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Brock Brake (b.1989) is a Co-Owner and Curator of Athen B. Gallery, the Curator and Director of First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco / Oakland, and is the latest addition to the curatorial board at Pro Arts in Oakland. He received his BA in photography at Columbia College Chicago in 2012. In college, he worked as a staff photographer for his school paper and as a freelance photojournalist for Chicago Tribune and Timeout Chicago. He spent most of his free time skateboarding and documenting graffiti kids. His passion for photographing graffiti gained him publication in outlets such as Brooklyn Street Art Blog, Graffiti Art Magazine and Juxtapoz. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Oakland. Once in Oakland Brock worked as an intern at Hamburger Eyes and as an art handler at White Walls and Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.
For the past 7 years Brock has been working alongside creatives on various public art projects and gallery installations. As a supporter and facilitator of the Bay Area Art community, Brock continues his “extended” art education by working as an art handler at various galleries and museums both locally and out of state. Within the last year, he has helped prepare shows with Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Fort Wayne Museum in Indiana and Art Basel in Miami, Florida.
AWARD: One artist selected by our guest curator for the September issue will receive $250 worth of Japanese papers from Awagami Factory, Japan.
FEE: $25 (a portion of all submission fees will be donated to National Endowment for the Arts/Americans for the Arts).
ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Copies will be available at several locations including McNally Jackson Books in NYC, Charlotte Street News in London our online store and more.
SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.
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