ICOSA is a cooperative arts space that was founded in Austin, TX in 2015. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Canopy Arts Complex on the Eastside of Austin. Open Space is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery during the Austin Studio Tour.
Juror: Jill Schroeder, Owner, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX
Melding her Fine Arts degree from The University of Minnesota with her experience in marketing and branding, Jill Schroeder started grayDUCK Gallery in 2010. After 12 years of advocating for local and regional artists, this Minneapolis expat is finally getting comfortable saying, “Y’all.”
Submission deadline: Sunday, Oct. 2nd
Artists Notification: Wednesday, Oct. 17
Deadline for receipt of work
Shipped: November 4th, (Arrive before 5pm)
Hand-Delivered: November 5th (12pm – 5pm)
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 11th
Show Runs: November 11th–20th
Show Closes: Sunday, Nov. 20th
Work returned: December 1st – 12th
Exhibition opens Friday, November 11 and closes Sunday, November 20.
An opening reception will be held Friday November 11 from 7pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome. The exhibition will run in tandem with Big Medium’s Austin Studio tour a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends.
Entries must be submitted online no later than 11:59PM on Sunday, October 2nd. Late applications will not be considered. Please submit all materials via (link)
• Artist Statement/bio, brief (no more than 1 page)
• Resume, (no more than 1 page)
• 5-10 images of works completed within the past two years. Save images as JPEG files, 72dpi in – size, longest dimension less than 2000 pixels. Save images with your first initial, last
• Optional Video Entry, no longer than 5 minutes of video. Must be a YouTube, Vimeo link,
etc. (Please make sure that the videos are not password protected.)
• Website/ Instagram
• $30 entry fee.
Open to all artists 18 and older. Due to shipping time only artists who reside in the continental United States are eligible.
If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at ICOSA no later than 5pm, November 4th. Hand delivered work can be dropped off on Saturday, November 5th from 12pm- 5pm. Accepted work must be ready to hang or display in a professional manner.
Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways and must include a return shipping label with their work. Pack securely. No use of Styrofoam packing pellets (bubble wrap acceptable). No glass on framing of wall-based work, plexiglass only. Work that arrives at gallery damaged will be returned un-displayed.
ICOSA is not responsible for work damaged in transit. Unsold work will be packed by ICOSA in the shipping containers they arrived in and returned promptly to the artists in early December of 2022.
Pick-up of work is November 26, from Noon till 4pm. ICOSA will not store work past the pick-up time.
Work does not have to be for sale. Sale prices are determined by the artist. 60% of sale price goes to the artist, 40% to ICOSA. All work must be the property of the artist in order to be available for sale.
Though great care will be taken in handling your work, ICOSA does not provide insurance for any piece during the Open Space exhibition. ICOSA recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit. ICOSA retains the right to decide which work is included in the exhibition.
By entering the competition, selected artists grant ICOSA rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery website for promotional purposes only.
Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than Wednesday, October 16th.