline for submission is June 1st (midnight, central time).

Please email all submissions to [email protected]​ with subject line:
Artist Name_color_Submission
Please submit (in one PDF document): 
Image(s) of Work 
Didactics [titles, medium, size, & price (if for sale)] 
A brief artist statement that answers the following question: 
How do you, as an artist, approach the use of color and how would you articulate its potential “to speak” to audiences and/or other works of art? 

All artists will be notified upon acceptance with a deadline of June 3, 2018. 
Selected artwork is to be dropped off, or mailed in by June 11, 2018. 
All submission materials must be written in English.
All work is shown at the artist's own risk.
All work shipped to Prøve Gallery must be sent with return shipping or be picked up by the artist or an artist's representative.

About Prøve Gallery-
Prøve Gallery is a non-profit contemporary and experimental art gallery located in downtown Duluth. We are a cultural organization dedicated to the role of art exhibition as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints.

Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of the contemporary arts, to bridge cultures, create and expand community, and provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities and educational outreach through regular interaction with the contemporary arts. It is the goal of Prøve Gallery to present monthly gallery shows, collaborate with like-minded artists and arts organizations, and provide an art retail environment.

Opportunity Opens

Saturday, May 26th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Jun 1st 2018, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists