Paracosm Open Call

Deadline Nov 7: Open Call for Art – ‘Paracosm’


Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts is partnering with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU in Pullman, Washington, to provide an opportunity for contemporary artists to create works in response to three artworks from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s public collection for the 2022-23 academic year. The featured works will include photographs and silkscreens from Nancy Spero (We Are Pro-Choice, 1992), Cindy Sherman (Untitled (Bathing Suit) 1983-200), and Yasumasa Morimura (Self Portrait/After Ingrid Bergman).

The Curatorial Committee invites artists to reflect on the construct of identity while responding to the featured artworks (see link below). Identity can be interpreted in many ways, including ideas around ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and more. Identity–who we are–is ever present in our art, whether we’re cognizant of it or not. Artists are asked to view their works as vessels for the self, on an individual and/or collective level, with the intention that others will resonate with the images depicted. With the challenges to identity present in our society today, this opportunity serves to inspire hope and celebrate diverse identities and experiences.


Deadline: November 7, 2022 

More Info + Submit Work Here

Image: Nancy Spero, We Are Pro-Choice, Silkscreen, 1992. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection, Gift of Ronald and Frayda Feldman to honor Karen E. Elwood & John R. Elwood