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Call for Artists:  “Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance 9″

Call for Artists: “Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance 9″

Call for Artists:

“Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance 9”

“Call and Response” is a project organized by Kristine Schomaker and her team at Shoebox PR: Sheli Silverio, Emily Wiseman, S Vollie Osborn and Susan T. Kurland.

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Drawing on the tradition of Jazz, this project is meant as a way for us to stay connected, to check in with each other and to support each other. This is collaboration at a distance.

No Fee to participate.


Check out our previous Call and Response Rounds so you know how it works and the different ways artists are responding to each other.

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7

How this works:
Artist #1 will create a piece of art within 24 hours and send a digital version of it to Artist #2. Remember, this can be anything. It can be poetry, it can be photography or video. It can be painting or drawing, collage or sculpture. It is about sitting down and being creative and interacting with someone.
Artist #2 will then have 24 hours to create a new work as a response in any medium and with any tools available to them. They will in turn send a digital version of it back to Artist #1 who will create a new work in response. There can be over 14 pieces to your collaboration. And that is ok!!

We chose to make the turn around 24 hours because we wanted to keep things moving. Remember that your partner also has 24 hours. This is like ping-pong. We don’t want the turn around to be too long and stagnate the process. If you only have 20 minutes in your day, then make something in 20 minutes and that is fine. This is not meant to make any extra stress, it is meant to relieve stress and anxiety. Have fun, experiment, play, think outside the box. Use the materials that you have, in the space that you have, with the time that you have. You never know this may change your art practice for the better!

At the end of the two weeks we will create an online exhibition and potentially a show in a physical space in the future.

If you don’t think you will be able to take on this call and response for 2 weeks, please don’t apply. You are being paired up with another artist who will rely on you.

Call and Response Round 9 begins Monday November 16 at 6pm. The first artist will begin their artwork which is due to artist #2 by 6pm on Tuesday November 17 at 6pm. The final artwork in your partnership should be finished by Sunday November 29 at 6pm.

Please have one person send all images of finished work in a file folder either through Dropbox, Google drive or Wetransfer to by Tuesday December 1 at 6pm. The folder should be titled with both of your first and last names.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: The jpegs/videos in each file should be titled with your first and last name and should be in order that they were completed. Please put the number first then your name. For example: 1 Kristine Schomaker, 2 Sheli Silverio, 3 Kristine Schomaker, 4 Sheli Silverio… and so on. (If you have artwork that is neither a jpeg or video, please let me know so we can talk about your medium. We use wordpress for our website so certain media may not work as embedded files)

When you send the images, please make them 900 pixels on the longest side. All video files please condense to smallest size for web.

The exhibition will premiere online on Saturday December 7, 3-5pm pst when we will also have an opening reception/Artist Talk via Zoom. More info to come.

Artists are free to create brand new works in response to their partners creations. If you are adding on to your artists work, you may want to talk with your partner and set up guidelines ahead of time. You can work with your partner to decide what works best for you. The idea is to stimulate the creative process and interact at a distance.

Please read all and follow directions- It is very important for uploading all of the work and keeping everything organized


Your contact info for participation due Sunday November 15, 4pm pst

We will draw the names of the pairs randomly on Sunday November 15 at 6pm via FB Live on Shoebox PR

Start date November 16, 6pm pst

Finish date November 29, 6pm pst

All material due Tuesday December 1, 6pm pst

Opening Reception Zoom Saturday December 5, 3-5pm pst


Please send us your information (see below) by Sunday November 15 at 4pm pst. We will randomly pair you up with another artist on Shoebox PR Facebook Live at 6pm pst Sunday November 15 and you will have about two weeks to work together electronically and create as a call and response.

If you are interested in participating and being paired with another artist who you may or may not know send:

Send to with Call and Response Round 9 in the subject line

If you don’t think you will be able to take on this call and response for 2 weeks, please don’t apply. You are being paired up with another artist who will rely on you.

Previous artists may participate again.

Cover image (thumbnail) by Ann Storc

Rhiannon Berry and Tom Jones Round 7

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