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Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

(If you're looking to submit your work to the Young Space website, please go to the Submit page!)

Kate Mothes of Young Space and Claire Abitz of Standard Projects are again joining forces for a juried exhibition to take place in the upper level gallery at Standard Projects in Spring 2018! We happily invite submissions of contemporary visual art for a group exhibition from 23 March - 5 May, 2018, with an opening event on Friday, 23 March, 2018!

This project continues our collaborative effort to highlight artist-led initiatives and urban-rural exchange in contemporary art. Utilizing the Internet as a vehicle for ideas, we experiment with whether it can also be used to "collapse" art world geography, and bring projects from around the globe to a space that emphasizes a rural setting as a locus of collaborative practices through maker resources, education, and exhibitions.

Selected work will be promoted online and available for sale in an online gallery on

Submission fee is $25. Entry deadline is 31 December 2017. See below for other important dates!

All proceeds are put directly toward Young Space and Standard Projects to help with operating costs, advertising, and to further both missions of promoting and supporting artists, artwork, and ideas through development of resources, a regenerated residency program for 2018, and other projects.

About Young Space + Standard Projects

Young Space is an alternative online and curatorial platform emphasizing early-career contemporary artists with a goal to build meaningful relationships with and opportunities for artists internationally by using the internet as a vehicle for producing  projects and resources IRL. Please visit the blog and Instagram to get a sense of the curatorial mission!

Standard Projects is an artist-led initiative in a former police station in the village of Hortonville, WI, just outside of Appleton, WI, and about two hours north of Milwaukee. [Visit previous artist-in-residence Robert Fraher's beautiful impression of the place here: The Quality Without a Name.] Standard Projects aims to provide an inclusive work space and environment for artists and makers by offering a seasonal artist-in-residence program (currently being regenerated), a venue space, and spacious workshops emphasizing wood, metal, and textile.

See images of the space below from two recent exhibitions, Settling the Ghost (curated by Kate Mothes) and Concentrated Moments (a student show by artists at UW-Oshkosh).



THIS IS A TWO-STEP APPLICATION. Please fill out and upload images, statement, and CV into the online form below. Then find Step 2 to submit the fee. Your submission will not be considered until both steps are completed. All correspondence will be through email only. If you encounter any issues with this form or any other part of the submission process, please don't hesitate to contact Kate at!


All artists are eligible to submit work for consideration. Work submitted must be new within the last two years, and there are no restrictions on medium. There are also no restrictions on geographic location, however please note that shipping expenses are the responsibility of the artist and long distances add up quickly!

IN BRIEF - WHAT TO INCLUDE in the form below:

  • Images of your work -- upload in the "attachments" portion of the form.
  • A PDF (together or separate) including a brief statement of your work (300 words max) and your current CV -- upload in the "attachments" portion of the form.
  • Submission Fee -- click the "entry fee" button after filling out the form.


  • Artists may submit up to three (3) distinct pieces of work for consideration. Artworks that are part of a set or series that is meant to be displayed together may be submitted.
  • Only completed artworks will be considered.
  • Images may be attached directly to an email, via a WeTransfer file, or via a Dropbox link. Images should be no larger than 3MB each, and may be in .jpg/.jpeg or .png, but no PDFs.
  • All art must be for sale. Young Space will handle all sales and related communication.
  • Young Space asks for a 30% commission total on any sales. Please factor in this amount when determining your prices.
  • Shipping of artwork within/to/from the United States is the responsibility of the artist, along with any insurance. As much as we would love to be able to cover shipping costs, Young Space and Standard Projects are both autonomous, self-funded projects, and unfortunately cannot cover this. Kate is responsible for caring for, storing, and, in the case of a sale, shipping the artwork to a buyer. In the case that an artwork does not sell, return shipping is also the responsibility of the artist. The artist is not responsible for shipping if the artwork sells during the exhibition.
  • Submission fee is $25 (nonrefundable) per artist, regardless of the number or type of works submitted, limit 3. Online entry only (credit/debit card).

Image standards:

  • Images must show the exact work you are submitting.
  • Images should be a maximum of 3MB each.
  • Acceptable file formats are .jpg/jpeg or .png. No PDFs. 

You will be notified either way if your work has been accepted or not. If your work is accepted, you will receive further information.



  • Entry Deadline: 31 December 2017, 11:59pm CST.
  • All artists will be notified of the final decision by 20 January 2018. If your work is selected, you will receive further information about shipping deadlines (in the ballpark of February 23, so just tuck that under your cap!)
  • All selected work will be on display on from 24 March 2018 - 5 May 2018.


Please follow the 2 steps below: 

  1. Online form (attach images and PDF of your statement and CV - can be combined in to one document)
  2. Entry Fee ($25)

Your submission will not be considered complete until both steps are complete.


Step 1:

Please fill out the following information. Fields with a * are required. 

Step 2:

Submission fee is $25. Tap the button below!

(Alternately, if you prefer PayPal, please send fee to!)

Entry Fee


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