Open Call Caliban Revisited


Open Call Caliban Revisited

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE- April 30th, 2017 midnight

Casa de Duende issues an open call to Latin American artists 


Caliban Revisited

Of Castaways, Explorers, Amazons, Cannibals and Monsters

A Mythological Reimagining of Latin America in the 21st Century


June 7th - 25th 2017

Juror Henry Bermudez

Deadline Sunday 4/30/2017 midnight

Casa de Duende issues an open call to Latin American artists asking them to respond to a re-imagining of Latin America and what being Latin American means in the 21st Century.

For this juried exhibition, artists are encouraged to mine the fantastic mythology both autochthonous and that which was assigned to the Latin American continent during its period of discovery, settlement, colonization, and beyond.  In doing so; artists can re-examine, revisit, re-imagine, challenge, question and or rescue colonialist and post colonialist narratives that speak to the present actualization and future of what the Cuban thinker Jose Marti (January 28, 1853- May 19, 1895) termed our *Mestizo America, and which the Mexican writer and philosopher Jose Vasconselos (February 28, 1882 - June 1959) actualized in his important and critical essay La Raza Cosmica, (The Cosmic Race).   

Using Latin American tales and myths as a point of departure and as a central theme to approaching the work, artists are encouraged to actualize, explore, revisit, and or reinterpret these myths so as to explore current issues of national identities and transcultural discourses and how these manifest themselves through present geo political history, location, migration, displacement, and settlement among others.

Juror Henry Bermudez is a highly regarded Venezuelan born, (Philadelphia based artist) with an illustrious artistic career spanning over 35 years whose work has been placed in public and private collections throughout Latin America, Europe, Central and North America.

Casa de Duende is dedicated to presenting socially relevant art that addresses critical social issues and challenges both artists and communities to address through art and art-making, the causes and consequences of cultural, economic, and political realities in the context of advancing progressive social change. (For additional information on Casa de Duende, our work and to access supporting materials specific to this call please visit.


Application Deadline: 4/30/2017 midnight

Notification of selection: 5/15/2017

Drop off of work: Sunday 6/4/2017

Opening Reception: 6/7/2017

Exhibition runs: 6/7/2017-6/25/2017

Pick up: 6/25/2017

Rules for Entry

  • Exhibition is open to all types of work. If you have other installation needs or specific projects please contact to make sure the work is eligible.

  • Artist may submit maximum of 3 entries. Suggest no larger than 36 x 36 however larger work may be submitted.

  • Entry fee is $20 for members in good standing and $30 for non-members for up to 3 submissions, please pay online on our web-site.

  • We are a non-profit artist run gallery therefore we ask that exhibiting artists will be asked to gallery sit for a 2-hour shift during regular gallery hours during the exhibition.

  • DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

  • When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality.

  • At drop off please unwrap the work for inspection. If any packing supplies are left with the work they may not be returned. Make sure to give any specific install instructions. If the work needs special handling it must be approved by the exhibitions coordinator before drop off.

  • We strongly encourage new work created specifically to the theme and concerns of the call. You may not submit work that has been exhibited at the DVAA previously Or works that are older than 3 years.

  • The artist receives 80% commission on artwork sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days or sooner after the show closes. All artwork left after pick-up date is subject to a $5.00 per day late fee unless other arrangements have been made. After 30 days the artwork becomes property of the gallery.

  • Label the back of you work with your name, contact info, price of work


  • Total of 3 works may be submitted. (one to 3 may be selected)

  • All images must be submitted as a jpeg, 72 dpi, 2500 pixels max on longest dimension.

  • Identify each slide as follows: 1_full_name.jpg

  • Email to: with the title- Caliban Revisited Submission

  • In the body of an email: include for each image; Artist Name, title, size including frame, medium, price, and a 100 word description including your nationality and country of origin of how you approached the call, its significance to you as an artist and how the work submitted fits into the theme of the exhibition. Number your images to match this list. Your statement and images may be used for promotion.

Improper formatted submissions will not be accepted.