Submissions/Proposals 

NSE accepts proposals for exhibitions, prioritizing work by emerging artists. We typically present solo and two-person exhibitions in order to give artists the greatest possible autonomy in presenting their work, but group shows are also considered. Proposals for exhibitions are accepted during our open calls. We will announce these open calls through our email list, via our Instagram, and on our website. Our next open call will be during the 2019-2020 Winter. Exhibitions are held at NSE’s 1500 sq. ft. space, and are open for 10 days, with an opening, an artist talk or performance, and any additional programming the artist requests. We seek to highlight emerging artists who have developed distinctive and compelling bodies of work, yet haven’t had the opportunity to exhibit widely.

Proposals should include:

  • One-page description of the prospective exhibition with the names of included artists.

  • Up to 10 supporting files (images, videos, sketches, etc.).

  • A very brief bio of the artist/curator making the submission.

Please email materials to newsystemexhibitions@gmail.com.

NSE makes every effort to be an inclusive space for artists and visitors, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination.

Open Critiques

Between exhibitions, NSE invites nearby artists to participate in open critiques. These critiques are open to anyone, and any of their work they desire to be critiqued (completed, or in-progress, etc). Following an open critique announcement, up to 25 artists can RSVP to participate, on a first-come basis. Please keep the work(s) on the smaller side, and please be able to prepare/install it relatively quickly. Each person then gets 15 to 20 minutes of feedback from their group. Critiques are hosted about once a month depending on the exhibition schedule, and participants are encouraged to return as regularly as they can.