Emerging Artist

The John J McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University’s Center for Contemporary Art, is excited to announce a call for submissions for new and emerging visual and performing/performance artists for Spring and Fall 2020. We encourage entries by artists with underrepresented voices and viewpoints. You must be 18 years of age or older, and live within a 250-mile radius of Youngstown, OH. We ask that you are not enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of exhibition (January 2020 or August 2020), and that you are not an alumnus of Youngstown State University.

Please email Claudia Berlinski, Museum Coordinator at caberlinski@ysu.edu with the subject line indicating Emerging Artist Proposal. The email should contain the following information:

  • Name of Artist
  • Media of Artist
  • Artist Phone#
  • Artist E-mail Address
  • Artist Resume or CV
  • Artist Website, or link to Google Drive or Dropbox to view images/videos
  • Artist Statement (no more than one page)
  • Exhibition/performance content proposal (no more than one page)
  • If you are currently a student, indicate your date of graduation