Cinema 08

An Exhibition of Cinema Inspired Art

Call for Submissions

Cinema 08
Painting + Sculpture + Photography + Installation
September 15th, 2017 - November 11th, 2017

Deadline:  Monday, July 31st, 2017; 11:59pm


Last year we continued our ongoing series of exhibitions designed around cinema as a translated medium. The exhibition, Cinema 07, surpassed our expectations in terms of quality and diversity of the submissions. It was exciting to see how various artists incorporated cinema into their work, whether referencing specific films, genres or cinematic process itself. After the final selections were made, the exhibition consisted of work by 16 artists from 11 cities in 4 countries* and was very well received by the thousands who viewed the work in the gallery and online.

This year, we continue with Cinema 08. We look forward to another great round of submissions.

*Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Bloomington, IN; Banner Elk, NC; Black Mountain, NC; Seattle, WA; Greenport, NY; Toronto, Canada; London, UK; Borås, Sweden


Submission Guidelines

All pieces should reference cinema in some way. Work may reference a specific film, director, director's body of work, film genre or movement, etc. Work may also reference cinematic process or the visual language of cinema.

There are no specific size requirements, but anything overly large or small (over six feet/under ten inches) may limit the appeal of the piece in the exhibition.

The most important guideline for submissions is quality. Pieces should tilt toward the fine art end of the spectrum. Please visit the Previous Exhibitions section of our website ( to get a sense of our aesthetic. The exhibition records for Cinema 01 (, Cinema 02 (, Cinema 03 (, Cinema 04 (,Cinema 05 (, Cinema 06 ( and Cinema 07 ( should also prove to be a valuable resource.

All pieces should be ready to hang/display (no sawtooth hangers please). Works on paper and photography should be framed behind glass or plexiglass, unless an alternate presentation is contextual to the piece.

Email images (preferably jpgs), with dimensions, medium, title and artist's contact information to Please include "Your Name--Cinema 08 Submission" in the subject.  There are no specific requirements concerning resolution, though anything under three megapixels may limit the ability to enlarge details.  You may enter up to five pieces.

These guidelines are meant to be flexible. Painting, sculpture, photography and installation will all be considered. Submissions are fairly open-ended, if you have a piece that doesn't fall into the described parameters (a drawing or print, etc.), but you think it works with the exhibition, send us an email. Similarly, if you have any questions concerning subject matter, or would like feedback on a piece, or an idea for a piece, just send us an email.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 31st, 11:59pm. Accepted artists will be notified on or before Monday, August 7th. Pieces must be shipped to arrive no later than Friday, August 25th.