July International Print Issue Curated by Dasha Matsuura


GUEST CURATOR: Dasha Matsuura

Dasha Matsuura is the Assistant Director at Spoke SF. Since 2009 she has curated contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and nonprofit venues as an independent curator. Matsuura has spent many years working with artists and galleries, as well as corporate and private art consulting clients. In addition, she has worked closely with nonprofit arts organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for Oakland Art Murmur helping to support the Oakland arts community. 



SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists. 

Throughout the year we also do pop-up shows, conventions and art fairs around the country and you can usually find us in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami at least once a year. In addition to Spoke Art, be sure to check out our sister gallery Hashimoto Contemporary (located just two doors down from us in SF) as well as our full service custom frame and print shop, Paragon Press, located in Berkeley, CA.

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. 

DEADLINE: May 25, 2017

What does the magazine look like? Learn more about our story and view a preview of issue 3 here.

Our partners include Art Miami Fairs, Art Connect, Zealous, Jealous Curator and more. We actively strive to connect artists with opportunities. 

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