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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 2020-2021 Winter. Our 2021 exhibitions will be held at NSE’s 1500 sq. ft. space, will be open for 17 days, but unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic there will be no opening or closing receptions. We seek to highlight emerging artists who have developed distinctive and compelling bodies of work, yet haven’t had the opportunity to exhibit widely.

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.

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Open Critiques

Between exhibitions, NSE will occasionally welcome local 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. 

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